05 Jul

The future of art history: "Citizen Science"

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm

5 July 2021

The lecture series #zukunftderkunstgeschichte will explore new perspectives for a modernizized, contemporary approach to the Humanities, which draws upon ideas from social, political, technological and interdisciplinary contexts, without sidelining traditional methodologies.

The lectures will be given by specialists from LMU's School of Arts and external experts and scholars, and are open to all those interested.

Citizen science is a concept that emerged primarily in the context of the rise of the personal computer, which enables large numbers of interested amateurs to engage in and contribute to research. The movement has been encouraged by politicians in the hope that it might make a positive contribution to the scientific process, while promoting civic involvement and participation.

Although citizen scientists generally tend to gravitate more towards the Natural Sciences, the Institute of Art History at LMU initiated the project artigo for citizen scientists over a decade ago. Is the idea likely to succeed in the long term, or is it perhaps simply a means of exploiting a pool of unpaid assistants? The guest lecturer on this occasion is Winfried Schulze, one of Germany’s leading science managers.


Prof. Dr. Hubertus Kohle, Chair of Medieval and Modern Art (Institute of Art History, LMU)


Prof. em. Dr. Winfried Schulze is a former Chairman of the German Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat) and held the Chair of Early Modern History at LMU up until 2008.

To attend this lecture series, please register once in advance. Following registration, you will receive a confirmatory e-mail with details on how to access the meeting. All events will be conducted in German, recorded and subsequently made available on LMUcast.

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