Research Forum for German Visual Culture (RFGVC) Autumn Term Seminar Series

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November 3, 2022 to December 8, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, German History / Studies, Modern European History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

We are delighted to share with you the Research Forum for German Visual Culture seminar programme for this term, which will take place online over Zoom (please find PDF version here):


Expressionism | November 3, 2022 | 4.30PM—6PM GMT

Joseph Henry (Graduate Center at City University of New York)
Machine-Made, Hand-Finished: The Expressionist Woodcut and the Third Applied Arts Exhibition

Tomasz Dziewicki (University of Warsaw)
Emil Nolde's Observations on Schmuck: Artist's Ideal "Köpfe" from New Guinea

Colton Ochsner (University of Missouri)
Cracking Expressionist Cinema's Alphanumeric Code


Gender & Sexuality | November 17, 2022 | 4.30PM—5.30PM GMT

Matthew Teti (Independent)
Wolfgang Tillmans and the HIV/AIDS Body

Paola Medina-Gonzalez (University of Warwick)
"Every soldier should provide himself with a camera": Masculinity, Photography and the Trenches


Cold War Germany | December 8, 2022 | 4.30PM—6PM GMT

Dennis Brzek (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main)
A Lonely Avantgarde: The "Socialist Art World" of West Germany in the 1970s

Natalie Cincotta (Independent)
twens gesucht! Photography, Youth Culture, and Selfhood in West German Popular Magazines

Colleen Anderson (Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum)
Undivided Heavens: Spaceflight Imagery in Cold War Germany


If you are interested in attending any of these seminars, please register your interest by completing this short google form here. We will be sending out the respective Zoom links to everyone who signed up on the day of the seminar.

Please email us at if you have any questions. We look forward to hosting you (virtually)!

Very best wishes,

Anne Grasselli (History of Art, University of Edinburgh)
Alyson Lai (History of Art, University of York)


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Anne Grasselli (Edinburgh) & Alyson Lai (York)
Co-covenors of the RFGVC Seminar Series