Editorial Board

Art-Hist is refereed and edited by an independent board of editors, which may also commission contributions. 

List editors

Elisabeth Furtwängler (Berlin)
Steffen Haug (Berlin)
Caroline Heise (Mainz)
Elsje van Kessel (Paris)
Constance Krüger (Berlin)
Franziska Lampe (Florence)
Fabian Ludovico (Kassel)
Lisa Roemer (Göttingen)
Stefanie Stallschus (Berlin)
Tim Urban (Florence/Berlin)

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Review Editors

Carolin Behrmann (Firenze)
Livia Cárdenas (Basel/Berlin)
Rainer Donandt (Hamburg)
Robert Felfe (Berlin)
Hans Georg Hiller von Gaertringen (Berlin)
Karin Leonhard (Eichstätt)
Philipp Zitzlsperger (Berlin)

Wolfgang Sarges (Hamburg)

About the Editors

Dr. Carolin Behrmann has studied art history, european ethnology and philosophy in Tuebingen, Bologna and Berlin. Issues on political iconology, roman art and politics in the 16th and 17th centuries and art as social strategy. 2001-05 collaborator of the project “Requiem” (DFG-project). 2005-11 lecturer at the Institute of Art and Visual History at the Humboldt-University of Berlin (chair Prof. Horst Bredekamp). 2008-09 Pre-Doc-Fellow at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles. PhD: "Tyrann und Maertyrer. Bild und Ideengeschichte des Rechts". Since 2014 leader of the Minerva research group "The Nomos of Images. Manifestation and Iconology of Law" at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut. [E-mail]

Dr. Livia Cárdenas studied art history, cultural studies and french in Berlin and in Tours (France), editor for the news department of the Berlin-Brandenburg television (online-board), collaboration in a publishing company for history and art history. 2006-08 scientific collaborator at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen. 2008-09 scientific collaborator at the Institute of Art and Visual History at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. Lecturer at University of Basel. Her dissertation explores late medieval relic books.[E-mail 

Rainer Donandt M.A. has studied history and art history at the University of Hamburg and was fellow of the Graduate Studies Program on Political Iconography (Graduiertenkolleg Politische Ikonographie), University of Hamburg. He is currently writing his doctoral dissertation on Filippo Brunelleschi. [E-mail]

Prof. Dr. Robert Felfe, History of Art and Cultural Studies; dissertation 2000 on book illustration and natural sciences in publications by the Swiss scholar and polyhistor Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733); following different jobs in scientific research as well as editorial work, since 2002 research position in the „Research Center on Performing Cultures“ at the Free University Berlin with a focus on: the history of collections in the early modern period, practice and theory of printmaking, images and natural sciences 16th – 18th century, as well as photography. [E-mail] 

Elisabeth Furtwängler, M.A. studied art history, archeology and modern history in Berlin and Rome. After her graduation she worked in the art trade in Basle/Switzerland. From 2008 to 2010 she was scientific collaborator at the University of Leipzig. She is scholarship holder of the Fonds National de la Recherche Luxembourg and is currently writing her doctoral dissertation about tendencies in printmaking of the Nouvelle Ecole de Paris. [E-mail]

Dr. des. Steffen Haug Studied art history and philosophy in Berlin. Graduated with a study on the denial of images in the Oeuvre of Alfredo Jaar in 2004. Collaboration in several exhibitions. 2006-2007 Scholarship at the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte (German Center for Art History) in Paris. Doctoral dissertation on the role of the visual sources in Walter Benjamin's Arcades-Project. Since 2013 research assistant for the edition of Aby Warburg's letters at the Institute for Art history of the Humboldt-University, Berlin. [E-mail]

Caroline Heise M.A. studied art history, German literature, gender studies and business studies in Freiburg i. Brsg. and Mainz. She received her M.A. in art history in 2012 from the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz, with a thesis on "The return to color. Jackson Pollock 1952−56". Since April 2012 she is teaching at the Department of Art History at the Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz. She is now working on a dissertation on "Material aesthetics/aesthetics of material(s) in the work of Paul Klee" (working title). [E-Mail]

Dr. Hans Georg Hiller von Gaertringen, born in 1972, has studied Art History, Russian Literature and History in Dresden, Naples and Berlin. In 2009 he has finished his dissertation on "De-Decoration. On the Removal of Historicist Ornament in the 20th Century". He has published several books on the history of photography, architecture and museum history.

Dr. Elsje van Kessel  studied art history at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. After completing her M.A. in 2006, she started her tenure at Leiden University as a Ph.D. candidate, where she was a collaborator of the project Art, Agency, and Living Presence Response in Early Modern Italy, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). In 2011, she finished her dissertation, titled The Social Lives of Paintings in Sixteenth-Century Venice. In 2011/12 she has a fellowship at the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte in Paris where she works on a project concerning the changing interactions between artworks and viewers in early museums around 1800. [E-Mail]

Constance Krüger M.A. studied art history and gender studies at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Jagiellonian University Kraków. Between 2010 and 2012 she worked in the exhibition project “Side by Side. Poland – Germany. A 1000 Years of Art and History” at the Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin. Since 2012 she has been Personal Assistant to the Director at the Martin-Gropius-Bau. Constance is interested in Polish art history, textile arts, and gender.[E-Mail]

Franziska Lampe M.A., studied art history, french literature and comparative literature at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Université de Nantes and Saarland University. Since 10/2012 Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Heidelberg with a research project on Lyonel Feiningers’ photographic work. 12/2012 - 01/2015 graduate assistant at Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut. From 02/2015 Doctoral-Fellowship from Landesgraduiertenförderung of Baden-Wuerttemberg in cooperation with the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Florence. [E-Mail]

Dr. Karin Leonhard art historian. Doctoral thesis “Zur Interieurmalerei Jan Vermeers“ („The painted room. Jan Vermeer’s interior paintings”); since 2004 assistant professor at the institute for art history, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany; at present Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz. Major interests: Theories on space and perception in the Early Modern Period; history of science and history of art in 17th-century Netherlands and Britain; history and methods of art history/Bildwissenschaften; Baroque and Postmodernism. [E-mail]

Dr. Fabian Ludovico is project manager at the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel responsible for the new organization of the Hessisches Landesmuseum. He studied art history and German philology in Karlsruhe and Heidelberg. In 2010 he finished his dissertation "Karl Otto – Architekt und Lehrer. Ein biographischer Beitrag zur deutschen Nachkriegsmoderne". From 2010 to 2012 he worked as scientific assistant at the Werkbundarchiv – Museum of Things in Berlin. Here he curated the exhibition "Schreiben & Bauen. Der Nachlass von Hermann Muthesius im Werkbundarchiv – Museum der Dinge". After that he was research associate with the Chair in principles and theory of structural design at the University of Dortmund. [E-mail]

Lisa Roemer M.A. studied art history and Italian philology in Berlin and Rome. In 2008 she was graduated with a thesis on the gallery of maps in Salzburg. From 2008 to 2012 she held a scholarship from TOPOI, Berlin. In 2010/11 she was a doctoral fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana, Rome. She is currently working as scientific collaborator at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on the perception and organization of Rome’s urban space in textual and visual records from 1400 to 1600. [E-Mail]

Wolfgang Sarges M.A.studied art history, philosophy and musicology in Marburg/L.

Dr. des. Stefanie Stallschus studied art history, history, and sociology at Hamburg and Berlin, and finished 2009 her dissertation, titled "Between the Images: Film as Experiment Field for Pop Art". 2005-2012 scientific collaborator at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, where she cofounded 2008 the media art magazine Off Topic. Since 2013 scientific collaborator at Technical University Berlin. Her research interests include intermediality in twentieth-century art, film and video art, performance art, methodologies of art history, and digital visual culture. [E-Mail]

Dr. Tim Urban has studied art history, classical archeology and business administration in Tuebingen, Trier and Berlin. Since 2014 he is a Research Coordinator and PR-Manager at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut. 2010-14 he was a scientific collaborator and academic assistant at the German Historical Museum, Berlin. 2004-2012 he worked at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut and the Collaborative Research Centre „Fremdheit und Armut. Wandel von Inklusions- und Exklusionsformen von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart“ at University of Trier. In 2011 he has finished his dissertation on „Weg. Ort. Raum. Hans Memlings ‚Passion Christi’ und die Translokation einer Sakraltopographie Jerusalems“ at the Institute of Art and Visual History at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. [E-Mail]

PD Dr. Philipp Zitzlsperger. Doctorate thesis 2000 (Munich) on "Gianlorenzo Bernini. The portaits of popes and kings" [Gianlorenzo Bernini. Die Papst- und Herrscherporträts. Zum Verhältnis von Bildnis und Macht], publ. Munich 2002. Researcher at the Seminar for Art History, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, in the Research Program REQUIEM. - Roman Papal- and Cardinal Tombs”. Habilitation 2007, which concentrates mainly on Renaissance painting of the Quattro and Cinquecento. Investigations on a method designed to strengthen the relevance of history of costume as an essential component of art history. [E-mail]


Founding Members of H-ArtHist

ArtHist.net was launched in Hamburg (Germany) in 2001 by 

Dr. Matthias Bruhn (Berlin)
Rainer Donandt M.A. (Hamburg)
Dr. Joachim Homann (Brunswick, ME)
Iris Mahnke M.A. (Berlin)
Dr. Claudia Sedlarz (Berlin)


Former Board Members

Dr. Jonas Beyer (Hamburg)
Dr. Jan von Brevern (Berlin)
Dr. Matthias Bruhn (Berlin)
Dr. Joachim Homann (Brunswick, ME)
Dr. Godehard Janzing (Paris)
Iris Mahnke M.A. (Berlin)
Dr. des. Nadine Söll (Berlin)
Dr. Claudia Sedlarz (Berlin)
Caroline Philipp M.A. (Berlin)
Dr. Achim Timmermann (Ann Arbor, MI)