Under the title "Digital Material. Digitized collections in cultural heritage institutions", the conference will be dedicated to the analysis and visualisation of digital collections and questions of curating digital objects using the example of the working estate of Jan Tschichold. The conference will take place hybrid at the German National Library in Leipzig and parallel as a stream on the internet. Registration for the stream is free of charge.
On the first day of the conference, the international institutions where parts of Jan Tschichold's material heritage are kept will meet for the first time and look together at Tschichold's life's work.
The second day, 16 September 2021, will bring together experts in the digital humanities (DH, humanities and social sciences) from Europe and the USA. They will seek answers to pressing questions about the digitisation of cultural heritage: How does the transformation of materiality into the digital succeed? What opportunities do DH tools offer to visualise, curate and analyse digitised collections? What possibilities does machine learning open up for image-based collections?