This group carries out major research projects in 18th-century art, culture, architecture and design, and is engaged in ongoing projects on portraiture, gender and society. Current research projects, with books published, include: Figures of Pathos: Melancholy and Mourning in French and British Art c.1760–1815 (Emma Barker); Landscapes of London: the City, the Country, and the Suburbs, 1660–1830 (Elizabeth McKellar); Meaning and Representation in Wallpapers and Related Schemes in Britain, c.1740–1820 (Dr Clare Taylor); and Living with Books: The Country House Library 1660–1830 (Dr Susie West).
We welcome applications in areas that correspond with current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. If you would like to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application, please contact us (details below).