Department of History of Art

Research in the Department of History of Art

Research expertise in the Department of History of Art concerns core issues of representations, their histories, and theories.

The department’s record in producing exhibitions of international significance is fundamental to its character and status as a research centre.

Staff have on going collaborative projects with galleries and art schools, including the AHRC funded network 'Cultures of Landscape'.

Research expertise

Todd Hido's Night Photography
An exhibition showcasing the work of three leading American photographers for the first time has been curated on campus by Dr Mark Rawlinson.

Nottingham Institute for Research in Visual Culture (NIRVC)

The prestigious NIRVC is a forum for research in art-historical and visual culture studies, drawing on a range of disciplines.

It is a focus for conferences and seminars that bring together staff and students from across the University, creating an active research culture with national and international connections.

NIRVC was established in collaboration with the Djanogly Art Gallery, the Institute of Film and Television Studies, and the Postgraduate School of Critical Theory and Cultural Studies. The Institute's activities primarily reflect the variety of research emanating from members of the Department of Art History and their links to other institutions, researchers, and research networks.

NIRVC is supported by The University of Nottingham Research Fund and the School of Humanities.

Nottingham Institute for Research in Visual Culture


Featured research projects

Art and the American Midwest

This project investigates the ways in which the American Midwest has been represented, visualised, and staged in art and visual culture.

Art and the American Midwest


Art and Mobility

This project explores the many ways in which movement is constitutive of art from its making to its display, viewing, and afterlife.

Art and Mobility


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View our research opportunities in the postgraduate online prospectus

Art History MPhil/PhD

Art History MRes

Visual Culture MRes


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Department of History of Art

University of Nottingham
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Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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