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Submission guidelines


For the conference we welcome contributions that discuss or explicitly revert to scientific methods for the investigation of questions of art historical relevance in a wide variety of domains, including for example research on aesthetic experience and art reception, museum studies, digital art history, neuroarthistory, cognitive research in art history, or the investigation of historical data.

Please note that each conference participant should be presenter of only ONE contribution.  Of course, submissions as co-authors can be for more than one contribution.

We encourage you to carefully consider the following suggestions for organizing your abstract.




Category: <Talks in Symposia, Individual talk; Poster>


Abstract: Please include the following points.


The abstract should start with a brief explanation of the topic. 

Clear research target (4-5 sentences):

Submissions should have a clear research question or statement of purpose that the author wishes to address.

Empirical component (Methods: (3-4 sentences), Findings (1-2 sentences)):

These should include mentioning relevant methods (number and nature of subjects, type of measures, main aspects of procedure, type of data analysis). Thus, we strongly encourage to present results of empirical research. We are happy to consider both quantitative and qualitative approaches. Nonetheless, we will also consider purely theoretical discussions (e.g., new models or comparisons of current approaches or theories). We encourage authors to connect this clearly to empirical topics.

Implications and Connection to general readership (2-3 sentences): 

Finally, in addition to the general conclusion and answer to the research questions, we encourage all presenters to take the time to consider the wider ramifications of their research. Specifically, we encourage all presenters to end with a brief discussion of why this research is important, or how it might affect the audience in their personal or academic endeavors. 

Art & Science

Department of Art History
University of Vienna

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A-1090 Vienna

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