Keynote Speaker

Paul Jaskot, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at DePaul University June 12, 2014. (DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)

Paul B. Jaskot
Professor of Art History, DePaul University

Paul B. Jaskot is professor of art history at DePaul University and most recently was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art, 2014-2016). His work focuses on the political history of modern German art and architecture with a particular focus on the cultural policies of the Nazi period and their postwar impact. He is the author of, among others, The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right as well as additional works on German culture from World War I to the present. He has also been involved since 2007 with the Holocaust Geography Collaborative, a group of international scholars committed to exploring the study of the Holocaust through digital mapping and visualization. Their work has resulted in the anthology Geographies of the Holocaust for which Jaskot co-authored two case studies. In addition to his scholarly work, Jaskot was also President of the College Art Association (2008-2010) as well as the Director of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Institute on Digital Mapping and Art History (2014).