Dr. des. Ivo Raband

Flying and Floating in Early Modern Sculpture

Postal Address
Universität Bern
WBKolleg / IPN
Muesmattstrasse 45
3012 Bern

Ivo Raband

Ivo Raband studied Art History, Image Studies, and German Language and Literature in Osnabrück (B.A, 2008) and at the Humboldt University of Berlin (M.A., 2011). In 2016, he received his Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Bern with a dissertation entitled “Ephemeral Art and Perpetual Power: The Blijde Inkomst for Archduke Ernest of Austria in Brussels and Antwerp, 1594” (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christine Göttler). From 2012 to 2016 he was a member of the interdisciplinary SNF-ProDoc Sites of Mediation: Entangles Histories of Europe, 1350–1650, co-led by Prof. Dr. Christine Göttler (Bern, Art History), Prof. Dr. Susanna Burghartz (Basel, History) and Prof. Dr. Lucas Burkart (Basel, History) (www.sitesofmediation.ch/en/prodoc). Between May 2016 and January 2018 he was Postdoctoral Assistant Lecturer and Researcher at the Institute of Art History in the Department of Early Modern Art History at the University of Bern (Dep. Chair: Prof. Dr. Christine Göttler). In his new research project, he focuses on early-modern sculpted art works that present to their spectators a(n impossible) moment of flying or floating.

In his publications he focuses on various topics including the collecting practice of Flemish landscape paintings (2014), the importance or narrative structures in printed artworks (2014), the presentation of foreign identities in the framework of Joyous Entries (2016), and the (early) modern collecting of festival books (2018, forthcoming). His Ph.D. dissertation is scheduled to be published in 2018 with ad picturam publishers as an OpenAccess eBook and will be available via the research website www.arthistoricum.net.

During the Spring Semester 2018, Ivo Raband will be a Junior Fellow at the Walter Benjamin Kolleg at the University of Bern.

Title Dissertation

The Blijde Inkomst for Archduke Ernest of Austria into Brussels and Antwerp, 1594

Research Project

Flying and Floating in Early Modern Sculpture

Research Foci

Art History of Sculptures | Early Modern Art History | History of Collecting | Material Culture Studies | Urban History | History of Science | Intermediality | Entangled History