Collecting Europe: On the museal construction of European objects
By Prof. Dr. Stefan Krankenhagen
The Prof. Dr. Stefan Krankenhagen, Institut für Medien, Theater und Populäre Kultur, Stiftung Universität Hildesheim, sent us an article of his published in the contest of the book “Assigning Cultural Values” edited by Kjerstin Aukrust, PL Academic Research, Frankfurt 2013.
E-Book ISBN 978-3-653-02928-4
Born in 1969, PhD in 2001 with a work about cultural forms of representation of the Holocaust at the Universities ofHildesheim and Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Between 2001 and 2005 lecturer at the Humboldt University in Berlin. 2005-2011 Associate Professor at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway, teaching German and European cultural studies and history. Since 2011 Professor for Cultural Studies and Popular Culture at the University in Hildesheim, Professor Krankenhagen researches are focused on Representability within Arts and Literature of the Holocaust, Popular Cultures and Pop Literature, Museum Studies.
At the moment his main ongoing research project is about Exhibiting Europe. The Development of European narratives in collections, museums and exhibitions, as a joint projecttogether with the Institute for European Ethnology of the Humboldt University and the Centre for European and International Studies Research of the University of Portsmouth.
He is also involved in the EU project MELA.
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