Institute of Art Studies and Historical Urban Studies
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Master Historical Urban Studies
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Bachelor Culture and Technology - Art Studies
Neville Rowley bei der Arbeit in der Gemäldegalerie © Dieu Ly Hoang
Master Art Studies
Master Historical Urban Studies
Bachelor Culture and Technology - Art Studies
Master Art Studies

Welcome to the Institute of Art History and Historical Urban Studies

The Institute for Art History and Historical Urban Studies belongs to Faculty I - Humanities and Educational Sciences and is divided into the Art History Departments and the Historical Urban Studies / Centre for Metropolitan Studies.

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Job posting

The Department of Modern Art History of Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy offers two student assistantships with 40 monthly hours each. Duties include archive and literature research, assistance with academic publications and teaching, support in the organisation of academic events as well as assistance in academic communication. 

The application deadline…

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The Timetable for the Summer Semester is here!

All courses offered for the summer semester 2024 are listed.

KuK-Tuesdays: Dislocation & Unlearning

Date: March 12th, 2024, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Hybrid Lab, Villa Bell, Marchstraße 8, 10587 Berlin

Colonial past and present continue to impact the way we think, write, learn and create art. The contemporary art world, including artists, curators, museums, art critics, and art historians, builds on categories and geographies shaped by colonial…

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New publication - OPEN ACCESS

Kämpfe um die Professionalisierung des Museum. Karl Koetschau, die Museumskunde un der Deutsche Museumsbund 1905 - 1939
by Andrea Meyer

now available as OPEN ACCESS

Around 1900, museum people in Germany recognised the need for professionalisation: work processes had to be standardised, binding ethical guidelines for museum practice had to be…

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Wiedereröffnung des Historischen Archivs Tourismus

Das Archiv beherbergt die größte tourismusgeschichtliche Sammlung Deutschlands und ist nun Teil des neuen Mittelstand-Digital Zentrums Tourismus

Am 15. Februar 2024 fand an der Technischen Universität Berlin die feierliche Wiedereröffnung des Historischen Archivs zum Tourismus (HAT) statt. Das Archiv, das die größte tourismusgeschichtliche Sammlung Deutschlands beherbergt, wurde durch das Engagement von Prof. Dr. Hasso Spode aufgebaut und ist nun Teil des neuen Mittelstand-Digital Zentrums…

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Unsere Absolventin Christine Hieb erhält den 6. Balg-Mächler-Preis zur wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchsförderung

Die Arbeit „Das shea hausu als Mikrokosmos der postindustriellen urbanen Gesellschaft. Neue Formen des gemeinschaftlichen Wohnens im Tokyo des 21. Jahrhunderts“ gewann einstimmig den Preis.

Wir freuen uns sehr: Die 2023 im MA Historische Urbanistik abgeschlossene Masterarbeit unserer Absolventin Christine Hieb ist mit dem Balg-Mächler-Preis ausgezeichnet worden!

Unter dem Titel „Das shea hausu als Mikrokosmos der postindustriellen urbanen Gesellschaft. Neue Formen des gemeinschaftlichen Wohnens im Tokyo des 21. Jahrhunderts“…

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Recap Last Night’s Public Lecture Series Event

At the last Public Lecture Series event of this semester Prof. Dr. Thomas E. Hauck shared his insights about "Animal-Aided Design: A Stakeholder Approach to Incorporating Wildlife into Urban Planning"

On 13 February 2024, the Center for Metropolitan Studies closed its 2023-24 Public Lecture Series with a presentation from Prof. Dr. Thomas E. Hauck (Technische Universität Wien).

Prof. Hauck delivered the lecture "Animal-Aided Design: A Stakeholder Approach to Incorporating Wildlife into Urban Planning". You can learn more about animal-aided…

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Recap Last Night’s Public Lecture Series Event

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Allahwala presented with his Lecture "On Sociality, Survival and Intimacy: Reflections on 'Social Infrastructure' in Urban Studies" insights into urban planning and activism in Toronto

On 30 January 2024, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Allahwala delivered an extremely interesting lecture on the topic "On Sociality, Survival and Intimacy: Reflections on 'Social Infrastructure' in Urban Studies" during the CMS Public Lecture Series.

He was introduced by our very own Prof. Dr. Margit Mayer, who supervised Prof. Allahwala during his studies in the…

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15.02.24: Reopening of the Historical Archive of Tourism at TU Berlin

On February 15th at 4pm in Room HBS 010, Hardenbergstr. 16-18 (ground floor)

On February 15, the Historical Archive of Tourism at TU Berlin will start a new round. As part of the new Mittelstand Digital Center for the Tourism Industry, there will not only be regular opening hours for visitors again from February 2024, but also workshops, exhibitions and courses for students at the CMS.


The new staff of the HAT (Prof. Dr.…

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Recap Last Night’s Public Lecture Series Event

In our first episode of the Public Lecture Series in 2024, Prof. Mitsuda delivered the talk "'When You Empty Your Mind, Even Fire Feels Cool' Shifting Thermal Identities in Twentieth-Century Tokyo"

The CMS Public Lecture Series is back! Yesterday, we welcomed our guest researcher, Prof. Tatsuya Mitsuda of the Keio University (Japan).


Prof. Mitsuda's broad research and teaching interests span the intertwined social and cultural histories of food, animals and climate, with particular reference to the German and Japanese experience in the…

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