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.
Mary Newbold Sargent

Lecturer and PGTA Job Opportunities

New Lecturer roles and postgraduate teaching opportunities for the 2020-21 academic year. Find out more here.


Past Imperfect: 'Drawing Medieval Gunpowder' **CANCELLED**

Past Imperfect Seminar: 'Drawing Medieval Gunpowder' with Jess Bailey (UC Berkeley)

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The Cabinet of Obsolete Media

The Cabinet of Obsolete Media has been conceived as a teaching collection of media and technologies of the image in the department. The Cabinet aims to collect devices and technologies that represent the development of time-based media, particularly as resources for academic art historical study and reference.

Richard Taws in the Strang Print Room

Research Staff

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

Staff publications

Staff Publications

An online 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.