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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”.

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Roman Bartosch

Department of English II, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: Literature and Culture Pedagogy; Literary Learning and New Media; Anglophone Literatures and Cultures from the 19th to the 21st Centuries; Inter- and Transcultural Learning; Education for Sustainability; Transcultural Ecology, Human-Animal Studies, Ecocriticism; Inclusive Language Teaching; Literary Value and Canonicity

Prof. Dr Sven Bernecker

Department of Philosophy, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: Epistemology; metaphysics and philosophy of mind; Kant and German idealism

Prof. Dr. Anja Bettenworth

Department of Classics, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: Ancient epic; Roman elegy; Hellenistic poetry; Reception of Antiquity in modern film and literature - especially in the modern Maghreb

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Wiebke Dannecker

Department of German Language and Literature II, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: Literature and its Teaching in Inclusive Settings; (Digital) Media in a Mother Tongue Classrom; Educational Governance; Empirical Methods in the Field of Literature and its Teaching

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. Stefan Kramer

Department for Chinese Studies / Graduiertenkolleg 2261 „anschließen–ausschließen“

Prof. Dr. Sandra Kurfürst

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology / GSSC / Graduiertenkolleg 2261 „anschließen–ausschließen“

Main areas of research: Urbanism, media and communication, state-society relations, development, visualization in participatory programmes, audiovisual methods, Hip Hop studies; regional foci: Southeast Asia and the Pearl River Delta

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. Stephan Packard

Institute of Media Culture and Theatre, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: Media control (censorship, surveillance, propaganda); comic research; factionality, fictionality, virtuality

Prof. Dr. Ute Planert

Department of History - Chair of Modern History, University of Cologne

Main areas of research: European history of the 18th and 20th centuries; nationalism, war and post-war period; the Napoleonic Empire in a global context

Prof. Dr. Silviane Scharl

Department of Prehistoric Archaeology

Main areas of research: European Neolithic and Copper Age; Transfer of innovation in prehistoric societies; Neolithic Critique

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