Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf

Position:

Managing Director

Phone:

  • +39 055 24911-49

Fax:

  • +39 055 24911-66

Email:

Curriculum Vitae

Gerhard Wolf is director at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institute (since 2003). He started his scientific career at the University of Heidelberg studying art history, Christian archaeology and philosophy (PhD 1989). After his habilitation at the Freie Universität in Berlin (1995), in 1998 he followed a call for the chair in art history at the University of Trier (until 2003). His numerous guest professorships took him to Paris (EHESS), to Rome (Bibliotheca Hertziana), Vienna, Basel, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Jerusalem, Mendrisio (Accademia di Architettura), Harvard University, Lugano, Chicago, Istanbul (Boğaziçi University), Delhi (Jawaharlal Nehru University) and Zurich (Heinrich Wölfflin Lectures). Since 2008 he is honorary professor at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. He is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften (since 2009) and member of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat, since 2013).

Fields of research

  • Mediterranean and global art histories
  • Sacred topographies in an interreligious perspective
  • Concepts and practices of images and things in a transcultural perspective
  • Interrelations between artistic and scientific world views
 

Current research

     

Memberships

  • Member of the Scientific Commission of the Wissenschaftsrat (Council of Science and Humanities), since 2013
  • Member of the Scientific Commission of the Einstein Foundation, since 2012
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Centro di Alti Studi Eu Aristos, Forlì, since 2010
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Rivista d'Arte, since 2010
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Deutsches Dokumentationszentrum für Kunstgeschichte – Bildarchiv Foto Marburg (Germany's documentation center for art history) (since 2010)
  • Member of the Minerva Center Committee, Minerva Foundation, since 2009
  • Advisory board member of the Getty Research Institute, since 2008
  • Membre Associé au Bureau, Comité international de l'Histoire de l'art (CIHA), since 2007
  • Honorary Member of CAIA (Centro Argentino de Investigadores de Arte), since 2007
  • Honorary Member of the Amici delle Pietre Dure, Florence, since 2005
  • Honorary Member of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno, Florence, since 2004
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Annales de Investigaciones Esteticas (Mexico), since 2003
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, Rivista di Iconologia (Florence, Pisa), since 2002
  • Member of the Board of Contributing Editors, Res (Harvard University), since 2002
  

Scientific Awards

  • "Hanno und Ilse Hahn" Award (1994)
 
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