Professor Emerita of History of Art
Ph.D., Eberhard Karls-Universität Tübingen
Carpenter Carrel B-9
Christiane Hertel teaches courses on the arts of Northern Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands, from the Reformation to the 20th century. Her interest in visual and literary traditions has led her to focus on research projects involving their interplay. With varying degrees of emphasis, much of her research has dealt with the interpretation of art in the contexts of different kinds of critical reception, ranging from scholarship and art criticism to artistic and poetic response to the needs and purposes of cultural politics. Other projects have addressed questions in the history of collecting and collections, and topics in art theory and aesthetics.