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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 professional Master's degree programme MA 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

Fri 01 Nov
13:00-16:00 | Aarhus University, Auditorium G2 Building1532 – Room 122 Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
PhD Defense: Anne Kølbæk Iversen
Forms and Formations of Memory Artistic negotiations of (trans)individuations in light of contemporary memory conditions
Mon 04 Nov
14:00-17:00 | Aarhus University, Auditorium G1, Building 1532, room 116, Ny Munkegade 118, 8000 Aarhus C
Ph.d.-forsvar: Line Marie Thorsen
On the margins of eco-art - Aesthetics, plants, and environmental imaginations in East Asia
Thu 21 Nov
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C, Building 1584, Room 124
Eric Snodgrass: Units of expression
Aesthetic Seminar
Thu 28 Nov
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C, Building 1584, Room 124
Beatrice Fazi: Aesthetics, Computation, Ontology
Aesthetic Seminar
Thu 05 Dec
14:15-17:00 | Kasernen, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Aarhus C, Building 1584, Room 124
Vadim Keylin: Things to Do with Sound: Towards a Pragmatist Aesthetics of Listening and Soundmaking
Aesthetic Seminar