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Lieselotte E. Saurma, Prof. Dr.

Associate Member

Lieselotte E. Saurma, Prof. Dr.

Position

  • Coordinator Project D3 "Images of Alterity"
  • Co-Coordinator “Transcultural Studies” (Excellence Initiative, funding line: Institutional strategy to promote top-level research)
  • Professor of Medieval Art History, Heidelberg University
  • Principal Investigator

Contact information

Department for European History of Art
Seminarstr. 4, Room 214
69117 Heidelberg

Email:
saurma@asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de
Phone:
+49 (0) 6221 54 2355

About Lieselotte E. Saurma

Trained at the Universities of Basel and Munich, Lieselotte E. Saurma taught at Zurich, Bern and Munich before accepting a professorship for medieval art history at Frankfurt University. Since 1995 she has been chair for medieval art history at Heidelberg, where she also served as dean of the faculty and head of the Department for European Art History. Saurma-Jeltsch’s research is concerned with questions of image and text in medieval manuscripts, mixed media and political iconography, as well as the transmission of iconographic traditions. Her research focus within the Cluster's sub-project D3 "Images of Alterity" concentrates on travelogues, illuminated manuscripts of the History of Outremer and the formation of visual prejudices.

Projects

Curriculum vitae

Since 2008: Co-Coordinator “Transcultural Studies”; Coordinator “Scientific Computing in the Humanities” (Excellence Initiative, funding line: Institutional strategy to promote top-level research)

2006 - 2010: Speaker of the Graduate Training Centre (Graduiertenkolleg) „Media and Society: Social Groups and their Performance in Pre-modern Europe“
 
2004 - 2005: Acting Director of the ZEGK
 
2002 - 2006: Acting Director of the Department of Art History (since 2004: Department of European Art History), University of Heidelberg
 
2000 - 2004: Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and History (since 2002: Faculty of Philosophy), University of Heidelberg
 
1996 - 1999: Acting Director of the Department of Art History (since 2004: Department of European Art History), University of Heidelberg
 
1996: Offer for the chair of Medieval Art History, University of Vienna (declined)
 
Since 1995: Full Professor, Chair (C4) of Medieval Art History, University of Heidelberg
 
1992 - 1995: Full Professor of Medieval Art History, University of Frankfurt/M.
 
1991 - 1992: Professor of Medieval Art History (replacement), University of Munich
 
1984 - 1991: Lecturer, universities of Zurich and Berne
 
1984 - 1987: Research Fellow, Swiss National Science Foundation, University of Berne
 
1979 - 1984: Assistant, University of Basle
 
1979: PhD Art History, University of Basle
 
1965 - 1979: Studies in Art History, Cultural Anthropology, Church History, Universities of Basle and Munich

Selected publications

Collected works by Lieselotte E. Saurma-Jeltsch on ArtDok
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Monographs

Pietät und Prestige im Spätmittelalter. Die Bilder in der Historienbibel der Solothurner Familie vom Staal. Basel 2008.

Spätformen mittelalterlicher Buchherstellung. Bilderhandschriften aus der Werkstatt Diebold Laubers in Hagenau, 2 Bde. Wiesbaden 2001.

Die Miniaturen im »Liber scivias« der Hildegard von Bingen. Die Wucht der Vision und die Ordnung der Bilder. Wiesbaden 1998.

Die Rüdiger Schopf-Handschriften. Die Meister einer Freiburger Werkstatt des späten 14. Jahrhunderts und ihre Arbeitsweise. Aarau / Frankfurt am Main / Salzburg 1981.

Edited books (selection)

with Tobias Frese: Zwischen Mimesis und Vision. Zur städtischen Ikonographie am Beispiel Augsburgs, Münster 2010

with Anja Eisenbeiß: The Power of Things and the Flow of Cultural Transformations. Art and Culture between Europe and Asia. Berlin / Munich 2010.

with Stefan Müller and Peter Strohschneider: Codex und Raum (Wolfenbütteler Mittelalter-Studien, 21). Wiesbaden 2009.

Selected articles

Die Wahrheit der Fiktion. In: Lieselotte E. Saurma-Jeltsch und Tobias Frese: Zwischen Mimesis und Vision. Zur städtischen Ikonographie am Beispiel Augsburgs, Münster 2010, S. 1-33.

Saracens. Opponents to the Body of Christianity. In: The Medieval History Journal 13/1, 2010, 55–95.

Der Codex als Bühne. Zum Szenenwandel beim Blättern in der Handschrift. In: Wiener Jahrbuch für Kunstgeschichte 58 (Neue Forschungen zur Buchmalerei), 2009, 77–93.

Vom Sachbuch zum Sammelobjekt: Die Illustrationen im Buch der Natur Konrads von Megenberg. In: Claudia Märtl, Gisela Drossbach and Martin Kintzinger (eds.): Konrad von Megenberg (1309–1374) und sein Werk. Das Wissen der Zeit (Zeitschrift für Bayerische Landesgeschichte, Beiheft 31, Reihe B). München 2006, 421–484, 593–553.

Karl der Große im Spätmittelalter. Zum Wandel einer politischen Ikone. In: Thomas Kraus and Klaus Pabst (eds.): Karl der Große und sein Nachleben in Geschichte, Kunst und Literatur. Aachen: 2003, 421–461.

Burgund als Quelle höfischen Prestiges und Hort avantgardistischer Kunstfertigkeit. In: Konrad Krimm (ed.): Zwischen Habsburg und Burgund. Ostfildern 2003, 61–93.

Das Gebetbuch Ottos III. Dem Herrscher zur Ermahnung und Verheißung bis in alle Ewigkeit. In: Frühmittelalterliche Studien 38 (2004), 55–88 and Taf. III–XII.

Further information

Profile at the Department of European Art History, Heidelberg University (in German)

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