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Prof. Dr. Maximilian Schich #

Tallinn University, Estonia

Maximilian Schich is a multidisciplinary scientist and art historian, with post-doc experience in network science and computational social science. Max collaborates towards a systematic understanding of art and culture, using critical and creative aesthetics, qualitative inquiry, quantitative measurement, and computation.

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Maximilian Schich is a Professor for Cultural Data Analytics and the CUDAN ERA Chair holder at Tallinn University. A multidisciplinary researcher, Max aims to understand the nature of cultural interaction via a systematic combination of critical and creative aesthetics, qualitative inquiry, quantitative measurement, and computation. Ongoing research builds on a background in art history, network science, computational social science, and an applied experience in cultural “database pathology”. Max’s PhD monograph pioneered network analysis in art research, focusing on antique reception and visual citation. In 2014, “A Network Framework of Cultural History” in Science Magazine and the Nature video “Charting Culture” made global impact. Max studied art history, classical archaeology, and general psychology at LMU Munich, HU-Berlin, and Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome. Following a postdoc phase at BarabásiLab in Boston and the group of Dirk Helbing in Zurich, Max joined the University of Texas at Dallas as an Associate Professor in Arts & Technology and a founding member of the Edith O’Donnell Institute of Art History. In June 2020, Max moved to Estonia to build, manage, and sustain the CUDAN research group, leading the ERA Chair project for Cultural Data Analytics, which is funded through the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program of the European Commission until August 2024.

This is Max’s personal website, including a brief research profile, vita, publications, presentations, teaching, press, contact. Additional information can be found on the team website https://cudan.tlu.ee/team/max.

Please check @schichmax on [Bluesky](https://bsky.app/profile/schichmax.bsky.social ““Bluesky @schichmax”), transitioning from Twitter for recent updates.

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