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Historical Studies of Arts and Culture (HISTAC)

About the programme

The research programme "Historical Studies of Arts and Culture (HISTAC)" explores the historical aspects of aesthetical and historical practices such as art, literature, theatre, music, museology, cultural heritage and more.

The aim of the programme is to investigate, develop and make visible historical and historiographical research with special attention to the interdisciplinary, inter-aesthetical and comparative perspectives. The programme is open to all researchers and projects related to the historical studies of arts and culture from antiquity till today.

With the historical focus we wish to create academic synergy between different studies of the arts and of culture, of historiographical questions, and the material- and intellectual history, the history of art institutions, political history etc. The programme is especially interested in consolidating and developing outreach in relation to historical studies.

Selected publications

Sounds on Air: Musicalizing Radio—Radiofying Music. / Michelsen, Morten
Musicking in Twentieth-Century Europe: A Handbook. red. / Klaus Nathaus; Martin Rempe. Oldenbourg: De Gruyter, 2021. s. 211-231.

1827: Real, Fictional, and Mythic Time in The Pickwick Papers. / Rainsford, Dominic
From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria: Readings in 18th and 19th Century British Literature and Culture. ed. / Grażyna Bystydzieńska; Emma Harris. University of Warsaw Press, 2021. p. 165-178 (From Queen Anne to Queen Victoria, Vol. 7).

On the Use and Abuse of Biological Functionalism for Architecture. / Lægring, Kasper
The Contested Territory of Architectural Theory. red. / Elie G. Haddad. Abingdon: Routledge, 2022. s. 159-174.

Museum Wormianum: Collecting and Learning in 17th Century Denmark. / Tarp, Lisbet
Museums at the Forefront of the History and Philosophy of Geology: History Made, History in the Making. ed. / Gary D. Rosenberg; Renee Clary. 2018. p. 81-89 (Geological Society of America. Special Papers; No. 535).

Danske taler: 20 opbyggelige analyser. / Lund, Marie (Redaktør).
Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2020. 453 s. (Nordisk Sprog, Litteratur og Medier; Nr. 2, Bind 1).

Research centres and projects connected to the programme