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.
London Lesbian and Gay Centre

Research Seminar

Ben Campkin - Centre in pieces: the London Lesbian and Gay Centre, 1983-1992

Thursday 14 March, 6pm

Belle (2013, Amma Asante)

Film screening

Medieval to Modern Art Group presents Belle (2013, Amma Asante)

Wednesday 20 March, 5pm

Fer-Garb Scholarship

Fer-Garb Scholarship 2019/20

We welcome applications for the scholarship from overseas students who have been accepted for study on the History of Art Masters Program at UCL, preferably with an interest in following a course of study that includes modern and contemporary art



UCL's own opera company, UCOpera, will present the UK premiere of Bedřich Smetana's opera, Libuše on 18, 20, 22 and 23 March at 7.30.

Directed by Cecilia Stinton

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.