Oliver Grau

1965 - Today

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Oliver Grau (born 24 October 1965) is a German art historian and media theoretician with a focus on image science, modernity and media art as well as culture of the 19th century and Italian art of the Renaissance. Main Areas of Research are: Digital Art, Media Art History, immersion, digital humanities, documentation and conservation strategies of born-digital media art. He is founder and director of the Archive for Digital Art (1998) and founder and head of the Society for MediaArtHistories and its biennial conference series (since 2004). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oliver Grau has received more than 56,989 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Oliver Grau is the 543rd most popular historian (down from 442nd in 2019), the 5,898th most popular biography from Germany (down from 4,961st in 2019) and the 60th most popular German Historian.

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Among historians, Oliver Grau ranks 543 out of 561Before him are Charles Oman, Richard Hofstadter, Warren Treadgold, Gábor Kósa, Francis Parkman, and Anthony Grafton. After him are Ellen Meiksins Wood, Irfan Habib, Gerhard Weinberg, Bernard Bailyn, Janusz Kurtyka, and Stephen Kotkin.

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Among people born in 1965, Oliver Grau ranks 594Before him are Pablo Bengoechea, Manfred Binz, Fahad Al-Bishi, Ginger Fish, Andreas Zülow, and Kevin Poulsen. After him are Sigrun Wodars, Amara Traoré, Jari Sillanpää, Ann Scott, Eduardo Campos, and Rashid Rakhimov.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Oliver Grau ranks 5,898 out of 7,253Before him are Harry Edward (1898), Sabine Hossenfelder (1976), Andreas Zülow (1965), Thomas Brussig (1964), Benjamin Becker (1981), and Svenja Schulze (1968). After him are Sigrun Wodars (1965), Lutz Heßlich (1959), Nadja Uhl (1972), Ronald Weigel (1959), Ralf Schumann (1962), and Deniz Undav (1996).

Among HISTORIANS In Germany

Among historians born in Germany, Oliver Grau ranks 60Before him are Joseph Hergenröther (1824), Eberhard Jäckel (1929), Hermann Oldenberg (1854), Nikolaus Pevsner (1902), Walter Jens (1923), and Rainer Zitelmann (1957). After him are Gerhard Weinberg (1928).