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School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London

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Historic building with 21st Century facilities

Find out more about our Georgian building, award-winning cinema and newly refurbished gallery...

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...

Visit our Research Centres

See some of the activity and events being organised by research centres in the school.

Birkbeck Curatorial Research Lab at Peltz Gallery

The Peltz Gallery has launched a two-term initiative aimed at foregrounding curatorial research activity.

Applications for AHRC CHASE PhD studentships now open

The School of Arts at Birkbeck College, University of London is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 AHRC CHASE PhD studentships.

History of Art academics receive Historians of British Art book accolades

Kate Retford, Professor of History of Art at Birkbeck and Honorary Research Fellow, Lucy Peltz have each earned awards from the Historians of British Art book prize committee.

Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra receives honour from College Art Association

The College Art Association bestowed its Art Journal Award to Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra, lecturer in Contemporary Art in the Department of History of Art at Birkbeck.

18 May 2020 - 18:00: Arts Week: Virtual Wheel of Fortune Volvelle Workshop

Make your own medieval wheel of fortune volvelle

27 May 2020 - 09:00: NB: A Text Installation

NB: is a commission from the Birkbeck Gender and Sexuality forum for Birkbeck Arts Week 2020: online, by Hester Chillingworth

1 June 2020 - 12:00: Food and/as social reproduction

The Global Staffroom Podcast hosted by Manual Labours and the Birkbeck Food Group

2 June 2020 - 18:00: Get Started: Money at University – Financial Support and Budgeting

A free workshop for prospective students, demystifying student loans, taking you through how to set up a student budget and more!


Birkbeck has launched a new programme, 'Birkbeck Inspires', a free online events, activities and resources programme.


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