Past Events

Please see below for events held during the first phase of the Bilderfahrzeuge project 2014 – 2018. For current events please see our events homepage.


Metadata. How we relate to images. Lethaby Gallery.
Photography by Thomas Adank, 2018.


Metadata – how we relate to images
9 January – 10 February 2018
Lethaby Gallery
in collaboration with
Central Saint Martins
University of the Arts London

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Bilderfahrzeuge Conferences


Bilderfahrzeuge Workshops & Seminars

  • Migrating Histories of Art. Self-Translations of a Discipline
    8-9 October 2015 (Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz)
    Workshop proceedings:
    Migrating Histories of Art. Self-Translations of a Discipline
    ed. by Maria Teresa Costa and Hans Christian Hönes
    Serie Studien aus dem Warburg-Haus 19, De Gruyter: Berlin (2019)
  • The Rhetoric of Images. Translating between Disciplines and Cultures 
    8-9 July 2014 (Warburg Institute, London)


Bilderfahrzeuge Lecture series 


Prof. Anne Lafont, EHESS, Paris “Portrait of the African Woman from Atlantic to Mississippi: A New Topography of the Art of Enlightenment” 24.01.2018

Prof. Stephennie Mulder, University of Austin, Texas “Bilderfahrzeuge in the Twittersphere: The Viking “Allah” Saga and the Future of the Image” 02.05.2018

Prof. Sven Dupré, University of Utrecht and University of Amsterdam, “How X-Ray Imagery Changed the Practice of Art History” 13.06.2018


Prof. Sachiko Kusukawa, University of Cambridge, “Copying as a form of knowing: early modern scientific images.” 11.01.2017

Prof. Tristan Weddigen, Universität Zürich, “Heinrich Wölfflin in the Hispanic World” 08.02.2107

Prof. Tamar Garb, University College London, “Constance Stuart’s War: Women and Documentary’s Excess.” 01.03.2017

Prof. Zainab Bahrani, Columbia University in the City of New York, “Return of Images: Chance Encounters in the Afterlives of Antiquity.” 10.05.2017

Prof. Finbarr Barry Flood, New York University, “The Relic as Image: Prophetic Aura in an Age of Technological Reproducibility.” 14.06.2017


Prof. em. David Bindman, University College London, “The Paston Treasure Painting: An Allegory of Africa?” 27.01.2016

Dr. Alexander Marr, University of Cambridge, “Dürer and the Aesthetics of ‚non-art’ Images.” 10.02.2016

Prof. Whitney Davis, University of California, Berkeley, “The Presence of Prehistoric Pictoriality.” 11.05.2016

Dr. Roger Sabin, Central Saint Martins, UAL, London, “The Origins of Comics Criticism” 05.10.2016

Dr. Mechthild Fend, University College London, “Medusa’s Hair. Images, Diseases and Terror in Post-Revolutionary France. “ 16.11.2016

Prof. em. Stephen Bann, University of Bristol, “Paul Delaroche’s Egyptian Excursion: the studies in preparation for Moses on the Nile (1853).” 14.12.2016


Dr. Cynthia Johnston, Institute of English Studies – School of Advanced Studies, „In the custom of this country“ The Transmigration of Decorative Design in Manuscript Borders c. 1180-1250.” 24.06.2015

Prof. Christiane Gruber, University of Michigan, “Prophetic Products: The Prophet Muhammad in Contemporary Iranian Visual Culture”. 18.11.2015 

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