Art History

Dr. habil. Livia Cárdenas

Room A 160
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About the person

Research interests

  • European art and cultural history of the late Middle Ages and modern times (15th to 19th century)
  • Media History
  • Mendicant image cultures of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance
  • Printmaking and book culture of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period
  • Medieval reception in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • History of science
  • Collection culture around 1800

Vita

2022
Habilitation at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg

Since 2020
Research associate in the DFG research group "Dimensions of techne in the arts. Modes of Appearance - Orders - Narratives", Subproject: Printmaking as a Process

2015-2020
SNF research project "The Imagination of a "Helvetic Middle Ages" between Classicism and Historicism" and lecturer at the Department of History, University of Basel

2013-2019
Research assistant and advisor to the academic director of the college of the Leuphana University of Lüneburg

2013-2014
Scholarship holder of the research fund of the University of Basel

2011-2013
Research assistant at the Department of History at the University of Basel

2011
Doctorate at the Humboldt University of Berlin

2009-2010
Co-curator of the exhibition: "Art, Cuisine and Calculation. Carl Friedrich von Rumohr and the Discovery of Cultural History" at the Museum Behnhaus Drägerhaus, Lübeck (Director: Alexander Bastek, Achatz von Müller)

2009-2010
Lecturer at the University of Basel

2008-2009
research assistant at the Humboldt University of Berlin

2006-2008
research associate at the Collaborative Research Center "Cultures of Memory" at the Justus Liebig University Giessen in the subproject: "Martyr's Blood, Sermon Word and Scholarly Writing - Visual Media and the Cult of the Saints in the Service of Dominican Memory and Identity Formation

2004-2006
Scholarship holder of the Gerda Henkel Foundation.

After studying art history, cultural studies, and French literature and linguistics at the Humboldt University in Berlin and at the Université François Rabelais Tours, she worked as a freelance editor for the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb).

Publications (selection)

2020
Imagination Mittelalter. Projektionen einer Epoche in Sammlungen des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts (Habil.-Schrift 2020), Wallstein Göttingen, Druck in Vorbereitung.

The Texture of Images: The Relic Book in Late-Medieval Religiosity and Early Modern Aesthetics, (Library of the Written Word), Leiden 2020.

2018
Keyßlers Welt. Europa auf Grand Tour, hrsg. v. Livia Cárdenas, Pascal Griener, Achatz von Müller, Göttingen 2018.

„Marguerite Blume-Cárdenas. Körper und Konturen“, Berlin 2018 (Werkkatalog der Künstlerin).

2013
Die Textur des Bildes. Das Heiltumsbuch im Kontext religiöser Medialität des Spätmittelalters, Berlin 2013.

Articles (selection)

2022
Printmedia or Art Objects: Insights into the Derschau Collection, in: Elizabeth Savage, Femke Speelberg (Hrsg): Printing Things: Blocks, Plates, and Stones 1400–1900, British Academy Proceedings (Oxford: Oxford University Press) Druck in Vorbereitung

Letzte Seiten. Kirchenkritik und Öffentlichkeit in der Bibel des Hans Plock, in: Albrecht Henkys, Claudine Moulin (Hrsg.): Die Hausbibel des Seidenstickers Hans Plock (1490-1570). Wege der Erschließung, Heidelberg 2022

2021
Entropische Ästhetik, in: Spotlight, hrsg./ed. by Dimensionen der techne in den Künsten, 05.11.2021.

Das verschollene Kunstwerk. Moritz von Schwinds verlorene Devotio an das Basler Münster, in: Materialized History. Materielle Kultur und digitale Forschung. Eine Festschrift 2.0, erschienen 17. Mai 2021.

2020
Europäische Odyssee. Die Goldene Altartafel des Basler Münsterschatzes von der Versteigerung bis ins Musée de Cluny, in: Basler Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Altertumskunde, 120 (2020).

2018
Ewige Sehnsucht Rom – Sehnsucht nach Ewigkeit, in: Keyßlers Welt. Europa auf Grand Tour, hrsg. v. Pascal Griener, Achatz von Müller und Livia Cárdenas, Göttingen 2018.

2017
Heilsgeschehen, Seelenrettung, Weltgeschichte: Das Wittenberger Heiltum, in: Initia Reformationis. Wittenberg und die frühe Reformation, hrsg. von Irene Dingel und Armin Kohnle, Stefan Rhein und Ernst Joachim Waschke, Leipzig 2017 (Leucorea-Studien zur Geschichte der Reformation und der Lutherischen Orthodoxie; 33).

2016
Genealogie und Charisma. Imaginationen dominikanischer Verwandtschaften im Spätmittelalter, in: Sabine von Heusinger, Elias H. Füllenbach, Klaus-Bernward Springer (Hrsg.): Die deutschen Dominikaner und Dominikanerinnen 1221–1515, Berlin u.a. 2016.

Awards and memberships (selection)

Prize for the promotion of the translation of outstanding works in the humanities, offered by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the VG Wort, the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels and the German Foreign Office for the work: "Die Textur des Bildes. The Book of Healing in the Context of Religious Mediality of the Late Middle Ages".

arthist e.V. (supporting association of ArtHist.net, formerly H-ArtHist, international and worldwide largest specialized information service of art history), association chair 2008-2017

Ulmer Verein - Association for Art and Cultural Studies e.V.

Association of German Art Historians e.V.