Workshop: Heidelberg-Getty Dissertation Workshop – Faculty Lecture Series

Date of event:   01/08/2021 − 05/08/2021

Format: Online over ZOOM
Duration: 1-5 August 2021
Institution: Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany

In this lecture series, workshop faculty will provide a glimpse of their experiences and practices as researchers of East Asian Art History and Archaeology. Rather than presenting their research findings, five leading scholars will address fieldwork and research challenges. Why and how do scholars work the way they do? Join us to learn more about the ways in which personal experience shapes the careers and approaches of specialists in the field.

Please register in order to participate in our lecture series (in a webinar format). Upon registering, you will receive an email with the access details.


Sunday, August 1, 2021 – 15:30-16:30 (CEST)
Senior Prof. Dr. Lothar Ledderose (Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities): Fieldwork in China’s Mountains and Valleys

Monday, August 2, 2021 – 16:15-17:15 (CEST)
Prof. Dr. Lothar von Falkenhausen (UCLA, Los Angeles): Mutual Accommodations: Archaeology and Art History

Monday, August 4, 2021 – 15:00-16:00 (CEST)
Prof. Dr. Melanie Trede (Heidelberg University, Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies): Serendipity, Space, and Stamina: Notes from an art historian’s analog past

Monday, August 4, 2021 – 16:15-17:15 (CEST)
Prof. Dr. Lukas Nickel (University of Vienna): A Buddha icon keeping its secret – what to do when research bears inconclusive results

Thursday, August 5, 2021 – 15:15-16:15 (CEST)
Prof. Dr. Sarah E. Fraser (Heidelberg University, Centre for Asian and Transcultural Studies): Buddhist Archeology: Field Research in China’s Caves and Temples

For more information on how to register, please visit the website here.