Romana Sammern

University of Salzburg

Email romana.sammern[at]
Project Name Face and Image
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Field of research Art History
Keywords History, 1400-1800 | History of Medicine | History of Dermatology | Medical Humanities | Cosmetics | Color | Health | Painting in literature | Beauty | Body

Romana Sammern is Elise-Richter Fellow of the Austrian Science Fund at the institute of art history of the University of Salzburg and coordinator of the academic program of the program area „Figurations of Transition”, inter-university cooperation Science&Art between the University of Salzburg and the University Mozarteum after working at Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Florence. Her research focuses on early modern art and knowledge, with an emphasis on the convergence of body, painting, and medicine.
She earned her master in history at the University of Salzburg in 2003 and, after studies of art history and cultural studies in Vienna and Berlin, her Ph.D. in art history from Humboldt University Berlin in 2011 (published as “Hurenbilder”, Böhlau Verlag: Cologne, 2014).