Bernhard Siegert

Gerd Bucerius Professor of History and Theory of Cultural Techniques

Bauhaus-University Weimar

Bernhard Siegert is Gerd Bucerius Professor of History and Theory of Cultural Techniques at the Faculty of Media of the Bauhaus-University Weimar. He studied German, Philosophy, General and Comparative Linguistics, Jewish studies and history at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg and gained his PhD in 1991 at the Ruhr-University Bochum. From 1993 to 1998 he was a research assistant at the chair of aesthetics and history of the media of the Institute of Culture and Art Science at the Humboldt University in Berlin. From 1998 to 2001 he was intermittently research associate at the Center for Literary Research, Berlin, where he led the DFG research project "Europe 1999 - founded a composite of codes, the media and arts" (together with Wolfgang Schäffner). In 1999 and 1999/2000 he was visiting professor of comparative visual theory and cultural theory of the media at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena. In 2001, Habilitation by the Faculty of Arts III of the Humboldt University in Berlin and in 2004 mitbeantragte and he co-founded (along with Joseph Vogl, Bettine Menke, Lorenz Engell, etc.), the Graduate School "Media Historiographies" whose spokesman he was at the University of Erfurt and Weimar Jena 2006 to 2008. In 2004, he also initiated the inter-faculty Master's program "Media Architecture" (Master of Science) at the Bauhaus-University, together with colleagues from the faculties of Architecture and Media. Since 2003 he has worked as a consultant for the DFG and since 2006 also for the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). In 2004/05 he was a Senior Fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK) in Vienna, and in 2008 he was Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since April 2008, Bernhard Siegert has been director of the company founded together with Lorenz Engell of the International College of Cultural Technologies and Media Philosophy .