Collegium Helveticum

Urte Krass
Senior Fellow 2023–2024

Art history
Fellowship duration
September 01, 2023–February 29, 2024
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University of Bern, CH


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Urte Krass is professor of early modern art history at the University of Bern, CH. Apart from her central research focus, the material culture of Christian sainthood, she is especially interested in political iconography and the political use of images. Her aim is to combine these “classical” fields of research with more recent approaches of a transregional and transcultural art history.

Urte Krass is the author of Nah zum Leichnam. Bilder neuer Heiliger im Quattrocento (Berlin/Munich, 2012) and of The Portuguese Restoration of 1640 and Its Global Visualization. Political Iconography and Transcultural Negotiation(Amsterdam, 2023). She is the principal investigator of the recently launched SNF Consolidator project Global Bones. Entanglements, Transfers, and Translations in the Early Modern Age.