Our postgraduates organise an ongoing programme of seminars that provide regular opportunities for students to present work to
their peers in an informal setting. All students are welcome to attend the seminars.
If you would like to present at a future graduate
seminar, please email Kate Seymour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We host an annual Graduate Conference organised by our postgraduate students. The programme is chosen following a call for papers and
includes graduate presenters from Essex, as well as institutions across the UK, Europe and the world.
The 2015 graduate conference is called Social Responsibility and Art Since the 1960s: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. See the call
for papers for more information:
Previous graduate conferences
Themes and keynotes from previous graduate conferences
Performing money: the problematic of performance and the art market, June 2014
- Keynote speaker: Dr Matthew Bowman, University of Essex
Art and maps since 1945, June 2013
- Keynote speaker: Professor Jonathan Harris, University of Southampton
Photography and the unrepresentable: a history of photographic (mis)representation
- Keynote speaker: Griselda Pollock, University of Leeds
Centre for Curatorial Studies exhibitions
Every year graduate students from our Centre for Curatorial Studies organise and curate exhibitions at our
University’s Art Exchange gallery as part of their course.
Our Centre for Curatorial Studies is a research and teaching unit based in our School that focuses on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology.
Our MA courses offer in-depth study across a range of specialisms in art history from the renaissance to the present, including curating and Latin
American art, and are an excellent preparation for PhD study and careers in the art world.
By undertaking PhD study at Essex, you will become a member of an exciting and active research community, and benefit from the expert supervision of
our internationally recognised staff.