Prof. Dr. Katja Kwastek

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Digital Humanities

I am founding member of the Arbeitskreis Digitale Kunstgeschichte.

My interest in digital media initially started with working in the field of digital art history. Already while writing my PhD in Cologne, I worked for the Rheinisches Bildarchiv and the Museen der Stadt Köln. In that context, I assisted Tobias Nagel to build up the first (!) Website for the Cologne Museums in 1996. We also realized an extensive visitor information system for the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum.

In 2001, I started working as assistant professor at the LMU Munich, with a special focus on digital art history:

Together with Hubertus Kohle, I organized a conference entitled "digitale und digitalisierte Kunstgeschichte"

In 2003, also with Hubertus Kohle, I published a book entitled "Computer, Kunst und Kunstgeschichte"

At the LMU Munich, we conducted and took part in several research and infrastructure projects on the topic, including

and inaugurated a graduate program on digital art history


I taught several classes on the topic, including

  • Einführung in die computergestützte Kunstgeschichte
  • Hypermedia
  • Inventarisierung zeitgenössischer Kunst
  • Kunstgeschichte auf CD