Margit Kern - Biography#

Margit Kern is professor for Art History at the University of Hamburg. She taught as professor for History of Spanish and Latin American Art at the Kunsthistorisches Institut of Freie Universität Berlin from 2011 until 2012. From 2009 until 2011 she was an assistant professor of Art History at the Theologische Fakultät of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her habilitation took place in 2010 at Freie Universität Berlin. The book deals with concepts of sacrifice in the missions in New Spain and in Europe in the early modern era. She founded the Arbeitsgruppe “Spanische und iberoamerikanische Kunstgeschichte“ in 2006. In 1998 she received her PhD for a study of the art of the Reformation ("Tugend versus Gnade" - awarded the Martin-Luther-Preis in 2000). She specializes in art of the early modern era, investigating religious art and the processes of transcultural negotiation in art. In 2011 she received a Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to spend nine months at Yale University working on photobooks dealing with Mexico.
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