OPPORTUNITY: The Art Historical Image in the Digital Age

“The Art Historical Image in the Digital Age” is a two-week seminar that will take place at the Kunsthistorisches Institute in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut (KHI) from June 26 to July 7, 2023. The seminar will be led by Emily Pugh, Principal Research Specialist for Digital Art History, Getty Research Institute, and David Ogawa, Associate Professor of Art History, Union College.

From the Call for Participants:

The Art Historical Image in the Digital Age is a two-week summer seminar that will explore ways that digital materials have transformed research practices in the field in both conceptual and practical ways. What constitutes image data? What are the principles, conventions, and structures by which archives, museums, libraries, conservation labs, and scholars classify, organize, and use this data as it moves from single reproductions to digital repositories to our own personal research workspaces and eventually to publications? What are some of the continuities and discontinuities between analogue and digital formats? What are some of the new relationships between image-based and object-based research facilitated by digital materials and computational methods? What kinds of opportunities might this interrogation present to think strategically about the development of a more global, inclusive art history? Participants in this seminar will engage with these questions by considering the art historical image and its complex material and digital ecosystems.

To apply, please send a current c.v. (max 3 pages) and a 500-750 word statement on your research area and how your work might benefit from the seminar to David Ogawa (ogawad@union.edu). The application deadline will be 2 January 2023, and we will notify participants of acceptance by 23 January 2023.

You may also apply through this link to a form.

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