Open Access Lectures 1 with Launch of On_Culture

31.05.2016 | 18:00–20:00 | Exhibition Space of the University Library
The Editorial Board is thrilled to announce the launch of On_Culture, the new open access, peer reviewed journal for the study of culture! Join the Editorial Board at the university library for our launch event with an evening featuring a not-to-miss keynote talk by Professor Hubertus Kohle, Professor of Art History at the LMU Munich (details below), an introduction to the journal and its custom-programmed platform, and a celebratory reception. The event will start at 18:00 and will take place in the exhibition space of the University Library Giessen at Philosophikum I – opposite of cUBar.


Open Access – Not Just Another Way to Publish,” keynote Professor Hubertus Kohle


To publish in the internet is a lot more than just using a new channel. It addresses wider audiences, enhances interdisciplinarity, and might one day solve the problem of scholarly multilingualism. But it could also knock over traditional forms of prepublication evaluation, not to speak about the landscape of scholarly publishing houses. This talk is intended to give some hints on the nature of something that might correspond to a revolution in the humanities.


Hubertus Kohle graduated with a dissertation on Denis Diderot’s art theory from Bonn University and wrote his habilitation on Adolph Menzel’s Friederician paintings at Bochum University. He was assistant professor in Bochum, associate professor in Cologne and is full professor in Munich since 2000, interrupted by a guest professorship at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris (2007) and a Getty research grant in 2015. Kohle is co-editor of several open access (art)history journals as “Kunstgeschichte open peer reviewed journal” and “sehepunkte.” He served in different functions at the LMU senate, the German Science Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, and the German Art History Association. His main research fields are German and French painting of the 18th to early 20th century and the newly developing field of digital art history. Some of his publications: Digitale Bildwissenschaft, Glückstadt 2013, Arts et société: Essais sur l’art français, 1734-1889, Pinneberg 2009, Visualising the Revolution. Politics and Pictorial Arts in Late Eighteenth Century France, London 2007 (with Rolf Reichardt), Adolph Menzels Friedrichbilder. Theorie und Praxis der Geschichtsmalerei im Berlin der 1850er Jahre, München/ Berlin 2001.