University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Art History

Research topics of recent PhD graduates or current PhD candidates are wide-ranging and include: the photographic encounter; Joseph Wright and Derby in the 18th century; criminal portraiture: surfaces and subjectivities; updating the uncanny: a spatial hypothesis; the cultural geography of young British art; Tintoretto's paintings for the parish church in the years 1540-1594; exempla and female sacred experience: women looking at art in Renaissance Italy, 1350-1500; Irish portraiture in the 18th century; popular conceptions of war in 19th-century Britain; an analysis of the allegory of liberty in the imagery of the French Revolution; automatism in the writing and drawings of Artaud, Michaux and Zürn; patronage in Nottingham 1550-1700; Giovanni Mansueti's canvases at St. Martin's Church in Burano: iconographical sources, theological background and semantic functions.

Course modules


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Part-time - 6 years
PhD Full-time September 2017 - 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years
MPhil Full-time September 2017 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

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