Department of Art History,

Aesthetics & Culture

and Museology

The Department of Art History, Aesthetics & Culture and Museology is one of nine departments at the School of Communication and Culture at Aarhus University. The department conducts degree programmes in the fields of art history, aesthetics and culture, aesthetic communication, visual culture and museology, including the Master’s degree programme in Curating, which is conducted in English.

There are about 25 permanently affiliated teachers and researchers (professors, associate professors and assistant professors/postdocs), as well as a number of external lecturers. The department also has about 15 PhD students.

The researchers at the department work with researchers from other departments in the two cross-disciplinary research programmes: Cultural Transformations and Mediality, Materiality and Aesthetic Meaning, and in the following research projects: The Democratic Public Sphere, The Contemporary Condition, Posthuman Aesthetics, and Literature between Media.

The departmental staff contribute actively to the following research groups:

The departmental staff are often used as experts in the media on issues relating to art, museums, aesthetics and culture, sound and auditive culture. They also present lectures to the general public to spread the results of their research.

The image at the top of the page: © Christian Salling & Peter Ole Pedersen, Digital Audiobooks, Routledge 2016.  

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Upcoming events at the department

Thu 12 Oct
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 124
Lutz Koepnick: Figures of Resonance: Reading at the Edges of Attention
Aesthetic Seminar.
Tue 31 Oct
14:15-17:00 | At Aros Aarhus Art Museum, Aros Allé 2, Aarhus C
Terry Smith: Deconstructive States in the Contemporary Condition
Aesthetic Seminar.
Thu 16 Nov
14:15-17:00 | Kunsthal Aarhus, J.M. Mørks Gade 13, Aarhus C
Mikkel Bolt: What’s the Relation Between ‘Contemporaneity’, the Capitalist Mode of Production and Contemporary Art?
Aesthetic Seminar.
Thu 30 Nov
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 124
Hans Lauge Hansen: Erindringens etisk-politiske modalformer
Æstetisk Seminar.
Thu 07 Dec
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 124
Thomas Hare: Zen in love, and Simon Roy Christensen: ‘Places of Not Doing’: Articulating Silences in Japanese Art
Two public lectures as a part of Simon Roy Christensen’s thesis seminar.