Institut für Kunstgeschichte

Collaborators

Dr. Stefanie Lenk

Wissenschaftliche Assistentin

Abteilung für Ältere Kunstgeschichte

Telefon
+41 31 631 47 48
E-Mail
stefanie.lenk@ikg.unibe.ch
Büro
168
Postadresse
Institut für Kunstgeschichte
Mittelstrasse 43
3012 Bern

Personal

Born on 5/4/1988 in Berlin

Research interests and teaching focus

  • ‘Material religion’ in the Western Mediterranean in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
  • Baptismal art in North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula and Italy
  • Christian theological writing on art in the Middle Ages and in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • History of museums and of curating in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Methodological questions of collaborative research and global comparisons

Academic Employment

03/2020 – 2022 postDoc (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), Institute of History of Art, University of Bern
08/2019 – 03/2020 postDoc - coordination of Global Horizons in Pre-Modern Art (together with Beate Fricke)
09/2018 – 07/2019 preDoc - coordination of Global Horizons in Pre-Modern Art (together with Beate Fricke)
2016 – 2018 Empires of Faith Project Curator, The British Museum, London
2012 Research Associate at the Courtauld Gallery Project: Conservation and Art Historical Analysis, Courtauld Gallery, London

Academic Education

2013 – 2019 Ph.D., University of Oxford, History of Art
Dissertation: “Baptismal art and identity construction in the Western Mediterranean in the fifth and sixth centuries”, supervisors: Jaś Elsner, Gervase Rosser
Grants: Ph.D. Scholarship of the Leverhulme Trust/The British Museum, ARTES Coll & Cortés Travel Scholarship, Wolfson College Travel Grant, Oxford Centre of Byzantine Research Travel Grant, Santander Travel Grant
2012 – 2013 M.St., University of Oxford, Medieval Studies
2011 – 2012 M.A., Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Curating the Art Museum
Grants: Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2008 – 2011 B.A., Humboldt University of Berlin, History of Art and Visual Culture with History as minor
Grants: Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
2010 – 2011 Visiting Student, Università degli Studi di Firenze

Curatorial Experience

2015 - 2018 Lead curator of ‘Imagining the Divine. Art and the Rise of World Religions’, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (19 October 2017-18 February 2018)
2016 – 2018 Co-curator of ‘Those Who Follow - Arturo Soto’, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, Oxford (1 November 2017 - 20 March 2018), with Dominic Dalglish
2013 Curator of “SUBLIME | Martha Parsey – Marc Fromm”, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen (21 September - 27 October 2013) (Awarded with the Wolfgang Hartmann Prize 2013)
2012 Group curating of “Portrait Of The Artist As …“ Courtauld Gallery, London (26 June – 22 July 2012

 

List of Publications

 

Books

Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, Rachel Wood, Images of Mithra. 2017, Oxford University Press, Oxford

Edited Volumes

Jaś Elsner, Stefanie Lenk, et. al., Imagining the Divine. Art and the Rise of World Religions (Exhibition catalogue, Ashmolean Museum, 19 October 2017-18 February 2018). 2017, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Stefanie Lenk, SUBLIME | Martha Parsey – Marc Fromm (Exhibition catalogue, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, 21 September - 27 October 2013). 2013, Kunstverein Wilhelmshöhe, Ettlingen

Articles

Stefanie Lenk, “Ferdinand Piper’s “Monumentale Theologie” (1867) and Schleiermacher’s Legacy – The Attempted Foundation of a Protestant Theology of Art”, in: Jaś Elsner (ed.), Art and Religion from India to Ireland. Historiographic Trends in the Study of the 1st Millennium. 2020, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (in print)

Stefanie Lenk, “The impact of local custom on post-ancient religious practice – A Christian example from Cuicul (Djémila). Response to Christoph Uehlinger” in: Rachel Wood (ed.), Imagining the Divine: art in religions of late antiquity across Eurasia. 2020, British Museum Press (in print)

Stefanie Lenk, “Merging University Museum and Volksbildung – The Curatorial Strategies of Berlin’s Museum für Meereskunde in 1900”, in: Kathleen Davidson, Molly Duggins (eds.), Sea Currents in Nineteenth-Century Art, Science and Culture. 2020, Bloomsbury, London (in print)

Stefanie Lenk, “Cristãos Ibéricos e Antiguidade Clássica — o Baptistério de Milreu/Estói (Algarve) nos Finais da Antiguidade Tardia”, in: Jorge Tomás García, Vanessa Del Prete (eds.), Imágenes, lengua y creencias en Lusitania romana. 2019, Archaeopress, Oxford

Stefanie Lenk, “Iberian Christians and the classical Past – The Baptistery of Milreu/Estói (Algarve) at the End of Late Antiquity”, in: Horst Bredekamp, Stefan Trinks (eds.), Transformatio et Continuatio: Forms of Change and Constancy of Antiquity in the Iberian Peninsula 500-1500. 2017, De Gruyter, New York

Jaś Elsner, Stefanie Lenk, “Introduction”, in: Imagining the Divine. Art and the Rise of World Religions (see above), 13-29

Stefanie Lenk, “Iconoclasm”, in: Imagining the Divine. Art and the Rise of World Religions (see above), 128-133

 

In Preparation

Stefanie Lenk, Baptismal art and identity construction in the Western Mediterranean in the fifth and sixth centuries (dissertation)

Stefanie Lenk, “Widening Protestant Horizons: From Christian to global Art Collections in German theological Faculties of the 19th and 20th Centuries”, in: Beate Fricke, Lucas Burkart (Hrsg.), Horizonte - eine Linie und ihre Bewegung in Kunst, Geschichte und Literatur. Colloquium Rauricum, Castelen

Hans Goette, Stefanie Lenk, Gunnar Brands, “Ein Relief des 5. Jahrhunderts v. Chr. Und seine christliche Umarbeitung – eine Kreuzfahrerzeitliche Spolie aus Bari?“,  Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts

Stefanie Lenk, Gunnar Brands, “500 Jahre Christliche Archäologie an der Universität Halle Wittenberg“

Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk, “Problems of Reuse in Jebel Oust (Tunisia), Heliopolis (Lebanon) and Mathura (India). An Exploration of Collaborative Method in Material Religion”