Dr. Markus Rath
Assistant / Postdoc
Markus Rath
Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät
Departement Künste, Medien, Philosophie
Fachbereich Kunstgeschichte

Assistant / Postdoc

St. Alban-Graben 8
4051 Basel

Tel. +41 61 206 63 87

Studies of Art History and French Philology in Freiburg im Breisgau and Berlin. 2001 until 2008 scholarship from the Evangelisches Studienwerk Villigst. 2008 Master of Arts, Humboldt University Berlin. 2009-2012 associate researcher in DFG Collegium for the Advanced Study of “Picture Act and Embodiment“, leading the research focus „The haptic image“. September 2012 until 2014 assistant researcher at the German Centre of Art History (DFK) in Paris. Academic coordination of the annual themes „Bewegung/Mouvement“ (2012/13) and Wiederholung/Répétition“ (2013/14). 2016 PhD at the Humboldt University of Berlin with the dissertation “Die Gliederpuppe: Kult – Kunst – Konzept” (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2016).
Since February 2014: assistant researcher and since 2017 senior assistant researcher at the chair of early modern art (Prof. Dr. Andreas Beyer) in the Department of Art History at the University of Basel.
Organisational management of the 3rd Swiss congress of Art History in Basel. Co-coordinator of the Basel Renaissance colloquium. Co-spokesperson of the DFG network “Synagonism in the Visual Arts.” Board member of the Vereinigung der Kunsthistorikerinnen und Kunsthistoriker in der Schweiz (VKKS), jury president for the Alfred Richterich Stiftung award for Art History 2020.

  • Expressive Renaissance (habilitation project)
  • Movable sculpture/jointed dolls (dissertation)
  • Paragone and synagonism in the Visual Arts (DFG Network)
  • French Art and Art theories of the modern era
  • Art in the region of Oberrhein and in Switzerland
  • Art and its mediation (Leader of the group „Blickweitungen“ in cooperation with Kunstmuseum Basel)
  • Materiality and Mediality in Art and Science in the modern era
  • Intersensory image perception