September 2019 | Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier

Starting in fall 2019, Art Histories Fellow 2018/19 Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier will be a ERC Research Fellow in the research project “Cultures of Occupation in Twentieth Century Asia” (COTCA) at University of Nottingham.

November 2018 | Sugata Ray

Art Histories Fellow 2013/14 Sugata Ray has received tenure in the Department of History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley. From Fall 2018, he is Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art. Ray has also recently guest edited a special issue of the Ars Orientalis (vol. 48; 2018) on the theme of “The Language of Art History.” Contributors include Art Histories Fellow 2014/15 Yudong Wang. The issue can be can be accessed here

November 2018 | Peyvand Firouzeh

Art Histories Fellow 2015/16 Peyvand Firouzeh was appointed Lecturer of Islamic Art at the Department of Art History of the University of Sydney. During 2018-19, she is holding a Getty/ ACLS Fellowship in Art History while in residence at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut.

October 2018 | Li Zhang

Art Histories Fellow 2013/14 Li Zhang’s (Li Jaang) article “When Peripheries were Centres: A Preliminary Study of the Shimao-centred Polity in the Loess Highland, China” has been published in Antiquity, one of the most prestigeous journals in archaeology. It received responses both in academia and Chinese public media and can be accessed here (registration or permission needed).

June 2018 | Gül Kale

Art Histories Fellow 2015/16 Gül Kale has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory in the Art History Department of Carleton University, Ottawa. She will join the program in July 2019 after completing her Getty/ ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Art History that has been awarded for 2018-2019.

March 2018 | Ittai Weinryb

Art Histories Fellow 2014/15 Ittai Weinryb's first book The Bronze Object in the Middle Ages was published with Cambridge University Press in 2017 and was awarded the ICMA 2017 book prize by the International Center for Medieval Art. In 2017, Weinryb was also awarded the Franklin Grant by the American Philosophical Society. In September 2018, his large-scale exhibition Agents of Faith: Votive Objects in Time and Place will open at the Main Galleries of the Bard Graduate Center and will be accompanied by a full color catalog by Yale University Press.

February 2018 | Sanja Savkic

Art Histories Fellow 2016/17 Sanja Savkic received a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the Department Gerhard Wolf of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institute, where she will continue her research on pre-Columbian Mesoamerican visual cultures such as the Maya.

February 2018 | Wulandani Dirgantoro

For three years, Art Histories Fellow 2016/17 Wulandani Dirgantoro will be a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow in the Art History Programm at the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne, Australia.

January 2018 | Sugata Ray

Art Histories Fellow 2013/14 Sugata Ray will soon publish his monograph Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 1550-1850 in University of Washington Press's Global South Asia Series and its Art History Publication Initiative.

January 2018 | Lesley Nicole Braun

Beginning in September 2018, Art Histories Fellow 2016/17 Lesley Nicole Braun will be Assistant Professor at University of Basel's Institute of Social Anthropology, where she will be affiliated with the Centre for African Studies.

December 2017 | Lamia Balafrej

As of January 2018, Art Histories Fellow 2016/17 Lamia Balafrej will be Assistant Professor of the Arts of the Islamic World in the Art History Department of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

December 2017 | Venugopal Maddipati & Sugata Ray

In 2018, Art Histories Fellow 2016/17 Venugopal Maddipati and Art Histories Fellow 2013/14 Sugata Ray will publish their co-edited volume Water Histories of South Asia: The Materiality of Liquescence in the Routledge series Visual and Media Histories.

November 2017 | Banu Karaca

Since October 2017, Art Histories Fellow 2015/16 Banu Karaca has been a Mercator-IPC Fellow at the Istanbul Policy Center at Sabanci University, Istanbul, where she is preparing a report on the potentials and challenges of Turkey’s foreign cultural policy with regard to both contemporary artistic production and official heritage regimes. She recently published essays on gendered images of war and political violence in the handbook Gender: War! (MacMillan 2017) and in the volume Gendered Wars, Gendered Memories: Feminist Conversations on War, Genocide and Political Violence (Routledge 2016).

October 2017 | Haytham Bahoora

Art Histories Fellow 2013/14 Haytham Bahoora has accepted a position as Assistant Professor at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and the Centre for Comparative Literature of the University of Toronto. From October to December 2017, he will again be an associated EUME Fellow at the Forum of Transregional Studies.

October 2017 | Peter H. Christensen

In October 2017, Art Histories Fellow 2016/17 Peter H. Christensen published his monograph Germany and the Ottoman Railways: Art, Empire, and Infrastructure with Yale University Press, supported by a SAH/Mellon Author Award of the Society of Architectural Historians.

May 2017 | Atreyee Gupta

From June 2017, Art Histories Fellow 2014/15 Atreyee Gupta will be Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art as well as South and Southeast Asian Art at the History of Art Department of the University of California, Berkeley.

April 2017 | Ahmed Adam

Art Histories Fellow 2015/16 Ahmed Adam has been appointed head for the recently established new directorate for the university museum at the University of Khartoum, Sudan. The directorate is closely working with the department of Archaeology at the University which is the oldest and most established department in Sudan and Africa.

April 2017 | Subhashini Kaligotla

In Autumn 2018, Subhashini Kaligotla (Art Histories Fellow 2015/16) will join the Art History Department at Yale University, Connecticut, as Assistant Professor of South Asian Art. Her first poetry manuscript won the (Great) Indian Poetry Collective´s 2016 Emerging Poets Prize and will be available in early 2018 in the United States and India. The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective is a small, non-profit press founded in Bangalore dedicated to supporting Indian and Indian diaspora poetry. The book was chosen by Arundhathi Subramaniam, an award-winning poet and editor.

Dezember 2016 | Federico Buccellati

Art Histories Fellow 2015/16 Federico Buccellati was awarded an NEH Digital Publication Fellowship in Digital Humanities by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, based at the Alexandria Archive Institute. His project (, running from May 2017 through June 2018, will examine the cost of ancient architecture and will be located at the Berlin TOPOI B-2 XXL Architecture Group. In addition, he will be taking up a DFG position for three years at the Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology in mid 2018.

October 2016 | Peyvand Firouzeh

Since October, Art Histories Fellow 2015/16 Peyvand Firouzeh is a Fellow at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut where she pursues her book project Sanctity, Authority, and Material Culture: Neʿmatullahi Shrine Networks Between Iran and India, 1400-1700. In addition, she was awarded a joint fellowship at the H.K. Sherwani Centre for Deccan Studies, Hyderabad, sponsored by the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies and the Maulana Azad National Urdu University.

September 2016 | Atreyee Gupta

Since this September, Art Histories Fellow 2014/15 Atreyee Gupta is Jane Emison Assistant Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

September 2016 | Li Zhang

Art Histories Fellow 2013/14 Li Zhang has been appointed Associate Professor of Archaeology at Zhenghzou University, China. Li Zhang has also received the prestigious Chinese National Funding for the Social Sciences for her research on the early globalization of art in the Bronze Age. 

June 2016 | Maria José de Abreu

In 2017, Art Histories Fellow 2013/14 Maria José de Abreu will become Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University, New York. In 2016/17, she will be a Fellow of the International Research Center “re:work. Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History” at Humboldt University, Berlin.

June 2016 | Peter Webb

Since June, Art Histories Fellow 2014/15 Peter Webb is lecturer at the University of Leiden, at the Leiden Institute for Area Studies.

May 2016 | Martina Becker

Since this month, Art Histories Fellow 2013/14 Martina Becker is Visiting Assistant Professor at the History of Art Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Also, she received the three-year Marie Sklodowska Curie Global Fellowship (2016-2019).

April 2016 | Anna McSweeney

Art Histories Fellow 2013/14 Anna McSweeney now holds a position as a Scientific Collaborator at the project “Projekt Bilderfahrzeuge” at the London-based Warburg Institute. Her research project focuses on the biography of a Nasrid wooden dome from one of the Alhambra's towers that today is part of the collection of the Museum of Islamic Art, Berlin. 

February 2016 | Mathias Fubah Alubafi

Art Histories Fellow 2013/14 Mathias Fubah Alubafi changed his position and is now Senior Research Specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) Pretoria, South Africa.