Past Event
Art History
Thursday, December 5
Katherine Tsanoff Brown Lecture: Achim Timmermann, University of Michigan

About the Event

Dr. Achim Timmermann is Associate Professor of the History of Art and Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also serves as the University’s current Director of the Program in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. He is a specialist in the art and architecture of the “long Middle Ages” (c. 1300—c. 1600) in central Europe and the Alpine regions.

Dr. Timmermann’s specific research interests include the visual culture of the eucharist, the nexus between art and pilgrimage, the representation of Christian-Jewish relationships, late medieval allegory, and – as he will explore in the Katherine Tsanoff Brown lecture - the architectural and pictorial stage-management of civic rituals, including those of criminal punishment.

He is the author of Real Presence: Sacrament Houses and the Body of Christ, c. 1270-1600 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2009) and Memory and Redemption: Public Monuments and the Making of Late Medieval Landscape (Turnhout: Brepols, 2017). He is currently working on a book that investigates the impact of the Stations of the Cross (Kreuzwegstationen) on the urban landscapes of late medieval and early modern Germany and the Netherlands.


The Katherine Tsanoff Brown Lecture Series honors Katherine Tsanoff Brown, Rice University’s first teacher of art history, later the Dean of Undergraduate Affairs, and an ardent supporter of public lectures and visiting scholars in the arts.

Directions & Parking

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Fondren Library
Kyle Morrow Room (3rd Floor)