History of art

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Short courses for the public

History of Art aims at an historical understanding of the origins of artefacts within world cultures, asking about the circumstances of their making, their makers, the media used, the functions of the images and objects, their critical reception and – not least – their subsequent history. 

The Department has a strong offering in the History of Art, which can be studied from short courses (many of which can be studied for credit) up to degree level.


Upcoming courses

Six English Medieval Collegiate Churches in Context

  • Lecture series, Short courses
  • Thu 31 Oct 2019 to 12 Dec 2019
  • 11.00am - 12.30pm

The Art and Architecture of Andalucia, c.750-1550

  • Short courses
  • Wed 06 Nov 2019 to Wed 11 Dec 2019
  • 7:30-9:30pm 5 meetings

Van Eyck to Memling: Northern Renaissance Art c.1430-1480 (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Mon 13 Jan 2020 to 27 Mar 2020

The Impressionists: Painting Modern Life (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 15 Jan 2020 to 27 Mar 2020

Constable, Turner and Joseph Wright of Derby

  • Short courses
  • Fri 17 Jan 2020 to Fri 20 Mar 2020
  • 12:30-2:30pm 10 meetings