From Tuesday, September 20th through Thursday, September 22nd, 2011, the Vicerrectorado de Investigación of the University of Málaga and the Getty Research Institute (GRI) will host a workshop, “Digital Art History: Challenges, Tools, Practical Solutions”.
Invited speakers from several countries who are experts in the burgeoning field of Digital Humanities will give presentations in the following topical areas:
1. Digital Humanities and Digital Art History: General Overview
2. Data Visualizations
3. Scholarship in the Digital Age: Research and Publications
4. Documentation for Digital Resources
5. Social Participation in the Digital Realm
The keynote speaker and general respondent will be Dr. Johanna Drucker, an internationally recognized expert in the field of Digital Humanities.
The workshop, hosted by University of Málaga, is informed by "Digital Mellini", a collaborative project of the University of Málaga, the GRI, and by Andalucía Tech, the International Excellence Campus headed by the Universities of Málaga and Seville. The objective of the project, led by Nuria Rodríguez Ortega of the University of Málaga and Murtha Baca of the GRI, is to explore new tools and methods for art-historical research, collaboration, and publication.
This workshop is also part of the activities scheduled by the ATENEA Project, a Research and Development Project funded by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación of Spain (Plan Nacional de I+D), among whose objectives are the promotion and leadership of initiatives devoted to foster the reflection and discussion about the influence of the Computer Science, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and digital media on the research and reception of cultural and artistic contents.
Taking place at the Museo del Patrimonio Municipal de Málaga (supporting institution), the workshop has two objectives: First, to reflect upon the influence of information technologies and digital media on the research and reception of cultural and artistic contents; and second, to discuss the challenges, opportunities but also the uncertainties of art history as specific humanistic discipline in the digital realm. One of the critical questions to be discuss will be: Is it even possible to consider “Digital Art History” as specific field of research and education?