Peter Geimer (born in 1966 in Ketwig) is a German art historian.
Prof. Dr. Peter Geimer studied Art History, Modern German Literature, and Philosophy in Bonn, Cologne, Marburg, and Paris. 1992: MA in Art History at the Philipps-Universität, Marburg (MA thesis on the wall paintings of Eugène Delacroix in St. Sulpice, Paris). 1997: Ph.D. in Art History at Marburg University (“Die Vergangenheit der Kunst. Strategien der Nachträglichkeit im 18. Jahrhundert” ). 1997–99: Postdoctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. 1999–2001: Research scholar at the Collaborative Research Center “Literature and Anthropology” at the University of Konstanz. 2001–04: Research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin. 2004–10: Research associate at the Chair of Science Studies at ETH Zurich. 2005–09: Member of the NCCR “Iconic Criticism” at the University of Basel. 2008: Habilitation in Art History at the University of Basel. 2010: Professor of Historical Image Studies and Art History at the University of Bielefeld. Since winter semester 2010–11 Professor of Recent and Contemporary Art History at the Freie Universität, Berlin.