E-Journal für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte
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architecture city space

Christof Baier
Christof Baier studied art history, history, and cultural studies in Berlin. He wrote his thesis on "François Philipp Berson. Ein preußischer Architekt und Baubeamter zwischen Praxis und Theorie 1997." Past activities: contract work for the Brandenburgisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege and the Landesdenkmalamt Berlin; internship with the Brandenburgisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege and the Archäologisches Landesmuseum; secretary at the Wilhelm-Fraenger-Gesellschaft in Potsdam-Babelsberg, organizer of the "Fraenger-Salons." Main research interests: the development of middle-class building in provincial towns in 18th-century Prussia; institutional building in the 18th and 19th centuries; school buildings of the 1920s.

Marion Hilliges
Elmar Kossel
Lisa Marie Roemer

Auditory Perspectives

Annette Matthias
Annette Matthias studied landscape planning at the Technische Universität Berlin. Her thesis and further research treated the subject "space and corporality."
In 2008/09, Matthias was research associate at the TU Berlin in the Institut für Landschaftsarchitektur und Umweltplanung, specialist area: landscape architecture and  planning  space planning. In 2009, she lectured in the landscape planning program at the TU Berlin. She has been a member of the research group "Auditory Architecture" at the Universität der Künste Berlin since 2009.
Further research interests: anthropological aspects of building; gender related questions of spatial configuration; participatory approaches to spatial design; artistic research.

Julia Schröder
Julia Schröder studied musicology and audio-communication at the Technische Universität Berlin, and music education at the Universität der Künste Berlin. Her doctoral thesis is entitled: "Die Cage & Cunningham Collaboration. In- und Interdependenz von Musik und Tanz" (publication planned for the fall of 2010).
For the section Auditory Perspectives, Julia Schröder is the editor in charge of "music and sound art.

Image Knowledge Technology

Tina Kaiser
Dr. Tina Hedwig Kaiser studied film and arts sciences in Berlin and Lüneburg. Her master thesis "Flaneure im Film: La notte und L'eclisse von Michelangelo Antonioni" won the science award of the University Lüneburg and was published 2007 by Tectum Marburg. 2008 her PhD thesis “Aufnahmen der Durchquerung”, an analysis about moving image sequences in which a subjective camera is walking or driving, was published by Transcript Bielefeld. She works and lives as author, lecturer for universities and art schools and as film scientist in Berlin. Since 2006 she also works for independent cinema productions.

Iris Laner
Iris Laner studied philosophy, visual arts, and art education in Vienna. She graduated with a thesis on Maurice Merleau-Ponty's contribution to thinking about the aesthetic experience. With a grant for her dissertation project "Re-Visionen der Zeitlichkeit. Zur Explikation impliziter Zeitlichkeit im abstrakten Bild," she joined the Graduate Research Colloquium "Bild und Zeit" at eikones, NCCR Iconic Criticism, Basel, Switzerland in January 2009. Main areas of interest: post-classical phenomenology, post-structuralism and deconstruction; aesthetics; image theory; theory of photography; representation and abstraction.

Inga Schaub

Inga Schaub studied Cultural Analysis and pedagogy in Mönchengladbach and Amsterdam. She finished her studies with a M.A. thesis on death and photography. Since 2009, she is a Ph.D. candidate at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin where she works on a project on death and dying in contemporary art. Her project is funded by the German Academic oundation. She co-edited the book  „Welt – Bild – Theater. Politik des Wissens und der Bilder“ (2010).

Cultural Heritage Preservation

Sigrid Brandt

Sigrid Brandt studied musicology and art history in Berlin. She worked in the field of monument preservation on contract and as an employee (inventory, applied preservation of monuments). She is a member of the Graduate Research Colloquium "Kunstwissenschaft - Bauforschung – Denkmalpflege" at the Technische Universität Berlin and Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg 1998/99. Doctoral thesis: "Kontinuität und Bruch. Zur Geschichte der Denkmalpflege in der SBZ / DDR 1945-1961."

Contemporary Art

Dr. phil. Lutz Hengst
Lutz Hengst studied European ethnology, art history, and historical geography. He graduated with a Master's degree from the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn in 2006, writing his thesis on contemporary retro trends and retro design. From 2007 to 2009, he held a scholarship from the Bund-/Länder-Exzellenzinitiative at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, granted to him for his dissertation project on investigative art after 1960. At the GCSC, he was spokesman of the research area Visual Culture and founding director of an initiative on museum and exhibition culture as well as lecturer in the history of images and the environment. Since January 2010, Hengst has been working as research associate for the chair of history of art and design at Bergische Universität Wuppertal. His publications and international talks include subjects such as trace theory, periphery and clothing in contemporary art. He has been an editor for kunsttexte.de since the fall of 2008.

Christiane G. Kant
Christiane Kant studies art history, cultural studies and psychology in Berlin.

Art Design

Gora Jain
Gora Jain studied art history, philosophy and archeology in Gießen and Marburg; she graduated with a Master's degree and a dissertation. She held an academic position at the art historical institute of the J.-L. Universität Gießen for several years. Jain received a scholarship through the "Hessisches Gesetz zur Förderung von Nachwuchswissenschaftlern" (HGFöN) (law of the state of Hesse  supporting of young academics).
Her past and present academic positions include: starting in 2005, assistant professor and lecturer at the Muthesius Kunsthochschule in Kiel, with a temporary professorship in 2006/07; from 2004 to 2007, lecturer at the C.-A. Universität Kiel; since 2002, lecturer at the AMD Academy of Fashion and Design in Hamburg. Jain also freelances for the Hamburger Kunsthalle and the Museumsdienst Hamburg. She has been involved in curatorial work for exhibition projects on modern and contemporary art, including a project on architecture and art for the Hamburger Architektur Sommer 2003. Jain is the chairperson of the board of "Forum für Nachlässe von Künstlerinnen und Künstlern e. V."
She has contributed to "Frauenforschung in der Kunstwissenschaft" (Ulmer Verein/AG-Künstlerinnen des 20./21. Jahrhunderts) and, from 1999 to 2006, participated in the seminar on "Methoden kunst- und kulturwissenschaftlicher Geschlechterforschung" (at the universities of Bremen and Oldenburg). Jain also works as an independent author, for example for artists, and has written in the "Kritisches Lexikon der Gegenwartskunst;" she gives academic talks and publishes on the art of the 20th and 21st centuries, and writes reviews on exhibitions and documentations.

Arts Media Aesthetics

Looking East

Katja Bernhardt
Katja Bernhardt studied art history and modern history in Greifswald, Berlin and Poznań, writing her M.A. thesis on "Hans Bernhard Reichow's 'Gedanken zur städtebaulichen Entwicklung des Groß-Stettiner Raumes' (1940). Darstellung des Wirkens des Architekten in Stettin 1936-45 und Analyse der Schrift." She worked in the field of the preservation of monuments and archaeological sites, as a  guide for study tours and as an academic translator  from the Polish. Since 2005, Bernhardt has been a research associate at the chair  for eastern European art history at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Main research interests: architecture, urban planning and training of architects in 19th and 20th-century East-Central Europe.

Robert Born
Robert Born studied art history, classical archeology, early  modern and eastern European history in Basel and Berlin; he wrote his licentiate thesis on "Die Domkirche in Temeswar (Timişoara), Rumänien. Versuch einer kunstgeschichtlichen Interpretation." From 1999-2005, Born was a research associate at the chair for eastern European art history at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Since 2006, he has been working at the Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas (GWZO) in Leipzig as coordinator for art and cultural history of the Early Modern Period. He has also been responsible for research in, and coordination of, the project "Osmanischer Orient und Ostmitteleuropa. Vergleichende Studien zur Perzeption und Interaktion in den Grenzzonen." Born wrote his doctoral dissertation on "Die Christianisierung der Städte der Provinz Scythia Minor. Ein Beitrag zum spätantiken Urbanismus auf dem Balkan" (publication forthcoming). Further research interests: Baroque art in eastern Central  and South eastern Europe; issues relating to maps and space; art historical writing of the inter-war period; constructions of history and their visualizations in eastern Central Europe.

Antje Kempe
Antje Kempe studied art history, medieval history and eastern European studies in Berlin and Poznań. From 2006 to 2008, she held a PhD scholarship from the international  Graduate Research Colloquium"Genealogie und Repräsentation. Formen und Funktionen adeliger Kultur in der Neuzeit (14.-19. Jahrhundert)", writing her dissertation  on tomb monuments  of  aristocratic officers in Silesia (1648-1742). In 2009, she held a Fritz-Stern  fellowship from the Deutsche Nationalstiftung for her project on the post-1945 identity of Silesia  as reflected in the visual media. Research interests: sepulchral art; questions of maps and space; art as a political medium in East-Central Europe.

Andreas Puth
Andreas Puth studied art history, ancient, early modern and  modern history in Freiburg i. Br. and London, and wrote his M.A. thesis on "The Emperor on the Gallery: The South Transept Façade of St Mary’s in Mühlhausen." Currently, Puth is working on his doctoral project entitled "Imitatio Caroli, Imitatio Rudolfi? Reassessing Habsburg Dynastic Representation, c. 1360 – c. 1470," under the supervision of Prof. Paul Crossley at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. From  2004-08, Puth taught art history (particularly medieval architecture) at University College London (UCL), Birkbeck College and the Courtauld Institute of Art, all of which are part of the University of London. He translated academic writing, most recently for the exhibition "Cranach und die Kunst der Renaissance unter den Hohenzollern. Kirche, Hof und Stadtkultur" (Schloss Charlottenburg and St. Marien Berlin, 2009/10), and has held visiting fellowships at the GWZO in Leipzig. Main research interests: ruler representation  and political iconography in the late medieval period; Gothic architecture.

Political Iconography


Angela Dreßen
Angela Dreßen studied art history, Romanistic philology , and geography in Münster and Rome, writing her doctoral thesis in Trier in 2005, followed by a Master's degree in Library and Information Sciencein Berlin in 2006. From 1999 to 2005, she was a  scientific collaborator at the libraries of the art historical Max-Planck-Institutes in Rome and Florence. Since 2005, Dreßen has held the position of academic librarian in Florence at the Biblioteca Berenson   at Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. In 2009 she became  Andrew W. Mellon Librarian. Dreßen won the James Ackerman Award for the History of Architecture in 2007. Since 2006, she has been a member of the Renaissance Society of America. Her publications on the history of Italian art and intellectual history in the Renaissance include the monographs: Pavimenti decorati del Quattrocento in Italia (2008); The Library of the Badia Fiesolana: Intellectual history and education under the Medici (1462-1494) (forthcoming).

Susanne Gramatzki
Susanne Gramatzki studied romance studies, history of modern German literature, literary history of England, German studies, philosophy and general literature in Wuppertal and Besançon. She was a member of the  Graduate Research Colloquium "Die Renaissance in Italien und ihre europäische Rezeption: Kunst – Geschichte – Literatur" at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (2000). Gramatzki wrote her doctoral thesis on the Rime by Michelangelo Buonarroti. From 2000 to 2009, she was a research associate at Universität Wuppertal; currently, she is an assistant at the Romance Seminar at Universität Tübingen. Gramatzki is also co-editor of the book series "Mittelalter und Renaissance in der Romania." Main  research interests: Italian Renaissance, interrelations between literature and the visual arts.

Transcultural Perspectives


Dr. des. Regina Höfer is an art historian specialising in Tibetan and South Asian art and a curator. Currently she is lecturer and an associated academic at the Central Asian Seminar, Institute for Asian and African Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin and an associated academic at the Department of Asian and Islamic Art History, University of Bonn. Before she worked there and at the Institute of the History of Art, University of Vienna, as a research associate and lecturer. She was assistant curator at the Asian Art Museum, Berlin, and curated several exhibitions.

Her PhD-thesis A Habsburg Trophy Hunt: The South Asian Collection of Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este between Colonial World View, Art and Souvenir is the first investigation of a colonial South Asian collection and reflects her research interest in colonial South Asian art as well as in collecting practices.

Research interests: Global Art, modern and contemporary Tibetan, Indian and Pakistani art, colonial Indian photography, provenance research, traditions of collecting Asian art and museums in Asia.

Homepage: www.reginahoefer.de

Former editors:

Axel Lapp, Michael Lailach, Tristan Weddigen, Silvia Zörner, Godehard Janzing, Robert Felfe, Jessica Ullrich, Antonia Ulrich, Silke Eilers, Andrea Heister, Angela Fischel, Ulrike Ilg, Nadine Söll, Silke Eilers, Ralph Gleis, Nele Putz, Isabelle Dolezalek, Alberto Saviello, Kristina Hoge, Katharina Eck, Annette Gilbert, Florian Leitner, Sven Stein