School of History, Philosophy and Culture

  • History of Art (BA or BSc)

    Induction timetable

    Here is a list of the main events involving History of Art students in Induction Week (16-20 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY. Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Event Time Location

    Wednesday 18 September

    Welcome and Induction 11:30-13:00 JHB304, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Card Collection - for students who still need to collect their card 13:00 Student Central, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Visa Enrolment - for students who require a study visa 13:00 Library Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (timetable and programme queries)

    Drop in from 14:00-17:00
    JHB403, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Freshers' Sports Fair 10.00-16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus

    Thursday 19 September

    Subject Meeting 1 10:00-11:00
    G217, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus
    All single honours students must attend this meeting.
    Combined honours students can choose to attend this meeting or the 11am meeting (see below).
    Subject Meeting 2 11:00-12:00 G217, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus
    Combined honours students should attend meetings for both subjects but can choose which meeting to attend first.
    Meet Your Academic Advisor Drop-in from 14:00-16:00 You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who still need to register modules) 

    Drop-in from 12:00-17:00 JHB404, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Friday 20 September

    Freshers' Fair 10:00-16:00
    John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk 

    (only for students who have missed the Thursday deadline) 

    Drop-in from 10:00-17:00  JHB403, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
      

    All Days

    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.


    Key contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact Contact details
    Head of Department Professor Joanne Begiato
    Programme Lead Dr Harry Mount
    Subject Coordinator Dr Elizabeth Darling
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Michael Barringer
    Miss Debbie Wedge
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Jo Akers
    Programme Administrator Mr Mike Wilson +44 (0)1865 484220

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year History of Art modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book details
    Museums and Society To be advised in Semester 1 (Semester 2 module).
    Reading Art History Fernie, E. (1995). Art History and Its Methods. London: Phaidon
    Making and Meaning in Western Art Gombrich, E.H. (1995). The Story of Art. (Many editions). London: Phaidon
    Art in Oxford To be advised in the first week of the semester.
    Make space in your schedule to visit museums, galleries and exhibitions regularly so you have first-hand knowledge to bring to this course. This is of particular importance in preparing for the Museums and Society module.

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for History of Art. You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive. You should meet your Academic Advisor in their room on Thursday Week 0 between 2pm and 4pm. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.

    Name Room Phone Alternative arrangement
    Dr Matthew Craske T317c 48 3583  
    Dr Elizabeth Darling T317b 48 3164  
    Dr Harry Mount T317e 48 3586  
    Professor Christiana Payne T321 48 3582