Connecting Art Histories Dissertation Workshop sessions, Heidelberg University

Senior Prof. Lothar Ledderose is celebrating his 50thyears of research at Heidelberg.  He will explore the state of the field by means of assessing ground-breaking dissertations that changed the direction of research in East Asian art history.


Monday, July 22, 2019, 5pm-6pm

Senior Professor Lothar Ledderose

« Four 20th Century Ph.D. Theses that Changed the Field  »
a Golden Jubiläum Address

Karls Jasper Center Rm. 212

Description: On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of Prof. Ledderose’s tenure at Heidelberg University on July 7, 2019 (he passed his doctoral examination and defended his dissertation on July 7, 1969!) he will explore what constitutes a successful doctoral thesis.

To complement the Getty-sponsored Connecting Art Histories Dissertation Workshop sessions at Heidelberg University this summer,  other faculty mentors will offer perspectives on their approach to research. The format is informal, hence the humorous, slightly irreverent titles.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11am-12pm

Prof. Dr. Craig Clunas, The University of Oxford, Trinity College (Emeritus)

Chaotic Book Buying” 
Hörsaal 02 – Neue Uni, Grabengasse 3-5, 69117 Heidelberg  
Description: This talk will look at the role of chance and chaos in the practice of scholarship.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Prof. Dr. Sarah E. Fraser, Heidelberg University, IKO

“Walk the Battlefield”

Karls Jasper Center Rm. 212, Voßstr. 2, 69115 Heidelberg
Description: Inspired by family trips to American Civil War battlefields, later academic mentors urged “get out of the library” and work directly with artists. Discussion of the importance of space in understanding artist’s practice in western China.


Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Prof. Dr. Shane McCausland, Percival David Professor of the History of Art, SOAS, University of London

“It’s Called Fieldwork––so why does it often involve climbing Mountains?”
Hörsaal III, Psychologisches Institut, Hauptstr. 47/51, 69117 Heidelberg


Thursday, July 25, 2019, 5pm-6pm

Prof. Dr. Yukio Lippit, History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University

“The Method in the Madness”  Talking through methods.

Hörsaal III, Psychologisches Institut, Hauptstr. 47/51, 69117 Heidelberg


 Open to the Public.

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