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Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London

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Spring Term events in the School of Arts

Film screenings, lectures, workshops and exhibitions in the School of Arts.

New Peltz Gallery exhibition

Manual Labours: The Complaining Body is a one month exhibition at the Peltz Gallery and presents the process, findings and analysis of an 18 month long investigation into the physical and emotional affects of complaining, receiving complaints and not being able to complain in the context of work.

Our research centres

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

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...

Murray Seminar on Medieval and Renaissance Art – Spring Programme

The Department of History of Art at Birkbeck presents a series of seminars on medieval and renaissance art, supported by the Bequest established in memory of Professor Peter Murray, the Department’s founder.

Room at the Top: Public lecture series

Once a month on a Monday evening speakers from a broad spectrum of the cultural sector will come to the School of Arts to share their thoughts and experiences and debate current issues in cultural policy making.

Birkbeck arts and humanities rank third in London

College’s programmes rank 52nd in the world in THE league table