Caroline van Eck#

Membership Number:5125
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • September 2016 Established Chair in the History of Art, Department of Art History, Cambridge University
  • September 2016 Professorial Fellow and Director of Studies, King's College Cambridge
  • Spring 2017 Slade Professor in the Fine Arts, Oxford University
  • May - June 2018 Panofsky Chair, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich
  • April - May 2018 Professeur invité, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
  • 2006 - 2016 Chair of Art and Architectural History, Leiden University
  • April - July 2013 Chercheuse invitée, Institut National d'histoire de l'Art, Paris
  • Spring 2014 Chercheuse invitée, Ecole du Louvre, Paris
  • 2003 - 2006 Associate Professor, Groningen University
  • 1998 - 2003 Director of the research program Rhetoric and the Visual Arts in Early Modern Europe, funded by the Dutch Foundation for Scientific Research (NWO), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Fields of Scholarship
  • French art and artistic theory, 1750-1850
  • Connections between art and anthropology, in particular theories of agency
  • Early modern art and architectural theory
  • Giovanni Battista Piranesi
  • Aby Warburg

Honours and Awards
  • 2005 - 2012 VICI-grant ‘Art, Agency and Living Presence’, Dutch Foundation for Scientific Research (1.250.000 euro).
  • 2011 Member of the Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen [Royal Dutch Society of Sciences]
  • 2013 Prix Descartes-Huygens, awarded by the Académie des Sciences, the Académie des Belles Lettres et Inscriptions, and the Dutch Royal Academy of Sciences.
  • 2014 Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite
  • 2015 Grand Prix de l'Académie Française du Rayonnement de la Langue et de la Littérature Françaises
  • 2016 Honorary Doctorate Université de Neuchâtel

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