Professor of Global Art HistoryProf. Dr. Monica Juneja

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja
Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstraße 2, Building 4400
Room 400.02.20
69115 Heidelberg

+49 (0) 6221 54 4322

Please contact Shupin Lang for an appointment: lang@hcts.uni-heidelberg.de

Prof. Dr. Monica Juneja

Curriculum Vitae (Excerpt)

2017–  Co-Director of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context. The Dynamics of Transculturality”, University of Heidelberg
2009–  Full Professor of Global Art History, University of Heidelberg
2008  Visiting Professor, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
2006–2007  Erasmus Mundus Visiting Professor, University of Vienna, Austria
2005–2006  Maria Goeppert Meyer Visiting Professor, Leibniz University, Hannover
2001–2005  Professor and Chair of Modern European History, University of Delhi (institutional affiliation until 2009)
1999–2002  Research Fellow, University of Halle a. d. Saale
1997  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Graduiertenkolleg, University of Bielefeld
1992–1994  Humboldt Research Fellow, University of Bielefeld
1987–2001  Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi, India
1985  Doctorate in Art History, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (Mention Très Bien)
1982  Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies, Art History, Université de la Sorbonne, Paris
1978  M.Phil. (specialization in Art History), University of Delhi, India
1975–1987  Lecturer, Indraprastha College, University of Delhi, India
1970–1975  Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies in History (with specialization in Art History), Philosophy and Political Science , University of Delhi, India

Selected Publications

Can Art History Be Made Global? Meditations from the Periphery. Berlin: deGruyter, 2023.
“Crafts and the Spiritual. Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, The Indian Craftsman”, in Why Art Criticism? A Reader, eds. Beate Söntgen and Julia Voss, Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2022: 52-61.
Motherland, Pushpamala N.’s Woman and Nation, ed. with Sumathi Ramaswamy. New Delhi: Roli, 2022. 
“Reading culture through art - Jacob Burckhardt in the twenty first century”, in: Burckhardt. Renaissance, eds. Andreas Beyer, Susanna Burghartz and Lucas Burkart, Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2021: 174-190.
“The Right to Imagine“, in: Das Museum der Zukunft: 43 neue Beiträge zur Diskussion über die Zukunft des Museums, ed. Joachim Baur, Bielefeld: transcript-Verlag, 2021: 161-166.
“Transkulturalität verstehen. Monica Juneja und Christian Kravagna im Gespräch“, in: Transkulturalität/Interkulturalität: Konzepte, Methoden, Anwendungen, eds. Martina Engelbrecht, Gabriela Ociepa, Berlin/Bern/Wien: Peter Land, 2021: 59-74. (German Translation) „Liseuse from the Periphery“, in: Materialized Histories. Eine Festschrift 2.0, 20/10/2021, eds. Tina Asmussen, Eva Brugger, Maike Christadler, Anja Rathmann-Lutz, Anna Reimann, Carla Roth, Sarah-Maria Schober, Ina Serif.
“Foreword”, in: Water histories of South Asia: the materiality of liquescence, eds. Sugata Ray and Maddipati Venugopal, London/New York: Routledge, 2020.
„Das Bild betreten – oder das performative Selbst als Brücke zwischen Eigenem und Fremdem“, in: Das Eigene im Anderen – das Andere im Eigenen, eds. Rolf Bier, Matthew Cowan, Christian Dootz, Inka Nowoitnick, Hannover Städtische Galerie KUBUS, 2020.
"Universal Principles and Intransigent Contexts: Wölfflinian Aesthetics and the History of South Asian Art“, in: The Global Reception of Heinrich Wölfflin’s Principles of Art History, eds. Evonne Levy and Tristan Weddigen, Washington DC: Washington: National Gallery of Art, 2020: 165-178.

Awards and Honours

2023  Meyer-Struckmann Prize by Faculty of Philosophy, Heinrich-Heine Universität, Düsseldorf
2020  Opus Magnum by the Volkswagen Foundation, Germany, for the book Can Art History Be Made Global? Meditations from the Periphery
2017  Visiting Fellow, Forum Transregionale Studien (Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices)
2015  Fellowship of the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
2014  Visiting Professor, University of Zurich, Heinrich Wölfflin Lectures in Art History
2012  Visiting Scholar, Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence
1999–2002  Fellowship of Volkswagen Foundation, Germany
1997–2000  Short term fellowships, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris
1997  Research Fellowship, Graduiertenkolleg, University of Bielefeld
1992–1994  Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany
1991  Research Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
1982–1984  Scholarship of the Goethe-Institut (German language course)
1981–1985  Doctoral Research Scholarship of the French Government
1975  Lala Ram Mohan Prize, Delhi University, for standing first in the Masters Programme

Memberships and Other Functions

2021–  Member, International Editorial Board, The Journal of Architecture
2011–  Theme Editor, Encyclopedia of Asian Design, vol. IV, Global and Regional Themes and Issues in Asian Design (Berg Publishers)
2010–  Series Editor, Visual and Media Histories (Routledge)
2010–  Editor, Transcultural Studies (E-Journal of the Cluster Asia and Europe)
2010–  Member Scientific Advisory Board of the Research Group (BMBF), Europa durch Europäer von außen gesehen. Transfer und Transformation der Europabilder evangelischer Missionare im Kontakt mit dem Anderen, 1700-1970, Institut für Europäische Geschichte, University of Mainz
2009–  Expert Reviewer, German Research Foundation (DFG), Bonn
2007–  Member,  Editorial Board, Werkstatt Geschichte (Klartext Verlag)
2007–  Expert Reviewer, Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Bern
2006–7  Member, Advisory Committee for History, NCERT, New Delhi
2005–6  Academic Advisor to international project 1000-Idee. Die Welt des Islam, Georg-Eckert Institut für internationale Schulbuchforschung, Braunschweig
1998–99  Academic Advisor to Eicher Gallery, New Delhi (Exploring Art History)
1997–  Editor, The Medieval History Journal (Sage Publications)
1991–  Several advisory and visiting functions (teaching, exhibitions, films), National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia, all New Delhi and the Mohile Parekh Centre for Visual Arts, Mumbai

Recent Lectures

“Undoing the Magic of 1989 – Transcultural Art History as Radical Critique”, on November 12, 2021, Keynote at The Berlin Graduate Symposium in Modern and Contemporary Art History: Transcultural Perspectives in Art (History), FU and HU Berlin, November 12-13, 2021.
“Potential Stories: Tracking the Lives of Concepts in Global (Art) History”, Rothermund Memorial Lecture, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg, November 19, 2021.
“Modernism’s Relational Geographies – Global (Art) History with and beyond the Nation”, Annual Lecture, German Historical Institute, London, November 5, 2021.
“The Kaiserin and the Sultan’s Garden. Mythical Geographies, Material Encounters and the Making of Europe”, Keynote at the Summer School Beyond Borders – Entangled History. Crossover Zagreb/Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe Badisches Landesmuseum, September 3, 2021.
“Disciplinary Thresholds – Art History and Ecological Imaginaries”, Keynote at the 26th European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS) in Vienna, July 26, 2021.