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Caroline Van Eck appointed to Cambridge's first established chair in the History of Art

last modified Nov 30, 2015 02:20 PM

The Department is delighted to announce that Professor Caroline Van Eck will be joining the Department of History of Art as its first established professor in October 2016. 

Professor Van Eck is a noted authority on European architecture and the figurative arts, and counts amongst her wide range of academic interests art, agency and living presence, interactions between rhetoric and the visual arts, architectural theory from Vitruvius to the end of the 19th century, and the work of Aby Warburg.   In the Lent Term of next year she will also be Slade Professor at Oxford University. 

Caroline van Eck studied art history at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris, and philosophy and classics at Leiden University. In 1994, she received her PhD at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Amsterdam. In 2006, she was appointed Professor of Architectural History and Theory at Leiden University.   She has also been a visiting professor at the Universities of Yale (2000), York (2003) and Ghent (2003-5). At present she is a member of Perspective, the Journal of the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, a regular Humanities panel chair for the ERC, and the recipient of the Descartes-Huygens Prize.