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ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts, 1500-1950


Apply now: Summer School ‘Early Modern Visual Data: Organizing Knowledge in Printed Books’

You can apply now for the 44th International Wolfenbüttel Summer School, which will take place from 3 – 14 August 2020 at the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel

In this seminar, we will inspect the kindred function of images across diverse and seemingly disparate texts. We will ask to what extent images provided the mortar between different modes of empirical investigation, and how early modern visual data functioned. This course will examine how images helped to sift, filter, and process new information and the visual formats they used to render it. While the development of linear perspective and the rehabilitation of antiquity have held down the cornerstones of Renaissance visuality, we will examine some of the frameworks and imperatives of visualization that were active in early modern knowledge-making, especially ones that took the printed page as their canvas. Click here for more detailed information about the Summer School.

The Summer Course is addressed to masters and doctoral students and will be conducted in English. Applicants should state their reasons for wishing to participate in the course and send a c.v. that describes their academic career and their current research. Please also supply the address of an academic referee who may be contacted to provide a reference if needed. The deadline to apply is 15 March 2020.

Applications should be submitted, preferably by email, to forschung@hab.de.