Gedenkstätte Vernichtungslager Treblinka, 11.1996, © Bildarchiv Foto Marburg / Fotograf: Reinhart Koselleck

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APRIL 18 - JULY 20, 2018

OPENING: April 18, 2018, 6 PM

Universität Bielefeld, Abteilung Geschichtswissenschaft, Gebäude X A2
Universitätsstraße 25
33615 Bielefeld
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 AM-5 PM
Admission free


APRIL 24 - JULY 17, 2018

OPENING: April 24, 2018, 6 PM

Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF) der Universität Bielefeld
Methoden 1
33615 Bielefeld
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 AM-3.30 PM, Friday 9 AM-2 PM
Admission free


Reinhart Koselleck's Images of Time


April 21 - July 08, 2018

OPENING: Friday, April 20, 7 PM

Reinhart Koselleck (1923-2006) counts as one of the most important German historians of the 20th century. He taught at Bielefeld University from 1973 until 1988. This professor of history became known, above all, for his history of concepts and his contributions to a theory of historical time. By contrast, scarcely anyone knows about the importance of images and figurativeness for his thinking about history. This interaction with imagery has brought Bielefeld University, the ZiF - Center for Interdisciplinary Research and the Bielefelder Kunstverein to devote to it a joint exhibition in three locations. It is presenting Koselleck’s own photographs, caricatures and drawings as well as a large variety of sculptural genres, which are closely related to Koselleck’s historical research. Also, material such as manuscripts and books are on view. Thus, the exhibition lets us experience visually what occupied Reinhart Koselleck over many decades: the pictorial dimension of history and of research into it.

An exhibition by Bielefeld University, in collaboration with the ZiF - Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) and the Bielefelder Kunstverein

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