CfP: Munich workshop “Virtual Palaces, Part II”

Das Kolloquium mit dem Titel „Virtual Palaces, Part II.  Lost Palaces and their Afterlife. Virtual Reconstruction between Science and Media” findet im Rahmen des ESF Netzwerks „Palatium“ vom 13.-15. April 2012 in München statt.

After the Leuven workshop, which focused on the digital recording and modelling of extant buildings, the Munich workshop will explore the possibilities and limitations of virtual reconstructions of “lost” palaces.
Virtual reconstructions play a decisive role in the exploration of residential and courtly architecture. Especially in the communication of scientific results, “non‐built” media such as reconstruction drawings, plans, images, and films are of considerable importance. Scientific problems such as reconstructing a historical state, clarifying the disposition of the spaces, tracing networks of relationships, or communicating results to a wider audience, all depend on representations of lost or missing states of a building, and thus rely on virtual reconstructions of one form or another. These reconstructions therefore play a significant role in the understanding of court residences and their architecture. The range of such virtual reconstructions has expanded considerably through the use of digital models. Digital techniques are increasingly being used for testing hypothetical models and for representational purposes. Especially the combination and integration of different digital platforms, databases, thematic maps, GIS techniques, CAD drawings, renderings and films offers a high potential for innovation.
This workshop wants to examine the properties, possibilities, and limitations of the various
methods and technologies for virtual reconstruction. What perspectives does the use of digital models offer for scientific research and for the presentation of research results? The workshop aims at addressing a wide scope of issues related to virtual modelling and reconstruction of late medieval and early modern court residences. (…)

Abstracts are invited by 15 January 2012. Submit your proposal by e‐mail to the two conference chairs, Professors Stephan Hoppe (email@stephan‐ and Stefan Breitling (stefan.breitling@uni‐, with a copy to the PALATIUM coordinator, Dr. Pieter Martens (

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