My PhD project “Relic Networks in the Early Modern Period” uses network analysis methods to investigate the formation of court relic collections. My focus is particularly on the collections of the Wittelsbach dynasty, which were founded in the late 16th century. Information related to the objects themselves, as well as related correspondences and documents will be implemented in my data model and analyzed with statistical methods. Additionally, I will track movements by visualizing connections between entities on historical maps. In my thesis, I will take a close look at events and developments from the time, work on interpreting and understanding them, while trying to uncover underlying hidden structures.
Institut für Kunstgeschichte