Short CV/Education and training

  • Studied art history, history and German language and literature at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and at the University of Cambridge, UK

  • Doctorate from the University of Cambridge

  • Research Fellow at Christ Church College, University of Oxford, UK

  • Lecturer at the University of Warwick, UK

  • Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany

Selected publications

  • Terror. Wenn Bilder zu Waffen werden, Frankfurt/Main, S. Fischer Verlag, 2017

  • Spaces of Experience: Art Gallery Interiors from 1800 to 2000, New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2009

  • Art History: A Critical Introduction to Its Methods, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2006 (with Michael Hatt)

  • Science and the Perception of Nature: British Landscape Art in the late 18th and early 19th Centuries, New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 1996


Selected projects

  • "Images and Terror. On the history, theory and ethics of political images"

  • "Mobile spaces", research project in the Excellence Cluster "Image – Knowledge – Gestaltung", Humboldt University in Berlin

  • "Designing laboratories", research project in the Excellence Cluster "Image – Knowledge – Gestaltung", Humboldt University in Berlin

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Scientific Board of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation

  • Member of the foundation council of the Schering Foundation

  • Member of the international advisory board of Art History (journal of the British Association of Art Historians)

  • Member of the (German) Federal Law on Support for Young Academics and Artists (NaFÖG) awards committee for the Federal State of Berlin

  • Member of the advisory board to the Berlinische Galerie

  • Member of the Jury for the Schering Art Prize

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