Michael Gnehm
Curriculum Vitae

Michael Gnehm received his PhD in Art History from the University of Zurich with a thesis on Gottfried Semper, and his habilitation in Art and Architectural History from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) with a thesis on architectural descriptions from the 15th to the 19th centuries. He is currently a research associate at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Ticino, and lectures on the history of architecture at the Institut d’histoire de l’art et de muséologie at the University of Neuchâtel, and at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, ETH Zurich. He was Visiting Professor in the History of Early Modern Art at the Institute of Art History at the University of Zurich in 2010, where he developed and taught the e-learning project «Architekturkontext» on Renaissance and Baroque architecture from 2011 to 2013. He was awarded the Prix Jubilé of the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences in 2006 for an article on the first German translation of Vitruvius in the 16th century. His teaching and research focus on art and architecture from the Middle Ages onwards.