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Kathrin Wagner

Dr Kathrin Wagner

SENIOR LECTURER IN ART HISTORY
Fine and Applied Art
0151 291 3679
Arts and Humanities
wagnerk@hope.ac.uk

I studied Art History and Italian in Berlin (Germany) and Siena (Italy) and gained my BA, MA and PhD from the Free University Berlin. After working in museums in Berlin and New York, I joined Liverpool Hope University from Cardiff University in 2011. My key role in the team of art historians at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts is to co-ordinate the pathway BA Art and Design History. I teach Art History to Art and Design History students, Fine Art and Design students and MA Art History and Curating students. My areas of teaching cover 14-16th century European art, art works with propaganda purpose, political art and photography.

My research interests include: ecclesiastical art from northern Europe (14-16th century); artists and migration in early modern times and political photography. I have recently edited the volume Artists and Migration 1400-1850. Britain, Europe and beyond, together with Jessica David (Yale Centre for British Art) and Matej Klemencic (University of Ljubljana). 

I represent the department at the Faculty's Research Committee and the REF steering group and I am a Faculty Senior Academic Advisor. I also form part of the Athena Swan self assessment team at Liverpool Hope University. 

Publications

Books:

(2006) Der Kreuzaltar im Münster zu Doberan, Deutscher Kunstverlag (The cross-reredos in the Münster Doberan

(2011) Retabelkunst in Rostock im 15. Jahrhundert, Verlag Ludwig (The art of reredoses in Rostock in the 15th century

(2014) Rosa Mystica. Rostocker Rosenkranzretabel des Spaetmittelalters (Rosa Mystica. Reflections on the rosary reredoses in Rostock in the 15th century)

Edited Books: 

(2017)  Artists and Migration 1400-1850. Britain, Europe and beyond, co-edited with Jessica David and Matej Klemencic, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 

Book Chapters:

(2007) 'Parralelen in der Bildgestaltung - das Defensorium des Franz von Retz in Tafelmalerei und Schnitzkunst', Von wundersamen Begebenheiten. Defesorium inviolatae virginitatis beatae Mariae von Franz von Retz (National Library of Ireland Ms 32, 513), Kommentarband von Eberhard König, mit Beiträgen von Ines Dickmann, Gerard Lyne und Kathrin Wagner, Simbach am Inn, S. 33-46 ('The defensorium of Franz von Retz in painting and wooden sculpture', Of wondrous occurrences. The Defensorium inviolatae beatae Mariae by Franz von Retz (National Library of Ireland Ms 32, 513), commentary edition by Eberhard König, Ines Dickman, Gerard Lyne and Kathrin Wagner, Simbach am Inn, pp. 33-46. 

(2008) 'Das Kreuzaltarretabel in der Kirche des ehemaligen Zisterzienserklosters Doberan - zum Einfluß eines monumentalen Bildwerkes auf die Retabelkunst in Norddeutschland', Das Landkirchner Retabel im Schleswig-Holsteinischen Landesmuseum Schloss Gottorf - Retabelkunst um 1400 in Norddeutschland, hrsg. von Uwe Albrecht und Bernd Bünsche, Verlag Ludwig, S. 54-62. ('The cross-reredos in the former Cistercian Church Doberan - reflecting on the role of a monumental altarpiece in Northern Germany, The Landkirchner Reredos in the Museum Schloss Gottorf - the art of reredoses around 1400 in Northern Germany, edited by Uwe Albrecht and Bernd Bünsche, Verlag Ludwig, pp. 54-62. 

(2009) 'Die Flügelfragmente eines gemalten Triptychons in St. Marien in Rostock - ein Rekonstruktionsversuch', Ecclesia Ornatae - Kirchenausstattungen im südlichen Ostseeraum, KddV, S. 123-141 ('The fragmented wings of a painted triptych in the St. Mary church in Rostock - a reconstruction, Ecclesia Ornatae - church interiors in the Southern Baltic Sea Area, KddV, pp. 123-141. 

(2009) 'Das Defensorium inviolatae beatae Mariae des Franz von Retz und seine bildliche Umsetzung an der Marientafel des Pelpliner Chorgestühls', Terra Sancta Mariae. Marienverehrung im Deutschordensland Preußen, KddV, S. 173-183 ('The Defensorium inviolatae virginitatis beatae Mariae by Franz von Retz and its visual presentation at the choir stalls in Pelplin/Poland', Terra Sancta Mariae - the adoration of Mary in Deutschordensland Prussia, KddV, pp. 173-183. 

(2013) 'The Passion Scenes of the Holy-Cross-Reredos in Rostock - a new connection to Notke's workshop', Art, Memory and Patronage: Visual Culture in the Baltic Sea Area at the time of Bernt Notke, pp. 46-52. 

(2014) 'The High-Altarpieces in the Hanseatic City of Rostock in Northern Germany: A Hagiographic Approach to the Creation of Collective Identities', Cuius Patrocinio Tota Gaudet Regio. Saints' Cults and the Dynamics of Regional Cohesion, Hagioteca, pp. 285-296.

(2017) 'The migrant artist in early modern times', Artists and Migration 1400-1850. Britain, Europe and beyond, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp 2-20.


 

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