Peter J. Schneemann#

Peter J. Schneemann
Email:peter.schneemann 'at'
Membership Number:3388
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWITZERLAND

Present and Previous Positions
  • Since 2001 Chair, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art History, institute of Art History, Bern University, Bern, Switzerland
  • 7-9/2008 Visiting Professor at NSCAD, Hallfax, Canada
  • 10/2000 Venia docendi - Postdoctoral teaching qualification for Art History, Bern, Switzerland (Habilitiation: Von der Apologie zur Theoriebildung. Die Geschichtsschreibung des Abstrakten Expressionismus, Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2003)
  • 1993-2001 Senior Assistant, Institute of Art History, Bern University, Switzerland
  • 4/1993 Ph.D. in Art History, University of Glessen, Germany (Dissertation: Geschichte als VOrblld. Die Modelle der französischen Historienmalerei, 1747-1789, Berlin: Akademie Verlag 1994, summa cum laude)
  • 10/1989 M.A. in Philosophy, German Language and Literature, university of Giessen, Germany, Professors: Odo Marquard, Gerhard Kurz (with distinction)
  • 9/1988 M.A. in Art History, University of Essex, Colchester, England. Master Course: Art History and Theory/School of Comparative Studies, Professors: Micahel Podro, Thomas Puttfarken) (with distinction)
  • 1884-1987 Studies in Art History, Philosophy, German Language and Literature, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

Fields of Scholarship
  • 18th Century
  • Methodology
  • Historiography of Abstract Expressionism
  • Education and Formation of the Artist's Identity
  • Artists’ Nomadism
  • The History of Art Perception in Modern and Contemporary Art

Honours and Awards
  • 6-9/2011 Chercheur invité, Institut d'histoire de l’art (INHA), Paris, France
  • 6-7/2009 visiting Senior Fellow, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA
  • 7-9/2008 Visiting Professor NSCAD, Halifax, Canada
  • 7-9/2005 Fellow, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
  • 2002-2010 Travel grants on basis of academic excellence, Embassy of the United States, Bern, Switzerland
  • 2001 "Art-Focus Award Senior" of the "Vereinigung der Kunsthistorikerinnen und Kunsthistoriker in der Schweiz" (VKKS) (Swiss Association of Art Historians)
  • 1998-1999 Senior Fellow, Centre Allemand d'Histoire de I’Art, Paris, France
  • 8-9/1998 Visiting Fellow, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., USA
  • 1997 Scholarship of the Swiss American Cultural Exchange Council (SACEC)
  • 7-10/1996 Travel Grant of the University of Bern (Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C., USA)
  • 1992-1993 Fellow, German Academic Scholarship Program (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

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