07 Jun

The future of art history: "Materials & Makings"

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm

7 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.

The tangible and tactile aspects of artworks ‒ the materials of which they are made and the techniques used to shape them ‒ have long been neglected by art historians. Only since the onset of the 1990s, under the influence of the 'new materialism' and the ‘material turn’, has the sheer materiality of art received more attention in the field, and it is now regarded as a significant property (together with 'form' and 'content') of artistic creations.

Materials, techniques and tools are now being studied as sources of insight and mediators of knowledge transfer ‒ and in the context of their 'embeddedness' in local and global networks.


Dr. Buket Altinoba, Institute of Art History, LMU
Prof. Dr. Hildegard Frübis, Institute of Art History, LMU
Dr. Léa Kuhn, Institute of Art History, LMU
Prof. Dr. Aleksandra Lipinská is a member of the Faculty of History and the Arts at LMU's. Her research focuses on the art of the Early Modern Period
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Logemann, Institute of Art History, LMU


Prof. Dr. Magdalena Bushart is Professor of the History of Art in the Institute of History and Art History at the Technical University of Berlin.

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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