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Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London

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Department of History of Art


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25 October - 9 November: Moving Portraits Exhibition

An exhibition of Moving Portraits of six survivors of genocide who now live in the UK.

Our research centres

Find out more about our research centres and networks, focusing on photography, architecture, Eighteenth-Century Studies, digital technologies and more...

Historic building with 21st Century facilities

We have a state-of-the art cinema and exhibition spaces all housed in a historic building - former home to key members of the Bloomsbury Group.

Evening study

We offer evening courses in literature, art history, creative writing, media studies, journalism, European cultures and languages, Latin American studies and much more...

Celebrating Black History Month with Benjamin Zephaniah, June Givanni, sci-fi films and discussion

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah will speak about his latest work as part of a series of Black History Month events

Professor Lynda Nead elected a Member of the Academia Europaea

We are delighted to report that Professor Lynda Nead has been elected a Member of the Academia Europaea in recognition of her international scholarship

Clearing at Birkbeck

Staff are available to speak to students throughout Clearing 2014