Editorial Board

ArtHist.net is refereed and edited by an independent board of editors, which may also commission contributions. 

List editors

Lee Chichester (Berlin)
Irene Gilodi (Florence)
Laura Gvenetadze (Mainz)
Henry Kaap (Berlin)
Franziska Klemstein (Berlin)
Franziska Lampe (Florence)
Marthje Sagewitz (Paris)
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)
Steffen Haug (London)
Hans Georg Hiller von Gaertringen (Berlin)
Elsje van Kessel (Paris)
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 

Lee Chichester M.A. studied Art and Visual History as well as Biology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Bard Graduate Center in New York. She graduated in 2014 with a Master’s thesis on Wenzel Jamnitzer and Early Modern embodied geometry. Between 2014 and 2017, she was research associate at the Cluster of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung. An Interdisciplinary Laboratory” at Humboldt-Universität. In this context, she worked as a curatorial assistant for the exhibition +ultra. knowledge & gestaltung (9/2016–1/2017, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin). Since 2017, she is PhD candidate at Humboldt-Universität, working on structural research in science and art during the first half of the 20thcentury. [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] 

Irene Gilodi M. A. studied art history, cultural management and musicology at the Università Ca' Foscari in Venice, the Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. In 2017, she started her PhD project on mosaic floors in the Mediterranean region depicting the earth, from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages (advisor Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf), and since spring 2017 she has been a member of the Scuola dottorale confederale in Civiltà Italiana at the Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. From 2013 to 2016, she worked as student assistant for the Mediathek of the Institute for Art and Visual History of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; in 2016, she was student assistant and in 2017 graduate assistant at the Kunsthistorischen Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut; since 2018, she is an academic assistant at the same institute. [E-Mail]

Laura Gvenetadze M.A. has studied art history and french at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz and at Université François Rabelais Tours. Since 2017 she is scientific collaborator at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. In her current PhD project, she focuses on Carolus-Duran and the portrait market in late nineteenth-century France. [E-Mail]

Dr. 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. 2006-07 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. 2013–16 research assistant for the edition of Aby Warburg's letters at the Institute for Art history of the Humboldt-University, Berlin. 2017 Frances A. Yates Research Fellow at the Warburg Institute, London. Since September 2018 Research Associate at the project Bilderfahrzeuge. Aby Warburg’s Legacy and the Future of Iconology, Warburg Institute, London. [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. [E-Mail]

Henry Kaap M.A., studied art history, classical archeology as well as early modern and modern history in Berlin and Rome. Since 2016 he is research collaborator of Prof. em. Dr. Hans Belting in the project “Iconic Presence: The Evidence of Images in Religion”, funded by the International Balzan Price Foundation. At the same time he is doctoral researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies “BildEvidenz. History and Aesthetics” at FU Berlin. 2011–2018 board member of the Ulmer Verein – Verband für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften e.V. 2013–2016 doctoral researcher at the Kunsthistorisches Institut Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut. Passim editing of various scientific publications. His dissertation titled "Lorenzo Lotto: Bilderverehrung – Bildskepsis – Bildwitz" was submitted to the FU Berlin in 2018. [E-Mail]

Franziska Klemstein M.A. studied Art History and History at FU Berlin and VU Amsterdam as well as Art History and Art Technology at TU Berlin. From 2014 to 2015 freelance activities for the Berlin Monument Authority and the TU Berlin. 2015 research assistant at TU Kaiserslautern. Since 2016 Fellow of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation with a PhD-project about monument preservation in the GDR. [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]

Marthje Sagewitz M.A.Studied Art History and History at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) and Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel. In 2016 she received her M.A. with a thesis on references to medieval art in the work of Auguste Rodin, focusing in particular on the "Bourgeois de Calais". She has been a research assistant at the German Center for Art History Paris (Department Young Researchers) since 2017 and is currently working on a PhD project exploring references to medieval art in Third Republic sculpture. [E-Mail]

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

Dr. 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]

Prof. Dr. Philipp Zitzlsperger. Doctorate thesis 2000 (Munich) on "Gianlorenzo Bernini. The portraits of popes and sovereigns" [Gianlorenzo Bernini. Die Papst- und Herrscherporträts. Zum Verhältnis von Bildnis und Macht, publ. Munich 2002]. 2001-2010 researcher at the IKB, Humboldt-University (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. Since 2010 he is professor for Art History at the Department of Design at the Fresenius University of Applied Science. [E-mail]


Founding Members of H-ArtHist

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

Prof. Dr. Matthias Bruhn (Karlsruhe/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 (Zürich)
Dr. Jan von Brevern (Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Bruhn (Karlsruhe/Berlin)
Dr. Elisabeth Furtwängler (Berlin)
Caroline Heise (Mainz)
Dr. Joachim Homann (Brunswick, ME)
Dr. Godehard Janzing (Paris)
Dr. Elsje van Kessel (St Andrews)
Constance Krüger M.A. (Berlin)
Dr. Fabian Ludovico (Kassel)
Iris Mahnke M.A. (Berlin)
Caroline Philipp M.A. (Berlin)
Lisa Roemer M.A. (Göttingen)
Dr. Nadine Söll (Berlin)
Dr. Claudia Sedlarz (Berlin)
Dr. Achim Timmermann (Ann Arbor, MI)