Gregor Pirgie



… is currently pursuing his MA-degree in Art History. He worked as a tutor, research assistant and teaching assistant at the Institute of Art History at the University of Vienna. As an assistant to Prof. Noit Banai (Global Contemporary Art History), he organised and held the international conference „Critical Inventory: Towards a Methodology of Contemporary Art History“ together with Noit. He helped coordinate several other conferences, organised and participated in excursions to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia, and conducted research trips to Belgrade, Novi Sad, Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Pristina and Peja.

He is one of the initiators, authors and editors of the Scientific Writing Manual of the Institute of Art History and a founding member of the New Mountain College (Association for the Translation of Society), located in Neuberg an der Mürz, Styria.  He has additional qualifications in Philosophy, Literature and Human Computer Interaction.

His deep interest in digital methods in general and their application in art history specifically stems from his practical knowledge as a self-taught programmer as well as his interest in methodology, logic, language, image theory, visualization, and the Semantic Web.