Conference | 2nd Art + Science Conference

25.08.2016 - 26.08.2016

Empirical Methods in Art History and Visual Studies

The aim of the Art + Science conference series is to give new approaches in the art sciences a platform and to support exchange among humanities scholars concerned with empirical approaches to art research.

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.

For more information on the conference and the conference program please see the conference website.


Department of Art History

University of Vienna
Universit├Ątscampus Hof 9
Spitalgasse 2
A-1090 Vienna