Dr. Maximilian Schich

The University of Texas at Dallas

Articles in refereed journals

Huang, Zhiren, Pu Wang, Fan Zhang, Jianxi Gao, and Maximilian Schich. “A mobility network approach to identify and anticipate large crowd gatherings.Transportation research part B: methodological 114 (2018): 147-170.

Schich, Maximilian. “Figuring out Art History.International Journal for Digital Art History 2 (2016). open access:

Park, Doheum, Arram Bae, Maximilian Schich, and Juyong Park. “Topology and evolution of the network of western classical music composers.EPJ Data Science 4, no. 1 (2015): 2. open access:

”Highly Accessed” (+26.000), Altmetric score 102 (Aug 2019)

Schich, Maximilian, Chaoming Song, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Alexander Mirsky, Mauro Martino, Albert-László Barabási, and Dirk Helbing. “A network framework of cultural history.Science 345, no. 6196 (2014): 558-562. (free access via

+200 press items in 28 countries, Altmetric score 484 (Aug 2019)

Blumm, Nicholas, Gourab Ghoshal, Zalán Forró, Maximilian Schich, Ginestra Bianconi, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, and Albert-László Barabási. “Dynamics of ranking processes in complex systems.Physical review letters 109, no. 12 (2012): 128701.

“Selected for a Viewpoint in Physics” & open access:

Schich, Maximilian. L’immagine delle Terme di Traiano nel Codice Destailleur e in altre vedute d’epoca. Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma 111 (2010) 339-352/375-382 open access:

Schich, Maximilian, César Hidalgo, Sune Lehmann, and Juyong Park. The Network of Subject Co-Popularity in Classical Archaeology. Bollettino di Archeologia on line 1 (2010) 49-57 open access:

Refereed conference papers

Schich, Maximillian, and Michele Coscia. “Exploring co-occurrence on a meso and global level using network analysis and rule mining.” In Ninth Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs MLG at ACM KDD San Diego/CA, 2011. open access:

Schich, Maximilian, Sune Lehmann, and Juyong Park. “Dissecting the canon: visual subject co-popularity networks in art research.” In 5th European Conference on Complex Systems, Jerusalem (2008). open access:

Schich, Maximilian. “Cultural analysis situs.ART-Dok eprint (2019). open access:

First chapter of my upcoming Cultural Interaction book.

Schich, Maximilian, Ch. Huemer, P. Adamczyk, L. Manovich, Y.-Y. Liu: Network Dimensions in the Getty Provenance Index. arXiv:1706.02804 [physics.soc-ph] (2017) open access:

Goldfarb, Doron, Dieter Merkl, and Maximilian Schich. “Quantifying cultural histories via person networks in Wikipedia.arXiv:1506.06580 [cs.SI] (2015). open access:


Schich, Maximilian. Rezeption und Tradierung als Komplexes Netzwerk. Der CENSUS und visuelle Dokumente zu den Thermen in Rom. Munich: Verlag Biering & Brinkmann, 2009. open access:

Articles in edited volumes

Meirelles, Isabel, Maximilian Schich, and Roger Malina. “Arts and Humanities, Complex Network Analysis of.” In Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining, edited by Reda Alhajj and Jon Rokne. New York: Springer, 2014/2017.

Schich, Maximilian. “Netzwerke von komplexen Netzwerken in der (Kunst)Wissenschaft.” In Die Dynamik sozialer und sprachlicher Netzwerke: Konzepte, Methoden und empirische Untersuchungen an Beispielen des WWW, edited by Barbara Frank-Job, Alexander Mehler, and Tilmann Sutter, 161-178. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2013. open access with figures in color:

Schich, Maximilian. “Revealing Matrices.” In Beautiful Visualization. Looking at Data through the Eyes of Experts, edited by Julie Steele and Noah Iilinsky, 227-254. Sebastopol/CA: O‘Reilly, 2010. open access: & high-res figures:

Introducing a method to map large knowledge graphs, which provided an essential hint towards Schich et al. 2014 in Science Magazine

Schich, Maximilian, and Albert-László Barabási. “Human activity – from the Renaissance to the 21st century.” In Cultures of change: social atoms and electronic lives, edited by Gennaro Ascione, Cinta Massip, and Josep Perelló, 6-9. Barcelona: Actar, 2009. open access:

Schich, Maximilian. The functions of the Roman imperial baths in the 16th century.
Roma moderna e contemporanea 17.2009,1-2 (2010) 185-187 [ISSN 1122-0244]

Schich, Maximilian, and Steffen Krämer. “How Simple Life Deconstructs Utopia.” In _ Space Between People. How the Virtual Changes Physical Architecture_, edited by Stephan Doesinger, 30-45. Munich: Prestel, 2008. open access:

Schich, Maximilian. “Caracalla-Thermen.” In Rom. Meisterwerke der Baukunst von der Antike bis heute, edited by Christina Strunck, 58-61. Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag, 2007. [ISBN: 3-865681-86-7]

Schich, Maximilian. “Terme e basilica di Massenzio.” In La Roma di Leon Battista Alberti. Umanisti, architetti e artisti alla scoperta dell‘antico nella città del Quattrocento, edited by Francesco Paolo Fiore, 274-281. Milano: Skira, 2005 (Exhibition Catalogue: Rome, Musei Capitolini). [ISBN: 8-876243-94-1]

eBook co-edited

Schich, Maximilian, Isabel Meirelles, and Roger Malina, eds., “Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. [Kindle Edition].” Cambridge: MIT-Press, 2016 (5th extended edition).

Journal special sections co-edited

Ikeda, Yuichi, Guido Caldarelli, Maximilian Schich, Teruyoshi Kobayashi, and Irena Vodenska, (eds.), “Global Flow of Commodity, Money, People, and Knowledge", Applied Network Science (since July 2019).

Park, Juyong, Maximilian Schich, and Sebastian Ahnert, eds., “Quantitative Methodologies: Novel Applications in the Humanities and Social Sciences", Palgrave Communications (since October 2018).

(closing editorial) Schich, Maximilian, & Isabel Meirelles: “Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks Reach Critical Threshold.Leonardo 50,5 (2017) 440. doi:

Schich, Maximilian and Isabel Meirelles, eds., “Special Section: Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks", Leonardo 50,5 (October 2017) 500-505.

Schich, Maximilian and Isabel Meirelles, eds., “Special Section: Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks", Leonardo 49,5 (October 2016) 445-450.

Schich, Maximilian and Isabel Meirelles, eds., “Special Section: Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks", Leonardo 47,3 (June 2014) 265-278.

Schich, Maximilian and Isabel Meirelles, eds., “Special Section: Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks", Leonardo 46,3 (June 2013) 267-279.

Schich, Maximilian and Isabel Meirelles, eds., “Special Section: Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks", Leonardo 45,3, (June 2012) 275-286.

Schich, Maximilian and Isabel Meirelles, eds., “Special Section: Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks", Leonardo 45,1 (February 2012) 77-89.

Schich, Maximilian and Isabel Meirelles, eds., “Special Section: Arts, Humanities and Complex Networks", Leonardo 44,3 (June 2011) 239-267.

(opening editorial) Schich, Maximilian, Isabel Meirelles, & Albert-László Barabási. “Arts | Humanities | Complex Networks.Leonardo 43,3 (June 2010) 212 online:

Information design

(animation) Schich, Maximilian, Mauro Martino, Kerri Smith (narration), & Tristan Perich (music). “Charting Culture.Nature video (July 31, 2014) [5:36 min] video:

Nature press item:, +1.3 million views, +1,000 comments, 4.79 star equivalent, NSF/PopSci Vizzies Visualization Challenge 2015 (top ten), Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2015 (honorable mention), “Best Data Visualization Projects of 2014” (, (id 782), among The Best American Infographics 2015.

(animation) Schich, Maximilian, & Mauro Martino. “European historic mobility 0 to 2012 CE.” [67 seconds] Youtube (July 31, 2014). video:

+100,000 views, 4.9 star equivalent.

(animation) Schich, Maximilian, & Mauro Martino. “North American historic mobility 1620 to 2012 CE.” [13 seconds] Youtube (July 31, 2014). video:

+60,000 views, 4.9 star equivalent.

(zoomable online map) Schich, Maximilian. “Network diagram of agents connecting the British, Belgian, Dutch, and French auction markets from 1801–20 using 230,000 records from the Getty Provenance Index® databases.” Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA (September 2011). online:

Featured on (id 816), Presented by James Cuno at the World Economic Forum in Davos 2015.

(zoomable online map) Schich, Maximilian. “Das soziale Netzwerk des römischen Barock.” (350 Megapixel map) Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max-Planck Institute for Art History), Rome, Italy (July 2011). online:

(user interface design) Schich, Maximilian, Ralf Biering, & Vinzenz Brinkmann. “Projekt Dyabola Web-Version. [a user interface for cultural graph data]” Verlag Biering & Brinkmann, Munich (1998 – 2006). online:

Featured in Die Welt 2000


(juried exhibition entry) Schich, Maximilian & Mauro Martino. “A Cultural History Macroscope.” in Places & Spaces: Mapping Science XI – Macroscopes for Interacting with Science, (accepted July 2015). online:

(invited artists) Schich, Maximilian & Mauro Martino. “Charting Culture Interactive.” in: Data Drift (exhibition), Kim? Center for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia (October 9 – November 22, 2015) online:

(co-curator) Schich, Maximilian. “Creepy Figures – Didier Sornette.” in: Alford, K., J. Engelstad, L. Polk, M. Kasra, M. Schich, G. Metz (co-curators). Code Yellow Caution-Crisis-Critique: A curatorial exercise exploring systems of real and perceived warnings (exhibition). UT Dallas Visual Arts Building, Richardson, TX (March 28 – April 26, 2014) & CentralTrak, Dallas, TX (April 12 – May 17, 2014).

(invited artist) Schich, Maximilian. “Subjects and Objects.” in: Satellite (group show), Zhulong Gallery, Dallas, TX (April 4 – May 10, 2014).

(juried exhibition entry) Schich, Maximilian. “The Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture Known in the Renaissance 1947-2005.Places & Spaces – Mapping Science VII, (premiered September 2011). online:

(facsimile production) Schich, Maximilian. in: “Das Feige(n)blatt.” (exhibition) Glyptothek, Munich, Germany (July 18 – October 29, 2000).

(database terminal design) Schich, Maximilian. in: “Hochrenaissance im Vatikan.” (exhibition) Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, Germany (December 11, 1998 – August 11, 1999).

(curatorial assistance) Schich, Maximilian. in: “Im Brennpunkt der Moderne - Mies van der Rohes Haus Tugendhat.” (exhibition) Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich, Germany (October 2 – December 31, 1998).

(database terminal design) Brinkmann, Vinzenz, & Maximilian Schich. in: “Römische Antikensammlungen im 18. Jahrhundert.” Winckelmann-Gesellschaft at Kulturstiftung Dessau Wörlitz, Germany (May 16 – August 30, 1998).

(facsimile production) Schich, Maximilian. in: Der Torso - Ruhm und Rätsel. (exhibition) Glyptothek, Munich, Germany (January 21 – March 29, 1998).

Project reports

Andy Lücking, Siegfried Handschuh, Kai-Uwe Kühnberger, Maximilian Schich, Ute Schmid, Wolfgang Stille, and Manfred Thaller. “Report of Working Group ‘Beyond Text’.” in: Computational Humanities - Briding the Gap between Computer Science and Digital Humanites (Dagstuhl Seminar 14301, Schloss Dagstuhl/Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik, Germany, 2014), edited by Biemann, Chris, Gregory R. Crane, Christiane D. Fellbaum, and Alexander Mehler. Dagstuhl Reports 4,7 (2014) 98-99. open access:

Schich, Maximilian. “Complex Networks in Art Research – Exemplary Proofs of Concept.” (Project report, Bonn: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, 2012). open access:

Schich, Maximilian & Sybille Ebert-Schifferer. “Bildkonstruktionen bei Annibale Carracci und Caravaggio: Analyse Report von kunstwissenschaftlichen Datenbanken mit Hilfe skalierbarer Bildmatrizen.” (Project report, Rome: Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institute for Art History, 2009). open access:

Schich, Maximilian. “Stiftung Archaeologie Issue Tracking.” [Internal report of 170 essential issues in Projekt Dyabola], (Munich: Verlag Biering & Brinkmann, September 2006).

Schich, Maximilian. “Census Datenpflegeaktion Juni/Juli 2001.” [50 page report on essential issues and recommended solutions; delivered to HQ at HU-Berlin]. (Munich: Verlag Biering & Brinkmann, 2001).

Schich, Maximilian. “Zur Identifizierung des nicht vorhandenen Bildmaterials.” [18 page report characterizing more than 10k issues; delivered to HQ at HU-Berlin]. (Munich: Verlag Biering & Brinkmann, 1999).


(interview) Bressan, Federica, & Maximilian Schich. “Episode #29: Maximilian Schich” _Technoculture podcast (2019-05-03) listen:

(question) Schich, Maximilian “What are the beautiful curiosities that artificial curiosities can’t comprehend?” In The Last Unknowns: Deep, Elegant, Profound Unanswered Questions About the the Universe, the Mind, the Future of Civilization, and the Meaning of Life, edited by John Brockman, New York: William Morrow, 2019.

(response) Schich, Maximilian. “Confusion.” In This Idea Is Brilliant: Lost, Overlooked, and Underappreciated Scientific Concepts Everyone Should Know, edited by John Brockman, 493-495. New York: Harper Perennial, 2018.

(response) Schich, Maximilian. “The Hermeneutic Hypercycle.” In Know This: Today’s Most Interesting and Important Scientific Ideas, edited by John Brockman, 561-563. New York: Harper Perennial, 2017.

(response) Schich, Maximilian. “Thought-Stealing Machines.” In What to Think About Machines That Think: Today’s Leading Thinkers on the Age of Machine Intelligence, edited by John Brockman, 449-450. New York: Harper Perennial, 2015.

(interview) Weiner, Eric, Maximilian Schich, Joel Kotkin (guests): “Cities That Changed The World: Mapping History’s Hubs Of InnovationWNPR: The Colin McEnroe Show (April, 25, 2017). Listen:

(comment) Schich, Maximilian. “Migration macht uns aus.NITRO. Unabhängiges Magazin für Medien und Zeitgeschehen 4 (2015) online:

(podcast) Schich, Maximilian, & Doron Goldfarb: “Computer, Kunst, und Wikidata.Creative Disturbance (2015) listen:

(recommendation) Schich, Maximilian. “[Draft roadmap for archives in Germany].” in Protokoll des wissenschaftlichen Rundgesprächs zur Archivgutdigitalisierung, Anlage 2 (Marburg, Archivschule Marburg, May 26, 2014) 12-13

(letter) Schich, Maximilian. “History repeats itself.The Economist (print edition, July 16, 2011) 17 online:

(comment) Schich, Maximilian. “Re: Q: digital image databases.” [Fundamental thoughts from a researcher‘s point of view]. in: H-Arthist Mailing-List (March 22, 2005). open access:

(conference review) Schich, Maximilian. “Datenbanken in den Geisteswissenschaften.” Arbeitsgespräch in der Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rom, 18. Juli 2003. in: H-SOZ-U-KULT (September 10, 2003). open access:

(book review) Schich, Maximilian. rev. Anna Schreurs. “Antikenbild und Kunstanschauungen des neapolitanischen Malers, Architekten und Antiquars Pirro Ligorio (1513-1583).” Köln (2000) in: Kunstform 2,02 (2001) open access:


Schich, Maximilian. “THERMAE. Visual Documents on Imperial Baths in Rome.” (2007).

Schich, Maximilian, Ulrike Wurnig, Vinzenz Brinkmann, et al. “The Electronic Inventory of the Glyptothek in Munich.” DVD, Munich: Staatliche Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek, 1996-2002.

(consulting) Schich, Maximilian for “Projekt Dyabola.” (1997–2007)
Census of Antique Art and Architecture Known to the Renaissance. 1947-2006, HU-Berlin / BBAW
Corpus der antiken Denkmäler, die J. J. Winckelmann und seine Zeit kannten, Winkelmann Ges. Stendal
Bibliographie zu den Schriften J. J. Winckelmanns 1755–1998, Winkelmann Gesellschaft Stendal
Archäologische Bibliographie 1956–2015, formerly DAI Rome / now Biering & Brinkmann, Munich
Sachkatalog und Bibliotheksverwaltung der Römisch-Germanischen Kommission, Frankfurt 1992–2012
Zugangsverzeichnis des Deutschen Archäologisches Institutes Madrid 1991–2002
Eurasienbibliographie des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Berlin
– Bergemann, Johannes: Datenbank der attischen Grabreliefs des 5. und 4. Jahrhunderts v. Chr.
Inventar des Museums für Abgüsse Klassischer Bildwerke, Munich

Dyabola databases online at

(prototyping) Tegetoff, Wolff, Nina Schneider, Rudolf Fischer, & Maximilian Schich: “DOCMA - Documentation of Modern Architecture.” Munich: Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, 1998.

User manuals

Schich, Maximilian. General Dyabola User Manual. (German/English). Munich: Projekt Dyabola / Verlag Biering & Brinkmann, 2001.

Brinkmann, Vinzenz, & Maximilian Schich. DAI Subject Catalogues of Publications on the Ancient World. (German/English/Spanish). Munich: Projekt Dyabola / Verlag Biering & Brinkmann, 2001.

Schich, Maximilian, & Vinzenz Brinkmann. Winckelmann-Corpus Project Manual. (German/English). Munich: Projekt Dyabola / Verlag Biering & Brinkmann, 2000.

Schich, Maximilian, & Vinzenz Brinkmann. CENSUS Project Manual. (German/English), Munich: Projekt Dyabola / Verlag Biering & Brinkmann, 1999.

Wellington, Jean Susorney, & Maximilian Schich: Dyabola Short Reference Card for all databases. (German/English) Munich: Projekt Dyabola / Verlag Biering & Brinkmann, 1999.

All user manuals available at

Patent application

Schich, Maximilian. Method producing scalable image matrices. PCT/EP2007/006900, assignee: Max-Planck-Society, priority: August 7, 2006. URL:

published yet withdrawn due to lack of funding