Prof. Dr. Gerald Schröder

Professorship for design and art science


Art and design are of course very central concepts for our department of design. They guide the creative practice in our various fields of study. But what exactly are art and design? What are the differences between them? And how are they connected and mutually enriching? Ultimately, these questions, which occupy me in my teaching, can only be answered by not only systematically examining the manifold phenomena of design and art, but also by analysing their historical genesis and development as well as their cultural, institutional and socio-political contexts.

Curriculum Vitae

Academic Degrees
  • Teaching qualification and teaching authorisation for the subject of art history (habilitation). University of Bochum (2008/09)
  • Dr. hist. in art history. University of Bochum (2000)
  • M.A. in art history, philosophy. University of Bochum (1995)
Academic Career
  • Habilitation thesis: „Schmerzensmänner“ (Loose translation: "Men of Pain") – Trauma and therapy in West German and Austrian art of the 1960s (2008)
  • Doctoral thesis: Der kluge Blick – Studie zu den kunsttheoretischen Reflexionen Francesco Bocchis. (Loose Translation: "The Wise Eye - Study on the art theoretical reflections of Francesco Bocchi") Doctoral scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (2000)
  • Magister thesis: Die Rezeption von Donatello in den schriftlichen Diskursen der italienischen Renaissance (Loose translation: "The reception of Donatello in the written discourses of the Italian Renaissance") (1995)
  • Studied art history, philosophy and psychology at the universities of Bonn, Parma, Cologne and Bochum. Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (1989-1995)
Occupational Activities
  • Professor of design and art studies, department of design, Trier University of Applied Sciences, since winter semester 2014/15
  • Substitution of the professorship for design and art science at the University of Applied Sciences Trier, summer semester 2013-summer semester 2014
  • Substitute for the professorship for modern and contemporary art history with a focus on cultural and gender history at the Institute of Art History at the University Bochum, winter semester 2012/13
  • Substitute for the professorship of modern and contemporary art history at the Institute of European Art History at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, summer semster 2011- summer semester 2012
  • Temporary academic superintendent at the Institute of Art History of the Ruhr University Bochum, summer semester 2008- summer semester 2014
  • Research assistant at the Art History Institute of the Ruhr University Bochum, winter semester 1998/99 - winter semester 2007/08
Ongoing Research Projects
  • The white marriage to Switzerland. On the criminalisation of civil marriage (1922-1952). (Marriage law, citizenship, administrative practice, civil status authority, migration regime, gender studies, exile studies)
Prof. Dr. Gerald Schröder
Prof. Dr. Gerald Schröder
Professor FB Gestaltung - FR Kommunikationsdesign


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