Lioba Theis

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Lioba Theis (* in Düsseldorf ) is a German art historian with a focus on Byzantine art.

Lioba Theis completed a double degree in violin and art history in Cologne from 1976 to 1982 . From 1982 to 1987 she studied art history, classical archeology and Christian archeology at the University of Bonn . In 1988 she received her doctorate there . From 1989 to 1997 teaching positions at the universities of Mainz , Munich and Bonn followed. In 1997 he completed his habilitation at the University of Bonn. Theis held substitute professorships in Mainz (1998), Bonn (1999 and 2001 to 2002), Munich (2000) and Hamburg (2003). In 2004 a research fellowship followed in Dumbarton Oaks . Theis has been teaching as a university professor for Byzantine art history at the University of Vienna since September 2005 .

Her main research interests are Byzantine architecture, the history of the reception of Byzantium and Byzantine art, and the digitization and archiving (database) of image data.


  • The architecture of the Church of Panagia Parēgorētissa in Arta, Epirus. Amsterdam 1991, ISBN 90-256-1001-3 (= dissertation)
  • Flank rooms in the central Byzantine church building. To secure the findings, to reconstruct and to mean a missing architectural form in Constantinople. Wiesbaden 2005, ISBN 3-89500-359-X (= habilitation)

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