History of art

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Short courses

History of Art aims at an historical understanding of the origins of artefacts within world cultures, asking about the circumstances of their making, their makers, the media used, the functions of the images and objects, their critical reception and – not least – their subsequent history. 

The Department has a strong offering in the History of Art, which can be studied from short courses (many of which can be studied for credit) up to degree level.


Upcoming courses

Art of the Ancient World

  • Short courses
  • Mon 10 Feb 2020
  • 10.15am - 4.00pm

Art on the Celtic Fringes

  • Short courses
  • Thu 27 Feb 2020 to Thu 26 Mar 2020
  • 10:30am-12:30pm 5 meetings

Building Blocks of European Culture

  • Short courses, Lecture series
  • Wed 15 Apr 2020 to 20 May 2020
  • 11.00am - 12.30pm

Representing the Human Figure in Islamic Art

  • Short courses, Lecture series
  • Fri 17 Apr 2020 to 22 May 2020
  • 11.00am - 12.30pm

The Colony Room: Art in Soho

  • Short courses
  • Fri 17 Apr 2020 to Fri 03 Jul 2020
  • 12:30-2:30pm 10 meetings