36th Congress of German Art Historians 2022
2G+ and Hygiene Concept

We want to make the conference possible as a face-to-face event under safe conditions.

Participation is only possible with proof of “3G”.

Also, we have developed a comprehensive hygiene concept.

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Information for Conference Guests

We are very pleased that the congress will in all likelihood take place in Stuttgart!

Tickets are available now.

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Information for Exhibitors

We appreciate your interest in having a stand at the Kunsthistorikertag!

Registration will be possible from the end of January. If you have any questions, please contact us in advance.

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NEW: Participation is only possible with proof of “3G”.

On 19 March, a new Corona Ordinance came into force in Baden-Württemberg. According to § 14, events such as the Kunsthistorikertag take place under 3G conditions. Due to the extremely high incidence of infection nationwide and also in Stuttgart, we nevertheless urge all participants to test themselves daily.

The Board of the Association of German Art Historians and the Stuttgart Congress Committee


CALL: Ukraine Forum at the Kunsthistorikertag in Stuttgart

In view of the war of aggression on Ukraine, the Stuttgart Local Committee and the Board of the Association of German Art Historians are preparing a small Ukraine Forum in Stuttgart. This is intended as a short-term supplement to the main programme, as we are firmly of the opinion that current events must not be ignored. The idea is to hold a forum, probably from 23 to 25 March, at which short keynote speeches of about 15 minutes will be given. The topics of the keynote speeches do not have to relate exclusively to Ukraine and current events, as our knowledge in this regard is probably limited. However, they should be designed in such a way that a clear transfer of content to current events and Ukraine is possible.

The keynote presentations should be deliberately pointed and stimulate discussion. Ideally, two short presentations would always be given one after the other and then move on to the discussion. There is also the possibility of a virtual link-up.

Topics could be, for example:
– a specific building in Ukraine, such as a church in Lviv
– a specific artistic work in the field of painting or drawing, such as the works of Bruno Schulz
– the topic of war photography in general, but then with reference to the current imagesi
– a cinematic theme, such as a critical reception of “Battleship Potemkin
– an urban theme relating to Lviv, Kyiv, Odesa or any other city.
– the themes of cultural heritage, protection of cultural assets or even monument topography
– a topic from the creative industries, from the video or blogger scene

We absolutely ask that you send the topic proposals at short notice by 12 noon on Thursday. Please also forward this call to colleagues who you think might be interested in participating. Please send topic suggestions to: .

We absolutely ask for ample participation and application!


The ticket shop is open!

From now on you can purchase tickets for the 36th Congress of German Art Historians in our ticket shop. Due to the necessary contact tracking, tickets can only be booked online.

Tickets at the early bird rate are available until 20 February.

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The 36th German Art History Conference in Stuttgart will take place as planned

Due to the pandemic, the 36th German Art Historians’ Conference in Stuttgart has been postponed to 23-27 March 2022.

The current regulation of the state government of Baden-Württemberg stipulates that events at the University of Stuttgart can currently be held under 2G-plus conditions and with FFP2 masks mandatory in closed rooms. Therefore, preparations for the congress in presence are continuing. We will publish the programme here at the end of January 2022. Registration will also be possible then.

Registration for exhibitors, including the announcement of exhibition conditions, will also probably be possible at the end of January.

At the same time, we ask for your understanding that a hybrid format will not be feasible for us: The pandemic situation already requires considerable additional technical and organisational effort, so that in view of the size and complexity of the event, a hybrid format would exceed our capacities. If the infection situation does not allow us to meet in person at short notice, we will probably move the event – as far as digitally feasible – to the virtual space.

University of Stuttgart

The 36th Congress of German Art Historians will be hosted and co-organised by the Institute of Art History of the University of Stuttgart.

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Association of German Art Historians

The Association of German Art Historians is responsible for the Congress of German Art Historians. The largest congress for art history in Germany takes place every two years in changing locations.

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Stuttgart made architectural history with its world-famous Weissenhof estate on the Killesberg – the houses of Le Corbusier are even UNESCO world heritage. But there are also lots of other architectural gems to see in the area around the city.

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