Application turnout

We are very impressed by the vast num­ber of 159 appli­ca­tions we have received. That is four times more than we have places! This shows that the top­ic is of high inter­est and there exists an active glob­al com­mu­ni­ty. It was hard to make a selec­tion out of all these fan­tas­tic peo­ple with very inter­est­ing […]

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Collaborate Across Disciplinary Boundaries

Art His­to­ry and Com­put­er Sci­ence are two dis­ci­plines with dif­fer­ent approach­es in doing research. Nev­er­the­less, the dig­i­tal mate­r­i­al on art that is increas­ing­ly pro­vid­ed by muse­ums or oth­er cul­tur­al insti­tu­tions with their online col­lec­tions is inter­est­ing for both sides. While art his­to­ri­ans have new pos­si­bil­i­ties to access, use, ana­lyze and inter­pret their source mate­r­i­al, com­put­er […]

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Open Data. Open-ended

The word “hackathon” is a blend of the words “hack” (in the sense of explorato­ry pro­gram­ming) and “marathon”. The hackathon Cod­ing Dür­er is mod­eled after the hackathon Cod­ing Da Vin­ci orga­nized by the Open Knowl­edge Foun­da­tion, Wiki­me­dia Ger­many and oth­ers. Its goal is to encour­age insti­tu­tions to lib­er­ate their data and bring this data into […]

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A Spring School for Art History and Information Science

Dig­i­tal Art His­to­ry can only be suc­cess­ful in close coop­er­a­tion with Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence. At the same time, Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence has a great inter­est in work­ing togeth­er with the visu­al Human­i­ties and their cul­tur­al con­tent. Work­ing with mixed meth­ods from both dis­ci­plines promis­es inter­est­ing results from which both sides ben­e­fit. This is rea­son enough to bring […]

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