Staff in the Art History discipline at The Open University specialise in high-quality research and teaching in art and architectural history. We have gained international recognition for our ground-breaking test books, co-published with leading university presses, many of which have become best sellers. We run a successful MA in Art History, from which we recruit many of our PhD students.
Areas of particular expertise:
- Early Modern Art (including Byzantine and Italian Renaissance art)
- Eighteenth-Century Art
- Modern and contemporary Art Theory and Practice
- Cross-Cultural and Artistic networks
- History of Architecture and Design.
We welcome applications for research based in any of these areas, including projects that work across them. Applicants should normally hold a BA degree with at least first- or upper-second class honours or equivalent qualification, and an MA or equivalent research experience. Further information can be obtained via the contact details below.
Image: Henri Matisse, Nasturtiums with the Painting "Dance" I, 1912. Image copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art/Art Resource/Scala, Florence. Artwork. © Succession H. Matisse/ DACS 2019
Research publications by Open University staff are available through
Open Research Online
(ORO), the university's repository of research publications and other research
outputs. ORO can be searched or browsed by staff name or subject.
The following list, generated from ORO, provides a flavour of the most recently
published work in Art History
- Clark, Leah R. and Campbell, Caroline (2020). Exhibition and Display. In: Campbell, Erin J. and Miller, Stephanie eds. A Cultural History of Furniture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. A Cultural History of Furniture, vol. 2. London: Bloomsbury, (In Press).
- Barker, Emma (2020). Envisioning Blindness in Eighteenth-Century Paris. Oxford Art Journal, 43(1), (In Press).
- Lymberopoulou, Angeliki (2019). Domenikos Theotokopoulos and Ancient Greek Art. In: Assimakopoulou, Ianthi ed. Echoes of Antiquity in the Oeuvre of Domenikos Theotokopoulos. Heraklion: Municipality of Heraklion, pp. 15–36.
- Wainwright, Leon (2019). Frank Bowling at Tate Britain: Provincialism, Transnationalism, and the Atlantic Divide. ASAP Journal Open-access platform of the Association for the Study of the Art of the Present (United States)
- Wainwright, Leon (2019). Mona Hatoum’s Roadworks and Measures of Distance’. In: Aitken, Nick and Robles, Elizabeth eds. The Place is Here: Black Art in 1980s Britain. The Van Abbemuseum and Nottingham Contemporary: Sternberg Press, pp. 307–320.