Prof. Georges Didi-Huberman

Honorary member of the ZfL, Maître de Conférences at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Paris (France)


Georges Didi-Huberman is a philosopher and art historian at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris). He has taught as a visiting professor around the world at universities such as the Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern, the University of Tokyo, Berkeley, The Courtauld, and the Freie Universität Berlin, among others. He has conducted research in Rome (Académie de France), Florence (Villa I Tatti-Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies), and London (Institute of Advanced Study, Warburg Institute) while also organizing numerous exhibits, including “L’Empreinte” at the Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, 1997), “Fables du lieu” at the Studio national des arts contemporains (Tourcoing, 2001), and “Atlas” at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, 2010). Didi-Huberman’s work has been widely honored and recognized. He received honors from the Paris Académie des Beaux-Arts, the Hans-Reimer-Prize granted by the Aby Warburg Foundation (Hamburg), the Premio Napoli (Naples), and the International Research Grant Prize awarded by the Max Weber Foundation in 2014, the Thedor W. Adorno Award in 2015 as well as the Humboldt Research Prize in 2007 after being nominated by the ZfL. He has been an Honorary Member of the ZfL since 2006.

As the intellectual descendant of cultural theorists such as Aby Warburg and Walter Benjamin and as a student of Louis Marin, Didi-Huberman occupies a central position within the dialogue between the fields of art history, cultural studies, and image studies. His research interests include the history and theory of images, anthropology, and psychoanalysis. His work encompasses many significant historical epochs, spanning a long period of time from the Renaissance to contemporary art. Among other points of interests, Didi-Huberman’s work explores the science of iconography in the 19th century and its impact on 20th-century artistic movements.


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