Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2015
    Humboldt Professor at the Institute of German Studies, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, Germany

  • 2005 – 2015
    Research professor at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris (2005-2009 Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris / 2009-2011 Centre Marc Bloch, Berlin / 2011-2015 Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

  • 2004
    Habilitation thesis ("Histoire du discours sur l’art. France-Allemagne, 1750-1850", Université Paris 8 ["History of art-theoretical and art-historical discourse in Germany and France, 1750-1850"])

  • 1996 – 2005
    Researcher at CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris

  • 1995
    PhD thesis ("Le discours sur la peinture de paysage dans le romantisme allemand. Fondements et enjeux d’un débat esthétique autour de 1800", Université Paris 8 ["The discourse on landscape painting in German Romanticism: Foundations and challenges of an aesthetic debate, circa 1800"])

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    Studies in German and Romance Literatures at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris, Freie Universität Berlin and Universität Göttingen

Selected publications

  • Peindre le paysage. Discours critique et renouveau pictural dans le romantisme allemand. Tusson 1996

  • Johann Joachim Winckelmann. Enquête sur la genèse de l’histoire de l’art. Paris 2000

    [translated into German: Untersuchungen zu Winckelmanns Exzerptheften. Ein Beitrag zur Genealogie der Kunstgeschichte im 18. Jahrhundert. Translated by W. von Wangenheim and R. M. Hofter. Ruhpolding 2005]

  • Johann Georg Sulzer. Commented edition of his Collected Writings (with H. Adler). Vol. 1: Kurzer Begriff aller Wissenschaften. Erste (1745) und zweite (1759) Auflage. Ed. by H. Adler, with an introduction to the life and work of J. G. Sulzer by E. Décultot. Basel 2014

  • Lesen, Kopieren, Schreiben. Lese- und Exzerpierkunst in der europäischen Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts. Berlin 2014 [with a new introduction tranlated from French: Lire, copier, écrire. Les bibliothèques manuscrites et leurs usages au XVIIIe siècle. Paris 2003]

  • Exhibition Catalogue: Winckelmann. Moderne Antike. Ed. by E. Décultot, M. Dönike, W. Holler, C. Keller, T. Valk and B. Werche, Munich, Hirmer, 2017.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Edition of the Collected Writings of Johann Georg Sulzer (https://schriftkultur.uni-halle.de/en/kunsttheorie-aesthetik/)

  • Exhibition Winckelmann. Modern Antiquity (https://schriftkultur.uni-halle.de/en/winckelmann-moderne-antike/)

  • Excerpting, Citing, Plagiarizing (https://schriftkultur.uni-halle.de/en/lesen-exzerpieren-zitieren/)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Senate and Grants Committee on Research Training Groups, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), since 2017

  • Directory board, Interdisciplinary Centre for European Enlightenment Studies, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, since 2015

  • Scientific advisory board, Research Center Sanssouci, Potsdam (RECS), since 2016

  • Scientific advisory board, Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte, Paris, since 2015

  • Directory board, Zentrum für Klassikforschung, Weimar, 2011 – 2016

  • Scientific advisory board, Musée du Louvre, Paris, 2011 – 2015

Media coverage

  • https://schriftkultur.uni-halle.de/presse/

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