Bernhard Siegert is Gerd-Bucerius-Professor for the Theory and History of Cultural Techniques at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. He studied German Literature, Comparative Linguistics, Philosophy, Judaic Studies, and History at Freiburg University. He received his PhD from Ruhr-Universität, Bochum in 1991. After a position as assistant professor at the chair Aesthetics and History of Media (Institut für Kultur- und Kunstwissenschaft) of Berlin’s Humboldt-University Siegert came to Weimar in 2001. In 2004 he was co-founder of the graduate school “Mediale Historiographien.” Together with colleagues fronm the faculties of Architecture and Media he also initiated the MA program “MediaArchitecture” at Weimar. In 2004/04 Siegert was Senior Fellow at the IFK (Internationales Forschungszentrum für Kulturwissenschaft) in Vienna, and in 2008 and 2011 he was a Visting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is, with Lorenz Engell, one of the founders of the IKKM and has co-directed the institution since 2008.