Fireside chat

Art History and Information Science.
A Conversation on Interdisciplinarity.

Public event
Thursday, 2. September 2021 09:00 PM CEST

Art history and computer science have recently approached the phenomenon of the artistic image from different angles. To make a digital art history successful, the interdisciplinary cooperation of both subjects is of paramount importance.

But how can this cooperation be organized? What experiences have been made with this in various institutions? And what can we expect from this collaboration in the future?

For this reason, we want to talk to three experienced experts in the field as part of the Digital Art History Summer School.

  • Amalia Foka is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science Applications for the Arts at the Department of Fine Arts & Art Sciences, School of Fine Arts, University of Ioannina (see her article).
  • Sabine Lang has been a post-doctoral researcher at the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing (HCI) and focuses on visual similarities between images (see her article).
  • Etienne Posthumus is a software developer specializing in digital humanities, metadata, and classification systems. He is the developer of the Iconclass browser and Arkyves (see the Iconclass AI Test Set).

Moderation and organization: Harald Klinke, who is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Digital Art History and has recently completed his book “Interfaces, Interactions and Infrastructures. Image-based application systems for art history and digital humanities” (available soon).

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