The Department of History of Art has an unrivalled reputation for expertise across a broad spectrum of research strengths, from the medieval to the contemporary, with few departments in the country, and none of the size of Bristol, able to boast such comprehensive coverage.
Our research is organised into two main clusters:
Members of the Department are closely involved in the following Faculty of Arts research centres:
We actively disseminate our research through regular presentations at national and international conferences and symposia. We also work with schools, writers’ groups, government departments, national and international museums and galleries, and film and television companies.
Close links exist with scholarly institutions such as the British Academy, the Association of Art Historians, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the Holburne Museum of Art, Bath and more.
The University of Bristol is a member of the World Universities Network and members of our department engage frequently in activities related to the Network.
Our research forms part of the overall research activities and strategies of the Faculty of Arts and the Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts (BIRTHA).
If you would like to be a visiting researcher at the University of Bristol, please see the School of Humanities' guidelines for visiting researchers, where you will also find an application form.