This research area brings together academics from art history. Our research interrogates objects of our shared visual and material culture.
We are committed to bringing the approaches of art history into contact with other disciplines and discourses in order to interrogate objects of our shared visual and material culture, including body art, wax casts, activist placards, and Fascist floor mosaics.
Some recent examples of this strand of our work include Dr. Lodder’s 2017–2021 exhibition British Tattoo Art Revealed; the publications of Dr. Ruíz-Gomez on the intersection of art and medicine in 19th century France, Dr. Tymkiw on the design of exhibition spaces and the implications of curatorial practice; and Dr Grindon’s research on role of art in forms of counter-cultural political activism.
Visit our members staff profiles for more information on their publications and works. You can also contact members of staff for information on research supervision opportunities.
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