DFG Research Network

Entangled Histories of Art and Migration: Forms, Visibilities, Agents

“Entangled Histories of Art and Migration” sets out to conduct research on the interrelationship of migration and globalization as an important phenomenon of social transformation in the 20th and 21st centuries and on its role for art historical research and artistic production. Over the next three years, it will enhance the research on migration with art-historical perspectives and methodologies.


The network connects with recent international art historical migration research and outlines three central and overlapping fields of research that interweave histories of art and migration:

1. Forms and aesthetics of migration;

2. Actors in the field of migration;

3. Visibility: image politics and visualization strategies in the context of migration.


Within these research fields, a total of six international workshops and a publication will contribute to establishing a long-term engagement with migration research in global art history, not least as a research field within migration studies, and to make it both nationally and internationally visible.


The network is part of the working group Art Production and Art Theory in the Age of Global Migration, and include the network speaker Dr. Cathrine Bublatzky, based at the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) as well as the working group members Dr. Buket Altinoba (Karlsruhe), Prof. Christiane Brosius (Heidelberg), Prof. Burcu Dogramaci (München), Prof. Elke Gaugele (Wien), Prof. Gabriele Genge (Essen), Prof. Alexandra Karentzos (Darmstadt), Dr. Alma-Elisa Kittner (Essen), Dr. Franziska Koch (Heidelberg), Dipl. des. Kerstin Meincke (Essen), Prof. Birgit Mersmann (Köln), Prof. Kerstin Pinther (München), Dr. Mona Schieren (Bremen), Dr. Angela Stercken (Essen), apl. Prof. Melanie Ulz (Osnabrück) and Dr. Kea Wienand (Oldenburg).


For further informationen see:

> Asia and Europe in a Global Context, Heidelberg

The network project starts on November 1, 2018 and will continue for 3 years, funded by the German Research Council.