31 May

The future of art history: "Rethinking Art History with disAbilities?"

Opening hours / Beginning:

7:00 pm

31 May 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 interdisciplinary field of Disability Studies is largely structured on the basis of images and objects, and as such, it has many points of contact with central research concerns in the areas of art history and image studies.

This explains why "Rethinking Art History with disAbilities" hopes to stimulate constructive dialog and collective discussion between diverse positions on the topic of disAbilities and art history/image studies, based on a broad perspective that takes in all epochs. Questions relating to terminologies (including intersectional approaches and access modes) and constructions and perceptions of categories such as disAbility, dis_ability, handicap, impairment etc. will be at the forefront of the session.


Prof. Dr. Burcu Dogramaci (Institute of Art History, LMU) is an art historian whose research focuses on 20th-century art and contemporary art.
Prof. Dr. Chiara Franceschini is Director of the Institute of Art History at LMU. Her research focuses on the art on the Early Modern Period.
Dr. Henry Kaap, Institute of Art History, LMU


Dr. Bianca Frohne is an academic staff member in Medieval History in the Department of History at the University of Kiel.
Viktor Neumann is a curator and art historian, and Visiting Professor of Curatorial Theory and Dramaturgical Practice at the University of Arts and Design in Karlsruhe.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Schnalke is Professor of the History of Medicine and Medical Museum Studies, and Director of the Berlin Museum of Medical History in the Charité.

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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