Art history research degrees
The Department welcomes applications for both full- and part-time MA by Research (MRes), MPhil and PhD study in art history, visual culture, or a related subject.
Research expertise in the Department of Art History 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, and is evident in exhibitions curated by staff. For example:
Art of the Garden (Tate, 2004)
Conquering England (NPG, 2005)
Undercover Surrealism (Hayward, 2006)
Ruination: Photographs of Rome (Djanogly Gallery, 2008)
Staff have ongoing collaborative projects with galleries and art schools, including the AHRC funded network 'Cultures of Landscape'. The Department also has a close relationship with the University’s Djanogly Art Gallery, and is active in funding bids for Nottingham Contemporary (CCAN), which will become the region’s leading exhibition space for contemporary art and a key strategic resource.
Research opportunities in art history
The research ethos is tripartite: objects, histories, theories. A common strength in staff research is the fundamental importance of examination of the material object, the archival work which underpins this, and, where appropriate, the dissemination of such scholarship via curated exhibitions.
Research opportunities in visual culture
The Nottingham Institute for Research in Visual Culture draws expertise across the University and aims to provide a focus for interdisciplinary research. Applications are invited from candidates interested in any aspect of visual culture which can include film and TV, the fine arts, design and ephemera, cyberspace and photography.