An initiative was made in 1999 by the director of the Art History Institute of Freie Universität Berlin, Prof. Dr. Willibald Veit, to add East Asian art history to the curriculum of the institute, and it was made possible with funds from the Gerda Henkel Foundation. In 2003 Prof. Dr. Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch was appointed to the endowed chair. This entails a bachelor's and master's degree program as well as a research doctorate. Adjunct professorships and a Gerda Henkel Visiting Professorship enhance the curriculum and the international network of the Institute. Regular guest lectures and short-term teaching contracts by internationally renowned scholars give students additional insights into the diverse academic activities related to the subject. Close cooperation with the Museum of Asian Art and the National Museums in Berlin adds hands-on training to the degree programs.
The conference is being organized in collaboration with the Museum of Asian Art and with support from the Gerda Henkel Foundation and the Japan Foundation in Cologne.
Time and Location
- Opening Ceremony: June 26, 6:15 p.m. Art History Institute, Freie Universität Berlin, Koserstr. 20, 14195 Berlin, Lecture Hall B
- Conference: June 27 and 28, starting at 9 a.m. Asian Art Museum, National Museums in Berlin, Lansstr. 8, 14195 Berlin, Main Lecture Hall
- Shao-lan Hertel, East Asian Art History, Freie Universität, Tel.: +49 30 838 54520, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Program: www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/khi/abteilung_ostasien/aktuelles/Flyer_Conference_Program_Moving_Signs_Shifting_Discourses.pdf
- Homepage of the East Asia Division of the Institute of Art History: www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/e/khi/abteilung_ostasien