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Dr Diane Silverthorne

Diane graduated from Birkbeck with a first-class degree in History of Art, and an MA in Cultural Memory with an emphasis on visual culture, from the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London. She was awarded her PhD on art, design and performance in fin-de-siècle Vienna by the Royal College of Art in 2010. Her research was part of the AHRC-sponsored project, 'The Viennese Cafe and fin-de-siècle culture', awarded to Birkbeck and the RCA.

She lectures in art history at Birkbeck's Department of History of Art and Screen Media, and is an associate lecturer on the MA Cultural Memory course at the IGRS. Her teaching interests include fin-de-siècle art and design; art and identity; art and music.

Research interests

Diane's research interests include 'fin-de-siècle' art and design, particularly Vienna; art and the aesthetics of space; art, music and performance in the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has contributed chapters to two publications due out in 2011: Peter Brooker and Andrew Thacker (eds), Modernist Magazines: A Critical and Cultural History:Volume 3: Europe 1880-1950s (Oxford: Oxford University Press), and Charlotte de Mille (ed), Music and Modernism (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2011).