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CV

Professional Career

since 01.07.2010 University Professor of History and Theory of Photography at the Department of Art History at the University of Cologne
since 27.10.1994 University Professor of History and Theory of Photography at the University of Duisburg-Essen
01.04.1993 - 26.10.1994 Scholarship for the habilitation at the DFG-Research Training Group “Theorie der Literatur und der Medien” at the University of Konstanz
01.10.1992 - 30.04.1993 Academic staff at the University of Mannheim, Institute for Romance studies I within the scope of the project “Europäische Identitäten im Vergleich” (Director: Univ. Dr. Charles Grivel; work on the medialization and representation of urban space)
December 1991 Participation in the interdisciplinary research project “Die bürgerliche Frau im 19. Jahrhundert. Fiktion, Ideologie, Realität” (Director: Univ. Prof. Dr. Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat; “Frauen –fotografierte Indizes. Über die Darstellung von Frauen auf medizinischen, justizialen und anthropometrischen Fotografien (On the representation of women in medicine, police and anthropometrie in the second half of the 19th Century“; FWF Austrian Science Fund; Contract work
February until
December 1990
Participation in the research project “Ästhetische Theorie und Praxis bei Wittgenstein”: “Wittgenstein - Kompositporträt – Familienähnlichkeit. Zum Einfluß der von Sir Francis Galton entwickelten Kompositfotografie auf Ludwig Wittgensteins theoretische Praxis”, (Director: Wiener Secession, FWF Austrian Science Fund; Contract work)
November 1988 - February 1990 Academic staff at the Austrian Photo Archive in the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (Publisher of the periodical Der kairos der Fotografie)
1988 Doctorate at the Universiy of Vienna (Supervisor: Univ. Prof. Dr. Wendelin Schmidt-Dengler)
June 1989 -
October 1988
Freelance at the Austrian Photo Archive in the Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna (Co-founder and editor of the periodical Der kairos der Fotografie)
1985 - 1991 Freelance at Der Falter, Vienna; Fotogeschichte, Frankfurt a. Main;Der Kairos der Fotografie, Vienna; Der Standard, Vienna; Die Presse, Vienna; Camera Austria, Graz

 

Scholarships

01.10.2010
- 30.04.2011
Fellow at the Internationales Kolleg für Kulturtechnikforschung und Medienphilosophie (IKKM) of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
April -
June 2010
Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Project: “Die Wissenschaft Fotografie: die epistemische Rolle von Handbüchern für die Fotogeschichtsschreibung”)
17.09.2000 -
30.06.2001
Distinguished Scholar am Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and The Humanities in Los Angeles
01.04.1998 -
31.03.1999
Visting Scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen
01.04.1993 -
26.10.1994
Scholarship in the DFG-Research Training Group “Theorie der Literatur und der Medien” at the University of Konstanz
April 1990 Bloomsbury Library des University College of London zum Studium der Galton Papers
October 1986 - February 1987 Library Scholarship at the State Library, Berlin and the German Library, Leipzig (Scholarship of the Ministry for University- and College Education of the GDR in the course of the GDR-Austrian Cultural Exchange Program)

 

Memberships

since 2006 In the Editorial Board of the journal Photography and Culture (Sage Publications)
1997 - 2001 Member in the Conseil de rédaction (editorial board) of the journal Études photographiques (Paris, edited and published by the Société française de photographie until 2017)
01.01.1999 - 31.12.2001 Member of the Fotobeirat (Advisary board) in the Art Department of the Austrian Federal Chancellery
1997 - 2001 Member of the research group (Ministry of Science and Education of North Rhine-Westphalia: “Die kulturelle Transformation der Dinge” (“Cultural Transformation of Things”, directed by Gisela Ecker, University Paderborn)
since 1993 Member of the AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art)
1991 - 1992 Member in the Conseil de rédaction (Editorial board) of La recherche photographique (published by Paris-Audiovisuel, Ville de Paris and the Université Paris VIII from 1986 bis 1992; editor-in-chief: André Rouillé)
since 1988 Member of the Society “Synema” for film and media studies