History, theory and historiography of modern architecture, landscape and garden architecture.
Christian Bertram (1962) is lecturer of Architectural History at the Department of Art History at the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
He studied Art History at the Freie Universität (FU) in Berlin, Germany, and at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
After participating in an exchange program with Amsterdam, he finished his study in Berlin in 1995 with a master thesis on the representation of Dutch Garden Art in prints and books between 1620 and 1700.
After moving from Berlin to Amsterdam in the same year, he worked as a researcher and lecturer for the VU Amsterdam, the Federal Archives in the province of North-Holland, and other employers.
In 2009 he graduated at the Federal University Groningen with a PhD-thesis on the Dutch interest in German architecture and architectural education in the nineteenth century.
Since then, he has worked as a lecturer for the Department of Art History of the University of Amsterdam.
Bertram is member of the board of the Dutch Association for the Green Heritage (Vakgroep Groen Erfgoed, VGE) and member of the programme committee of the Green Heritage Platform under the auspices of the federal Cultural Heritage Agency (Platform Groen Erfgoed onder de auspiciën van de Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, RCE).
Furthermore, he is member of the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal of the Royal Dutch Federation of Antiquaries (Koninklijk Nederlandse Oudheidkundige Bond, KNOB).
Bertram published on German allotment gardens, Dutch garden art between 1600 and now, and on nineteenth century architecture.