History of Art


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  • Martin Hammer
    Professor Martin Hammer
    Martin Hammer is a specialist in modern art, with a particular interest...
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  • Tom Henry
    Professor Tom Henry
    Professor of History of Art
    Tom Henry is a specialist in Italian renaissance art, with a particular...
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  • Paloma Atencia-Linares
    Dr Paloma Atencia-Linares
    Paloma Atencia-Linares specialises in aesthetics and the philosophy of ...
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  • Ben Thomas
    Dr Ben Thomas
    Senior Lecturer
    Ben Thomas is an art historian who has developed approaches that put ac...
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  • Grant Pooke
    Dr Grant Pooke
    Senior Lecturer
    Grant Pooke has interests across contemporary art and visual arts relat...
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  • Hans Maes
    Dr Hans Maes
    Senior Lecturer
    Hans Maes specialises in the philosophy of art and aesthetics including...
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  • Jon Kear
    Dr Jon Kear
    Jon Kear’s research and teaching are interdisciplinary and involve...
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  • Christina Lodder
    Professor Christina Lodder
    Honorary Professor
    Christina Lodder is an internationally-renowned specialist in Russian m...
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  • Jonathan Friday
    Dr Jonathan Friday
    Senior Lecturer
    Jonathan Friday specialises in the aesthetics of photography and the hi...
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  • Maarten Steenhagen
      Maarten Steenhagen
    Associate Lecturer
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Arts Admin Team success at first University Administration Awards

Administrative excellence across the University has been recognised with the presentation of the first awards for outstanding work. The School of Arts Admin team were jointly awarded this recognition prize with Kent Business School’s Postgraduate Admissions Team. The Administration Excellence Awards were launched this year to recognise and reward outstanding individual or team working within Faculty and School adminis...

30 June 2015

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Celebrating a Green Impact

Original news item, here The Green Impact programme celebrated its sixth anniversary at a ceremony in April attended by over 70 students and staff who have made a positive shift towards environmentally responsible behaviour in the workplace. This year, there were 31 Green Impact teams, reaching over 850 staff and completing almost 1,500 actions. Twenty six students were also trained to help teams with their greening activities as either Green Impact project assistants or auditors. ...

18 June 2015

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Top Ten success for the School of Arts in Guardian League Tables 2016

The School of Arts’ subjects have once again been ranked in the top ten in The Guardian League Table for 2016. Film is ranked 3rd in the UK and Drama stays the same as last year at 10th. Up two places from 2015, History of Art is now ranked 6th in the UK. These rankings are a credit to all who work to make our programmes so successful – staff and students alike – well done to all. The University ...

26 May 2015

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Dr Ben Thomas on Marcus Rees Roberts and 'Hope: Artwork by Aithan Shapira'

Dr Ben Thomas, Senior Lecturer in History of Art, has published the first major article on the prints of contemporary artist Marcus Rees Roberts, described by Susan Tallman, editor of Art in Print, as ‘densely allusive paragons of cosmopolitan erudition’. You can read the full article here He has also contributed to the catalogue of contemporary artist Aithan Shapira’s exhibition Hope at the Florida H...

13 May 2015

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Summer Term Research Events

School of Arts Research Events Summer Term 2014/15   Wednesday 13th May, 5pm – 7pm,  KLT3           ARC Research Seminar Professor Andy Hamilton, Durham University Art and Entertainment: Louis Armstrong, Charles Dickens, and Howard Hawks Louis Armstrong was a very great musical artist, who always thought of himself as an entertainer first:  “My life has been music, it’s always come first, but the music ainR...

5 May 2015

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