Iris Därmann


Georgenstr. 47, Raum 4.36
10117 Berlin

+49 30 2093-66266

Iris Därmann is professor for Cultural Theory and Cultural History and Theory of Aesthetics at the Department for Cultural History and Theory at Humboldt University of Berlin. She studied philosophy, sociology and social psychology at Ruhr University, Bochum, where she earned her doctorate with a study on »Death and the Image« [Tod und Bild]. There, she was also a member of the the German Research Foundation’s (DFG) graduate college »Phenomenology and Hermeneutics«.

In 2003 she completed her postdoctoral habilitation in the subjects philosophy and cultural history and theory at Lüneburg University with a study titled »Foreign Moons of Reason« [Fremde Monde der Vernunft]. In 2005/2006 she was a senior fellow at IFK, Vienna, in 2006 she was visiting professor at the Leibniz-Award research center »Cultural Theory and Political Theory of the Imaginary« [Kulturtheorie und Politische Theorie des Imaginären] at Konstanz University, where she also held a fellowship within the Excellence Cluster »Cultural Foundations of Social Integration« from 2007 until 2008.

Between 2009 and 2011 she served as president for the German Society for Phenomenological Research [Deutsche Gesellschaft für Phänomenologische Forschung] and she was a fellow at IKKM, Bauhaus-University, Weimar in 2012/2013. Since 2012/2013 she is speaker of the research group »Oikonomia/Economy« at the Excellence Cluster Topoi and subproject leader at the SFB »Transformations of Antiquity«. Between 2012 and 2014, she was a member of the research group »Pictograms« at the Excellence Cluster Image Knowledge Gestaltung [Bild Wissen Gestaltung]. Since 2016 she is a member of the advisory board of the Aby-Warburg-Foundation.