Lectures from Technological Revolutions and Art History given on October 15 & November 12, 2020 & January 14 & March 11, 2021.
Historically, science and the humanities were not considered two discrete disciplines: the separation of these two branches of knowledge developed only in the modern era. For art historians in the twenty-first century, this divide is only widening as some scholars embrace technological advances while others remain unconvinced that computational techniques and tools can bring meaningful changes to the field. This four-part event seeks to encourage art historians to connect with the computer sciences by exploring the role that technology has played in the development of the discipline of art history and providing an opportunity for conversation and the exchange of ideas.
Image credits: Athanasius Kircher, Ars magna lucis et umbrae (The Great Art of Light and Shadow), Rome, 1646
Metropolitan Museum of Art (www.metmuseum.org)