Institute of Art History

Pre-Modern Art History

Prof. Dr. Beate Fricke


Chair of Pre-Modern Art History

+41 31 631 47 44
Postal Address
Institute of Art History
Mittelstrasse 43
CH-3012 Bern
Consultation Hour
by appointment

Research Interests

Beate Fricke's research focuses on the history of images, objects and places, using perspectives from philosophy, cultural anthropology, history of the sciences, of economy and theology. Her research interests include theories of perception and animation, the history of allegory and mimesis, the prehistory of aesthetics and political participation, cultural and mercantile exchange, as well as the materiality of minor arts, decorative arts and reliquaries.