28 Jun

The future of art history: "History as a Paradigm"

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm

28 June 2021

The lecture series #zukunftderkunstgeschichte will explore new perspectives for a modernizized, contemporary approach to the Humanities, which draws upon ideas from social, political, technological and interdisciplinary contexts, without sidelining traditional methodologies.

The lectures will be given by specialists from LMU's School of Arts and external experts and scholars, and are open to all those interested.

That the history of art is methodologically inseparable from the historical sciences is clear from its very name. This evening’s session, with art historian Regine Prange and media scientist Claus Pias as guest lecturers, will consider the relevance of historical thinking as an epistemological tool and self-reflexive methodology in today’s world.

Can historical thinking, which is based on the explanatory power of changes over time, still play a significant role in what has become a post-normative scholarly discourse that emphasizes fluidity, simultaneity, transitions and uncertainty? How can the critical function of the historical approach as a mode of thought that privileges differentiation and discrimination be argumentatively upheld today?


Prof. Dr. Stephan Hoppe, Professor of Art History with a Focus on Bavarian Art (Institute of Art History, LMU)
Prof. Dr. Hubertus Kohle, Chair of Medieval and Modern Art (Institute of Art History, LMU)
Dr. Daniela Stöppel, Institute of Art History, LMU


Prof. Dr. Regine Prange holds the Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art History, and the Theory of Art and Media at the Institute of Art History at Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.
Prof. Dr. Claus Pias is Professor of the Theory and History of Media at the Institute for the Cultures and Aesthetics of Digital Media (ICAM) at Leuphana University in Lüneburg.

To attend this lecture series, please register once in advance. Following registration, you will receive a confirmatory e-mail with details on how to access the meeting. All events will be conducted in German, recorded and subsequently made available on LMUcast.

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