Short CV/Education and training

Education:

  •  
    Studied at Università di Trieste (Italy) and the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn (Germany)

  • 1990
    Ph.D. (Promotion) in Geochemistry and Classical Archaeology, Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn

  • 1998
    Ph.D. (Promotion) in Art History, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität Bonn

  • 2009
    "Habilitation" in Art History, Freie Universität Berlin, Cumulative Habilitation Art and Science

Positions held:

  • 1987 – 1990
    Research Associate, Dept. of Stable Isotope Geochemistry at Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Steinmann-Institute for Geology and Mineralogy

  • 1991 – 1992
    Research Consultant at German Research Foundation/Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Bonn

  • 1998 – 2003
    Lecturer in Art History at Stuttgart University, Art History Department

  • 2002 – 2003
    Lecturer in Art History at Augsburg University, Art History Department

  • 2003 – 2008
    Affiliated Scholar at Department II of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin

  • 2003 – 2010
    Lecturer in Art History at Freie Universität Berlin, Art History Department

  • Since 2009
    Privatdozentin for Art History at Freie Universität Berlin, Art History Department

  • Since 2010
    Heisenberg Fellow at the Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte/Institute of Art and Visual History, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

  • 2011
    Michaelmas Term – Invited Academic Visitor at the Centre for Visual Studies, History of Art Department, University of Oxford

  • 2012
    Trinity Term – Invited Academic Visitor at the Centre for Visual Studies, History of Art Department, University of Oxford

Selected publications

  • "Induction of Visibility. Reflections on Histological Slides, Drawing Visual Hypotheses, and Aesthetic-Epistemic Actions." Special issue on Microscopical Slides edited by Ilana Löwy, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 35.3 (2013).

  • "Inducing Visibilities. An Attempt at Santiago Ramón y Cajal's Aesthetic Epistemology." Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 42, 4 (2011): 391-394.

  • "Naturwissenschaft und Kunst," in: Ulrich Pfisterer (Hrsg.) Metzler Lexikon Kunstwissenschaft. Ideen, Methoden, Begriffe (Zweite Auflage, Stuttgart: Metzler, 2011), 299-305.

  • "Wahrheit," in: Ulrich Pfisterer (ed.) Metzler Lexikon Kunstwissenschaft. Ideen, Methoden, Begriffe (Zweite Auflage, Stuttgart: Metzler, 2011), 469-474.

  • "Landschaftszeichnung und Ortssehnsucht um 1800," in: Rudolf Behrens und Jörn Steigerwald (eds.) Räume des Subjekts um 1800: Zur imaginativen Selbstverortung des Individuums zwischen Spätaufklärungen und Romantik (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2010), 245-265.

  • "Optical Instruments and Modes of Vision in Early Nineteenth Century," in: Werner Busch (Hrsg.) Verfeinertes Sehen. Optik und Farbe im 18. und frühen 19. Jahrhundert (München: R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 2008), 201-221.

  • [as editor] Observing Nature – Representing Experience. The Osmotic Dynamics of Romanticism 1800-1850 (Berlin: Reimer, 2007).

  • "Scambio di vedute. Lo sguardo sulla natura e la Camera Lucida tra i paesaggisti internazionali a Roma intorno al 1820," in: Lorenz Enderlein, Nino Zchomelidse (Hrsg.), Fictions of Isolation: Artistic and Intellectual Exchange in Rome During the First Half of the 19th Century (Roma: L'Erma Di Bretschneider, 2006), 195-214.

  • [as editor] Drawing with Optical Instruments. Devices and Concepts of Visuality and Representation. ECHO Open Research Library (http://echo.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/content/optics), Berlin, für Kunstgeschichte II (2000): 269-277.

  • Ikonographie eines Wandels. Form und Intention von Selbstbildnis und Porträt des Bildhauers im Italien des 16. Jahrhunderts (Berlin: Tenea, 1999).



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • INDUCTION OF VISIBILITY. An Attempt at the Notion of Aesthetic-Epistemic Action / INDUKTION VON SICHTBARKEIT. Ein Versuch zum Begriff der ästhetisch-epistemischen Aktion (Funded by: German Research Foundation / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG)

  • "VISUALIZATION: A Critical Survey of the Concept / VISUALISIERUNG: Eine begriffskritische Bestandsaufnahme", with James Elkins (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Harun Badakhshi (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin). (Funded by: German Research Foundation / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG)

  • ENCHANTED DRAWING. Framing Animation as an Imaging Culture, a cooperation project with the Department of the History of Art – Cinema Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and the Graduate Field Committee in Film Studies / Department of English of the University of Maryland (Funded by: German Research Foundation / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft – DFG).

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Referee for Leonardo Journal and Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, since 2010

  • Member of DELOS – Network of Excellence on Digital Libraries (European Commission's Information Society Technologies 5th Framework Programme – IST-FP5), since 2007

  • Founder Member of "Interdisziplinäres Zentrum Kunstwissenschaft und Ästhetik", Freie Universität Berlin, 2003 – 2007

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