Art history, Archaeology, Philosophy, Sociology
Horst Bredekamp studied art history, archaeology, philosophy and sociology in Kiel, Munich, Berlin and Marburg, where he received his PhD in 1974. After an internship at the Liebieghaus in Frankfurt, Main (1974-1976) he became assistant professor at the University of Hamburg, where he tenured as Professor of Art History in 1982. Since 1993 he has tenured at the Humboldt University of Berlin. From 2003-2012 he has been a permanent fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin and from 2015-2018 was one of the three founding directors of the Humboldt Forum. Since 2019 he is Senior Co-Director of the Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity at Humboldt University. Among his awards are the Sigmund Freud Award (2001), the Aby M. Warburg Award (2005), the Max Planck Research Award (2006), and the Schiller-Award (2018). Author of more than 30 books and 800 articles, he is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of the Sciences and Humanities (since 1995), the Leopoldina (since 2004), the European Academy (since 2010), the American Academy for Arts and Sciences (since 2016), and the Ordre pour le Mérite (since 2014).