Romana Sammern, Dr.phil.

Programcoordinator "Figurationen des Übergangs" - Wissenschaft&Kunst

  • Alpenstraße 75 (Room: LEG006a)
  • 5020 Salzburg

Romana Sammern is an art historian. She researches and teaches on the interface between body, image and medicine in the early modern period. She completed her studies in history, cultural studies and art history in Salzburg, Vienna and Berlin with a thesis on migration history on the factory settlement in Lend in Salzburg's Pinzgau region. From 2006 to 2007 she was a Junior Fellow at the International Research Center for Cultural Studies in Vienna, from 2007 to 2011 she was a research assistant in the photo library of the Art History Institute in Florence - Max Planck Institute. In 2011 she did her doctorate at the Humboldt University in Berlin on the pictorial representation of prostitutes in the 17th and 18th centuries (published as "Hurenbilder", Böhlau 2014). From 2012 to 2013 she worked on her project “Original/Kopie. Geschichte und Genese des Dualismus, 1500–1750"at the Art History Institute in Florenz - Max Planck Institute. In the Herta Firnberg Program of the FWF, she examined the art history department of PLUS with her project "Gesicht und Bild" from 2013 to 2018. Within this project she studied the reciprocal relationship between art and cosmetics at the interface between art history and the history of science. She will continue this project in the Elise Richter Program of the FWF in 2021. Since 2019, she has also been the scientific program coordinator of the program area "Figurations of Transition" at the inter-university facility Science & Art between the University of Salzburg and Mozarteum University Salzburg.