Michael Diers


Professor of Art History at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg and Supernumerary Professor of Art History at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Main focus of research: art of the Renaissance, the modern age, the 20th century and the contemporary period; photography and the new media; political iconography, art and media theory; history of science. Publisher for many years of the »kunststück« paperback series, since 2005 of the »Fundus« series; numerous essays and books published on the above topics, including »Warburg aus Briefen« [1991], »Mo[nu]mente« [ed., 1995] »Schlagbilder« [1997], »Der Bevölkerung« [2000, ed. together with K. König]. Due for publication shortly are »Fotografie_Film_Video. Beiträge zu einer kritischen Theorie des Bildes, Kunst und neue Medien« [ed.] and »Edouard Manet: Le chemin de fer/La Gare Saint Lazare«.