The aim of this Seminar is to introduce and consider various approaches to analyzing exhibitions, and to put them to work in the analysis of chosen examples. This will include approaches derived from textual and visual studies, as well as from reception/visitor research. The idea is that the Seminar will also provide an effective training for those who wish to undertake more in-depth exhibition-analysis in a subsequent Seminar which it is anticipated will be offered relating to the Humboldt-Forum or for MA dissertations. Although the focus is on museum exhibitions, the approaches are also very relevant for the study of other cultural forms.
The Seminar will be primarily in English but inputs in German will also be both possible and welcome.