Christopher Wood

Carnegie Professor, History of Art, Yale University; Visiting Professor, Department of German, New York University

Christopher Wood (A.B., Harvard 1983, Ph.D., Harvard 1991) has been teaching at Yale since 1992. He is currently Visiting Professor in the German Department, New York University, and has taught as a visitor at the University of California (Berkeley), Vassar College, and the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. In 1980 he was awarded Harvard’s Jacob Wendell Scholarship. He has been a fellow at the Society of Fellows, Harvard University; the American Academy in Rome; the American Academy in Berlin; the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and the Internationales Forschungszentrum für Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna. In 2002 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. From 1999 to 2002 he was Book Review Editor of the Art Bulletin.

He is the author of Albrecht Altdorfer and the Origins of Landscape (1993); Forgery, Replica, Fiction: Temporalities of German Renaissance Art (2008) (awarded the Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship); and (with Alexander Nagel) Anachronic Renaissance (2010). He is the editor of The Vienna School Reader: Politics and Art Historical Method in the 1930s (2000).

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Aby Warburg: Art, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis: Day 1

Saturday, October 12th
9:00AM - 4:15PM

Past Event

This two-day symposium explores Warburg’s ideas and their adumbrations, e.g., his preoccupations with – and intuitions about – memory, both in relation to different forms of artistic creation and in anticipation of concepts related to neuroplasticity and neuroesthetics; the significance and fluency of the image – its elliptical and metaphoric functions – and of affect… read more »