History of Art History

Menge: Kunsthistorische Bilderbogen, Handausgabe. Band 2: Die Kunst des Mittelalters, Leipzig 1888, Tafel 21 (Detail): Dom zu Regensburg
Menge: Kunsthistorische Bilderbogen, Handausgabe. Band 2: Die Kunst des Mittelalters, Leipzig 1888, Tafel 21 (Detail): Dom zu Regensburg

The thematic portal History of Art History documents activities and trends in present research. Beside the possibilities of communication and exchange between users, a big pool of definitive texts on art literature is presented in digital form.

The historical reappraisal of art history requires different perspectives and frequently is linked with interdisciplinary approaches. Thus, this portal is aimed at art historians as well as at specialist scientists from adjoining disciplines, working in interrelated fields. Aspects of subjects like the history of institutions, the history of historiography and ideas are all considered, in addition to a broad range of methodology, aesthetics and philosophy, also international cultural transfer and approaches from image and media sciences. In some cases the thematic portal includes adjoining subjects such as the history of archaeology, the history of art criticism or the history of museums and art collections.
Users have the possibility to publish their abstracts of research projects.

Furthermore, the thematic portal offers access to a collection of full-text digitized original editions of art historical or art theoretical sources. The full-texts cover a time period from the 17th until the early 20th century. One focus of the collection is on ground-breaking works which laid the foundations for the establishment of art history as a discipline.

The portal is continuously updated and supplemented.
The editorial staff welcomes any suggestions, corrections, announcements for events, conferences etc.

The editorial staff