Katharina Theil, M. A.
SNF-Project Textures of Sacred Scriptures
University of Zurich
Institute of Art History

Rämistrasse 73
CH- 8006 Zurich

Office:
Rämistrasse 59
2nd Floor, G21

Katharina Theil

Katharina Theil is an art historian specializing in the fields of medieval book culture and religious aesthetics. She studied Art History, Religious Studies and Museology in Leipzig, Strasbourg, Paris and Heidelberg. In 2010 she took the Diplôme de Muséologie at the École du Louvre. In 2016 she completed the International Master of Art History and Museology, a partner program of the École du Louvre and the University of Heidelberg, and in 2017 she received a Master’s degree in European Art History and Religious Studies at the University of Heidelberg. From autumn 2017 until early 2021, when she joined the research project “Textures of Sacred Scripture,” Katharina Theil worked as a research assistant to Professor David Ganz at the University of Zurich, teaching a range of Art History courses.

Selected Publications

  • Einband des Fuldaer Sakramentars aus Bamberg, in: Marc Fehlmann, Michael Matzke und Sabine Söll-Tauchert (Hg.), Gold und Ruhm. Kunst und Macht unter Kaiser Heinrich II., Katalog zur Ausstellung des Historischen Museums Basel im Kunstmuseum Basel, 11.10.2019–19.1.2020, München 2019, Nr. 67, S. 170–171
  • Buchkasten aus Bad Säckingen, in: Marc Fehlmann, Michael Matzke und Sabine Söll-Tauchert (Hg.), Gold und Ruhm. Kunst und Macht unter Kaiser Heinrich II., Katalog zur Ausstellung des Historischen Museums Basel im Kunstmuseum Basel, 11.10.2019–19.1.2020, München 2019, Nr. 78, S. 206–207

https://www.khist.uzh.ch/de/chairs/mittelalter/mitarbeitende/Katharina-Theil.html

https://uzh.academia.edu/KatharinaTheil

Research Areas

  • Book Art
  • Art + Religion/Art + Ritual
  • Ornamentality in Medieval Art
  • Practices of Montage
  • Abstract Orders and Structures in Medieval Art
  • Medical/”Magical” Conceptions and Use of Stones and Script in the Middle Ages
  • Receptions of Medieval Art in the 19th Century
  • The Presentation of Art Objects in Museum Settings 

Research Project

Precious Stones