Staff in Art History, Curating and Visual Studies

Dr Francesca Berry

Dr Francesca Berry

Senior Lecturer

My specialisms are: French art, design and visual culture 1850-1940; Edouard Vuillard, the Nabis and domesticity; the representation of the domestic interior across a range of modern visual media; feminist methodologies.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 3930
Email
f.berry@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jamie L Edwards

Teaching Fellow in Renaissance and Early Modern Art

My teaching and research focuses on the art and culture of the late medieval, early modern and Renaissance periods, with a particular focus on painting in the Netherlands in the 1500s.  Within these areas, I work specifically on audience and reception studies, the role of culture and cultural production in establishing national identities, and text-image relations with a particular interest ...

Telephone
+44(0)121 414 2041
Email
j.edwards@bham.ac.uk

Dr Marta Filipová

Dr Marta Filipová

Research Fellow

My research focuses on identity construction in the visual arts of modern Central Europe, the politics of displays at national and international exhibitions and more generally on the relationship between the global and local in art and design.

Email
m.filipova@bham.ac.uk

Dr Sophie Hatchwell

Dr Sophie Hatchwell

Lecturer in History of Art

I am an historian of visual culture, and my research focuses on text-image relationship and the dissemination of art in Britain in the 20th century. My research has been supported by the Barnes-Graham Trust and Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.

Telephone
0121 414 5974
Email
s.hatchwell@bham.ac.uk

Dr David Hemsoll

Dr David Hemsoll

Senior Lecturer

David Hemsoll is a specialist in Renaissance art and architecture, especially of Rome, Florence and Venice, and he has written extensively in this area. He also has a particular interest in architectural theory and the methodology of architectural design.

Telephone
+44(0)121 41 45751
Email
d.e.hemsoll@bham.ac.uk

Dr Vendula Hnídková

Dr Vendula Hnídková

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow

The main focus of my research is modern and contemporary architectural production in Central Europe as framed by questions of national identities, internationalism, interrelations between architecture and politics which leads me to rewriting art history from the margins.

Email
v.hnidkova@bham.ac.uk

Dr Claire Jones

Dr Claire Jones

Lecturer in History of Art

My specialisms are French and British sculpture and the decorative arts 1800-1900, with a particular interest in intersections between sculpture and the decorative arts, between art and industry, and in curating the decorative. 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8510
Email
c.jones.4@bham.ac.uk

Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange

Dr Elizabeth L'Estrange

Lecturer in History of Art
Head of Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies

My teaching and research focuses on the art and culture of the late medieval and early modern period, especially illuminated manuscripts and book culture, and French and Burgundian court art. Within these areas, I work specifically on women as subjects and consumers of visual cultures, text-image relations, and the querelle des femmes. My research addresses, for instance, questions of maternity, ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 4148 042
Email
e.a.lestrange@bham.ac.uk

Professor Matthew Rampley

Professor Matthew Rampley

Chair of Art History

My main teaching and research interests are in contemporary art, art criticism and theory, as well as the art and architecture of central Europe of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I am currently working on two particular projects: (1) museums and cultural politics in the later Habsburg Empire; (2) the relation between art theory and the biological sciences.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8344
Email
m.j.rampley@bham.ac.uk

Dr Gregory Salter

Dr Gregory Salter

Lecturer in History of Art

I am a specialist in British art after 1945. My research to date has focused on home and masculinity in this period, and I am developing a new project on queer migrations in British art after 1945.

Email
g.j.salter@bham.ac.uk

Dr Julia Secklehner

Dr Julia Secklehner

Research Fellow

I specialise in Central European modernism, particularly Austrian, Czech, Hungarian, and Slovak art in the years between the two World Wars. My research focuses on the relationship between the avant-garde and ‘vernacular’ modernisms in this region.

Email
j.secklehner@bham.ac.uk

Dr Samuel Shaw

Teaching Fellow in Modern European and North American Art

I specialise in British art and exhibition culture c.1850 to the present day, with a particular focus on the turn of the century. Recent research has also covered human-animal relations in visual culture.

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 8042
Email
s.shaw.2@bham.ac.uk

Dr Camilla Smith

Dr Camilla Smith

Lecturer

I specialise in eighteenth–century Swiss, and to a lesser extent, British visual cultures, with a growing interest in German visual cultures in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. I gained my research council funded PhD from the University of Birmingham in December 2007 and was appointed lecturer at Birmingham in 2008. My research into Anglo-Swiss relations has been awarded ...

Telephone
+44 (0)121 414 7568
Email
h.c.smith@bham.ac.uk

Dr Nóra Veszprémi

Dr Nóra Veszprémi

Leverhulme Research Fellow

I am a research fellow working on the ERC-funded research project ‘Continuity and Rupture in Central European Art and Architecture, 1918-1939’. In the framework of the project, I will be examining how artists in the successor states of the Habsburg Empire engaged with the historical past.

 

Telephone
+44 (0)121 415 8344
Email
n.veszpremi@bham.ac.uk

Dr Jutta Vinzent

Dr Jutta Vinzent

Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture

Jutta Vinzent specializes in modern and contemporary art. She focuses on issues of exile, migration studies and postcolonialism with a particular emphasis on art practices, exhibition cultures, spatio-temporal issues, religion and self/identity formation related to avant-garde, modern and contemporary art in Germany, the UK and their colonies. In this context, Vinzent has become intrigued by the ...

Email
j.vinzent@bham.ac.uk

Honorary staff