Short CV/Education and training

  • 1995
    Abitur (A-levels) at the Friedrich Schiller Gymnasium (grammar school) in Marbach, Germany

  • 1996 – 2001
    1. State examinations in art and German at the University of Siegen

  • 1998 – 1999
    Studied at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

  • 2001 – 2002
    Diplôme d'Études Approfondies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France

  • 2002 – 2005
    Doctoral fellowship in the (DFG) Research Training Group "Representation – Rhetoric – Knowledge", Frankfurt (Oder)

  • 2005
    Visiting researcher in Islamic art history at New York University, USA

  • 2005
    Doctorate at the University of Hamburg (with distinction)

  • 2005 – 2007
    Lecturer at Ruhr University Bochum (substitute, mediaeval art history)

  • 2007 – 2008
    Assistant under the Chair at the Department of Art History at the University of Basel, Switzerland (modern art history)

  • Since 2008
    Head of the DFG Emmy Noether junior research group "Kosmos/Ornatus. Ornament in Persia and France c. 1400 in Comparison" at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin

Selected publications

  • Beyer, V.: Signifikante Uneinheitlichkeit. Verhältnisse von Bildfeld und Randillustration in persischen und niederländischen Manuskripten. In: Ganz, D., Thürlemann, F. (eds.): Das Bild im Plural, Berlin, Reimer (in press)

  • Beyer, V.: Das Kleinkarierte lesen. Zum Verhältnis von Ornament und Figur in persischen und niederländischen Bildern um 1400. In: Beiträge zur Islamischen Kunst und Archäologie, Vol. 3, Das Ornament in der islamischen Kunst, Form und Interpretation (in press)

  • Beyer, V.: "Durch Blicke? Perspektiven auf Gott in persischer und niederländischer Buchmalerei des 15. Jahrhunderts". In: Lentes, T. (ed.): Blickgeschichten. Religion und Sehen in der Vormoderne, Berlin, Reimer (in press)

  • Beyer, V. "Louis Marin". In: Busch, K. (ed.): Bildtheorien der französischen Gegenwartsphilosophie, Munich, Fink 2009 (in press)

  • Beyer, V.: "Familienverhältnisse. Degas' Bezugnahmen auf Velázquez und Goya, oder: Konstitutionen von Bedeutung zwischen Wiederholung und Differenz". In: Mitteilungen der Carl Justi-Vereinigung 2008, pp. 101-112.

  • Beyer, V.: "Gottverlassenheit. Goyas' Christus am Kreuz?". In: Idea. Jahrbuch der Hamburger Kunsthalle 2008, pp. 78-89.

  • Beyer, V.: "Law or Independence – What Does the Frame Stand For?" In: RACAR. Revue d'art canadienne/Canadian Art Review, 2007, pp. 12-18.

  • Beyer, V.: "Le cadre doré – relique d'une incorporation?" In: Sapir v. Itay (ed.): Images re-vues 3: Hommage à Daniel Arasse, 2007, www.imagesre-vues.org

  • Beyer, V.: "Transzendenz". In: Diekmann, S., Khurana, T. (eds.): Latenz – 30 Annäherungen an einen Begriff, Berlin, Kadmos, 2007. pp. 218-222.

  • Beyer, V.: "Générique – Produktionsszenarien am Rande von Bildern Velázquez?" In: Zaunschirm, T.: I.K.U.D. 3, 2006. pp. 34-47.


Selected projects

  • Forum for young researchers "Linking Islamic and Christian Art – Transfer and Comparison", June 2010

  • Lecture series: One God – no image? The constitution of the practice of or prohibition on images in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Berlin and Basel 2010

  • Research network: "Ornament: Motif – Mode – Image", 2006 – 2010

  • Co-director of the module "Ornament" in the National Centre of Competence in Research (NFS) Iconic Criticism – eikones, Basel, Switzerland, 2009 – 2013

  • German Research Foundation (DFG) Emmy Noether junior research group "Kosmos/Ornatus. Ornaments as forms of cognition? Persia and France c. 1400 in Comparison" at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, 2008 – 2012

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • VW research group network "Kultbild" (cultic image), Münster

  • Ernst Herzfeld Society for research into Islamic art and archaeology

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • one child


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