Prof. Dr. em. Hans Belting
Spcial field: Art History and Media Theory
Institution: Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung, Karlsruhe
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Hans Belting has been Professor of Art and Media Theory at the College of Design, Karlsruhe from 1992 - 2002. From October 2002 he held the Chaire Européenne at the Collège de France in Paris for one year. Since 2003 Visiting Crow Professor at the Northwesetern University in Chicago. His previous appointments were as Professor at the University of Heidelberg and as Professor at the University of Munich (1980-92). He is currently also Visiting Professor at the University of Heidelberg. He is a member of various scientific academies in Germany (Heidelberg Academy of Sciences) and the USA. He has been a Fellow of the Science College in Berlin (1995) and is a member of the Ordre Pour le Mérite in science and the arts. His research activity has focused on image research (image anthropology), modern and media art and also on Italian art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Bild-Anthropologie. Entwürfe für eine Bildwissenschaft (München, Fink-Verlag 2001) (2. Auflage 2002;
Identität im Zweifel. Ansichten der deutschen Kunst (Köln, DuMont 1999);
Das unsichtbare Meisterwerk. Die modernen Mythen der Kunst (München 1998);
Bild und Kult. Eine Geschichte des Bildes vor dem Zeitalter der Kunst (München 1990)
Lecture series Iconic Turn
Real Images and False Bodies – Erroneous Ideas about the Future of Humankind


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