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Read more at: The Slade Lectures in Fine Art Lent Term 2022: The Department is delighted to welcome Maria Balshaw CBE as our new Slade Professor

The Slade Lectures in Fine Art Lent Term 2022: The Department is delighted to welcome Maria Balshaw CBE as our new Slade Professor

12 January 2022

The Future of Museums: A series of lectures by Maria Balshaw CBE, Director of Tate and Slade Professor of Fine Art, University of Cambridge, Spring 2022. As the world continues to endure the multiple economic and cultural consequences of living through and with a global pandemic that has disrupted social life as we have...


Read more at: The Department would like to congratulate Erin Argun on being runner up for the Association for Art History Dissertation Prize 2021 for an essay entitled 'The Masque of Blackness by Ben Jonson, Inigo Jones and Anna of Denmark’

The Department would like to congratulate Erin Argun on being runner up for the Association for Art History Dissertation Prize 2021 for an essay entitled 'The Masque of Blackness by Ben Jonson, Inigo Jones and Anna of Denmark’

5 January 2022

For more information on the prize visit: https://forarthistory.org.uk/latest-news/2021-undergraduate-dissertation-prize-winner/


Read more at: Dr Krisztina Ilko will be doing a talk as part of the Murray Seminars at Birkbeck on 14th December entitled: Medieval Fabergé: African Ostrich Eggs, Global Currency

Dr Krisztina Ilko will be doing a talk as part of the Murray Seminars at Birkbeck on 14th December entitled: Medieval Fabergé: African Ostrich Eggs, Global Currency

8 December 2021

This talk examines the ostrich eggs suspended above Duccio’s Maestà at the late medieval main altar of Siena cathedral, through the lens of cultural exchange. In doing so, it sheds new light on such eggs, which it suggests were a material currency from Africa which served ritual purposes and which traversed expanding...


Read more at: The Faculty of Architecture & History of Art welcomes applications to the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme, 2021-22 competition

The Faculty of Architecture & History of Art welcomes applications to the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship Scheme, 2021-22 competition

4 November 2021

The Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship is a highly prestigious, fiercely competitive, post-doctoral award for researchers who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during...


Read more at: Pembroke College, Cambridge, is glad to announce The Lander Studentship in History of Art, a fully funded award for a student wishing to pursue a PhD in History of Art

Pembroke College, Cambridge, is glad to announce The Lander Studentship in History of Art, a fully funded award for a student wishing to pursue a PhD in History of Art

4 November 2021

Applications should be made via the Postgraduate Application Form . ***Deadline 16 May 2022*** For further details of Pembroke and its funding opportunities, see https://www.pem.cam.ac.uk , and https://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/study-here/graduate/financial-support


Read more at: The Department is delighted to welcome Dr Mariam Rosser-Owen as Visiting Global Humanities Professor in Islamic Art for 2021-22

The Department is delighted to welcome Dr Mariam Rosser-Owen as Visiting Global Humanities Professor in Islamic Art for 2021-22

18 October 2021

Dr Mariam Rosser-Owen is Curator Middle East at the Asian Department of the V&A and an expert of world renown on Islamic ceramics. We look forward to her lectures for our Tripos, and the handling sessions she will offer at the Fitzwilliam. Dr Mariam Rosser-Owen has been a curator in the Middle Eastern Section at the...


Read more at: Slade Lectures Michaelmas 2021-22:The Department is delighted to welcome Professor Philippe Descola (Emeritus, Collège de France, Paris)

Slade Lectures Michaelmas 2021-22:The Department is delighted to welcome Professor Philippe Descola (Emeritus, Collège de France, Paris)

6 October 2021

The Department is delighted to welcome Professor Philippe Descola (Emeritus, Collège de France, Paris). He will give the Slade Lectures this Michaelmas, which had to be postponed from last year because of Covid19. Professor Descola is one of the most distinguished anthropologists, who has transformed the field of the study...


Read more at: The Department would like to congratulate Dr Christina Faraday on winning The Church Monuments Society Essay Prize

The Department would like to congratulate Dr Christina Faraday on winning The Church Monuments Society Essay Prize

15 September 2021

Th e essay discusses the four Elizabethan and Jacobean Monuments in Caius College Chapel and will be published in the Society's Journal.


Read more at: Amandine Didouan has been awarded the St Catharine’s College Prize for Distinction in Research

Amandine Didouan has been awarded the St Catharine’s College Prize for Distinction in Research

2 August 2021

Amandine’s PhD is on the visual culture of equestrianism in the Early Modern period. She recently had an article published in The Seventeenth Century Journal and has another forthcoming in The British Art Journal.


Read more at: 3rd & 4th Year PhD Graduate Symposium, Thursday 13 May 2021

3rd & 4th Year PhD Graduate Symposium, Thursday 13 May 2021

11 May 2021

20 minutes talk; 10-minute for Q&A and handover 9:15-9:30 Welcome: Dr Mahon, Director of Graduate Programme 9:30-10:00 Lucas Giles: Tramezzo Studies and Digital Humanities: Reconstructing the Pulpitum at Santa Caterina in Pisa 10:00-10:30 Alice Blow: Gender Ambiguity in a French Renaissance Triple Profile Portrait, c...