Dr. Jana Graul

Associate Scholar

E-Mail: graul@khi.fi.it

Jana Graul is an art historian, specialized in Early Modern European Art with a focus on Italy, art theory, on the ethics of the artist and the arts and on artistic self-representation and construction of identity. She studied in Florence, Siena and Jena, where she earned her M.A. with a thesis on Daniele da Volterra's Orsini Chapel in Trinità dei Monti in Rome. From 2006 to 2009 and 2014 to 2015 she was research assistant in the Department of Prof. Alessandro Nova at the KHI in Florence. There she worked among others on the project Vasaris Welten, a German commented edition of Vasaris Lifes (published by Wagenbach). From 2009 to 2013 she was doctoral scholarship holder at the KHI and the Gerda-Henkel-Stiftung. Jana received other grants and fellowships from DAAD, the EU, Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento in Florence and Deutsches Studienzentrum in Venice and collaborated with museums such as Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi and Galleria Palatina (Florence), Musée du Louvre (Paris), Scuderie del Quirinale (Rome) and Graphische Sammlung ETH (Zürich). From November 2019 to May 2020 she was postdoctoral collaborator in the research group BildEvidenz, Freie Universität Berlin. In March 2020 Jana obtained her doctorate at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, with a research on envy as 'professional vice' of early modern artists in Europe, entitled: Invidia als Künstlerlaster. Neid in Kunst und Kunstliteratur der Frühen Neuzeit, awarded with the Publication Prize of the Bibliotheca Hertziana, the Promotionspreis of the Benvenuto Cellini-Society Frankfurt/Main and the Hans-Janssen-Preis of the Akademie der Wissenschaften Göttingen (the book will appear in 2021 at Hirmer, Munich). Currently she is Junior-Fellow in the research group Imaginarien der Kraft, Universität Hamburg.


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