Short CV/Education and training

  • Study of Medieval History and History of Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Visiting positions (selection)

  • 1976 – 1977
    CESM Poitiers

  • 1983 – 1985
    Free University Berlin

  • 1990
    CASVA, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.

  • 1999
    Biblioteca Hertziana, Rome

  • 2000 – 2001
    Institute for Advanced Studies, Hebrew University

  • 2007 – 2008
    Max Planck Kunsthistorisches Institut Florenz

  • 2009 – 2010
    Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows"

Selected publications

  • Kühnel, Bianca (2003): The End of Time in the Order of Things: Science and Eschatology in Early Medieval Art. Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner.

  • Kühnel, Bianca (Hrsg.): The Real and Ideal Jerusalem in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Art. Special double issue of the annual Jewish Art 23/24, 1997/1998.

  • Kühnel, Bianca (1994): Crusader Art of the Twelfth Century: A Geographical, an Historical, or an Art-Historical Notion. Berlin: Gebr. Mann Verlag.

  • Kühnel, Bianca (1987): From the Earthly to the Heavenly Jerusalem; Representations of the Holy City in Christian Art of the First Millennium (Rome-Freiburg/Br.-Vienna: Herder Verlag. (Römische Quartalschrift für christliche Altertumskunde und Kirchengeschichte, 42. Supplementheft).

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Projections of Jerusalem in Europe: A Monumental Network (European Research Council Advanced Grant, May 2010 – June 2015)

  • The Holy Land Elsewhere (in cooperation with Bruno Reudenbach, University of Hamburg, and Gerhard Wolf, Max-Planck Kunsthistorisches Institut Florenz) (German-Israeli Foundation, January 2010 – December 2012)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • College Art Association (CAA)

  • International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA)

  • IKON Journal of Iconographic Studies (University of Rijeka), editorial board

  • Iconology Research Group (IRG), Universities of Louvain and Utrecht, scientific committee


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