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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 cross-disciplinary research programmes: 

and in the following research projects:

The departmental staff contribute actively to the following research groups:

Other 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 04 Nov
14:15-16:00 | School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 126, 8000 Aarhus C
Angela Rawlings: Ecopoethics in Action
Aesthetic Seminar are organized by Anika Marschall (Post.Doc, Dramaturgy), Peter M. Boenisch (Professor, Dramaturgy) and Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature) for the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.
Thu 11 Nov
14:15-16:00 | School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 126, 8000 Aarhus C
Heba Y. Amin, Artistic Research: Politics, Technology and Architecture
Aesthetic Seminar are organized by Anika Marschall (Post.Doc, Dramaturgy), Peter M. Boenisch (Professor, Dramaturgy) and Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature) for the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.
Thu 18 Nov
14:15-16:00 | School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 126, 8000 Aarhus C
Diana González Martín, Aesthetics of Effect: How to Research What Theatre Provokes in Us and What We Do to Theatre. On Activist Theatre and Clown Interventions
Aesthetic Seminar are organized by Anika Marschall (Post.Doc, Dramaturgy), Peter M. Boenisch (Professor, Dramaturgy) and Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature) for the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.
Thu 25 Nov
14:15-16:00 | School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University, Langelandsgade 139, Building 1584, Room 116, 8000 Aarhus C
Mads Thygesen: Art Education and Artistic Research – on the current State of Artistic Research in the Theatre and Dance Institutions of Higher Education
Aesthetic Seminar are organized by Anika Marschall (Post.Doc, Dramaturgy), Peter M. Boenisch (Professor, Dramaturgy) and Karen-Margrethe Simonsen (Associate Professor, Comparative Literature) for the School of Communication and Culture, Aarhus University.