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- United States
- University of Chicago
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- Germany, Museums, Looting, 18th century, 19th century, Aesthetics, Material Culture
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- About Me
I am a historian of German cultural and intellectual life in the modern period, with a particular focus on the nineteenth century. My research and teaching center on the history of art, museums, cultural preservation, and the history of the humanities in German states and in the relationship between Germany and the world. I am currently at work on a book project on the French looting of German art collections during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and its consequences for the place of art in German politics in the post-Napoleonic period.
- Recent Publications
Editor of Special Forum: “The Object as Ambassador: Exhibitions in Contemporary History,” including article “The Splendor of Dresden in the United States, 1978-79” Representations 141, no. 1 (Winter 2018).
“The Honor of the Trophy: A Prussian Bronze in the Napoleonic Era” in The Things They Carried: War, Migration and Material Culture, ed. Leora Auslander and Tara Zahra (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2018).
“The Selbst-Gewählter Plan:The Schildbach Wood Library in 18th Century Hessen-Kassel,” Representations 128 (Fall, 2014).
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- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- Expertise by Chronology
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- Expertise by Topic
- Art & Architectural History, Libraries & Archives, Material Culture, Museums, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution