Network for Young Scholars


Information on the Young Scholars Initiative is available here


Dr. Sebastian Baden,
Kunsthalle Mannheim

area of research: contemporary art-dealing with an emphasis on the curating of art fairs and institutional critique

Dr. Elisabeth Furtwängler, Technische Universität Berlin

areas of research: the art market during WWII and in the post-war period, with a special focus on France. Dissertation on printmaking in post-war Paris

Dr. Johannes Gramlich,
Institut für Zeitgeschichte München-Berlin

areas of research: international art market and artdealing, Nazi looted art, and restitution. Dissertation: “Die Thyssens als Kunstsammler. Investition und symbolisches Kapital (1900-1970)”

Dr. Meike Hopp,
Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München

various areas of research in the context of different projects on provenance research and art-dealing in the 20th century. Dissertation on the art galleries and auction houses of Adolf Weinmüller in Munich and Vienna

Dr. Christine Howald, Technische Universität Berlin

traces in her current research project the transnational networks of the European market for East Asian art in 19th century

Dr. Titia Hulst, Purchase College, State University of New York

dissertation devoted to the analysis of large quantities of data gathered from the post-war market for American avant-garde art

Dr. Jonathan Maho, Université Sorbonne Paris Cité

area of research: institutional critique with a focus on photography as well as exhibition history in north-american galleries and museum

Dr. Maria Obenaus,
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

dissertation on the birth of the “Verzeichnis der national wertvollen Kunstwerke” (register of nationally significant works of art) particularly in view of the legal and political regulation of the art market in the Weimar Republic and under National Socialism
Dr. Lynn Rother,
Museum of Modern Art, New York
is Senior Provenance Specialist at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Dissertation on transactions involving art between the Dresdner Bank and the Prussian state
Dr. Andrey Shabanov, EUSBP, Saint Petersburg area of research: Russian and Western institutional art history; history of art exhibitions and market. His recently completed PhD thesis (2013) concerned the Peredvizhniki or Wanderers, the earliest independent and highly influential exhibition enterprise in the late Imperial Russia. A monograph based on the thesis is recently published by EUSP Press

Dr. des. Thomas
Skowronek, HU Berlin

area of research: the reception of economic theories of classical antiquity in the art and literature of Russia (1600-1800)
Dr. Robert Skwirblies,
TU Berlin
area of research: Johann David Passavant in Paris and Rome. Dissertation on the trade with early Italian paintings between Italy and Prussia at the beginning of the 19th century


Jamin An, Los Angeles

works on a dissertation analyzing changing curatorial practice in 1960s and 1970s New York, with a particular focus on the intersection of the curator and the art market, elaborating the ways new market conditions and the increasing role played by corporations, nonprofit entities, and private foundations radically transformed how artists are supported and artworks are realized

Julia Bärnighausen M.A, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

works on a dissertation analyzing photographic practices in art trade around 1900 as exemplified by the Galleria Sangiorgi in Rome

Nadine Bauer M.A.,
works on a dissertation on the art dealer Maria Almas-Dietrich (1892-1971) and her connections to the National Socialist state

Helene Bosecker M.A.,

prepares a dissertation on Georg Treu, the museums director of the Albertinum in Dresden, with a focus on his relations to french sculptors at the turn of the century
Alice Ensabella M.A., Rom/Grenoble works on a dissertation with Italian-French supervision (cotutelle) on the characteristics and dynamics of the market for Surrealist art in Paris of the 1920s
Lisa Hackmann M.A., Berlin works on a dissertation on the transnational celebrity of the French history painter Paul Delaroche (1796-1857), with a focus on the circulation, dissemination and distribution of his works in the middle of the 19th-century

Martin Hartung M.A.,

works on a dissertation on the exhibition history of architectural projects in the art market, with a focus on the New York scene in the 1970s and 1980s
Alexandra Enzensberger M.A., Berlin works on a dissertation on curatorial concepts in museum history and is also researching the history of the auction house Villa Grisebach in Berlin
Armelle Jacquinot M.A.,
works on a dissertation on the market for living artists in Paris between 1820 and 1860
Barbara Pezzini M.A., London manages and edits a project of digitisation of advertisements of London art dealers in The Burlington Magazine 1903-2017; she is also writing a PHD thesis (University of Manchester/National Gallery, London) on art dealers Agnew’s, analysing their business model and their relationship with living artists and cultural institutions, especially the National Gallery 
Léa Saint-Raymond M.A., ATER Collège de France writes a dissertation regarding the making of new artistic auction markets in Paris, from 1831 through 1939
Sarah Salomon M.A.,
works on a dissertation on the art system in absolutist 18th-century France
Emanuele Sbardella M.A., Berlin works on a dissertation on numismatic collections under National Socialism and particularly on the relation between public numismatic collections and numismatic dealers
Isabell Schmock-Wieczorek M.A., Halle-Wittenberg dissertation project investigates conditions of life and work of artists within the period of the Klassische Moderne (1880-1933)
Maria Sobotka B.A., Berlin
areas of research include economic strategies of commercially successful artists on the market, art museums and their economic strategies, and the relationship between cultural policy objectives and art objects
Meta Marija Valiusaityte, M.A. Paris / Berlin
works on a dissertation on the crisis in Cubism and the return to portraiture in Paris, 1910-1919

Coordination & Management

Dr. des Lukas Fuchsgruber, Berlin

works on a dissertation on the founding of the auction house Hôtel Drouot in 1852 in Paris as a forum for the discourses devoted to the values of art