Lukas Schepers

PhD Candidate

Academic career

since 06/2023: PhD candidate, funded by a KWI doctoral scholarship, PhD Project: “Bild – Konflikt – Arbeit. Zur Politischen Ikonografie des deutschen Steinkohlebergbaus”

02/2021 – 03/2023: Student employee at the Research Center for Political Iconography, Warburg-Haus, Hamburg

05/2019 – 01/2021: Scientific assistant at the Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg

10/2019 – 03/2022: MA Art History, University of Hamburg, graduated with Distinction

04/2017 – 03/19: MA Digital Communication, University of Applied Sciences Hamburg

10/2013 – 09/2016: BA Journalism and Public Relations, Westphalian University of Applied Sciences


Research interests

  • Mining and the arts
  • Political Iconography
  • Image theory
  • History of Science

Publications

  • Palimpsest of Indexing. From Henri van de Waal to Martin Warnke, in: Bildkarte des Monats (February 2022), edited by Uwe Fleckner, online: http://www.warburg-haus.de/tagebuch/bildkarte-des-monats-februar-2/.
  • Bismarck breathes. On the vitality of political images, in: Bildkarte des Monats (July 2021), edited by Uwe Fleckner, online: http://www.warburg-haus.de/tagebuch/bildkarte-des-monats-juli/.
  • Geological perspectivation and the subterranean landscape. The panoramic mining-landscapes of Manfred Szejstecki as synthesis of art and work, in: Der Anschnitt. Zeitschrift für Montangeschichte (4–5/2021, 73. Jahrgang), edited by Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, Bochum 2021.
  • The Colliery as a Modern Keep. On the political iconography of the ‘mining landscape’, in: Moderne Zeiten. Industrie im Blick von Malerei und Fotografie, hrsg. v. Kathrin Baumstark, Andres Hoffmann und Ulrich Pohlmann, Ausst.-Kat. Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg 2021.
  • Soon to be published: Elevators as Landmarks: The aesthetic evolution of pithead-towers in reflection of their technical development, in: IM/MOBIL. Architekturen des Transports und Möglichkeiten ihres Erhalts im Fokus von Kunst- und Technikgeschichte, edited by Frank Schmitz und Robin Augenstein, Hamburg 2023.