Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web

Deadline: 18/07/2010

The ESF-COST High-Level Research Conference Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web will take place on 9-14 October 2010 in Hotel Villa del Mare, Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy.

Chaired by: Hubertus Kohle, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Deutsches Historisches Institut, DE

Programme Committee: Claudine Moulin, Trier University, DE; Lea Rojola, University of Turku, FI
Draft Programme

Since the earliest times, new technologies have contributed to profound scientific advances and have transformed the ways we can do research. It is claimed today that the World Wide Web offers revolutionary models of scientific cooperation, which promise to instantiate a utopian democracy of knowledge. This claim has repeatedly been associated with the development and introduction of a collaborative Web, commonly referred to as ‘Web 2.0’ as well as its offspring, a semantically enriched Web 3.0 still in the making The aim of this conference is to bring together art historians and other researchers (including digital humanists) in order to investigate the intersection between the web and collaborative research processes, via an examination of electronic media-based cooperative models in the history of art and beyond.

The conference will not only be an occasion to exchange ideas and present relevant projects in the field, but,with contributions spanning from art history (and digital art) to philosophy and cultural studies, from psychology and sociology of knowledge to computer graphics, from semiotics to curatorial practices it will offer a unique forum for the representation of both diversified and complementary approaches to the topic of Networked humanities. For more information click here (.PDF).

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event:

  • registration and meeting costs;
  • accommodation in twin room sharing with another participant;
  • all meals, coffee breaks and drinks included;
  • participation at the excursion and the conference dinner;
  • group transportation from/to the Sapri train station.

Costs and grants

Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph “Grant application” of the application form.

More information and costs can be found here.


The conference will be held at Hotel Villa del Mare in Acquafredda di Maratea. Acquafredda di Maratea is situated on the coast, on the Gulf of Policastro, between Sapri and Maratea, about 200 km (125 miles) south of Naples and about 400 km (250 miles) south of Rome. Group transportation will be organised on arrival and departure days from and back to Sapri train station.

How to apply

Fill in the application form and send it before the deadline of 18 July.

Note: If you do not wish to present a poster or deliver an oral presentation at the conference,  use the field ‘Abstract’ of the application form to communicate your motivation to attend the event.

More detailed information can be found here.

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