Study Courses

Each year, the DFK Paris offers one or two study courses that deal intensively with art in France and Germany. The courses typically investigate a question of a topographical, historic, genre-specific, functional, or iconological nature. They educate young researchers directly in front of original works and, at the same time, encourage encounters with researchers in the respective host country. The courses are conceived for advanced students, masters and doctoral students, and, in approved cases, post-doctoral researchers.


Current courses

Synaesthetic Sacred Spaces? Cultures of Ornamentation in the Gothic period and their Receptions in the 19th Century


DFK Paris, June 24–28, 2019
Under the direction of Bruno Boerner (Université Rennes), Philippe Cordez (DFK Paris), Christian Freigang (FU Berlin) and Marthje Sagewitz (DFK Paris)

June 26, 2019, 18h30, Public evening lecture at the DFK Paris
"Modernités de l'église médiévale", Dominique Iogna-Prat (EHESS Paris)


The five-day workshop is aimed at doctoral and advanced graduate students in the fields of art and architectural history. It seeks to examine the varied manifestations of cultures of ornamentation in the Middle Ages and 19th century French medievalism through presentations, discussions, excursions and public lectures. At the same time, the course is intended to foster encounters between young scholars of the German, French and international research communities.

Participation will be limited to between ten and fifteen applicants. Excellent command of French and English is required of all participants.

Please send your complete application (a letter of motivation of no more than 2 pages, a letter of recommendation and a CV) by 17 March 2019 with the keyword "Internationaler Studienkurs 2019/Atelier de recherche international 2019" to:

Previous study courses