The Production of Artifacts and the Formation of Disciplines


During the 1988/1989 year scholars focused on the distinctive qualities of cultural products selected for historical analysis or the ways in which scholarly interpretations are linked to particular methodological and theoretical assumptions. Many stressed close observation of cultural customs, traditions, and patterns of production. Others examined disciplinary practices and their interpretive strategies. Vital contributions were made toward fashioning interdisciplinary approaches for analyzing cultural continuities and changes. This group of scholars was drawn from the fields of anthropology, ethnography, the history of art, social history, and sociology.

Getty Scholars


François Bucher, Florida State University, History of Art and Architecture



Tilmann Buddensieg, Universität Bonn, Germany, History of Art and Architecture

John Goody, St. John's College, England, Social Anthropology

Aron Iakovlevich Gurevich, The Institute for General History of the Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R., Cultural History

Christiane Klapisch-Zuber, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales et CNRS, France, Social History

George Marcus, Rice University, Cultural Anthropology

Raymonde Moulin, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, France, Sociology of Art

Salvatore Settis, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa, Italy, Classical Art and Archaeology

George Stocking, University of Chicago, Cultural Anthropology

Visiting Scholars


George Baird, Baird/Sampson Architects, Canada, Architectural History



William Christian, Jr., Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, History, Anthropology

David DeLong, University of Pennsylvania, Architectural History

Paolo Fioere, Università di Roma, Italy, Architectural History

Eric Hobsbawm, University of London, England, Social History

George Kubler, Yale University, Art History (Latin America)

Simón Marchan Fiz, University of Madrid, Spain, Aesthetics

Anna-Margarete Janda, Berlin, Germany, Art History (20th c.)

Serguei Serov, Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R., Anthropology/Folklore

Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Fellows


Joseph Auner, University of Chicago, Musicology



Thomas Huhn, Brown University, Aesthetics/Social Theory

Lauren O'Connell, Cornell University, Architectural History

Ulrich Schneider, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, History of Philosophy

Elizabeth Watson, The Johns Hopkins University, Intellectual History

Research Associate


Fritz Neumeyer, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, Architecture