Philip Geisler becomes Max Planck Fellow
Our fellow Philip Geisler will become a doctoral 4A_Lab-Fellow of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Max Planck Institute) in 2022. 4A Laboratory: Art Histories, Archaeologies, Anthropologies, Aesthetics is a research and fellowship program designed in cooperation with the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz (Institute for Art History in Florence) – Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Max Planck Society) and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation), including their respective museums and research institutions. Further partners are the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Forum Transregionale Studien.
News from Jan 28, 2022
The program aims to create a space for dialogue between institutions and disciplines that oftentimes operate separately. In particular, the 4A_Lab attempts to link the disciplines of Art History, Archaeology, Anthropology, and Aesthetic Practices (4A), as well as other disciplines concerned with objects, practices, ecologies, and narratives (OPEN). Central to the scope of the 4A_Lab is the fellowship program, which brings together excelling doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia, and Europe. Philip Geisler will pursue research on questions of cultural possession and explore performing arts, social practices, and representations in Islamic art museums through new liaisons between the social sciences, critical heritage studies, and the disciplines of the program's four A.