History of art


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

The Winchester Bible and its World

  • Short courses
  • Sat 02 Mar 2019
  • 9:45am-5:30pm

Painting in China from the Tang Dynasty to the Present Day

  • Short courses
  • Sat 30 Mar 2019
  • 9.30am - 5.30pm

Focus on Art - Part IV

  • Short courses
  • Wed 24 Apr 2019 to Wed 03 Jul 2019
  • 2:00-4:00pm 10 meetings

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

  • Short courses
  • Wed 24 Apr 2019 to 05 Jul 2019

Indian Dress

  • Short courses
  • Thu 25 Apr 2019 to Thu 04 Jul 2019
  • 2:00-4:00pm 10 meetings