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School of History, Philosophy and Culture
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
+44 (0)1865 483586
Before joining Brookes in 1995 Harry Mount was educated at the Universities of Cambridge (BA and PhD) and Chicago (MA), and was a research fellow at the Yale Center for British Art and at Christ Church, Oxford. In addition to his research and teaching Dr Mount is especially interested in course design and he took a leading role in refashioning the History of Art undergraduate programme for semesterisation in 2004 and again for the University's Academic Progression Initiative in 2009. He has also taken the lead in developing and teaching the innovative third-year History of Art Synoptic module. Dr Mount is currently Programme Lead for History and History of Art.
Dr Mount's undergraduate teaching is focused in three main areas: Dutch seventeenth-century painting, British art from 1700 to 1850 and art theory and historiography. He teaches or contributes to the following undergraduate modules:
The ways in which people looked at, thought about and discussed the visual arts in Britain between the late seventeenth and early nineteenth centuries, including:
A major study of attitudes to the controversial quality of minuteness in the visual arts in Britain between 1660 and 1830. Aspects of this study have appeared as articles in the British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Oxford Art Journal and British Art Journal.
An investigation into what has been described as 'a curious incident, difficult to explain'; the late seventeenth-century English enthusiasm for 'drolls': small, dark, ugly pictures and prints of scurrilous subjects produced by Netherlandish immigrants.