Beate Löffler


► Short CV

Beate Löffler received an engineering degree in Architecture (University of Applied Studies in Potsdam) and majored in Medieval History and the History of Art (TU Dresden) afterwards. Inspired by onsite experiences in Tokyo, she did a doctoral study on Christian church architecture in Japan, which was completed in 2009. As leader of the research group Urban Systems in East Asia at the IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, her current postdoctoral research project is focused on the transcultural exchange of architectural knowledge between western nations and Japan as a medium of cultural communication.

► Research Interests
  • History of Architecture and Building Construction
  • Japanese Studies
  • Urban History
  • Discourses on Architecture and Urban Development
  • Cultural identity in relation to architecture and religion
  • History of Sciences and Knowledge Systems
  • Global History