Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Dr. Charlotte Klonk, Foto: Andreas Baudisch











Prof. Dr. Charlotte Klonk studied art history at the Universities of Hamburg and Cambridge. From 1993 to 1995 she was a Junior Research Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford University, and from 1995 to 2005 Lecturer at the History of Art Department at the University of Warwick. She has been a Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for the History of Science, at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Berlin and the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown MA.

Her publications include, among others, Science and the Perception of Nature: British Landscape Art in Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries (Yale University Press, 1998), Spaces of Experience: Art Gallery Interiors from 1800-2000 (Yale University Press, 2009; PDF version without images) and, with Michael Hatt, Art History: A Critical Introduction to its Methods (Manchester University Press, 2005). With Jens Eder she edited Image Operations: Visual Media and Political Conflict (Manchester University Press, 2017) (Pdf of the introduction).

In May 2017 the publication “Terror. Wenn Bilder zu Waffen werden” has appeared with the S. Fischer Verlag.

She currently researches what she has called “non-portraits” and the history, role and dynamic of images in acts of terror. She is also one of the project leaders of the DFG project “National Heritage: The German Law for the Protection of National Cultural Goods between individual and collective interests”.