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Department of History of Art



Dr Saul Nelson - Never Ending Modernist Painting Past and Future


Dr Saul Nelson published 'Never Ending Modernist Painting Past and Future', a new history of postwar painting that explores how the desire to look backward shaped some of the period’s most radical artmaking (Yale University Press, 23 April 2024).

Dr Laura Slater - 'Translating Jerusalem into Anglo-Norman Lordship' (2023)


Dr Laura Slater has pucblished an article entitled 'Translating Jerusalem into Anglo-Norman Lordship', in Bianca Kühnel, Neta Bodner and Renana Bartal, ed. Projections of Jerusalem in Europe (Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2023).

Dr Amy Tobin - Women Artists Together: Art in the Age of Women's Liberation (2023)


Dr Amy Tobin recently published Women Artists Togeter: Art in the Age of Women's Liberation, a fresh perspective on collaboration, collectivity, and conflict in the women’s art movement of the 1970s. The book was included in the Yale University Press '50 Years in 50 Books' (Yale University Press, 10 October 2023).

Dr Frances Rothwell Highes - 'Thinking with Heraldry on the Eve of the Reformation: A Drawing by Niklaus Manuel Deutsch,' Art History (June 2023)


(Art History, Volume 46, Issue 3, June 2023)

Professor Alyce Mahon - Sade, Freedom or Evil (Exhibition Catalogue) 2023


Professor Alyce Mahon curated SADE: Freedom or Evil a major exhibition on the Marquis de Sade and his legacies in modern and contemporary art for the CCCB in Barcelona May 15-Oct 15, 2023 and produced the accompanying exhibition catalogue (published by CCCB and Direcció de Comunicació de la Diputació de Barcelona, 2023) and a series of impactful events and a short film about the show.

Professor Rosalind Polly Blakesley - Women Artists in the Reign of Catherine the Great (2023)


Professor Rosalind Polly Blakesley published her monograph, Women Artists in the Reign of Catherine the Great, the first ever account of women artists under Europe’s most resolute empress. The book was nominated for Apollo Magazine Book of the Year 2023 (Lund Humphries, 27th January 2023).

Professor Caroline van Eck - Piranesi's Candelabra and the Presence of the Past (2023)


Professor Caroline van Eck published Piranesi's Candelabra and the Revival of the Past. Excessive Objects and the Emergence of a Style in the Age of Neo-Classicism, an in-depth study of three major but neglected works by Piranesi (Oxford University Press, 16 February 2023).