In Spring 2019, Maximilian Schich is teaching a course in Data-driven Art History “From Warburg to Deep Learning”. The purpose of the course is to connect cutting edge computational methods with relevant methods established in art history throughout the last century to enable actionable understanding for both qualitative and quantitative practitioners. Course participants include students in the Art History MA program, and students from natural sciences.
Research work continues in several multidisciplinary projects, including a collaborative computational analysis of Chromatic Structure and Family Resemblance in Large Art Collections, and a collaboration with physicists regarding the Evolution of the Paris Salon. A monographic book publication Outlining a Systematic Science of Art and Culture is upcoming.
During the 2018/2019 academic year, Maximilian Schich is further involved as the Acting Assistant Director of EODIAH, supervising the ongoing ISAAC program, and further nurturing the understanding of art history with the means of science. The Institute for the Study of American Art in China (ISAAC) is an initiative supported by the Terra foundation, hosting a number of fellows from Nanjing University at the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History.
On Tuesday, December 12, 2018, Maximilian Schich spoke at the Institute for Scientific Interchange in Torino, Italy on Art History as a Systematic Science.
On Wednesday, March 27, 2019, Maximilian Schich is invited, together with Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel (Paris) and Claus Pias (Lüneburg), to speak in a panel discussion at Kunsthistorikertag in Göttingen. The panel deals with the history of science of art history, and is organized by Hubertus Kohle (Munich) and Hubert Locher (Marburg).