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Two students from the Department of History of Art will spend a month in Venice conducting independent research and mediating an exhibition, as part of La Biennale di Venezia.

05 March 2019

A £75,000 gift will enable multiple students to undertake a postgraduate course at Birkbeck over the coming years, thanks to the generosity of Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz.

15 January 2019

Professor Nead is among 76 distinguished scholars to be elected to the fellowship, having been chosen in recognition of her work on the history of nineteenth- and twentieth-century British visual culture.

20 July 2018

Two of our first-year research students have recently had great success in applications for major public awards.

13 June 2018

Professor Lynda Nead’s ‘The Tiger in the Smoke’ has been shortlisted for the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History 2018.

19 April 2018

Peter Fane-Saunders of the Department of History of Art has been awarded the highly prestigious Phyllis Goodhart Gordan Prize, which is awarded annually by the Renaissance Society of America for the best book in Renaissance studies.

28 March 2018

The late British photographer Jo Spence's life will be celebrated through an archive of works, as featured in a new exhibition at the Peltz Gallery.

12 February 2018

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.

09 October 2017

The Tiger in the Smoke by Professor Lynda Nead and The Conversation Piece by Dr Kate Retford will be published this year by Yale University Press.

05 October 2017

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.

03 May 2017