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£10,000 scholarships for Masters study at the University of Birmingham

£10,000 scholarships for Masters study at the University of Birmingham
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For 2015 entry the University has two brand new schemes which offer £10,000 scholarships for Masters students. These scholarships have been jointly funded by the British Government; the allocation of the awards, which is the fourth highest in the UK, further cements Birmingham's place amongst the very best higher education institutions for postgraduate study.
Date:
10/03/2015

Hidden treasure

Hidden treasure
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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts has been ranked number three in the Mail on Sunday's top 20 list of British art world's 20 best-kept secrets.
Date:
27/01/2015

Mary of Burgundy

Mary of Burgundy
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An international conference co-organised by Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange with colleagues from the Universities of Liège, Ghent, and Brussels.
Date:
26/01/2015

Call for papers

Call for papers
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House, Work, Artwork: Feminism and Art History's New Domesticities conference 3-4 July 2015, University of Birmingham.
Date:
14/01/2015

Conference report: 'Curating Art History: dialogues between museum professionals and academics'

Conference report: 'Curating Art History: dialogues between museum professionals and academics'
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Report about the Departmental Colloquium held earlier this year at the Barber Institute, written by Rebecca Darley, co-curator of the exhibition Faith and Fortune and speaker at the colloquium.
Date:
18/09/2014

Old Joe: a University of Birmingham icon

Old Joe: a University of Birmingham icon
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Dr Richard Clay tells us more about Old Joe - UoB's iconic clock tower.
Date:
02/09/2014

AHRC Commons Fellow announced

AHRC Commons Fellow announced
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Dr Richard Clay has been appointed as the Arts and Humanities Research Council Commons Fellow leading the strategic direction of the AHRC Commons that was set out in the 2013-18 strategy.
Date:
01/09/2014

Dorothy Wilson MBE Honorary Graduand speech

Dorothy Wilson MBE Honorary Graduand speech
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Video of this year's degree congregation speech.
Date:
29/08/2014

Major coup for Birmingham as Picasso painting to go on display at Barber Institute

Major coup for Birmingham as Picasso painting to go on display at Barber Institute
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Painted in 1927, the picture has come from Japan and is believed to be the first major painting by the controversial Cubist ever to have gone on public exhibition in the city.
Date:
28/08/2014
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Posted 06 July 2016

Suggested reading for new undergraduates

These books offer introductions to periods and concepts in the History of Art. They also offer introductions to theories about art and its history and introductions to key art-historical methodologies. We hope you find them interesting and helpful.

Posted 10 June 2016

World-class gallery for History of Art students

The Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies provides a prestigious learning environment in the Barber Institute of Fine Arts to ensure a first-rate student experience.

Posted 16 March 2016

Terra Summer Residency Fellowship

Sara Tarter, Doctoral Researcher in History of Art, has been award a fellowship that will take her to Giverny, France from 6 June to 5 August.

Posted 11 March 2016

Hear from our alumni

We interviewed History of Art alumni during a career event. They talk about their time at Birmingham and their career since leaving university.

Posted 28 January 2016

Call for papers

The medium and the message: re-evaluating form and meaning in European architecture c. 1400-1950, a two-day conference at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

Posted 29 June 2015

History of Art at Birmingham

Dr Francesca Berry delivered the overview of history of art at the 2015 undergraduate open day.