iArtHis_Lab research group at the University of Málaga Art History Department, in collaboration with ReArte.Dix (Red Internacional de Estudios Digitales sobre la Cultura Artística – Artistic Culture Digital Studies International Network) organizes the IV International Meeting for Digital Art History Researchers on December 15th and 16th 2016 in Málaga, Spain.

This meeting continues the work started at the I International Workshop on Digital Art History held in Málaga on September 2011 as a result of the agreement between the University of Málaga and the Getty Research Institute. Both the II worskhop, Digital Art History LAb, held in Los Ángeles on March 2012 and the III International Workshop «History of Art, Computation and Digital Media in Spain ¿Where are we now and where are we going?» held again Málaga on June 2013, came afterwards.


This meeting pursues two objectives: gather in a common scenario those research initiatives developed at the intersection between art historical studies, computational technologies and digital media, as well as to develop a sustainable forum to exchange ideas and experiences in the field of digital art history and allied areas.

The meeting, that will host two outstanding researchers from the field (Maximilian Shich (University of Texas) and Alexandra Saum-Pascual (Berkeley University), will be articulated in working sessions opened to all those who are interested in presenting their investigations and projects.

Moreover, as part of this meeting a presentation of the results of the Exhibitium Project will be held. Funded by the BBVA Foundation, the Exhibitium Project has been developed during the last two years by the research group iArtHis_Lab and other international partners.

This event is sponsored by HDH (Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas. Sociedad Internacional) and CEHA (Comité Español de Historia del Arte).


Proposals may include, but are not limited to, the following topics

  • Archives, repositories, sustainability and preservation.
  • Copyright, licensing and open access.
  • New strategies for analysis: data mining, simulation, modelling, visualization.
  • Digital Art History – Institutional Support.
  • Digital Art History – Curricula and Pedagogy.
  • Digitalization and resources creation.
  • Geospatial analysis applied to art historical studies.
  • Images Processing.
  • Mobile Apps and mobile design in art history and cultural studies.
  • Semantic Web Strategies.
  • Digital edition and publication.
  • Digital narratives and new media.
  • Digital artistic practices.
  • Critical problems related to digital culture and culture digitalization.
  • Transdisciplinary and collaborative environments in the field of artistic culture.


Thursday 15th December

17.00. Official Opening

17.30-18.30. Opening LectureFrom Hands-on Art History to Cultural ScienceMaximilian Schich (Texas University, USA)

19.00-20.30. Session I. Archive, documentation and access (I)

The Digital Pilgrim Project. Amy Jeffs (University of Cambridge, UK)

Collecting and Conserving Digital Art History. Yasmin A. Railton (Sotheby’s Institute of Art, UK)

Archiving and Saving of Digital Objects at the Mediatheque National Centre for Contemporary Art. Olga Dementyeva (ROSIZO-NCCA, Moscú)

Investigación histórica y representación digital accesible. El patrimonio artístico durante la fuera civil y la posguerra. Arturo Colorado Castellary (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

Friday 16th December

9.30-10.30. Lecture: Words, Wires and Museums, or When Electronic Literature Escapes the Screen. Alexandra Saum-Pascual (Berkeley University, USA)

10.30-11.00. Break

11.00-14.00. Session II. Digital Methodologies and Epistemological Transformations in Art-Historical Scholarship

Not Words, Images. Pattern Recognition from Cinema to Digital Age. Emanuele Pellegrini (IMT- School for Advanced Studies Lucca)

Project Cornelia Meets Unbalanced Panel Data. A Case Study on the Curation of Missing Data in the Registers of the Brussels Corporation of Painters 1600-1700. Koenraad Brosens, Klara Alen, Rudy Jos Beerens, Cara Pelsmaekers y Fred Truyen (University of Leuven, Belgium)

Computational Analysis of Provenance, Collecting, and Historial Art Markets Data. Sandra van Ginhoven (Getty Research Institute, USA)

Exploring Digital Resources to Map Art, Counterculture and Politics During the Cold War. Juliane Debeusscher y Paula Barreiro López. (Universitat de Barcelona, Spain)

Describing the value of art through autoregressive conditional heteroscedastic models. Julianna Bark y Anders Sandholm (Webster University, Switzerland)

–  Ovidiuspictus: representación, transformaciones y nuevas vías de acceso a la información para la investigación histórico-artística en la Biblioteca Digital Ovidiana. Fátima Díez Platas, Mª Luisa Díez Platas y Paloma Centenera Centenera (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

14.00-16.00. Lunch

16.30-17.30. Project Exhibitium: The Spanish exhibition system from the perspective of data analysis

17.30-18.00. Break Session III. Archive, documentation and access (III)

– Modernisme: Accés Obert. Una iniciativa para mejorar la visibilidad del patrimonio modernista catalán. Esther Solé y Aina Borràs (Universitat de Barcelona, España)

– Az infinitum. Azulejo Indexation and Referencing System. Inês Aguiar y Rosario Salema de Carvalho (Universidad da Lisboa, Portugal)

– Augmenting the Alhambra: augmented reality in Western Islamic art monuments and museums. Elettra La Duca (Universidad de Granada, España)

– Long Time Gone, but Vivid Again? New Approaches to Urban History. Kristina Friedrichs (Julius-Maximilian-Universität Würzburg)

– Nuevas tecnologías aplicadas al análisis, documentación y difusión del arte maya. Cristina Vidal Lorenzo y Patricia Horcajada (Universidad de Valencia, España)

– Digital Tvrda. New ways of representing historical buildings. Margareta Turkalj Podmanicki y Toni Podmanicki

Saturday 17th December

9.30-12.00. From the art market to the museum mediation: heterogeneous contexts for digital developments of the artistic culture

– Interacción con la cultura artística contemporánea. La mediación y el museo virtual en la Colección del Museo Ruso San Petersburgo Málaga. Jaime Mena, José Manuel Moreno, Alba Mateo, Lucía Karapetyan y Ekaterina Yashina (Colección del Museo Ruso en Málaga, Spain)

Proyectos de bases de datos en línea sobre Picasso. Pilar Rodríguez Martínez, Salvador Bonet Vera y Carlos Ferrer Barrera (Fundación Picasso Museo Casa Natal, Spain)

Compilación de un corpus paralelo y electrónico de textos museísticos (inglés-español): dificultades y (algunas) soluciones. Jorge Leiva Rojo (Universidad de Málaga, Spain)

Mapa sonoro binaural de Málaga. Carmen Rosas (Universidad de Málaga, Spain)

El proyecto ARTAPP: Artes visuales, gestión del talento y marketing cultural. Amalia Belén Mazuecos Sánchez, Ana García López y César González-Martín, (Universidad de Granada)

Virtual Gallery: un ecosistema completo para la venta de arte online. Natividad Guil Grund (Art curator and blogguer, Germany)

12.00-12.30 Break

12.30-13.30 Wrap-up session: conclusions and future developments


Academics, independent researchers, curators, professionals in the culture field, theorists and artists (either well-established or in early stages) wishing to participate are invited to submit proposals by November 20, 2016 to digitalarthistory@uma.es Proposals should consist of an abstract of no more than 300 words and a short CV by 100 words. Please, include name, professional affiliation (if applicable) and email address.   Proposals may be presented in any of the official languages of the European Union, although the working languages during the meeting will be the Spanish and English. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by 25 November 2016.

Registration with participation in the working sessions: 100€
HDH affiliates: 70€ (30% discount)
CEHA affiliates: 70€ (30% discount)
Registration without participation in the working sessions: 50€
Students (without presentation of communication): 20€
Students of the master in Desarrollos Sociales de la Cultura Artística and of the doctorate program in Estudios Avanzados en Humanidades (University of Málaga): free registration
Professionals in the cultural field in Málaga: free registration


Registration for HAD/EADH is now open.

Registration ends Monday 12th December, midnight CET.

Registration fees must be paid in the bank account: 2103 0146 96 0030028661 (Unicaja). Both the reference number 803018850000 and the participant’s name and surname must be provided as part of the information of the transaction in the field “concept”.

After registration, the payment receipt must be sent to digitalarthistory@uma.es

The registration fee will not be refundable.



iArtHis_Lab (Art History Department, University of Málaga)
ReArte.Dix (Vice-Rectorate of Research and Transference, University of Málaga)
Exhibitium Project
ArtCatalog Project ((I+D HAR2014-51915-P)

Academic leadership: Nuria Rodríguez Ortega (UMA
Academic secretary: Carmen Tenor Polo y Bárbara Romero Ferrón (UMA)
Technic secretary: Sofía López, Miguel Ángel Rivas, José Manuel Leiva, María Ortiz, Miguel Ángel Sánchez Badillo.

Scientific Committe

Juan Luis Suárez (Universidad de Western Ontario), Harald Klinke (Ludwig Maximilians Universität), Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel (École Normale Supérieure de París), Mª Luisa Bellido Gant (Universidad de Granada), José M.ª Alonso Calero (Universidad de Málaga), Fátima Díez Plata (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela), Martine Denoyelle (Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, París), Pau Alsina (Universitá Oberta de Catalunya), Greg Niemeyer (Universidad de Berkeley)


Colección del Museo Ruso de San Petersburgo

Avenida Sor Teresa Prat, nº 15 · Edificio de Tabacalera · 29003, Málaga, España


If you come from the center: Bus Line 16  //  Metro Line 2 Princess-Huelin stop.

Travel information

Where to eat?

Chupytira, freiduría de pescado

(conviene reservar)

Calle Tomás Echeverría, 13, Málaga. Telf: 673 10 88 09


El Rincón de las Delicias, tapería y comida casera

Avenida Sor Teresa Prat 56, 29003 Málaga. Telf; 951 77 78 39

El Envero, restaurante.

Calle Luis Barahona de Soto, 6, 29004 Málaga. Telf: 952 23 79 48


Chiringuito Casa Juan

Paseo Marítimo Antonio Banderas, 5, 29002 Málaga. Telf: 663 337 159

Where to stay?

Huelin area:

Hotel Vincci Málaga ★★★★
Calle del Pacífico, 44. Telf. 952 17 50 60

City Centre area:

Room Mate Lola ★★★★
Calle Casas de Campos, 17. Telf. 952 57 93 00

Atarazanas Málaga Boutique Hotel ★★★
Calle Atarazanas, 19. Telf. 952 12 19 10

Soho Málaga ★★★
Calle Córdoba, 5. Telf. 952 22 40 79

Picasso Suites Málaga ★★
Calle San Agustín, 11. Telf. 625 63 36 17

Ibis Budget Málaga Centro 
Calle Calvo no 4 Hostal 1. Telf. 951 21 38 54

Apartments Holidays2Málaga Premium
Calle Córdoba, 6, 2º planta, oficina 203. Telf. 951 43 03 90



Residencia Universitaria Teatinos:

Calle Teseo, 12. Telf. 951 01 01 80

41€ + iva – Night + Full Board

Residencia Santa Paula:

Calle Especería, 5. Telf. 952 21 41 48

Single Room – 25€ – Night + Breakfast
Double Room –  43€ – Night + Breakfast
Triple Room – 53€ – Night + Breakfast

Residencia Universitaria María Inmaculada:

Calle Victoria, 72. Telf: 52 26 28 00

Single Room: 35€ – Night + Full Board


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