POSTPONED: Digital Approaches to Art History and Cultural Heritage

four images with measurements around them. The top two are paintings of a woman and a baby, the bottom two are computerised models of their faces.


Updates concerning the new date will be announced on the TORCH website.


12-13 June 2020  | Merton College, University of Oxford

Call for Papers and Programme

This conference brings together researchers, students, and professionals from art history, museology, digital humanities, geography, history, archeology, classics and computer science, who are interested in exploring digital approaches to the study of visual and material culture. The conference explores how researchers are integrating digital tools into their research, introduces new audiences to cutting edge technologies and methodologies, and critically assesses the opportunities and challenges that such approaches present.

Day 1: Digital Approaches to Art History (Digital Visual Studies)

The first day is devoted to investigating new digital and computational approaches to the study of visual culture. Topics include: digital imaging, computer vision, network analysis, visual Distant Reading, digital research infrastructures, data standards, institutional projects, digitisation and digital publishing projects.

Day 2: Digital Approaches to Architectural and Cultural Heritage (Sites and Objects)

The second day focuses on digital approaches to capturing, displaying and studying three dimensional cultural sites and objects. This includes data capture, 3D and 4D modelling, and virtual anastylosis. It likewise treats the display, exploration and research of cultural heritage sites using new technologies, including but not limited to virtual and augmented reality.

We invite proposals for 20 minute presentations which engage with any of the above topics or which reflect critically on the integration of digital tools into the study of art history and cultural heritage.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words and a 100 biography can be submitted at the following URL:

The organisers will seek to publish selected papers in an edited volume.

Deadline for submission: 22 March 2020.

Further information:

Organised by Lia Costiner (Merton College, Oxford) and Leonardo Impett (Biblioteca Hertziana, Rome).

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