History of Art


Academic Staff

Permanent staff

Diana Dethloff (Part-time)

17th century British art and visual culture
Diana Dethloff

Dr Natasha Eaton

18th and 19th century British art, post-coloniality and empire
Dr Natasha Eaton

Professor Mechthild Fend

18th and 19th century French visual culture and art theory
Mechthild Fend

Professor Briony Fer

20th century European and American art; contemporary art
Briony Fer

Dr Emily Floyd

Pre-Columbian and colonial art of Latin America
Dr Emily Floyd

Professor Tamar Garb

19th and 20th century French art and visual culture; contemporary art; feminism and global politics; art and culture in South Africa; the image of the 'Jew'; race and representation in modern and contemporary art
Tamar Garb

Dr Hanna Hölling

Intersection of material culture studies, art history and conservation; modern and contemporary art and media; notions of materiality, changeability, time, and archive
Hanna Hölling

Dr Cadence Kinsey

Contemporary art, digital media, histories of art and technology, live art and performamce, questions of gender and subjectivity
Cadence Kinsey

Professor Robert Mills

Medieval visual culture; representations of pain and punishment; saints; gender and sexuality; animal studies; translation
Robert Mills

Professor Mignon Nixon

Modern and contemporary art; questions of feminism, gender, sexuality and subjectivity; artistic resistance to militarism and war; psychoanalysis; violence; the politics of peace
Professor Mignon Nixon

Professor Rose Marie San Juan

Early modern Italian visual culture (Rome and Naples); urban space and visual technologies (print / film)
Rose Marie San Juan

Professor Frederic J. Schwartz

Modern German art, architecture and design; critical theory and the historiography of art
Fred Schwartz

Dr Stephanie Schwartz

19th and 20th century Photography and Photographic Theory, American Visual Culture, Postcolonial Theory and Geography, Contemporary Cuban Art, Media Theory
Stephanie Schwartz

Dr Allison Stielau

Northern European art and material culture, c.1400-1700
Dr Allison Stielau

Dr Richard Taws

18th and 19th century French and British visual culture; art and the French Revolution; print culture; history and theory of media and technology
Richard Taws

Professor Alison Wright

Italian painting, sculpture and drawing/ design from the 14th to the earlier 16th century, focusing on artistic practice, functions, patronage, questions of ideology and reception
Alison Wright

Teaching Fellows

Dr Thalia Allington-Wood

Italian art and material culture, c.1450-1700; questions of reception, materiality and ecology; the visual historiography of sculpture on film

Thalia Allington-Wood

Dr Simon Constantine

20th and 21st century photography and contemporary art, critical theory and the relationship between aesthetics and politics

Simon Constantine

Dr Flavia Frigeri

American and European post-war art, with a special emphasis on Italian Art, contemporary art, curating and exhibition histories

Flavia Frigeri

Dr Rebecca Gordon

Modern and Contemporary Art, with specific interest in notions of materiality and authenticity in Contemporary Art and Conservation

Dr Rebecca Gordon

Dr Joshua Hill

Conservation of wall painting, wall painting technology in a global context, environmental causes of deterioration, (in-situ) technical analysis and materials chemistry for conservation

  • Office: 303, 20 Gordon Square
  • Office hours: Tuesday 1.30-2.30pm & Wednesday 10.30-11.30am
  • Courses: HART0002, HART0003, HART0071 & HART0144
  • joshua.hill@ucl.ac.uk
Joshua Hill

Dr Rye Holmboe

Modern and contemporary art and literature

  • Office: 406, 21 Gordon Square
  • Office hours: Monday 4-5pm and Wednesday 1-2pm
  • Courses: HART0004, HART0044 & HART0079
  • rye.holmboe.09@ucl.ac.uk
Rye Holmboe

Dr Hélia Marçal

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

  • Office: B01, 20 Gordon Square
  • Office hours: Wednesday 9-10am
  • Course: HART0034
Helia Marcal

Dr Maria Mileeva

20th century Russian and European art

  • Office: 206, 21 Gordon Square
  • Office hours: Monday 1-2pm
  • Courses: HART0032 & HART0077
  • m.mileeva@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Maria Mileeva

Dr Rosemary Moore

Early modern art and anatomy, knowledge and the body, interactive prints

  • Office: 206, 21 Gordon Square
  • Office hours: Wednesday 2-3pm & Thursday 11.30am-12.30pm
  • Courses: HART0040, HART0080 & HART0144
  • rosemary.moore.09@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Rosemary Moore

Dr Ciarán Rua O'Neill

18th and 19th century British art and architecture

Ciarán Rua O'Niell

Dr Jacob Paskins

Modern architecture and urban design

  • Office: 205, 21 Gordon Square
  • Office hours: Wednesday 11.30am-12.30pm & Friday 12.45-1.45pm
  • Courses: HART0005, HART0051 & HART0106
  • jacob.paskins@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Jacob Paskins

Ben Pollitt

18th and 19th century British visual culture and art theory


Ben Pollitt

Lauren Rozenberg

Medieval theories of vision and devotion; medieval anatomy and medicine

Lauren Rozenberg