Paul B. Jaskot

Paul B. Jaskot

Professor of Art, Art History & Visual Studies


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University 1993


Paul Jaskot received his PhD in Art History from Northwestern University. He teaches courses on architectural history, modern architecture and urban planning, and German art with a particular emphasis on National Socialist Germany. In addition to his teaching, Jaskot is also the Director of the Wired! Lab for Digital Art History and Visual Culture at Duke. His scholarly work focuses on the political history of Nazi art and architecture as well as its postwar cultural impact. He is the author of The Architecture of Oppression: The SS, Forced Labor, and the Nazi Monumental Building Economy (2000) as well as The Nazi Perpetrator: Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right (2012). He has co-edited Beyond Berlin: Twelve German Cities Confront the Nazi Past (2008) as well as New Approaches to an Integrated History of the Holocaust: Social History, Representation, Theory (forthcoming 2018). In addition, for the past decade, he has been a member of the Holocaust Geography Collaborative exploring the use of GIS and other digital methods to analyze the spatial history of the Holocaust. He contributed three co-authored essays to their volume, Geographies of the Holocaust (2014), the first book to address the analysis of Holocaust spaces with GIS. Currently, he is continuing his collaborative work in an analysis of the spaces of the Nazi ghettos of Occupied Europe as well as a solo-researched project on the history of the construction industry in Germany, 1914-1945. From 2014-2016, Jaskot was the Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC). He was also the President of the College Art Association (2008-2010).


Modern German Architecture and Art, Holocaust Studies, Historical and Cultural Visualization


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Jaskot, P. B., et al. “Visualizing the archive: Building at auschwitz as a geographic problem.” Geographies of the Holocaust, 2014, pp. 159–92.

Knowles, A. K., et al. “Mapping the SS concentration camps.” Geographies of the Holocaust, 2014, pp. 19–52.

Jaskot, P. B. “Conclusion: The next 100 years.” The Eye, the Hand, the Mind: 100 Years of the College Art Association, 2011, pp. 239–43.

Jaskot, P. B. “Daniel Libeskind's Jewish museum in Berlin as a Cold War project.” Berlin Divided City, 1945-1989, vol. 6, 2010, pp. 145–55.

Jaskot, P. B. “Concentration camps and cultural policy: Rethinking the development of the camp system, 1936-41.” Lessons and Legacies VI: New Currents in Holocaust Research, 2004, pp. 5–20.

Jaskot, Paul B. “Hitler’s Geographies: The Spatialities of the Third Reich.” German History, vol. 35, no. 3, Oxford University Press (OUP), Sept. 2017, pp. 472–74. Crossref, doi:10.1093/gerhis/ghx004. Full Text

Paul B. Jaskot, Ariel. “Review: Shoah Presence: Architectural Representations of the Holocaust by Eran Neuman.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 74, no. 3, University of California Press, 1 Sept. 2015, pp. 374–76. Crossref, doi:10.1525/jsah.2015.74.3.374. Full Text

Jaskot, Paul B. “Architecture Since 1400.” Journal of Architectural Education, vol. 69, no. 1, Informa UK Limited, 2 Jan. 2015, pp. 142–44. Crossref, doi:10.1080/10464883.2015.990325. Full Text

Jaskot, Paul B. “Building a Public Judaism: Synagogues and Jewish Identity in Nineteenth-Century Europe. By Saskia Coenen Snyder. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2013. Pp. 350, 20 b/w ill. $49.95. ISBN 978-0-674-05989-4.Central European History, vol. 47, no. 1, Cambridge University Press (CUP), Mar. 2014, pp. 188–90. Crossref, doi:10.1017/s0008938914000739. Full Text

Jaskot, Paul B. “Juliet Koss ,Modernism after Wagner. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010, 416 pp., 14 color and 100 b/w illus. $88.50 (cloth), $29.50 (paper), ISBN 9780816651597.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 70, no. 2, University of California Press, June 2011, pp. 258–60. Crossref, doi:10.1525/jsah.2011.70.2.258. Full Text

Jaskot, Paul B. “A Women's Berlin. Building the Modern City.” The Journal of Architecture, vol. 15, no. 2, Informa UK Limited, Apr. 2010, pp. 231–34. Crossref, doi:10.1080/13602361003791119. Full Text

Jaskot, Paul B. “Review: Wayne Andersen, German Artists and Hitler’s Mind: Avant-Garde Art in a Turbulent Era, Boston, MA: Editions Fabriart, 2007; v + 443 pp.; £27.50 hbk; ISBN 0972557326.” Journal of Contemporary History, vol. 45, no. 1, SAGE Publications, Jan. 2010, pp. 223–25. Crossref, doi:10.1177/00220094100450011108. Full Text

Jaskot, Paul B. “Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution. By Ian Kershaw (New Haven, Yale University Press, 2008) 394 pp. $35.” Journal of Interdisciplinary History, vol. 40, no. 3, MIT Press - Journals, Jan. 2010, pp. 454–55. Crossref, doi:10.1162/jinh.2010.40.3.454. Full Text

Jaskot, P. B. “The Expanded Field of German Art and the Holocaust.” Art History, vol. 43, no. 1, Feb. 2020, pp. 218–20. Scopus, doi:10.1111/1467-8365.12487. Full Text

Jaskot, Paul B. “Judenmord: Art and the Holocaust in Post-War Germany.” Art History, vol. 43, no. 1, Feb. 2020, pp. 218–20.

Jaskot, Paul B. “Colonialism and Modern Architecture in Germany, by Itohan Osayimwese.” The Art Bulletin, vol. 102, no. 1, Informa UK Limited, Jan. 2020, pp. 116–19. Crossref, doi:10.1080/00043079.2020.1670591. Full Text

Jaskot, P. B. “Digital art history as the social history of art: Towards the disciplinary relevance of digital methods.” Visual Resources, vol. 35, no. 1–2, Apr. 2019, pp. 21–33. Scopus, doi:10.1080/01973762.2019.1553651. Full Text Open Access Copy

Jaskot, P. B., and I. Van Der Graaff. “Historical journals as digital sources: Mapping architecture in Germany, 1914-24.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 76, no. 4, Dec. 2017, pp. 483–505. Scopus, doi:10.1525/jsah.2017.76.4.483. Full Text

Jaskot, P. B. “Commentary: Art-Historical Questions, Geographic Concepts, and Digital Methods.” Historical Geography, vol. 45, 2017, pp. 92–99. Open Access Copy

Jaskot, P. B. “The art historical haven within the GSA.” German Studies Review, vol. 39, no. 3, Oct. 2016, pp. 681–83. Scopus, doi:10.1353/gsr.2016.0106. Full Text

Jaskot, P. B. “Hans Haacke's Germania at the 1993 Venice Biennale.” Kunst Und Politik, vol. 18, 2016, pp. 137–46.

Jaskot, P. B. “Building the nazi economy adam tooze and a cultural critique of hitler's plans for war.” Historical Materialism, vol. 22, no. 3–4, Jan. 2014, pp. 312–29. Scopus, doi:10.1163/1569206X-12341378. Full Text

Beorn, W., et al. “Geographical record geographies of the holocaust.” Geographical Review, vol. 99, no. 4, Oct. 2009, pp. 563–74. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1931-0846.2009.tb00447.x. Full Text


Knowles, A. K., et al. “Integrative, interdisciplinary database design for the spatial humanities: The case of the Holocaust Ghettos project.” International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, vol. 14, no. 1–2, 2020, pp. 64–80. Scopus, doi:10.3366/ijhac.2020.0245. Full Text

Jaskot, Paul, et al. Shaping the Discipline of Digital Art History: A recap of an advanced summer institute on 3-D and (geo)spatial networks. The Iris: Behind the Scenes at the Getty, 19 Dec. 2018.

Selected Grants

The Holocaust Ghettos Project: Reintegrating Victims and Perpetrators through Places and Events awarded by University of Maine (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2021

MA Student Fellowship for Under-Represented Minorities awarded by Samuel H. Kress Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020

Spring 2020

The Bauhaus (ARTHIST 731S.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, M 03:20 PM-05:55 PM
The Bauhaus (VMS 731S.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, M 03:20 PM-05:55 PM

Fall 2019

Art and the Holocaust (ARTHIST 555S.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, Th 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
Hist & Cult Viz Proseminar 1 (ARTHIST 580S.01)
Smith Wrhs A233, Tu 01:40 PM-04:10 PM
Art and the Holocaust (VMS 525S.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, Th 10:05 AM-12:35 PM
Hist & Cult Viz Proseminar 1 (VMS 580S.01)
Smith Wrhs A233, Tu 01:40 PM-04:10 PM

Spring 2019

a Cultural Analysis of Ghettos (ARTHIST 730S.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM

Fall 2018

Hist of Pre-Mod Architecture (ARTHIST 184D.001)
Smith Wrhs A266, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Hist of Pre-Mod Architecture (ARTHIST 184D.01D)
Smith Wrhs A266, F 10:20 AM-11:10 AM
Hist of Pre-Mod Architecture (ARTHIST 184D.02D)
Smith Wrhs A266, F 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Wwi & Hist of Art/Architecture (ARTHIST 460S.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Spring 2018

Art and the Holocaust (VMS 525S.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Art and the Holocaust (ARTHIST 555S.01)
Smith Wrhs A290, W 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Politics & Modern Architecture (ARTHIST 284.01)
Smith Wrhs A266, WF 10:05 AM-11:20 AM