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Sofia Baroncini

Member of the academic staff
Room: DvI 03-04
Phone: +49 6131 39 31164


Personal Details:

Since January 2024: Postdoc researcher at Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz (DH Lab)
From January to April 2023: Research period at Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Paris (France)
From April to June 2022: visiting at Leuphana University, Lüneburg (Germany)
2020-2023: PhD student in Digital Humanities at the University of Bologna (Italy) and member of the Digital Humanities Advanced Research Centre (/DH.arc, Bologna, Italy)
2017-2020: Master's degree in Visual Arts, University of Bologna (Italy)
2014-2017: Bachelor's degree in Literature and Humanities Studies, University of Bologna (Italy)

Research interests

Semantic web (Ontologies, RDF data, SPARQL)
Iconography and Iconology
Art history methodologies and historiography


Baroncini, S., Daquino, M., & Tomasi, F. (2023). Are domain-specific theoretical approaches valuable for the application of new computational methods? The case study of Erwin Panofsky’s artworks interpretations and the semantic web. Althage, M.,Dröge, M., Hiltmann, T. Prinz, C. (ed.), Digitale Methoden in der geschichtswissenschaftlichen Praxis: Fachliche Transformationen und ihre epistemologischen Konsequenzen. Konferenzbeiträge der Digital History 2023, Berlin. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8321994
Sartini, B., Baroncini, S., van Erp, M., Tomasi, F., & Gangemi, A. (2023). ICON: An Ontology for Comprehensive Artistic Interpretations. Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage. https://doi.org/10.1145/3594724
Baroncini, S., Sartini, B., Van Erp, M., Tomasi, F., & Gangemi, A. (2023). Is dc:subject enough? A landscape on iconography and iconology statements of knowledge graphs in the semantic web. Journal of Documentation, 79(7), 115–136. https://doi.org/10.1108/JD-09-2022-0207
Baroncini, S., Daquino, M., & Tomasi, F. (2021). Modelling Art Interpretation and Meaning. A Data Model for Describing Iconology and Iconography. AIDAinformazioni, 1–2, 39–62. https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2106.12967

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