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).
ExpertiseModern German Architecture and Art, Holocaust Studies, Historical and Cultural Visualization
Garbarini, Alexandra, and Paul Jaskot. Lessons and Legacies XIII New Approaches to an Integrated History of the Holocaust: Social History, Representation, Theory. Lessons & Legacies, 2018.
Rosenfeld, Gavriel D., and Paul B. Jaskot. Beyond Berlin Twelve German Cities Confront the Nazi Past. University of Michigan Press, 2015.
Jaskot, Paul B. The Nazi Perpetrator Postwar German Art and the Politics of the Right. 2012.
Jaskot, Paul B. The Architecture of Oppression The SS, Forced Labor and the Nazi Monumental Building Economy. Routledge, 2002.
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, E. B. “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. “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. “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, 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, 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.
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
Jaskot, Paul B. “The Cult of Art in Nazi Germany. By Eric Michaud. Translated by, Janet Lloyd. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2004. Pp. xiv+271, 110 plates. $65.00 (cloth); $24.95 (paper)..” History of Religions, vol. 47, no. 1, University of Chicago Press, Aug. 2007, pp. 107–09. Crossref, doi:10.1086/522860. Full Text
Jaskot, Paul B. “Labour, Work and Architecture: Collected Essays on Architecture and Design Kenneth Frampton.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, vol. 63, no. 1, University of California Press, Mar. 2004, pp. 125–26. Crossref, doi:10.2307/4128007. Full Text
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 (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020