History of Art


Organise a post-offer call with a member of the department

If you'd like to talk to us about what it's like to be a student at UCL History of Art, you can organise a telephone conversation with one of our staff or students listed below.

Unfortunately, due to coronavirus, we have had to cancel campus visits for our offer holders, but this doesn't mean that you can't get in touch and ask us questions about what it's like to study here. Some of our academic members of staff, as well as our wonderful student ambassadors, are available for you to book calls with in the coming weeks. To book a call, simply follow the links below. 

Times shown are UK time. When you book a call, it will automatically create a Microsoft Teams meeting link, which you can use to join the call - don't worry if you don't have an MS Teams account, you can join as a guest no problem! If you are in a country where MS Teams is not supported, please let us know in the notes when you book a call and the staff member of student ambassador will organise an alternative. 

If you have any problems booking a call or issues with availability, please email our Communications Officer, Helena Vowles-Shorrock

Schedule a call with a member of staff:

Bob Mills

Bob Mills NYC
Bob Mills is Professor of Medieval Studies and Head of the History of Art Department. Between 2015 and 2018 he directed qUCL, UCL's LGBTQ research network. Bob's books include Suspended Animation: Pain, Pleasure and Punishment in Medieval Culture (2005), Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages (2015) and Derek Jarman's Medieval Modern (2018). Bob is currently working on questions of animality and sovereignty in medieval art.

Sign up for a call with Bob here.

(Please ensure you select 'offer holder calls' not 'office hours') 

Cadence Kinsey

Cadence Kinsey
Cadence Kinsey is a Lecturer in Contemporary Art. Her research centres on the histories of art and technology, as well as live art and performance from the 1960s to today. She is interested in the relationships between the body and technology, and her work is informed by feminist science & technology studies. Cadence is also the Undergraduate Admissions Tutor at UCL History of Art, and she is happy to take post-offer calls.

Sign up for a call with Cadence here.
Hélia Marçal

helia marcal
Art and materiality, particularly through the study of new materialism, ethics, and performativity of cultural heritage historicisation and conservation.

Sign up for a call with Hélia here.
Aparna Kumar

Aparna Kumar

Aparna Kumar is Lecturer in Art and Visual Cultures of the Global South. Her research and teaching focus on modern and contemporary South Asian art, twentieth-century partition history, museum studies, and postcolonial theory. 

Sign up for a call with Aparna here. 

Ramon Amaro

Ramon Amaro

Ramon Amaro’s writing, research and practice emerge at the intersections of Black Study, psychopathology, digital culture, and the critique of computation reason. 

Book a call with Ramon here. 

Emily Floyd

Dr Emily Floyd

Emily C. Floyd is Lecturer in Visual Culture and Art before 1700. Her research focuses on material cultures of religion in the colonial and pre-Columbian Americas, particularly religious print culture in South America. 

Book a call with Emily here. 

Nicholas Robbins

Dr Nicholas Robbins

Nicholas Robbins is Lecturer in British Art, 1700-1900, and teaches modules on the relationship between art, science, and ecology, as well as the methodologies of art history.  He is also a member of UCL Anthropocene.

Book a call with Nicholas here. 

Schedule a call with a student representative:



I am a second-year student pursuing a BA degree in History of Art. Coming from a small city in France, I can advise you on how to adapt as a first year and learn to live independently as well as how to make the most on your time at university. I am equally taking courses in Archaeology and Italian and can address any questions you have in those subjects. My current interests revolve around the links between fashion and art as well as social studies of feminism and sexuality.  

Book a call with Pauline here. 


Freda Chan

I am a second year History of Art, Materials and Technology student, and can thus answer questions about the Materials and Technology (MAT) side of the course. Being from Singapore, I can give advice on adapting to a new culture and environment, and what it's like to live in London, especially during this pandemic. Currently, I'm interested in contemporary art, especially time-based media and film, as well as conservation.

Book a call with Freda here.