Freitag, 27. Februar 2015, 09:30 - 17:30 iCal

Art & Science

Conference on Empirical Methods in Art History and Visual


Universität Wien, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Universitätscampus Hof 9, SR 1
Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Donnerstag, 26. Februar 2015, 09:30 - 19:00

Over the last decade we have been observing a new trend in the humanities towards the systematic use of empirical methods. Art History and Visual Studies are no exception to this trend. The new methods often stem from Psychology and Neurology or the Social and Computational Sciences. They include computational methods and questionnaires, as well as physiological measures, i.e. eye-tracking, facial electromyography (fEMG) and skin conductance response measurement (SCR/GSR) or electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).


The incorporation of these methods allows transcending disciplinary boundaries and introduces the humanities with new perspectives on existing theoretical assumptions. Especially, scholars concerned with topics that address the process of aesthetic perception and reception employ these new methodological approaches to gather new insights into theoretical paradigms.


We would like to give these new approaches a platform and discuss a broad set of art (historical) questions beyond the limits of classical methodologies, including empirical research, theoretical considerations on methodology and art production that incorporates empirical methods.

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Institut für Kunstgeschichte: Laura Commare, Hanna Brinkmann, Johanna Aufreiter


Johanna Aufreiter
Institut für Kunstgeschichte
+43 (0)1 4277 41451