History of Art at UCL is a research-led department with an international reputation for rigorous teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. In the last Research Assessment Exercise (2008) the department submitted 100% of its teaching staff and achieved the outstanding result of having 80% of its work judged at the 4* or 3* level. The research produced in the department was recognized as world leading and internationally excellent. The research environment was also recognised as diverse, dynamic, and innovative.
The Department’s academic focus is on research and teaching excellence within a chronological span from c. 1350 to the present in relation to the art of the western tradition and its global encounters. Research strengths include:
- renaissance and early modern studies
- the historical relation of art and science
- the history of print culture
- architectural history
- cross-cultural studies and globalisation
- materials, objects and practices of art history
- historiography and the history of the discipline
- modern and contemporary art
The Department is recognised for its long-standing commitment to critical theory. Our research engages with active debates around phenomenology, film theory, psychoanalytic theory, and Marxist and feminist traditions of art history.
Our academic work attracts outstanding students from across the world. Graduates have gone on to successful careers in teaching and research, museums and galleries, publishing, and library and visual resource management.
|Potential Research (PhD) Students should consult the individual web pages of Academic Members of Staff for details on research areas; for PhD admissions details; for specific questions, please contact the Research Tutor.|
Information about the various lecture series organised and co-organised by the Department can be found under Events.
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