Patricia Pia Bornus, M.A.

Patricia Pia Bornus, M.A.


Interessi di ricerca

  • Art, religion and sciences in the early modern era
  • Art and music
  • Strategies of visualization in the sciences
  • Provenance research
  • Digital Humanities

Progetto di ricerca

Kunst und Kosmos. Astronomische Abbildungen der Frühen Neuzeit zwischen Ästhetik und Evidenz


  • Begleiter zur Ausstellung Pierre Hughe, a cura di Katia Baudin e Angelika von Tomaszewski, Museum Ludwig, Colonia 2014.
  • "Die Instrumentensammlung der Kölner Musikwissenschaft im Netzwerk der NS-Zeit", Provenienz und Forschung, 2 (2018), pp. 2731.

Curriculum vitae

Patricia Pia Bornus studied Art History and Musicology at the University of Cologne and the University of Vienna. During her studies, she completed numerous internships, amongst others, at the Museum Ludwig in Cologne in the context of the exhibition Pierre Huyghe. Furthermore, she was a member of the curatorial board and vice-chairman of the Simultanhalle Köln for two years.
From January 2017 to December 2018 she was a research Fellow in the research project Die Instrumentensammlung der Kölner Musikwissenschaft im Netzwerk der NS-Zeit lead by Prof. Dr. Federico Spinetti and funded by the Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste. The project focused on provenance research in regard to the collection of musical instruments at the Department of Musicology of the University of Cologne. Extending the research project, a digital database and a virtual reality museum were developed in collaboration with the Cologne Center for eHumanities, which documents the results of the project.
Besides her position as a research fellow she also taught in the summer and winter term 2018 at the Department of Musicology, Cologne.
She is a Ph.D.-candidate at the Art History Department of the University of Cologne since 2018, where she is supervised by Prof. Dr. Ekaterini Kepetzis. Her dissertation project deals with astronomical images in the early modern period, specifically concerning the time between the so-called Copernican Revolution up until Newton's Pincipia Mathematica, focusing on questions about structures of visual argumentation and scientific evidence. Since January 2019 she is a doctoral fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana at the department of Prof. Dr. Tanja Michalsky.

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