The School of Philosophy and Art History is internationally recognised for our research across a wide range of areas in continental and analytic philosophical traditions, and the history and theory of art.
We were ranked in the top 10 art history departments in the UK for research excellence and top 10 philosophy departments in the UK for research quality in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, with more than three-quarters of our research considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
Throughout our work, we emphasise issues of autonomy, agency, dissent, and the contestation of the public realm. Our transdisciplinary approach facilitates critical engagement beyond the traditional canons of philosophy and art history, enabling us to deliver research which is both impactful and relevant.
We specialise in a wide range of areas relating to the broader concepts of philosophy and art history. In particular, our research strengths include:
Our academic staff are involved in several major research projects. Some of our recent projects and focuses include:
Our postgraduate students actively contribute to our research profile. Our lists of current PhD theses shows the broad range of philosophy and art history research being carried out in our School. You can view completed PhD theses in our Albert Sloman Library.