Sylva van der Heyden, M.A.

Sylva van der Heyden studied art history, German philology and classical archaeology at Technische Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Following this she became a freelance art historian and research assistant within a research project on transnational artist education between France and Germany in the 19th century (“ArtTransForm. Transnationale Künstlerausbildung zwischen Frankreich und Deutschland 1789-1843-1870”). Since 2012 she has been doctoral fellow at the Excellence Cluster Topoi in the research group (B-2) XXL – Monumentalized Knowledge. Extra-Large Projects in Ancient Civilizations and also has participated in the PhD program “Material Cultures and Object Studies” (MaCOS) at Berlin Graduate School of Ancient Studies (BerGSAS). Her dissertation project deals with different types of models and visualizations of ancient Rome in the Early Modern Ages. Her aim is to examine these representation media with regard to its systematic and media historical development.