TalksJanuary 15, 2016 version

“Polypi mentem obtine” – Erasmus

Invited presentations ^

Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany (June-August, 2016)
– Network X. Stanford Text Technologies 2nd Annual Collegium, Stanford University, California (June 8-10, 2016)
Graduate School of Culture Technology, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea (May 2016)
– (keynote) Network Science workshop on Languages, Arts, Sciences, & Humanities (NetSci-LASH), Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (April 1-2, 2016)
– Culture Analytics Beyond Text: Image, Music, Video, Interactivity and Performance, NSF IPAM at UCLA, Los Angeles/CA (March 21-24, 2016)

Towards a Systematic Science of Art & Culture. EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (December 12, 2015)

Complexity of Space Documentation Geospatial Information Sciences Program, The University of Texas at Dallas (November 6, 2015)

Figuring out Art History. The Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History, The University of Texas at Dallas (November 2, 2015)

Verso una Scienca Naturale della Storia dell’Arte. La Grande Bellezza dei Grandi Dati,
Archivio di Stato di Roma, S. Ivo alla Sapienza, Rome, Italy (November 26, 2015)

Digital ist nicht genug: Die Gesellschaft braucht eine Naturwissenschaft von Kunst und Kultur. DIVIS 2015 – Digitale Visionen in Kunst und Kultur, ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, Germany (October 20, 2015)

(invited talk) M. Schich & M. Martino: Charting Cultural Exchange, Lincoln Center Global Exchange, New York (September 18, 2015)

Cultural Spreading / A Network Framework of Cultural History.
– GRK 1876: Frühe Konzepte von Mensch und Natur, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany (July 9, 2015)
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (June 17, 2015)
– Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (June 16, 2015)
– (keynote) Berliner DH Preis, Brandenburger Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin (June 15, 2015)
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (April 21-23, 2015)
– (keynote) Herrenhäuser Symposium: Visual Linguistics, Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, Germany (November 20, 2014)
– The Commons, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (November 17, 2014)
– SoIC Informatics Colloquium, University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN (November 7, 2014)
Universidad de Guanajuato, Salamanca, Mexico (October 27, 2014)
The AT&T Foundry, Richardson, TX (September 18, 2014)
– Zürich meets New York, New York Academy of the Sciences, New York (May 21, 2014)

(7 days debate) ETH Computational Social Science Retreat, Santorini, Greece (June 24 – July 1, 2015)

(panelist) The Getty Provenance Index. [What should we do next?] The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA (June 8–9, 2015)

(featured discussion guest) Idea Café: Can Organized Complexity Connect the Sciences & Humanities?
The Commons, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (November 18, 2014)

(5 days debate) Computational Humanities - Briding the Gap between Computer Science and Digital Humanites.
Dagstuhl Seminar 14301, Schloss Dagstuhl/Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, Dagstuhl, Germany (July 20-25, 2014)

Nurturing Cultural Science. ARS Research Colloquia Series, UT Dallas, Richardson, TX (October 9, 2013)

Topography and Topology: Towards Common Ground in Archaeological Research.
“Hestia2: Exploring Spatial Networks Through Ancient Sources”, University of Southampton, UK (July 18, 2013)
Video online:

A Macroscope for Cultural History. ETH SOMS retreat, Schloß Goldrain, Coldrano, Italy (July 1, 2013)

– (session organizer & moderator): Long Data, Beautiful Dynamics, Temporal Complexity.
– (session initiator): Lego for Protein Folding.
Science Foo Camp 2013, Googleplex, Mountain View, CA (June 22, 2013)

M. Schich & Ch. Huemer: What’s in the data? Visualizing the Getty Provenance Index®. London and the Emergence of a European Art Market (c.1780–1820), The National Gallery, London, UK (June 21, 2013)

M. Schich (moderator), A.-L. Barabási, F.-J. Lapointe, A. Carusi, J. Allen (panelists):
The Data Body on the Dissection Table. Medical Museion, Copenhagen, Denmark (June 4, 2013)

Nurturing Radical Multidisciplinarity to Understand the Ecology of Complex Networks.
NetSciEd2: Satellite Symposium on Network Science in Education, DTU Copenhagen, Denmark (June 3, 2013)

M. Schich & R. Malina: Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. Cartographies de l‘invisible. Art, réseau, big data.
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris (April 19, 2013) Video online:

Ecology of Networks. Visual Resource Association’s 31st Annual Conference, Providence, RI (April 4, 2013)

Ecology of Complex Networks in Art Research.
– Modelling Linguistic Networks Workshop, University of Frankfurt/Main, Germany (December 10/11, 2012)
– eHumanities Seminar, University of Leipzig, Germany (November 14, 2012)
– Vortragsreihe Digitale Kunstgeschichte, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany (October 30, 2012)
– Meeting: Digitale Forschungsinfrastrukturen, Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany (June 1, 2012)
– Digital Resources for Art History, Fondazione Ermitage, Ferrara, Italy (May 21, 2012, cancelled due to earthquake)
– Soziologisches Kolloquium, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (April 3, 2012)
– Center for International Development, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (March 26, 2012)
– Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (March 23, 2012)
– Art and Technology Center (ATEC), University of Texas at Dallas, TX (March 19, 2012)
The New York Times Research Lab, New York City, NY (March 8, 2012)
– Google tech talk, Google, Cambridge, MA (March 6, 2012)
– Center for Digital Scholarship, Brown University, Providence, RI (December 13, 2011)
– Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University, Medford, MA (November 29, 2011)

(panelist) Opening panel on theory and practice of data modeling. DFG/NEH workshop on Data Modeling in the Humanities, Brown University, Providence, RI (March 14, 2012) Video-URL:

Beyond Data Collection and Retrieval: Explaining Complex Networks of Objects, People, Locations, and Time. Invited talk in the ‘Perspectives on the Digital Humanities‘ series, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (February 28, 2012)

(keynote) The Genesis of Scimap 129. ‘Places & Spaces: Mapping Science‘ opening reception, Snell Library, Northeastern University, Boston, MA (February 6, 2012)

Frequenz, gemeinsames Auftreten, und komplexe Überlappung archäologischer Gegenstände seit der Renaissance. Invited talk at ‘Wissenschaftlicher Fortschritt und Veränderungen der Buchkultur – die Illustration als Medium der Altertumswissenschaften‘, German Archaeologic Institute (DAI), Rome, Italy (November 17-18, 2011)

Das soziale Netzwerk des römischen Barock und die Ökologie komplexer Netzwerke in den Kunstwissenschaften. Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck-Institute for Art History), Rome, Italy (November 15, 2011)

(panelist) Media Art Histories Archive Roundtable. REWIRE – Fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology, Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT), Liverpool, UK (September 28-30, 2011)

Towards Understanding the Ecology of Art History – Archives, Networks, and Complexity. The First Young Investigator Conference – EITC-YIC 2011, Maxwell Dworkin Building, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (August 18–19, 2011)

Towards Understanding the Ecology of Art History – Archives, Networks, and Complexity. Visual Archives in the Digital Age. An international symposium. Jacobs University Bremen, Germany (June 14–15, 2011)

M. Schich, M. Kemp: Towards Understanding the Ecology of Art History – Canons and Tails (Christ to Coke).
Oxford eResearch Centre (OeRC), Oxford University, UK (May 31, 2011)

M. Schich, M. Coscia: Untangling the Complex Overlap of Subject Themes in Classical Archaeology. Organized by Gregory Crane at Tufts University, Medford, MA (April 26, 2011)

Networks in the Experience of Art – Some Associations. The Non-Linear Experience in Music,
Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), Universität Bielefeld, Germany (March 1-4, 2011)

Complex Networks in Art History and Archaeology. CompleNet – 2nd Workshop on Complex Networks,
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(October 13-15, 2010)

(keynote) Complexity of Space Documentation: Ambiguity, Heterogeneity an Dynamics. Summer school ‘Visualizations of Space: Concepts – Methods – Media‘, organized by the Graduate School ‘Topology of Technology’,
Darmstadt University of Technology, Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg, Germany (September 27 – October 1, 2010)

Reconstructing Ancient Rome: 700 Years of IT and Knowledge Management. USENIX Annual Technical Conference, Boston, MA (June 23-25, 2010) Video-URL:

Netzwerke von Netzwerken in der Kunstwissenschaft. Interdependenz und Dynamik sozialer und sprachlicher Netzwerke, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF), Universität Bielefeld, Germany (April 28-30, 2010)

Ecology of Urban Space Documentation. Foraging and Remixing the City. Critical Ecologies colloquium,
Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, MA (April 2-3, 2010)

Complex Networks in Art History and Archaeology. Google Cambridge, MA (March 19, 2010)

M. Schich, S. Lehmann, G. Goshal: High Throughput Humanities. O‘Reilly Global Ignite Boston 7,
Microsoft New England Research Center (NERD), Cambridge, MA (March 4, 2010)

M. Schich, M. Kemp, B. Uzzi: Trying to Understand the Coral Reef of Culture. A SciFoo09 session with an introductory talk and a podium style discussion. Science Foo Camp 2009, Googleplex, Mountain View, CA (July 10-12, 2009)

Artifact Networks. NetHum09, Chiesa di S. Vidal, Venice, Italy (July 2, 2009)

On the Anatomy of Canon and Co-Popularity – Complex Network Structures in Art Research. (organized by Guido Caldarelli and Vittorio Loreto), Università degli Studi La Sapienza, Rome, Italy (October 29, 2008)

Zur Anatomie von Kanon und Co-Popularität – Antike Skulpturen in der Renaissance sowie Bildkonstruktionen bei Annibale Carracci und Caravaggio. Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck-Institute for Art History), Rome, Italy (October 27, 2008)

Adding Art Research Data to the Giant Global Graph. Cambridge Semantic Web Gathering (organized by Tim Berners-Lee), MIT Stata Center, Cambridge, MA (April 8, 2008)
Review by Trent Adams

Implementing the CIDOC CRM in Metaweb‘s 15th FRBR - CIDOC CRM Harmonization Meeting,
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, Germany (December 4-7, 2007)

Sample und Remix in Kopie und Rekonstruktion. International congress ‘The Originality of Copies. Copies as
Produces and Media of the Transformations of Antiquity‘, SFB 644 Transformationen der Antike, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (November 2-3, 2007)

Sample and Remix in Building Reconstruction. Study day ‘Terme di Caracalla - le ultime ricerche‘, Istituto Storico Austriaco & Soprintendenza Archeologica di Roma, Rome, Italy (March 1-2, 2007)

L‘immagine delle Terme di Traiano nel Codice Destailleur e in vedute d‘epoca. ‘Giornata di studi: Scavi nelle Terme di Traiano sul Colle Oppio‘, German Archaeologic Institute (DAI), Rome, Italy (October 20, 2005)

The Functions of the Roman Baths in the 16th Century. ‘Congresso AISU‘, Università Roma Tre, Rome, Italy (June 26, 2004)

Tradierung visueller Information am Beispiel der Kaiserthermen in Rom. CENSUS lecture,
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (June 22, 2004)

Roman Imperial Baths and the Codex Destailleur. A Big Picture. ‘International Study Day on the Codex Destailleur‘, Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck-Institute for Art History), Rome, Italy (April 26, 2004)

Zur visuellen Tradierung der Kaiserthermen. Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck-Institute for Art History), Rome, Italy
(November 27, 2003)

Die Internetoberfläche von Projekt Dyabola. New Media Workshop lecture, Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck-Institute for Art History) Rome, Italy (July 8, 2002)

(moderator) Panel Discussion with Ecke Bonk in Sarat Maharaj‘s seminar ‘Thinking Documenta & Doing Documenta‘, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany (November 15, 2001)

M. Schich, P. Seiler, T. Bartsch: The CENSUS of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance.
‘Prometheus - Das verteilte digitale Bildarchiv für Forschung und Lehre’, University of Cologne, Germany (September 13, 2001)

The New DYABOLA Web Interface. Presentation at the workshop ‘They Never Covered This in Library School: Basic Resources in Ancient Art and Archeology‘, Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), 28th annual conference, Pittsburgh, PA (March 18, 2000)

Peer-reviewed presentations ^   Posters submissions are consciously preferred to present visualizations!

– D. Goldfarb & M. Schich: Visualizing Person Networks in Wikipedia. (poster)
– N. Boumpali & M. Schich: The Animation Movie Release Network – 110 Years of Cultural Attention. (poster)
– M. Schich & A. Bolshakov: Quantifying to Qualify the CultSci Cascade. (poster)
NetSci2015, World Trade Center, Zaragoza, Spain (June 3-5, 2015)

Towards a Paleontology of Memes. NetSci-X2015, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (January 15, 2015)

– M. Schich & Ch. Huemer: Network Dimensions in the Getty Provenance Index®.
– K.-C. Ting & M. Schich: Nestedness Varies with Granularity. (poster)
– D. Park, A. Bae, M. Schich, J. Park: Topology and Evolution of the Network of Western Classical Composers. (poster)
NetSci2014, University of California, Berkeley, CA (June 4-6, 2014)

K.-C. Ting & M. Schich: Towards Optimal Granularity of Cultural Classification Networks.
1st Inaugural Texas Digital Humanities Conference (TXDHC), University of Houston, Houston, TX (April 10, 2014)

Cultural Interaction. ‘Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities’ (organized by MITH, ODH, NEH, NLM/NIH, and Research Councils UK), University of Maryland, College Park, MD (April 12, 2013)

Visualizing the Ecology of Complex Networks in Art History. Contributed talk at the College Art Association 100th Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA (February 24, 2012)

M. Schich & M. Coscia: An Emerging Big Picture of Classical Archaeology as a Complex System. (poster)
8th European Conference on Complex Systems ECCS‘11, Campus Altes AKH, Vienna (September 12-16, 2011)

M. Schich & M. Coscia: Untangling the Complex Overlap of Subject Themes in Classical Archaeology. 39th Annual International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archeology (CAA), Beijing, China (April 12-16, 2011)

Image Matrices: Learning from Klosterneuburg. MIT Hyperstudio ‚humanities+digital visual interpretations conference‘, Bartos Theater, MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA (May 21, 2010)
Official Video-URL: Hi-res Video-URL:

Evaluating Cultural Heritage Databases Using Degree Matrices. NetSci09, Istituto Veneto Science Lettere ed Arti,
Venice, Italy
(June 29 - July 3, 2009)

Complex Networks in Archaeology. 37th Annual International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archeology (CAA), Williamsburg, VA (March 26, 2009)

M. Schich, C. Hidalgo, S. Lehmann, J. Park: The Network of Subject Co-Popularity in Classical Archaeology. (poster) 17th International Congress of Classical Archaeology, Palazzo della FAO, Rome (September 22-26, 2008)

M. Schich, S. Lehmann, J. Park: Dissecting the Canon: Visual Subject Co-Popularity Networks in Art Research.
5th European Conference on Complex Systems, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel (September 12-19, 2008)

M. Schich, S. Lehmann, J. Park: Dissecting the Canon: Visual Subject Co-Popularity Networks in Art Research. (poster)
International Workshop on Challenges and Visions in the Social Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland (August 18-23, 2008)
Best Poster Award – Award-talk URL:

M. Schich, S. Lehmann: Generating 2-Dimensional Overviews from a Bi-Partite Classification of Images.
NetSci2008, Norwich Bioscience Institutes, Norwich, UK (June 23-27, 2008)

Palladio’s Imperial Roman Baths as a Central Node in the Complex Network of Visual Citation.
Society of Architectural Historians 61st Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH (April 23-27, 2008)
Awarded with the SAH Annual Meeting Fellowship of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

Integrating ‘very old’ sources with modern research. 12th International Congress [on] Cultural Heritage and
New Technologies, Vienna, Austria
(November 5-7, 2007)

The Network of (Antique) Reception: Evolution, Self-Similarity and Transmission. ‘Dynamics On and Of Complex
Networks’ satellite workshop,14th European Conference on Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany (October 1-5, 2007)

Beyond the Paragone: Addressability and Access. ‘Archaeology and the Modern World Session 13: Is Invention the Mother of Necessity?’ at the 13th European Association of Archeologists (EAA) Annual Meeting, Zadar, Croatia (September 18-23, 2007)

Reception and Transmission of Visual Information as Complex Networks. ‘International Workshop on Complex Systems and Networks‘, Transylvanian Summer School Series, Teleki Educational Center, Sovata, Romania, (July 15-20, 2007)

Other Presentations ^

Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. (introductory talks)
– 6th Leonardo satellite symposium, NetSci2015, World Trade Center, Zaragoza, Spain (June 2, 2015)
– 5th Leonardo satellite symposium, NetSci2014, University of California, Berkeley, CA (June 3, 2014)
– 4th Leonardo satellite symposium, NetSci2013, DTU Copenhagen, Denmark (June 4, 2013)
– 3rd Leonardo satellite symposium, NetSci2012, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (June 19, 2012)
– 2nd Leonardo satellite symposium, NetSci2011, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary (June 7, 2011)
– 1st Leonardo satellite symposium, NetSci2010, Northeastern University, Boston/MA (May 10, 2010)

High Throughput Humanities. (introductory talk), HTH2010 satellite symposium at the 7th European Conference on Complex Systems ECCS’10, Lisbon University Institute ISCTE, Lisbon, Portugal (September 15, 2010)