History of Art and Visual Culture
The group comprises scholars who bring an innovative interdisciplinary approach to the study of art and society. They investigate a wide range of visual, material and spatial cultures from the early modern period through to the digital age.
Research areas include:
- The urban environments of Renaissance Italy
- Material cultures of the Reformation
- Early modern sculpture
- Nineteenth-century landscape painting
- Gender, space and reform in Edwardian Edinburgh
- Modernity and architecture in 1920s and 1930s England
- Visual, material and aural (sensorial) cultures of crime
- The materiality and wider viewing environments of art objects
- Joseph Wright of Derby
Members of the group are active in collaborative work with galleries such as Tate Britain, the Royal West of England Academy and the Ashmolean Museum and in hosting conferences and symposia.
Support from the University has enabled us to work with institutions in developing activities around their exhibitions, thereby increasing their overall impact.
The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, hosted conferences in 2014 and 2017 to discuss issues arising from the ‘Sea’ and ‘Air’ exhibitions. Study Days and workshops for families and teenagers were held at the Higgins Bedford.
|Dr Matthew Craske
|Reader in History of Art
|Dr Peter Forsaith
|Research Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History
|Dr Ian Holgate
|Programme Lead and Subject Coordinator, Foundation in Humanities
|Dr Harry Mount
|Programme Lead for History and History of Art
|Dr Jane Stevens Crawshaw
|Deputy Head for Strategy and Development
|Dr Kate West
|Senior Lecturer in Visual Criminology