History of Art


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 main focus is on the history of the art of Europe and of the Americas from the Middle Ages to the present, but the problems we address cut across boundaries of geography, chronology and discipline.
Who was Tomàs Harris?

Research seminar

Inigo Thomas - Who was Tomàs Harris?

Thursday 24 January, 6pm

Anni Albers and the Modernist Textile

Anni Albers and the Modernist Textile

Conference organised in association with the Terra Foundation for American Art and the CSCA

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January 2019

Land and Confinement

Past Imperfect

Panel discussion: Land and Confinement

Monday 28 January, 6pm


Object 20 launch party

Object 20 launch party

All are invited to come along and celebrate the publication of Object 20

Thursday 31 January, 6pm

Seminar, image

Research seminar

Tim Ingold - In the Gathering Shadows of Material Things

Thursday 7 February, 6pm

Cabinet of Obsolete Technologies

The Laidlaw Research and Leadership Programme

Research Project - Cabinet of Obsolete Technologies: Creating a Teaching and Research Collection

Applications are now open for first year undergraduates interested to work in our department.

Richard Taws in the Strang Print Room

Research Staff

Listings of all our Research Staff, including contact details, research interests, publications and more.

Book launch: Rober Mills - Derek Jarman's Medieval Modern

Staff Publications

An on-line bookshelf with a selection of publications authored and edited by staff past and present.

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UCL History of Art Society

The UCL History of Art Society (@uclhoas) is a communal space for students with similar interests in arts and culture to come together in a welcoming environment.