ESF Research Conferences

ESF-COST High-Level Research Conference

Networked Humanities: Art History in the Web

9-14 October 2010

Hotel Villa del Mare, Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy

Programme Committee: Claudine Moulin, Trier University, DE; Lea Rojola, University of Turku, FI


Since the earliest times, new technologies have contributed to profound scientific advances and have transformed the ways we can do research. It is claimed today that the World Wide Web offers revolutionary models of scientific cooperation, which promise to instantiate a utopian democracy of knowledge. This claim has repeatedly been associated with the development and introduction of a collaborative Web, commonly referred to as 'Web 2.0' as well as its offspring, a semantically enriched Web 3.0 still in the making The aim of this conference is to bring together art historians and other researchers (including digital humanists) in order to investigate the intersection between the web and collaborative research processes, via an examination of electronic media-based cooperative models in the history of art and beyond.

The conference will not only be an occasion to exchange ideas and present relevant projects in the field, but,with contributions spanning from art history (and digital art) to philosophy and cultural studies, from psychology and sociology of knowledge to computer graphics, from semiotics to curatorial practices it will offer a unique forum for the representation of both diversified and complementary approaches to the topic of Networked humanities.

To learn more about the conference, please click here.

Full conference programme is available here. Last updated 5-October-2010

Scientific report: PDF (247 KB) Last updated 9-December-2010

List of Invited Speakers and Accepted Participants

List of Accepted Posters: PDF (79.8 KB) Last updated 7-October-2010

Participants at the conference in Acquafredda di Maratea, Italy (October 2010)

How to Participate

For accepted participants and invited speakers only

All participants - including speakers, chairs & session chairs - are kindly expected to confirm their attendance (and, when applicable, to pay the conference fee) by filling in a Registration Form.

Closing date for Early Bird Registration & fee payment: 28 August 2010

Final closing date for ALL registration & fee payment: 11 September  2010

Fees & Grants

Conference fees cover an all inclusive package which includes all basic expenses that occur during the event. For more details, click here.

To Pay
Conference fee will be covered by ESF and its partners0 €
AssistedConference Fee will be partially covered by ESF and its partners380 €
Early Bird
Registration and payment no later than 28 August 2010730 €
Registration and payment between 28 August 2010 and 11 September 2010800 €
Conference participation without accommodation550 €

Grants are available for students and early stage researchers to cover the conference fee and possibly part of the travel costs. Grants are distributed based on financial need and scientific merit. Grantees must attend the entire conference in order to benefit from the grant. Grant requests should be made by ticking appropriate field(s) in the paragraph "Grant application" of the application form.

7 EUR of this fee is used to make this conference more ecologically sustainable. This amount will allow us to offset almost 100% of the CO2 emissions created by this conference and are part of our efforts to make ESF Research Conferences greener. For more information, please click here.

Practical Information

Group transportation will be organised on the first and last day of the conference between Sapri train station and Hotel Villa del Mare. For information on group transportation, accommodation and other practical details, please click here.

Hotel Villa del Mare in Acquafredda di Maratea (near Naples), Italy
Acquafredda di Maratea is situated on the coast, on the Gulf of Policastro, between Sapri and Maratea, about 200 km (125 miles) south of Naples and about 400 km (250 miles) south of Rome. For further information, click here.

ESF Contact

If you have any questions please consult our FAQ page or contact:
Ms. Zuzana Vercinska Email
Conference Officer
Phone +32 (0) 25333805
Fax +32 (0) 25333890
Please quote 10-342 in any correspondence.