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.
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One Thing

A workshop where participants are invited to bring 'one thing' to discuss with the group.

Tuesday 28 May, 6pm.


Iconic Distance: Circulating Photographs from Southeast Asia around 1900

A research lunch with Sophie Junge (UCL, University of Zurich).

Wednesday 29th May, 12.30pm.

Helen Weston

Professor Helen Weston

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Professor Helen Weston on 30 March 2019.

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.