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  • Dr Charles Robertson

    Senior Lecturer in History of Art

    School of History, Philosophy and Culture

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


    Phone number: +44 (0)1865 483582

    Email: cdrobertson@brookes.ac.uk


    Charles Robertson works on a range of Renaissance topics. He studied as an undergraduate at University College London and as Post Graduate at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where he received his Doctorate. A main area of his interests has been with the connections between painting and architecture in the Renaissance. He is concerned with issues of representation and conceptualisation particularly in relation to printmaking in Italy and Northern Europe. He has published and to work continues on Michelangelo, Bramante, Bramantino and Milanese Art. He is completing studies on Michelangelo’s Last Judgement and the artist’s return to painting in his later career.

    Modules taught


    • U68027 Oxford buildings
    • U68007 Art in Oxford
    • U68020 Themes in European Art 1450-1700
    • U68023 Field Work in History of Art
    • U68024/5 Advanced Seminar in Art History
    • U68099 History of Art Dissertation
    • U68080 History if Art Synoptic


    • Dissertation Supervision. Doctoral Supervision on various topics in European
    • Renaissance Art and British Architectural history.



    Conferences organised

    • Renaissance Architecture and Theory Scholars’ Annual Gathering, Oxford Brookes, May, 2003
    • Renaissance Architecture and Theory Scholars’ Annual Gathering, Oxford Brookes, May, 2008
    • Renaissance Architecture and Theory Scholars’ Annual Gathering, London, Warburg Institute, June, 2013

    Conference presentations

    • The Francis Master and Architectural Sensibility Renaissance Architecture and Theory Scholars Annual Gathering, Birmingham, May 2006.
    • Sigismondo Fanti and the Triompho di Fortuna, Towards a Popular Culture of Renaissance Architecture.  Association of Art Historians Great Britain Annual Conference, Reading, April 2013.