Freitag, 26. August 2016, 10:00 - 16:00 iCal

2nd Art + Science Conference

Empirical Methods in Art History & Visual Studies

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

Tagung, Konferenz, Kongress, Symposium

Weitere Termine

Donnerstag, 25. August 2016, 09:30 - 18:00

2nd Art + Science Conference on Empirical Methods in Art History and

Visual Studies


Over the last decade we have been observing a new trend in the

humanities towards the systematic use of empirical methods. The first

Art + Science Conference on Empirical Methods in Art History and Visual

Studies in 2015 proved that Art History and the Visual Studies are no

exception to this international trend. Methods for example

traditionally stemming from Psychology and Neurology or the Social and

Computational Sciences are gradually implemented in art research not

only to question premises of classical approaches but to tap new

perspectives on our field. The incorporation of these methods also

allows transcending encrusted disciplinary boundaries and fosters

interdisciplinary dialogue as well as interdisciplinary connectivity.


Despite the uncontested benefit of interdisciplinary research when

accessing new methodological ground, the crucial necessity to at least

partly re-embed one owns work in the ancestral field remains: a goal

that can only be reached, if the art sciences find common ground not

only with regard to theoretical but also with respect to methodological

issues within their own field. The aim of the Art + Science Conference

series is to give new approaches in the art sciences a platform and to

support exchange among scholars concerned with empirical approaches to art research.



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Laura Commare, Hanna Brinkmann, Johanna Aufreiter (Institut für Kunstgeschichte)


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