Digital Art History - Methods, Practices, Epistemologies

      Institute of Art History, Zagreb, SRCE - University of Zagreb, University Computing Centre, November

      12 – 14, 2018.


      Monday, November 12, 2018

      8:30 – 9:00    Morning Coffee and Registration

      9:00 – 9:15    Welcome Address

             Zoran Bekić, Director of SRCE - Zagreb University, University Computing Center

             Milan Pelc, Director of the Institute of Art History, Zagreb

             Ljiljana Kolešnik, project ARTNET


    10.15 – 10.00   Keynote Lecture

             Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Institute for Medieval Research/Division of Byzantine Research, Austrian

             Academy of Sciences, Vienna, "Mapping Entanglements. Networks of Humans, Things and Narratives"


    10.00 – 10.15   Discussion

    10.15 – 10.30   Coffee Break

    10:30 – 12:30   Session 1


             Margarita Kuleva, National Research University Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg

             "The Soviet Underground Outcrops: Transitional Field of Contemporary Art in Early Post-Soviet



             Željka Tonković, Department of Sociology, University of Zadar, Sanja Sekelj, Institute of Art History,

             Zagreb, "Local Platforms, Transnational Networks, and the Tactical Organizing of the Independent

             Cultural Scene in Zagreb"


             Tihana Puc, Independent researcher, Zagreb, "Analyzing Subsystems of Exhibition Networks – The

             Case of Contemporary Artists from Croatia" 


             Chelsea Gunn, School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh, Rae Di Cicco,

             Department of History of Art and Architecture, University of Pittsburgh, "Little Data in a Big World:

             Digitally Consolidating Dispersed Personal Archives"

             Chair: Vinko Zlatić, Centre for Theoretical Physics, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb


    12.15 – 12.30   Coffee Break


    12.30 – 14.30   Session 2


             Ivana Haničar Buljan, Petra Šlosel, Institute of Art History, Zagreb, Goran Zlodi, Department for

             Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb,

             "Modulor++ as a tool of support for documentation and research infrastructure at the Institute of Art

             History: experiences in design and implementation" 


             Sanda Milošević, Croatian Conservation Institute, Zagreb, "Conservation and Restoration

             Documentation of the Movable Heritage on the Digital Road"


             Margareta Turkalj Podmanicki, Academy of Arts, Osijek, Dina Stober, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Osijek

             "HBIM in Documentation, Research and Dissemination of Knowledge About Historic Buildings – 

             Example of the Former Palace of the Slavonian General Command in Tvrđa"


             Jasenka Ferber Bogdan, Andreja Der-Hazarijan Vukić, Fine Arts Archives, Croatian Academy of

             Sciences and Arts, Zagreb, "Fine Arts Archives – Two Decades in Digitized Art History"


             Chair: Sanja Horvatinčić, Institute of Art History, Zagreb

    14.15 – 15.00   Lunch break

     15.00 – 16.45   Session 3

             Benjamin Binstock, Cooper Union, New York City, "Digital Art History and ‘the Rembrandt Question’:

             Digital Painting-By-Painting Catalogue in Colour and Scale of Rembrandt’s Leiden Period"


             Rosário Salema de Carvalho, Vera Mariz, Fábio Ricardo, History of Art Institute, School of Arts and

             Humanities, University of Lisbon, WITH(OUT) A TRACE: Exploring the Provenance and Collection of

             Azulejos in a Digital Realm


             Ana Šverko, Institute of Art History, Zagreb, Damir Gamulin, Independent Researcher, Zagreb

             "Synchronicities. Mapping History through the Works of Travellers"


             Chair: Isabel Wünsche, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jacobs University, Bremen  


    16.45 – 17.00   Coffee Break


     17.00 – 18.30   Session 4


             Ana Esteban-Maluenda, Laura Sánchez Carrasco, Luis San Pablo Moreno, Francisco Fernández

             Rodríguez, School of Architecture, Technical University of Madrid, "ArchiteXt Mining: Taking Advantage

             of Periodicals as an Architectural Database"


             Rute Figueiredo, Rennes 2 University/ Escola Superior de Artes, PortoUniversity, Ivo Veiga, Institute for

             Contemporary History – Lab of Digital Humanities, Lisbon, "Architectural Periodical Press and Research



             Tamara Bjažić Klarin, Nikola Bojić, Institute of Art History, Zagreb, "Tracing the Ideological Frictions

             within CIAM as a Case for a Network Analysis"


             Chair: Ljiljana Kolešnik, Institute of Art History, Zagreb


    Tuesday, November 13, 2018


      8.30 – 9.00     Morning Coffee and Registration


      9.00 –  9.45    Keynote Lecture 

             Nuria Rodríguez Ortega, Art History Department, University of Málaga, "Epistemologies and Critical Re-

             Evaluation of Digital Art History Practices"

      9.45 – 10.00   Discussion

    10.00 – 10.15   Coffee Break


    10.15 – 12.00   Session 1

             Ana Knežević, Museum of African Art, Belgrade, "Writing and Reading Digital Art History"


             Ellen Prokop, Frick Art Reference Library, New York City,  "(Digital) Art History for the Masses? The Role

             of the Public Digital Art History Lab"


             Sarah Reiff Conell, University of Pittsburgh, "Advancing and Adjusting: Lessons Learned from High-

             Turnover in a Collaborative Long-Term Project"


             Chair: Sanja Sekelj, School for Communication and Culture, Aarhus University


    12.00 – 12.15   Coffee Break


    12.15 – 14.00   Session 2


             Eva Cetinić, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, "Towards Computational Understanding of Fine Art: A

             Deep Learning Perspective"


             Damir Gamulin, Antun Sevšek, Independent researchers, Zagreb, "Linear Mapping of a Coastal Territory.

             Sequencing and Recombination of the Constituent Elements of the Adriatic Highway"


             Christophe Leclercq, Ecole du Louvre/Sciences Po médialab, Paris, Paul Girard, Sciences Po médialab,

             Paris, Daniele Guido, Center for Contemporary and Digital History, University of Luxembourg, "The

             E.A.T.  Datascape: Experiment in Digital Social Art History"


             Kristie MacDonald, Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto / Department of Visual Arts, York

             University, Ella Tetrault, Department of Visual Arts, York University, "Browsing for Images as Intimate



             Chair: Nikola Bojić, Institute of Art History, Zagreb

    14.00 – 15.00   Lunch Break


    15.00 – 16.45   Session 3


             Maria Giovanna Mancini, University of Salerno, Luigi Sauro, University of Naples Federico II,

             "A Conceptual Model for Art Criticism"


             Júlia Perczel, Central European University, Budapest, "Epistemological Aspects of Big Data Usage and

             Network Representation in Art Historical Research: A Case Study"


             Ljiljana Kolešnik, Sanja Horvatinčić, Institute of Art History, Zagreb, "Current Challenges and Future

             Prospects of Digital Art History. Lessons Learned at the Project ARTNET"


             Chair: Tania Ørum, Department for Cultural Studies and the Arts, University of Copenhagen


    16.30 – 16.45   Coffee Break

    16.45 – 17.45   Closing discussion

    20.00 – 22.00   Cocktail for Conference participants



   Wednesday, November 14, 2018 / DARIAH day

    10.00 – 10.15

             Koraljka Kuzman Šlogar (DARIAH-HR), Welcome and introduction


    10.15 – 12.15   Session 1

             Toma Tasovac (DARIAH-EU), "DARIAH 2018"


             Marianne Ping Huang (DARIAH-DK), "The importance of integrating art in DARIAH"


             Mirjam Blümm (DARIAH-DE), "DARIAH-DE – maintaining a digital research infrastructure

              on a national level"


             Draženko Celjak (DARIAH-HR), "DABAR – the national infrastructure for digital repositories"

    12.15 – 12.30   Coffee Break

    12.30 – 13.30   Session 2


             Francesca Morselli (DARIAH-EU), "Impact through collaboration: the DARIAH-EU working groups"


             Walter Scholger (DARIAH-AT), "Addressing ethical and legal challenges for Digital Humanities"

             Tihomir Živić, Ana Lederer (DARIAH-HR), "Working group on Theater Studies and Theatralia



    13.30 – 14.30   Lunch Break


    14.30 – 16.00   Session 3


             Ljiljana Kolešnik, Nikola Bojić, Artur Šilić, Damir Gamulin,  (DARIAH-HR), "Presentation of the Digital Art,

             Art History & Technology Working group"


             Koraljka Kuzman Šlogar (DARIAH-HR), Concluding remarks



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Nuria Rodríguez Ortega, Department of Art History, University of Málaga

Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

organizing committee

ARTNET research group

SRCE University of Zagreb, University Computing Centre  


keynote speakers

scientific committee 

Johannes Preiser Kapeller 

Austrian Academy of Science, Vienna

Tania Ørum, Department for Cultural Studies and the Arts, University of Copenhagen

Isabel Wünsche, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jacobs University, Bremen Vinko Zlatić

Centre for Theoretical Physics, Institute Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb Ljiljana Kolešnik, Institute of Art History, Zagreb

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