Short CV/Education and training

  • 1977
    Abitur (A-levels) at the Conrad von Soest Gymnasium (grammar school, for modern languages), Soest, Germany

  • 1977 – 1978
    Worked as an au pair and attended a language school in Geneva, Switzerland; certificate of completion: Diplôme de Langue Française de l'Alliance Français (mention très honorable)

  • 1978 – 1979
    Studied at the University of Münster, Germany. Major subject: art history; minor subjects: modern history, education

  • 1979 – 1984
    Continued studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich, Germany (awarded the Magister Artium degree (MA), with top marks)

  • 1983 – 1984
    Participated in the research project "Child wage labour in the 19th century" at the LMU Munich

  • 1984 – 1985
    German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship to the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK

  • 1985 – 1987
    Doctoral studies at the LMU Munich

  • 1987 – 1988
    Postdoctoral Fellow of the John Paul Getty Trust at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

  • 1988 – 1990
    Staff appointment in the Department of Art History, LMU Munich

  • 1990 – 1996
    Temporary position as a research associate in the Department of Art History, LMU Munich

  • 1996
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in mediaeval and modern art history, LMU Munich

  • 1996 – 1997
    Acting C2 professor in Munich

  • 1996 – 1996
    Visiting Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia

  • 1997
    Acting C3 professor in Munich

  • 1997 – 1998
    Acting C2 professor in Hamburg

  • 1999
    Acting C4 professor in Munich

  • Since 2000
    Professorship at the University of Salzburg, Austria (chair for mediaeval and modern art history)

  • 2000 – 2001
    Member of the management board of the Department of Art History

  • 2000 – 2008
    Erasmus exchange programme coordinator

  • 2001 – 2004
    Elected for membership in the faculty

  • 2004 – 2009
    Head of the Department of Art History

  • Since 2004
    Deputy director of the Department of Arts. The Department of Arts includes the subjects of musicology, dance studies, and art history.

  • 2004 – 2009
    Member of the faculty senate

  • 2007 – 2010
    Spokesperson for the professors in the Faculty of History and Arts

  • 2009 – 2015
    Director of the Department of Arts

Selected publications

Independent publications

  • Joshua Reynolds. Diskurse und Gemälde (Diss. München 1986), Weinheim 1990 (Acta humaniora)

  • Das Studium der Kunstgeschichte. Eine praxisbetonte Einführung, Berlin (Akademie-Verlag) 1999, 2., überarb. Auflage 2003, 3., überarb. Aufl. 2008

  • Die Kartause von Champmol. Grablege der burgundischen Herzöge 1364-1477, Berlin (Akademie-Verlag) 2002(Habilitationsschrift)

  • Konkurrenz und ihre Gesichter in der Kunst. Wettbewerb, Kreativität und ihre Wirkungen, Berlin (Akademie-Verlag) 2006

  • Die Stephansburse. Die Sprache der Steine: Edelsteinallegorese im frühen Mittelalter, Regensburg (Schnell & Steiner) 2012

Articles

  • Mythos Burgund: Entstehung, Bedeutungen und Fortleben bis zur Gegenwart, in: Archiv für Kulturgeschichte 83 (2001), S. 93-120

  • Der Tassilokelch. Anmerkungen zur Forschungsgeschichte, in: Tassilo III. von Bayern. Großmacht und Ohnmacht im 8. Jahrhundert, hrsg. v. Lothar Kolmer und Christian Rohr, Regensburg (Pustet) 2005, S. 155-174

  • Materialwert – Geldwert – Kunstwert im späten Mittelalter. Beispiele aus Burgund, in: Aichhorn, Ulrike (Hrsg.): Geld und Kreditwesen im Spiegel der Wissenschaftsdisziplinen, Heidelberg (Springer) 2005, S. 177-216

  • Zur Deutungsgeschichte der Soester Tafel und zu ihrem künstlerischen Umfeld, in: Das Soester Antependium und die frühe mittelalterliche Tafelmalerei. Kunsttechnische und kunsthistorische Beiträge (Westfalen 80, 2002), hrsg. v. Joachim Poeschke et al., Münster 2005, S. 97-112

  • Goya und Lion Feuchtwanger, in: Kunst im Text, hrsg. von Konstanze Fliedl, Frankfurt am Main/Basel (Stroemfeld/Nexus) 2005, S. 31-51

    Wiederabdruck in: Zeit/Sprünge. Zu Aspekten des Performativen, Theatralen, Pädagogischen, Medialen und Rhetorischen im 19. Jahrhundert, hrsg. v. Nicole Haitzinger und Claudia Jeschke unter Mitarbeit von Christiane Karl, München 2007, S. 203-220

  • Bildnisse Karls des Kühnen, in: Kunst und Kulturtransfer zur Zeit Karls des Kühnen, hrsg. von Norberto Gramaccini und Marc Carel Schurr, Bern (Peter Lang), 2012, S. 15-48



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

Completed research project

  • The Salzburg University Library's collection of graphic arts (together with Prof. Andrea Gottdang; preparation of the materials by Dr Ulf Sölter) in cooperation with the Residenzgalerie Salzburg (exhibition opening in November 2012)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Head of the committee for the support of printed publications of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), since 2010

  • Advisor on art and art history to the board of trustees of the FWF, since 2008; reelected for the period 10/2011 – 10/2014

  • Alternate member for art history on the advisory board pursuant to the federal law on the return of art works from Austrian, federally funded museums and collections, for the periods 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2010 – 2013

  • Member of the board of the Austrian Association of Art Historians, 2005 – 2007

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