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Staff research areas

Our staff are actively engaged in research on the following areas. Please see our staff pages for detailed information on individual staff research interests, activities and publications.

Art and architecture

  • Professor Mark Crinson - Professor of Architectural History
  • Dr Tag Gronberg: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, architecture and design in Europe; aspects of gender and visual culture in the modern period.
  • Dr Zoe Opacic: Medieval art and architecture, relationship between architecture, public ritual and urban planning.
  • Dr Leslie Topp: Central European architectural and design history and urbanism, 1890–1914; Vienna c.1900; architecture and science.

Art and anthropology

  • Professor Annie Coombes: Ethnography, anthropology and cultural history in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, museum culture, nationalism and visual culture in the modern period.

Art, film and feminism

  • Dr Patrizia Di Bello: History of photography, nineteenth-century art and visual culture, aspects of nineteenth- and twentieth-century women's art, feminist and psychoanalytical art criticism.
  • Professor Lynda Nead: Nineteenth-century British art, aspects of gender and visual representation in the modern period, art and the city, art and film.

Art and gender

  • Dr Tag Gronberg: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, architecture and design in Europe; aspects of gender and visual culture in the modern period.
  • Dr Gabriel Koureas: Modern and contemporary visual culture, issues of modernity, memory, gender, sexuality and national identity in visual and material culture, representations of war.
  • Professor Lynda Nead: Nineteenth-century British art, aspects of gender and visual representation in the modern period, art and the city, art and film.
  • Dr Kate Retford: Eighteenth-century British art and culture, use of visual evidence in history, portraiture, gender and the country house.

Art and urbanism

  • Professor Mark Crinson - Professor of Architectural History
  • Professor Lynda Nead: Nineteenth-century British art, aspects of gender and visual representation in the modern period, art and the city, art and film.
  • Dr Zoe Opacic: Medieval art and architecture, relationship between architecture, public ritual and urban planning.
  • Dr Leslie Topp: Central European architectural and design history and urbanism, 1890–1914; Vienna c.1900; architecture and science.

Art, film and psychoanalysis

  • Dr Patrizia Di Bello: History of photography, nineteenth-century art and visual culture, aspects of nineteenth- and twentieth-century women's art, feminist and psychoanalytical art criticism.
  • Dr Suzannah Biernoff: History of the body, vision and emotion, relationships between war, modernity and visual culture.
  • Dr Gabriel Koureas: Modern and contemporary visual culture, issues of modernity, memory, gender, sexuality and national identity in visual and material culture, representations of war.

Eighteenth-century art and culture

  • Dr Kate Retford: Eighteenth-century British art and culture, use of visual evidence in history, portraiture, gender and the country house.

History of the body

  • Dr Suzannah Biernoff: History of the body, vision and emotion, relationships between war, modernity and visual culture.

Medieval art and culture

  • Dr Laura Jacobus: Aspects of Italian art c.1250–1450, spectator experience and authorial intention.
  • Dr Zoe Opacic: Medieval art and architecture, relationship between architecture, public ritual and urban planning.

Museum culture

  • Dr Fiona Candlin: Senior Lecturer in Museum Studies
  • Dr Gabriel Koureas: Modern and contemporary visual culture, issues of modernity, memory, gender, sexuality and national identity in visual and material culture, representations of war.
  • Professor Annie Coombes: Ethnography, anthropology and cultural history in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, museum culture, nationalism and visual culture in the modern period.

Nineteenth-century art and culture

  • Professor Mark Crinson - Professor of Architectural History
  • Professor Annie Coombes: Ethnography, anthropology and cultural history in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, museum culture, nationalism and visual culture in the modern period.
  • Dr Patrizia Di Bello: History of photography, nineteenth-century art and visual culture, aspects of nineteenth- and twentieth-century women's art, feminist and psychoanalytical art criticism.
  • Dr Tag Gronberg: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, architecture and design in Europe; aspects of gender and visual culture in the modern period.
  • Professor Lynda Nead: Nineteenth-century British art, aspects of gender and visual representation in the modern period, art and the city, art and film.

Photography

  • Dr Patrizia Di Bello: History of photography, nineteenth-century art and visual culture, aspects of nineteenth- and twentieth-century women's art, feminist and psychoanalytical art criticism.
  • Professor Steve Edwards: Professor of History & Theory of Photography

Renaissance art and culture

Twentieth/twenty-first-century art

  • Professor Annie Coombes: Ethnography, anthropology and cultural history in late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, museum culture, nationalism and visual culture in the modern period.
  • Dr Patrizia Di Bello: History of photography, nineteenth-century art and visual culture, aspects of nineteenth- and twentieth-century women's art, feminist and psychoanalytical art criticism.
  • Professor Steve Edwards: Professor of History & Theory of Photography
  • Dr Tag Gronberg: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century art, architecture and design in Europe; aspects of gender and visual culture in the modern period.
  • Dr Gabriel Koureas: Modern and contemporary visual culture, issues of modernity, memory, gender, sexuality and national identity in visual and material culture, representations of war.
  • Dr Leslie Topp: Central European architectural and design history and urbanism, 1890–1914; Vienna c.1900; architecture and science.