DFG Priority Program “The Digital Image”
The digitization of knowledge in theory and practice represents a profound epistemological shift. The SPP addresses the complex role of the digital image from a multi-perspective angle.
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SPP-Workshop “Methods and Methodology: Subject-specific or Transdisciplinary?”
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Our timeline gives you the chance to take a look at the history of our project.
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About the SPP

The DFG Priority Program (SPP) “The Digital Image” combines exemplary projects from a multi-perspective point of view and addresses the central role that the image plays in the complex process of the digitization of knowledge in theory and practice. 

The 12 projects explore various topics and aspects around the digital image. The SPP also aims to promote close networking and productive exchange between the individual research projects.

Our upcoming events

Our next conference, entitled “Creative Practices and Reflections on the Digital Image” will be held from July 7th to July 9th 2022


Network of Research

The DFG Priority Program “The Digital Image” is a network of 12 projects based at various German universities. Within the program each of these projects addresses its own particular questions about the subject. Although each research project is independent, the goal of the interdisciplinary program as a whole is to exchange new perspectives on, and approaches to, this complex topic.


From Memes to Memeing and Back Again

On social media, users reflect on the Corona pandemic with memes in many different ways to address the current crisis. Originally, memes themselves were described as viruses that spread from

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All conferences, blog posts, publications, and other events of the Priority Program brought together in one timeline.

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