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

List editors

Hannah Butz (Berlin)
Lee Chichester (Bochum)
Davide Ferri (Florence/Bern)
Irene Gilodi (Florence)
Laura Gvenetadze (Mainz)
Lisa Jordan (Munich)
Henry Kaap (Berlin/Munich)
Franziska Klemstein (Berlin)
Sophie Kleveman (Berlin)
Franziska Lampe (Munich)
Amelie Ochs (Bremen)
Marthje Sagewitz (Paris)
Tim Urban (Bonn)

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Review Editors

Anke Blümm (Weimar)
Livia Cárdenas (Berlin)
Rainer Donandt (Hamburg)
Steffen Haug (London)
Hans Georg Hiller von Gaertringen (Berlin)
Stefanie Stallschus (Berlin)
Elsje van Kessel (St Andrews)
Philipp Zitzlsperger (Innsbruck)

Wolfgang Sarges (Hamburg)

About the Editors

Dr. Anke Blümm, studied church music, German language and literature, and art history in Heidelberg and Berlin. 2011 PhD at the BTU Cottbus (‚Degenerate Architecture‘? Dealing with the New Building 1933–1945 [published in German 2013]). From 2013-2016 coordinator of the DFG project „Networks in Motion. Bauhaus members and their relationships in the 1930s and 1940s“. Since 2017 research associate at the Bauhaus-Museum, Klassik Stiftung Weimar. 2019 curator of the new permanent exhibition of the Haus Am Horn; 2021 „Forgotten Bauhaus Women. Life Destinies in the 1930s and 1940s“. [E-Mail]

Hannah Butz M.A., studied art history and theatre and media studies in Erlangen and Bern, master's degree in art history with a focus on museum studies/digital humanities. After that she did a traineeship in press relations. 2021/2022 Project assistant at the University of Marburg in the field of research data infrastructures. She is currently working on her PhD project on the attic sculptures at the Reichstag building. [E-Mail]

Dr. Livia Cárdenas studied art history, cultural studies and French literature and linguistics 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 research fellow at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen. 2008-09 Research assistant at the Institute of Art and Visual History at the Humboldt-University of Berlin. Lecturer at University of Basel. Post-doctoral researcher at the Chair for Art History at the Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik, Technische Univberistät Berlin. PhD at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, Habilitation at the Leuphana University Lüneburg.[E-mail 

Lee Chichester M.A. studied Art and Visual History as well as Biology in Berlin and 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. She was assistant curator for the exhibition +ultra. knowledge & gestaltung (Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin) and curator of August Gaul. Moderne Tiere (Kunstmuseum Bern). PhD at Humboldt-Universität on structural research in biology and art during the first half of the 20th century. Since November 2022 Postdoc researcher at Ruhr-Universität Bochum.  [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]

Davide Ferri M.A. studied art and visual history, classical archaeology and image theory at the Humboldt-University in Berlin and at the University of Basel. Since 2019 postgraduate research assistant at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institute in the department of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf. PhD candidate at the University of Bern, with a research project on embodiment and territoriality in the 17th century, focusing on the political use of images in the Republic of Genoa.[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 and since March 2022 coordinator of 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]

Lisa Jordan M.A. studied art history, classical archeology and ancient history at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Università degli Studi Roma Tre. After working at the Boros collection (Bunker) of contemporary art and the Schering Stiftung in Berlin she began her Phd studies on the topic of independent drawings by Guercino (supervisor Prof. Wolf Dietrich Löhr) at the Freie Universität Berlin. From 2015 to 2016 she worked as a graduate assistant in the department of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf, director of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, where from 2017 to 2019 she was based as a doctoral fellow. Since 2017 she is a member of the Scuola dottorale confederale in Civiltà Italiana at Università della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano. [E-Mail]

Dr. Henry Kaap studied art history, archeology and history in Berlin and Rome. He earned his PhD 2019 from Freie Universität Berlin, with a dissertation on the art of Lorenzo Lotto. Since Oct. 2019 he is academic assistant in the department of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Pfisterer at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. From 2016–2019 he was academic assistant of Prof. em. Dr. Hans Belting in the project “Iconic Presence: The Evidence of Images in Religion”, funded by the International Balzan Price Foundation, as well as doctoral researcher at the Center for Advanced Studies “BildEvidenz. History and Aesthetics” at FU Berlin. 2013–2016 doctoral researcher at the Kunsthistorisches Institut Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut. 2011–2018 board member of the Ulmer Verein – Verband für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften e.V. Since 2018 editor of kritischen berichte. Zeitschrift für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften. [E-Mail]

Dr. Franziska Klemstein 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. Fellow of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation. PhD 2020 with a dissertation about monument preservation in the GDR. [E-Mail]

Sophie Kleveman M.A., studied art history and English philology in Göttingen and Venice. 2014 Master's degree with a thesis on "The Roman Antiquities Collections of the Medici under Popes Leo X and Clement VII". Between 2014 and 2019 she was involved in several projects, such as registrar and expert advisor at 3B-Produktion GmbH (Berlin) for the four-part ZDF/3sat film production “Kunst und Verbrechen” (Grimme Award), as research assistant in the cooperative research project “Werke aus Stein und Gips” (University of Göttingen & Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum Braunschweig) and as a research assistant in the “Lyonel Feininger Project” (Moeller Fine Art Ltd., Berlin/New York). Since 2017 she has been working on her PhD project titled "The Papal Supervision of Antiquities in the 17th Century" primarily in Italy, funded by the DAAD (2018) and the Gerda Henkel Foundation (since 2018) with fellowships at the German Historical Institute in Rome (DHI) as well as at the Deutsches Studienzentrum in Venice (DSZV) (2021/2022). [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]

Amelie Ochs M.A. studied art and visual history, history and humanities at Humboldt-University in Berlin, Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV) and the Technical University of Dresden. Since 2019 she has worked as a research assistant at the University of Bremen in cooperation with Mariann Steegmann Institute. Art & Gender. Her dissertation examines project the context of image consumption and display strategies in still life/object photography and display windows at the beginning of the 20th century.

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 2020 he is a PR-Manager and Research Coordinator at Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad. 2014-20 he was 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. 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 was launched in Hamburg (Germany) in 2001 as H-ArtHist 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

Hanna Baro † (Berlin/Siegen)
Prof. Dr. Carolin Behrmann (Bochum)
Dr. Jonas Beyer (Zürich)
Prof. Dr. Jan von Brevern (Weimar)
Prof. Dr. Matthias Bruhn (Karlsruhe/Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Robert Felfe (Graz)
Dr. Elisabeth Furtwängler (Berlin)
Caroline Heise (Mainz)
Dr. Hans Georg Hiller von Gaertringen (Berlin)
Dr. Joachim Homann (Brunswick, ME)
Dr. Godehard Janzing (Marburg)
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)
Dr. Lisa Roemer (Mainz)
Dr. Nadine Söll (Berlin)
Dr. Claudia Sedlarz (Berlin)
Dr. Stefanie Stallschus (Berlin)
Dr. Achim Timmermann (Ann Arbor, MI)
Prof. Dr. Philipp Zitzlsperger (Innsbruck)