Theresa Holler studied Art History and Romance Philology at the Universities of Aachen, Rome and Trier. She then pursued her doctorate at the Humboldt University of Berlin, and in that time also worked as a research assistant at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institute. In 2017 she completed her PhD with the interdisciplinary thesis Jenseitsbilder. Dantes Commedia und ihr Weiterleben im Weltgericht bis 1500 (published by Deutscher Kunstverlag 2020). From 2017-21 she was a research assistant in the Premodern Art Department at the University of Bern, as well as a postdoctoral collaborator in the ERC-funded project Global Horizons in Pre-Modern Art. For the 2021 summer semester, she was appointed as a Visiting Professor of Medieval Art at the University of Trier. In November 2021 she was awarded an SNF Ambizione grant and has since been pursuing a habilitation project at the University of Basel titled Healing Arts. Representations and Practices of Medical Knowledge in Art and Literature, 9th-12th centuries.
- Visual cultures of healing in the early and high Middle Ages
- Depictions of pharmacological and ecological knowledge
- Art & Science
- Text & Image
- Dante Studies
- Images of the afterlife and visualizations of unknowns