Stefan Hess

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Stefan Hess (* 1965 in Basel ) is a Swiss historian and art historian .


Stefan Hess grew up in Riehen and studied history, German literature and art history at the University of Basel . He then worked for years as a freelance historian. In 2007 he received his doctorate in art history with a thesis on the sculptor Ferdinand Schlöth . Since November 2008 he has been working at the documentation center for the municipality of Riehen. From 2009 to June 2012 he was head of the historical collection at the Museum Aargau . Since July 1st, 2012 he has been heading the Liestal Poet and City Museum . Since September 2012 he has also been involved in the development of the art monuments volume on the Basel Minster. He is also the author of numerous articles in the Historical Lexicon of Switzerland . His research focuses on the social and cultural history of the Basel region.




  • with Tomas Lochman: Basilea. An example of urban representation in female form. Schwabe, Basel 2001, ISBN 3-7965-1737-4 .
  • with Tomas Lochman: Classical beauty and patriotic heroism. The Basel sculptor Ferdinand Schlöth (1818–1891): Exhibition, Sculpture Hall Basel, December 10, 2004 to March 12, 2005. Sculpture Hall , Basel 2004, ISBN 3-905057-20-4
  • Rut Bischler. "Every picture I have painted is true". Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich 2018, ISBN 978-3-85881-596-5 .

Articles (selection)

  • Basel clubs and festivals - with united forces. In: MIMOS. Journal of the Swiss Society for Theater Culture. No. 4, Volume 49, 1997, pp. 27-31.
  • The mayor's vineyard. Johann Rudolf Wettstein as a wine producer . In: Basler Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Altertumskunde 98 (1998), pp. 35–47 ( digitized version )
  • Between worship and immersion. On the afterlife of Emperor Heinrich II in Basel. In: Basler Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Altertumskunde. Vol. 102 (2002), pp. 83-143 ( digitized version )
  • Ensuring legal continuity or the power of habit. Images of Mary in the post-Reformation Basel. In: David Ganz , Georg Henkel (ed.): Framework Discourses. Cult images in the denominational age. Reimer, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-496-01312-5 , pp. 331-357.
  • A Hallwyler relies on Our Lady in heaven and on the bishop on earth. For a donor disc dated 1631 in the Museum Aargau. In: Argovia , 2010, pp. 149-157.
  • Rulers' ideals and ideal women. Virtue allegories in early modern Basel. In: Basler Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Altertumskunde. Vol. 111 (2011), pp. 115-154 ( digitized version ).
  • Between workbench and plow. In: Jahrbuch z'Rieche , 2012 ( online )
  • The so-called plague coffin of Mandach - an informative testimony to the early modern sepulchral culture. In: Argovia . Vol. 125 (2013), pp. 124-133.
  • Living room of the faithful instead of a sacred space. In: Jahrbuch z'Rieche, 2014, pp. 104–111 ( online ).
  • The sovereign city republic and its feminine face. On the genesis of Basel's urban personification. In: Basler Zeitschrift für Geschichte und Altertumskunde. Vol. 115 (2015), pp. 99-153.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Liestal aktuell, June 2012 (PDF; 10.3 MB), p. 11.
  2. 1.7 million francs for the long awaited Münster band. (PDF) In: Retrieved January 27, 2018 .