Buildings, Portraits and Trees. The University Landscape of Greifswald in Pomerania Caspar

  • Kilian Heck
Keywords: University of Greifswald, Pomerania, architecture, university landscape, Enlightenment, Caspar David Friedrich, Andreas Mayer

Author Biography

Kilian Heck

Kilian Heck is Professor of Art History at the University of Greifswald. He has studied art history in Frankfurt, Marburg and Hamburg. His PhD thesis (1997 in Hamburg) was entitled Genealogie als Monument und Argument (Genealogy as Monument and Argument). For the period 1997–1999, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin; 1999–2005 Scientific Assistant at the universities of Heidelberg and Frankfurt am Main. After his Habilitation 2009 on the works of painter Carl Blechen, Heck became the Chair of Art History at the University of Jena. In 2011, he was appointed as the Chair of General Art History at the Caspar-David-Friedrich-Institute at the University of Greifswald.
Since 2013, Heck has been first chairman of the German Art Historian Association. Recent publications include: Schlösser und Gutshäuser in der Ostseeregion. Komponenten einer europäischen Kulturlandschaft (ed. by Kilian Heck, Jana Olschewski, 2017); Vergewisserung. Zur Rezeptionsgeschichte der Werke Carl Blechens (ed. by Kilian Heck, Beate Gohrenz, 2017).

Published
2019-11-18