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Prof Dr Peter Stephan

Universität Freiburg

The Vicissitudes of Liturgy and Architecture Shown at the Example of Berlin’s Cathedral of St Hedwig


Peter Stephan studied ancient history, church history and Christian archaeology in Freiburg, Heidelberg and Würzburg from 1982 to 1990. After his Master's degree, he pursued doctoral studies in art history and classical archaeology. In 1996 he completed his doctorate on Tiepolo’s frescoes in the Würzburg Residenz. In 2006 followed his habilitation on the three-dimensionanility of facades early modern architecture. In 2011 he became an adjunct professor of art history at the University of Freiburg, and since 2013 he teaches architectural theory at the Fachhochschule Potsdam. He also has numerous teaching commitments in Germany and in other countries. His research focuses on architectural history, as well as political and religious iconography. A major interest of his is interaction of architecture and art history with theology.


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