Digital and Public Art History

This strand focuses on the technological development and its cultural implications which occurred in the arts sector over the last decades. In doing this, the digital aspect is approached both on the side of artistic production and the art system as well as on the side of museums and art historical representation. The issues of technological change, digital nativity, virtual realms and digital tools will be discussed also in the context of the current international situation of crisis. Both the theoretical debate and practical tools for digital art historians shall be explored by means of lectures and labs, which will include a hands-on workshop on tools for digital analysis of illustrations, a students’ forum on digital culture at the time of Covid-19, and a roundtable to discuss recent tools and developments in Digital and Public Art History with experts of European renown.

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Monday, 6 July 2020

11:00-11:45 - Welcome, Keynote by Elena Pierazzo (Univ. Tours): What is Digital Humanities? An historical and sociological perspective [plenary, open]

12:00-12:30 - Diego Mantoan, Barbara Tramelli (Ca’ Foscari), Carolina Fernández-Castrillo (Universidad Carlos III Madrid / Ca’ Foscari): Strand introduction [restricted]

15:30-17:00 - Diego Mantoan (Ca’ Foscari): Art Collections and Digitization practices in the age of digital image circulation [seminar, open]

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

11:00-12:30 - Barbara Tramelli (Ca’ Foscari): The Path of the Image: the Image Matching and the Automatic Retrieval of Early Modern Digital Illustrations [seminar, open]

15:30-17:00 - Giles Bergel (Univ. of Oxford): Computer vision for digital art history: a hands on workshop with Visual Geometry Group tools [workshop, restricted]

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

11:00-12:30 - Carolina Fernández-Castrillo (Universidad Carlos III Madrid / Ca’ FOscari): “Emergent Cultural Practices at the Age of User Generated Contents” [seminar, open]

15:30-17:00 - “Recent Tools and Developments in Digital and Public Art History” with special guests: Rossella Catanese (NYU, Florence); Erma Hermens (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam); Trilce Navarrete (Erasmus University Rotterdam) [round table, restricted]

Thursday, 9 July 2020

11:00-12:30 - Erma Hermens (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam): Material histories of museum objects: digital imaging for conservation and dissemination at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam [seminar, open]

15:30-17:00 - Valeria Finocchi (Museo di Palazzo Grimani): Reinventing the museum narrative in a time of crisis [laboratory, restricted]

Friday, 10 July 2020

11:00-12:30 - Digital Culture at the time of Covid-19 (with presentation of selected posters) [student forum, restricted]

15:00-15:45 - Closing keynote by Fabio Vitali (Univ. Bologna): NPOV considered harmful (or: can we make Digital Cultural Heritage more interesting?) [plenary, open]

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