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Department of History of Art, Birkbeck, University of London

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New exhibition

We are delighted to present Passing Encounters: Recent Photographs by Christopher Jonas at the Peltz Gallery

Summer in the School of Arts

Conferences, workshops, open evenings and free exhibitions - see what's on this summer.

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...

Royal Female School of Art Foundation Bursaries

The Department of History of Art has been awarded £12,000 by the Royal Female School of Art Foundation for maintenance bursaries.

Birkbeck School of Arts celebrates top spot in the latest National Student Survey

Birkbeck’s School of Arts has been rated no.1 in the UK by students for their teaching

Exhibition at The Foundling Museum curated by Lynda Nead

A major exhibtion focusing on the myth and reality of the ‘fallen woman’ in Victorian Britain, curated by Professor Lynda Nead in collaboration with the The Foundling Museum’s curatorial team.