Dr Anja Baumhoff
Lecturer in History of Art and Design
+44(0)1509 22 8914
Open Access Hours: Fine Art Building (Mezzanine Floor)
Semester 1 (Tues 2.00pm-3.00pm & Email by Appointment)
I studied Literature, History and Politics, Anthropology and Gender History at the Universities of Freiburg, Oxford, Bielefeld, and Baltimore. After taking two MAs I received a Ph.D. in Social History from The Johns Hopkins University in America.
Before I joined the faculty at Loughborough University I taught at the Universities of Berlin, Weimar, Wuppertal, Zürich and Essen. For many years I was on the editorial board of a feminist art historical journal called Frauen / Kunst / Wissenschaft, published by Jonas in Marburg, Germany. I am member of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, the Heinrich Boell Stiftung and have received money from the Fulbright Commission, the Frauenfoerderkommission des Berliner Senats, the DAAD, and the Robert Bosch Foundation, and the AHRC.
SAP 002 Situating Practice
SAA 500 Analysis and Study Skills in Art and Design
SAB 555 Design and Material Culture: Histories and Theories
SAC 500 Art and Design Dissertation
SAP 002_2 Situating Practice
My research interests include the cultural history of the 19th and 20th century, especially the Weimar Republic, furthermore history and ideas of Modernism and the Bauhaus. This work was published in 2001 as “The Gendered World of the Bauhaus. The Politics of Power at the Weimar Republic's Premier Art Institute, 1919-1932”.
I also edited a collection of essays on the philosopher Vilém Flusser. Another book I edited, together with my colleague Magdalena Droste, is on “Bauhaus-Modernism and its Myths”. This book resulted from a three-day international conference we held at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at the University of Bielefeld.
In addition I am also interested in the cultural history of East and West Germany between 1960 and 1990. I am currently working on a new project focussing on GDR photography where I research resistance, resignation and romance in the works of female photographers.
Postgraduate Research Supervision
Nicholas Wyatt - Redeeming Images (Narratives of Recuperation in Post-secular Painting) - Co supervision with Mark Wright.
Baumhoff, A. „Behinderte Karrieren im Umbruch der Zeit: Gunta Stölzl“ in: Adriane Feustel, Ingeborg Hansen-Schaberg, eds., Frauen und Exil. Edition text + kritik, Richard Boorberg Publishers, Munch 2012 - forthcoming.
Baumhoff, A.and Droste, M. (eds), Mythos Bauhaus. Zwischen Selbsterfindung und Enthistorisierung, Reimer, Berlin, May 2009, 1-340, ISBN 978-3-496-01399-0. SFX
Baumhoff, A., ''What's in the Shadow of a Bauhaus Block?'', in Practicing Modernity. Female Creativity in the Weimar Republic, Christiane Schonfeld, Koenigshausen & Neumann, Wuerzburg, 2006, 50-67, ISBN 3826032411. SFX
Baumhoff, A., ''Zum Mythos der sachlichen Form: Paul Klee und Piet Mondrian'', in Mythos Bauhaus. Zwischen Selbsterfindung und Enthistorisierung, Anja Baumhoff und Magdalena Droste, Reimer, Berlin, May 2009, 195-208, ISBN 978-3-496-01399-0. SFX
Baumhoff, A.and Droste, M., ''Zwischen Stilgeschichte und Konsumkultur: Die letzten zehn Jahre Bauhaus-Forschung'', Kunstchronik, 2, February 2008, 78-84. SFX