Journal Život umjetnosti 105, 2020, Digital Art History - Methods, Practices, Epistemologies I, Conference Proceedings

International conference Digital Art History - Methods, Practices, Epistemologies II University of Zagreb University Computing Center, Zagreb, November 04-06/11/2019

​​November 2019, public promotion of project's closing publication, the book Modern and Contemporary Artists' Networks. An Inquiry into Digital History of Art and Architecture, Zagreb: Institute of Art History, 2018.

Project artnet is conducted along two parallel, and tightly interwoven lines of investigation – methodological and historiographic one. Transdisciplinary research in methodology, which brings together analytic techniques of Humanities (art history, history, cultural history), Social Sciences (sociology, economy) and Information Science, is focused on the development of digital tools allowing for data network data analysis, network visualizations, spatial data analysis, and spatial data visualization.
Research in history, genealogy and structure of modern and contemporary artist networks, entails the investigations in networks' organizational structure,  interpersonal dynamics (structure, type, strength, and duration of the relations among network actors), as well as the concepts and ideas shaping its social and cultural environment.
Data on artist networks, collected both from the analogue and the publicly available digital sources, are stored in the database, which is the core of the CAN_Information System.
Data processing is done by the application of CAN_IS built-in tools for network analysis, text analysis, and geo-spatial analysis, that will become publicly available in 2019/2020. Documentation and datasets created in the course of the project will be transferred to University of Zagreb Computing Center open access repository.

     project outputs


  • CAN_Inofrmation System/modular db, intended for processing large data sets, and supporting data mining / semi-automatic textual data retrieval from publicly available digitized and digital sources



  • repository of material created within the artnet project (papers, conference presentations, articles, metadata descriptions, descriptions of analytic methods and techniques); publicly available data repository (textual, spatial, visual data) collected and used in the research


      additional project outputs

  • project closing conference Digital Art History - Methods, Practices, Epistemologies turned into annual event (Zagreb, November 2018; Zagreb November, 2019)


  •  2014-2018 - 37 papers given by the Research Group members at international the international conferences

  • 2020 application for the Slovenian-Croatian research project on the global practices of cultural exchange 

dah articles

Johannes Preiser-Kapeller, et all, Quantitative historical analysis uncovers a single dimension of complexity that structures global variation in human social organization,;

Paula Barreiro López. "Art History and the Global Challenge: A Critical Perspective". Artl@as Bulletin, Vol 6, Issue 1, 2017.

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