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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Research Seminar

Stephanie O'Rourke (University of St Andrews) - Staring Into the Abyss of Time

21 November, 6pm

CV writing workshop, poster

Love What You Do and Be Able to Express It

Whether your focus is exclusively commercial, you are thinking of applying within the public sector, or you are just tweaking your application for that ideal new job, tailoring your CV is a vital skill to master.

21 November, 4pm

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Past Imperfect, 3 December

Jessica Barker (Lecturer in Medieval Art, Courtauld Institute) - Inside/Out: Sculpture and Concealment in Fifteenth-Century Europe

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Object is a journal produced entirely by graduate students in the History of Art.

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.