Art History and Design Research


Art History and Design research at the Department for Continuing Education 

Research in the Department is centred around the following areas:

  • Text and image in later medieval and early modern English culture;
  • French and English Romanesque sculpture;
  • The history of decoration in Europe between 1870 and 1958. 

Research highlights, past and present:​


Symbolist Objects: Materiality and Subjectivity at the Fin-de-Siècle

This interdisciplinary volume explores the intersections between Symbolist aesthetics and material objects and interiors


Ora pro nobis

The medieval cult of the Virgin


Penelope's weaving and les années noires

Women entrepreneurs and the Aubusson tapestry rennaisance

Upcoming courses