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The members of the a.r.t.e.s. commission serve as the heads of the interdiscipinary a.r.t.e.s. graduate classes. As such, they also supervise the annual application and selection process for the structured doctoral model “Integrated Track”.

Prof. Dr. Martin Becker

Department of Romance Studies, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: tense, aspect and mood in a synchronic and diachronic perspective; modality and its realisation in language; theory of language change; history of the language sciences: history of linguistic theories

Prof. Dr. Hanjo Berressem

English Department, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: modern and postmodern American literature and culture; poststructuralism; semiotics; film studies; hypermedia; literature and science; psychoanalysis; chicano|a culture[s]

Prof. Dr. Udo Friedrich

Department for German Language and Literature I, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: orders of knowledge / cultural semiotics; historical narratology and metaphorology; topics and rhetoric

Prof. Dr. Marco García García

Department of Romance Studies, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: differential object marking; semantic roles and linking; information structure

Prof. Dr. Frank Hentschel

Department of Musicology, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: music and music theory of the middle age; music of the 19th and 20th Century; film music; music in the social, political and ideological history; methodology and theory of science; historical emotion research

Prof. Dr. Andreas Hüttemann

Department of Philosophy, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: theory of science; metaphysics, the Early Modern Period

Prof. Dr. Ralph Jessen

Department of History, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: modern German history; 19th and 20th century; history of police, policing and crime in 19th century; history of the modern welfare state; history of the GDR, especially social history and history of the intellectual elites; history of West Germany since 1945; history of historiography; social and cultural history of competition in modern societies

Prof. Dr. Peter W. Marx

Department of Theatre and Media Culture, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: theatre history and historiography (Early Modern Period to Contemporary); Shakespeare in performance; critical media history

Prof. Dr. René Nünlist

Department of Classics, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: Homer; early Greek poetry; ancient and modern literary criticism; papyrology (esp. Menander)

Prof. Dr. Anke Ortlepp

Department of History, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: American cultural history; history of travel and tourism; gender history; urbanism, space and history; history of things; material culture studies

Prof. Dr. Nicolas Pethes

Department for German Language and Literature I, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: cultural memory studies; literature and science; media practices of philological scholarship

Prof. Dr. Petra Schumacher

Department for German Language and Literature, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: experimental pragmatics; information structure; psycho/neurolinguistics; reference

Prof. Dr. Christian Spies

Department of Art History, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: image theory; European postwar painting; conceptual painting; theory of sculpture; history of video art

Prof. Dr. Karl Ubl

Department of History, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: history of education and learning; history of kinship relations; legal history; history of the Carolingians

Prof. Dr. Sabine von Heusinger
In summer semester 2019 Prof. Dr. Susanne Wittekind substitutes Prof. Dr. Sabine von Heusinger.

Department of History, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: social groups (e.g. Guilds; Mendicant Orders; Beginen); material culture (e.g. water); urban history (e.g. Straßburg; Köln; Basel)

Prof. Dr. Saskia Wendel

Department of Catholic Theology, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: Anthropologie verkörperter Existenz und die Bedeutung religiöser Körperpraxen; Politische Theologie reloaded; Transformation des Offenbarungsbegriffs – Deutungskategorie statt Glaubensgrund; Gotteskonzeptionen jenseits von klassischem Atheismus und Pan(en-)theismus; Religion und „Gender”

Prof. Dr. Thomas Widlok

Institute for African Studies and Egyptology, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: comparative ethnography of hunter-gatherers; social practices of sharing and (re-)distribution; anthropological approaches to time and place

Prof. Dr. Martin Zillinger

a.r.t.e.s. Research Lab, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: anthropology of religion; media anthropology; migration and globlization; history of anthropology