Caspar David Friedrich Lectures

The Caspar David Friedrich Lectures from the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald look back on a long tradition that was started in the winter semester 2005/2006 and since then has brought many renowned researchers of Friedrich and Romanticism to Greifswald.

Among others, the Greifswald Kolleg has hosted Prof. Dr. Cordula Grewe (New York), Prof. Dr. Werner Hofmann (Hamburg), Prof. Dr. Helmut Börsch-Supan (Berlin), Professor Dr. Johannes Grave (Bielefeld), Dr. Christina Grummt (Basel) and Prof. Dr. Werner Busch (Berlin). Since the winter semester 2013/14, the lectures have been dedicated to a special topic each semester that links the areas of art history, art philosophy, aesthetics, art theory and visual arts in an interdisciplinary way. Romanticism and Caspar David Friedrich remain the key reference point for the series.

Students are included as an audience by linking the lecture series’ semester topic to the University of Greifswald’s courses. The lectures are organized in cooperation with the University of Greifswald’s Caspar David Friedrich Institute and the Caspar David Friedrich Society.

Beyond the Caspar David Friedrich Lectures, the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg has promoted conferences and lectures with a focus on Romanticism and the works of Caspar David Friedrich for many years. Typically, during these events - in addition to aesthetic and art historical aspects - historical, theological and literary scientific components of Romanticism research are highlighted.

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