History of Art
The History of Art Department at UCL is one of the most dynamic centres for the study of art history and visual cultures in the world. Known for our critical and self-reflexive approach to the subject, we are committed to a wide range of critical, historical and historiographical inquiry. Theoretical rigour and close attention to the materiality of the object are stressed in our programmes at all levels. The focus is on European art from the Middle Ages to the present day, but the problems we address cut across boundaries of geography, chronology and discipline.
We would like to welcome all our new and continuing students to the department. We look forward to seeing you at the beginning of term and wish you a successful year of study.
BA History of Art and Material Studies student wins a place on Laidlaw Research and Leadership Programme
First year student Teodora Lazar is one of a handful of students across UCL to win a highly-competed for place on the Laidlaw programme which is running for the first time at UCL this year. She will be working with Dr Konrad Miciukiewicz's team for the research project 'Innovating cities through dance and technology'
Details for Autumn 2017 events will be available soon
Parafiction, Post-Truth, and the Contemporary Art of Knowing
Carrie Lambert-Beatty (Harvard University)
Wednesday 4 October, 6pm, Archaeology LT
Events for Autumn 2017 coming soon
Thursdays, 6pm, Seminar Room 3
Our teaching programmes and research move beyond traditional forms of art history to address visual and material cultures more broadly. Teaching stretches from the medieval period to the art of today, and the art of all periods is considered in its global context. It also includes new and non-traditional media and contemporary art.
Here you will find information including a link to the student handbook in Moodle, course descriptions, information for international students, summer reading lists, contacts for student representatives, forms for download, careers information and more...
The UCL History of Art department began awarding degrees in the subject
in 1965...Watch here.
This MA draws on the research and teaching expertise within the department...
Reviews, reflections and reports written by History of Art MA students...Read More
Object is a journal produced entirely by graduate students in the History of Art... Read More.
Listings of all our Research Staff, including contact details, research interests, publications and more.
An on-line bookshelf with a selection of publications authored and edited by staff past and present.
An exhibition curated by Diva Gujral at Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai. Running from 9 March 2017– 22 April 2017.
Vladimir Vilde writes on 'Caring for paintings with the use of a simple camera' for National Heritage Science Forum blog
Visiting Address: UCL History of Art Department, Departmental Office & Reception, Room G03, 20 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0AH, UK.