Nuria Rodríguez-Ortega - Biography#

Nuria Rodríguez-Ortega holds a PhD in Art History (University of Málaga). Since 2009, she is the Head of the Art History Department of the University of Málaga, where she teaches courses in digital humanities, digital cultural heritage and digital art history. In 2019, she gained the first Digital Art History Chair in Spain, becoming Full Professor of Digital Art History at the University of Málaga. She is the founder and director of the iArtHis_Lab Research Group, an international laboratory focused on studies of cultural analytics and complex systems; 3D modeling and immersive reality; and spatial narratives using GIS. Since 2018, she is also Deputy Director of the ‘Cátedra Picasso Fundación Málaga’, where she coordinates the analysis of Picasso's graphic production using Artificial Intelligence technologies. She was also the founder and coordinator of ReArte.Dix, the first International Network for the Digital Studies of Art Culture. Since 2017, she is the President of the Sociedad Internacional de Humanidades Digitales Hispánicas (HDH).

Nuria Rodríguez-Ortega has vast experience leading international digital humanities projects. Among them, worthy of note are the pioneering project Digital Mellini: Exploring New Tools & Methods for Art-historical Research & Publication (2009-2015) in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute; and the Exhibitium Project (founded by the Bilbao-Vizcaya Bank Foundation) devoted to enhancing studies on art history exhibitions from data science and complex network theory. She has also written extensively about Digital Art History and Digital Humanities from different perspectives, with more than 80 publications on the field.

Nuria Rodríguez-Ortega has assumed a fundamental driving-role in the articulation, dissemination and strengthens of the Digital Humanities field in Europe and beyond. Since 2003, she has lead more than 30 international scientific events, which includes the first International Workshop of Digital Art History in Europe (September, 2011) and the first International Conference of Digital Art History (December, 2016).

Nuria Rodríguez-Ortega is also engaged with the design of new curricula to promote digital training and interdisciplinary thinking among students and scholars. One of the main outcomes is the Digital Art History Summer School (DAHSS), a joint initiative of the University of Málaga, UC Berkeley and LMU Munich, that she coordinates since 2016.

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