Art History and Design Research


Art History and Design research at the Department for Continuing Education 

Research in the Department is centred around the following areas:

  • Text and image in later medieval and early modern English culture;
  • French and English Romanesque sculpture;
  • The history of decoration in Europe between 1870 and 1958. 

Research highlights, past and present:​


Designing Modern France: Tapestry and French Republics since 1870

A history of modern French tapestry and interior decoration under France’s three republics.


Penelope's weaving and les années noires

Women entrepreneurs and the Aubusson tapestry rennaisance.


Symbolist Objects: Materiality and Subjectivity at the Fin-de-Siècle

This interdisciplinary volume explores the intersections between Symbolist aesthetics and material objects and interiors

Upcoming courses