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Towards a Colla­bo­ra­tive Cultural Analysis of the City of Rome II

Towards a Colla­bo­ra­tive Cultural Analysis of the City of Rome II 

Work­shop, 11–13 June, 2024, Biblio­theca Hertziana, Villino Stro­ganoff, Via Grego­riana 22 Kath­leen Chris­tian and Katha­rina Beden­bender will parti­ci­pate in a second work­shop on the topic ‘Towards a Colla­bo­ra­tive Cultural Analysis of the City of Rome’ at the Biblio­theca Hertziana in Rome on June…

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Exhi­bi­tion: Chefs-d’Oeuvre de la Coll­ec­tion Torlonia

Exhi­bi­tion: Chefs‑d’Oeuvre de la Coll­ec­tion Torlonia 

Louvre Museum, Paris, 26 June-11 November 2024 The Torlonia marbles, the most exten­sive private coll­ec­tion of Roman antique sculp­ture ever assem­bled, were acquired by the Prin­cipi Torlonia in the 19th century in Rome. Now, for the first time since the mid-20th century, they are being displayed to…

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Logi­ques du négatif, part 3

Logi­ques du négatif, part 3 

Traces et empreints dans l’art du Moyen-Âge et des temps moderns Follo­wing meetings at the Univer­sité Catho­lique de Louvain and at the Humboldt-Univer­sität in Berlin, the group Logi­ques du négatif will be holding a third sympo­sium at the Univer­sity of Fribourg on 15–16 May, 2024. The aim of this…

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Three All’An­tica Sessions at RSA

Three All’An­tica Sessions at RSA 

At the Renais­sance Society of America meeting in Chicago, 21–23 March 2024, three sessions will be devoted to topics related to the recep­tion of the anti­quity. These sessions will explore themes related to antique recep­tion in Italy and Medi­ter­ra­nean, Nort­hern Europe, and the Eastern Adriatic.…

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Excur­sion Rome-Florence

Excur­sion Rome-Florence 

Between February 20 and 23, a group of BA and MA students in from the Humboldt Univer­sity spent four inspi­ring days on an excur­sion to Rome and Florence studying the topic of museums, coll­ec­tions and museo­logy in Italy between the 15th and the 21st centu­ries. Profes­sors Kath­leen Chris­tian and Eike…

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Census Fellow­ship in the Recep­tion of Antiquity

Census Fellow­ship in the Recep­tion of Antiquity 

The Institut für Kunst- und Bild­ge­schichte, Humboldt-Univer­sität zu Berlin, the Biblio­theca Hertziana – Max Planck Insti­tute for Art History, and the Warburg Insti­tute, School of Advanced Study, Univer­sity of London, are pleased to announce a fellow­ship in Berlin, Rome, and London, offered at…

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New User Hand­book and Changes to the Census Database

New User Hand­book and Changes to the Census Database 

A new user hand­book for the Census data­base has been published and is now available here. The hand­book offers a complete guide to all of the features and search func­tions of the data­base. The hand­book also reflects adjus­t­ments have been made to the new data­base since its launch in April, 2023.…

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Coope­ra­tion with Ubi erat Lupa

Coope­ra­tion with Ubi erat Lupa 

The Census project has over the last year begun to work in close coope­ra­tion with the project and data­base Ubi Erat Lupa directed by Ortolf and Frie­de­rike Harl (Vienna). Ubi erat Lupa charts the geogra­phic reach of the Roman ’she-wolf’ with a conti­nu­ally-expan­ding coll­ec­tion of records on the…

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Erasmus Fellow Giorgia Agostini

Erasmus Fellow Giorgia Agostini 

As part of her PhD rese­arch and thanks to the Erasmus trai­nee­ship program, Giorgia Agos­tini will conduct rese­arch at the Census for six months, between October 2023 and March 2024. Giorgia Agos­tini is a PhD student in the History of Art programme at the Univer­sity of Florence, Pisa and Siena. She…

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New post for Verso by Chris­to­pher Lu

New post for Verso by Chris­to­pher Lu 

Chris­to­pher G. Lu, a Rhodes Scholar at the Univer­sity of Oxford, has published a new blog post for Verso. Lu is curr­ently reading for an MSt in Modern Languages at Oxford and specia­lises in Renais­sance art and intellec­tual history. Lu’s post for Verso follows up on a topic he began to explore in…

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New SPARQL Endpoint

New SPARQL Endpoint 

The data of The Census of Antique Works of Art and Archi­tec­ture Known in the Renais­sance has been seman­ti­cally modelled accor­ding to the CIDOC-CRM frame­work and trans­formed into RDF/XML files. These files will soon be depo­sited on the edoc server of the Humboldt-Univer­sität, where they will be…

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Census x Hertziana x Warburg Fellow: Hugh Cullimore

Census x Hertziana x Warburg Fellow: Hugh Cullimore 

Between November 2023 and March 2024, Hugh Culli­more will be conduc­ting rese­arch in Berlin, Rome and London as a Census x Hertziana x Warburg fellow. The fellow­ship was first inau­gu­rated as a part­ner­ship between the Census and the Hertziana in 2022, and it now expands for the first time this year…

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New post for Verso by Juan Carlos G. Mantilla

New post for Verso by Juan Carlos G. Mantilla 

Juan Carlos G. Mantilla, an assistant professor of world lite­ra­tures at Cali­fornia State Univer­sity in Fresno (USA) has written a new essay for the Census rese­arch blog Verso. Mantilla’s essay, titled Sacsay­hu­aman in Early Moder­nity: the Inven­tion of New Ancient Edifices, examines the various ways…

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Towards a Colla­bo­ra­tive Cultural Analysis of the City of Rome

Towards a Colla­bo­ra­tive Cultural Analysis of the City of Rome 

The Census project will parti­ci­pate in a work­shop at the Biblio­theca Hertziana between 26.6.2023 and 28.6.2023 on the topic of a colla­bo­ra­tive digital project focused on the city of Rome. Please see below for a descrip­tion of the confe­rence by the orga­nisers: The purpose of the work­shop is to…

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Warburg Insti­tute joins Census x Hertziana Fellowship

Warburg Insti­tute joins Census x Hertziana Fellowship 

We are very pleased to announce that the Warburg Insti­tute has joined the Census x Hertziana Fellow­ships in the recep­tion of anti­quity.  Thanks to a gene­rous contri­bu­tion from the Warburg Insti­tute, the Census fellow­ship can also now also be offered for a longer period.  One fellow per year will…

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New data­base inter­face now live

New data­base inter­face now live 

The Census data­base has upgraded to a new system and a new inter­face. There are several aides to help you navi­gate the new system: A user guide (available in English only) A webpage with FAQs (in German and English) A help video (available in English only) A live discus­sion and trai­ning session…

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New post for Verso by Clara Sawatzki

New post for Verso by Clara Sawatzki 

Student Assistant Clara Sawatzki has written the first blog post for Verso, the new Hypo­theses rese­arch blog of the Census. Please follow the link below for the full version of her text, published in both English and in German. Geflü­gelte Pferde und schne­cken­för­mige Delfine: Eine erwei­terte Sicht…

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New Hypo­theses blog: Verso

New Hypo­theses blog: Verso 

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Hypo­theses rese­arch blog Verso, a plat­form for short, illus­trated essays dealing with the history, metho­do­logy, tech­no­logy and use of the Census of Antique Works of Art and Archi­tec­ture Known in the Renais­sance. Verso will offer members of the Census…

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Census Data­base System Update

Census Data­base System Update 

The Census data­base will be unavailable this Friday, January 13, 2023, for one day due to a system update. All data will be copied that day and migrated into a new data­base, which will be available starting in February 2023. The old data­base will be acces­sible again as usual by Monday, January 16,…

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The Census joins ARIADNEplus

The Census joins ARIADNEplus 

Over the past year efforts have been underway to inte­grate the Census data accor­ding to the CIDOC-CRM frame­work so that its resources can be shared with those of other projects.  Inte­gra­tion with similar art-histo­rical projects is underway through colla­bo­ra­tion with CORDH, and to link Census data…

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The Early Modern Inven­tion of the Ancient Andes

The Early Modern Inven­tion of the Ancient Andes 

The Institut für Kunst- und Bild­ge­schichte is very pleased to welcome the first Census x Hertziana Fellow, Juan Carlos Mantilla, who has begun a 6‑month rese­arch project titled, ‘The Early Modern Inven­tion of the Ancient Andes’.  During his fellow­ship, Mantilla will parti­ci­pate in both the Census…

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The Census Joins CORDH

The Census Joins CORDH 

We are very pleased to announce that the Census project has become a member of the inter­na­tional consor­tium CORDH, Consor­tium for Open Rese­arch Data in the Huma­ni­ties.  This group brings toge­ther rese­arch insti­tu­tions committed to deve­lo­ping shared data models, using in parti­cular in CDOC-CRM, in…

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New Census x Hertziana Fellowship

New Census x Hertziana Fellowship 

The program “Art History in a Global Context” at the Biblio­theca Hertziana – Max Planck Insti­tute for Art History and the “Census of Antique Works of Art and Archi­tec­ture Known in the Renais­sance” at the Institut für Kunst– und Bild­ge­schichte, Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin, are pleased to…

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Census Semantic Data Models published

Census Semantic Data Models published 

In 2021–2022, George Bruseker and Denitsa Nenova of Takin.solutions have been coor­di­na­ting the Census data with the semantic frame­work used most often for cultural heri­tage data, the CIDOC-CRM. More speci­fi­cally, they have been alig­ning the Census data with the CIDOC-CRM model­ling stan­dards for…

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RSA Dublin, 4.2022

RSA Dublin, 4.2022

At the Renais­sance society of America meeting in Dublin, Ireland on 2 April, 2022, Kath­leen Chris­tian and Cammy Brot­hers co-chaired a double-session on the topic of “The Anti­qua­rian Drawing as a Site of Crea­tive Inven­tion.” The event marks one of the initia­tives of the current Census research…

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NFDI4Culture Forum: Census Data as Linked Open Data

NFDI4Culture Forum: Census Data as Linked Open Data 

On May 2, 2022, Kath­leen Chris­tian and Franz Engel (HU Berlin) toge­ther with Denitsa Nenova (Takin.solutions Athens) will present the upco­ming deve­lo­p­ment of the trans­for­ma­tion of Census data into Linked Open Data (LOD). The Census team was invited by NFDI4Culture’s Working Group on Data Standards…

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New Web Address for the Census Database

New Web Address for the Census Database 

As part of a major tech­nical update which is curr­ently underway, the Census data­base will have a new URL and from April 21, 2022 will be available at https://database.census.de. For a minimum of one year, a redi­rect will be set up so that links to Census records from other data­bases and websites…

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Farnese Exhi­bi­tion in Parma

Farnese Exhi­bi­tion in Parma 

On 18 March the exhi­bi­tion I Farnese. Archi­tet­tura, Arte, Potere will open in Parma at the Comp­lesso monu­men­tale della Pilotta. It will continue until 31 July, 2022. The exhi­bi­tion, curated by Simone Verde, will will take a compre­hen­sive view on the Farnese family’s coll­ec­tions and their patronage…

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Now online: 75th Anni­ver­sary Exhibition

Now online: 75th Anni­ver­sary Exhibition 

The 75th anni­ver­sary of the Census of Antique Works of Art and Archi­tec­ture Known in the Renais­sance falls in 2021, and to mark the occa­sion a group of students at the Humboldt-Univer­sität and the Warburg Insti­tute have created an online exhi­bi­tion, ’75 Years, 1946–2021. From Index Cards to Online…

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Pegasus 20.2020 in Print

Pegasus 20.2020 in Print 

The latest issue of Pegasus, number 20, offers a broad spec­trum of ​​rese­arch on the recep­tion of anti­quity. Among the contri­bu­tions is an article by Henri De Ried­matten, which lays the foun­da­tions for future rese­arch on the icono­graphy of Lucretia in the 16th century. Lothar Sickel’s archival…

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New Photo­gra­phic Campaign

New Photo­gra­phic Campaign 

A photo campaign begun in 2021 and which will continue over the next years will add thou­sands of new photo­graphs to the data­base. This wide-ranging campaign will signi­fi­cantly improve the visual resources of the Census, both for antique monu­ments and for Renaiss­sance works of art. The Institute…

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The Census Lays the Foun­da­tions for Linked Open Data

The Census Lays the Foun­da­tions for Linked Open Data 

In 2021 the Census is working with the company Takin.solutions to make the Census data Linked Open Data. Although the current Census data­base is an open access resource that is freely available online, its data cannot curr­ently be linked to that of other rese­arch projects. The first step towards…

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New Funds for the Census Database

New Funds for the Census Database 

With the appoint­ment of Kath­leen Chris­tian as Professor of Early Modern Art at the Institut für Kunst- und Bild­ge­schichte in the Summer of 2020, the Humboldt-Univer­sität and the Berlin Univer­sity Alli­ance have provided new funding for the deve­lo­p­ment and reno­va­tion of the Census data­base. This…

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