Art History and Visual Cultures

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    We aim to organise seminars, conferences and public engagement events, in collaboration often with other areas of the university...
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    ...with partners in the new CHASE consortium, and with external organisations such as galleries and museums.
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    We will also seek to attract funding for research projects; and to make use of the Studio 3 gallery as a vehicle for developing new thinking.

Art History and Visual Cultures

This new Research Centre promotes and co-ordinates research amongst the growing community of staff and PG students active at Kent in the field of Art History. 



'Shaftesbury on Life as a Work of Art' - Michael Gill research seminar (17/01/2018)

The Aesthetics Research Centre invites you to a research seminar with Michael Gill, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona  'Shaftesbury on Life as a Work of Art'  Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 5pm in Keynes Seminar Room 17, University of Kent  In the first decade of the eighteenth-century Anthony Ashley Cooper, the third Earl of Shaftesbury, said that we ought to live our lives as t...

15 January 2018

PhD Research Performance at the Gulbenkian

The Constant Couple by George Farquhar (1699) is a comedy about love lost, love deceived, and women wronged. Relatively forgotten in modern times, the play was very popular in the 18th century and a key part of its success was the character of Sir Harry Wildair, a handsome, rich and humorous rake. In 1740, after half a decade of the role being played by men Margaret "Peg" Woffington performed Wildair to such acclaim that up until the end of t...

19 December 2017

Drawing Together Workshop – The Courtauld Gallery, 11 November 2017

Drawing Together This workshop was organised by the Art History and Visual Cultures research centre in partnership with The Courtauld Insitute's research seminar. Space constraints in the Courtauld's print room meant that it was by invitation only. The act of drawing is a journey of discovery. Whether the artist is working from a model, memory or the imagination, the process of drawing offers a series of encounter...

29 November 2017

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