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Department of History of Art


Graduate research seminars take place at 5.30pm each Wednesday during Lent term in the History of Art Classroom.

The seminars are built around a different theme. Distinguished guest speakers are invited from across the UK and abroad, as well as from within Cambridge. The talks are followed by a short Q&A session. All are welcome to attend.

Lent Term 2022:

  • 2nd February: Professor Lianming Wang, ‘Transoceanic Trade Repictured: François Boucher’s La Foire chinoise and Mobile Image in Global Exchange’ (via Zoom)
  • 9th February: Dr Susan Foister, ‘Exhibiting Travel: Dürer and his Journeys of a Lifetime’
  • 16th February: Dr Bart Pushaw, ‘Indulgent Images: Inuit Artists and Colonial Consumption in the Global Arctic’ (via Zoom)
  • 23rd February: Professor Bénédicte Savoy, Africa’s Struggle for Its Art: History of a Post-Colonial Defeat
  • 2nd March: Dr Scott Nethersole, ‘Fra Angelico’s The Miracle of the Black Leg: Skin Colour and the Perception of Ethiopians in Florence before 1450’
  • 9th March: Sutapa Biswas ‘The Politics of Aesthetics: Painting with Light’, followed by a Q&A with Elizabeth Brown of Kettle’s Yard.
  • 16th March: Dr Tessa Murdoch, ‘A Springboard to the New World, the Huguenot Diaspora and the impact of Huguenot Material Culture in the Americas 1680-1830’