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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.

11 August 2020 - 19:30: Birkbeck Inspires: Understanding the volcano Mount Paektu

Volcanoes do not respect international borders meaning eruptions in one country can have impacts across wide regions.

15 August 2020 - 10:00: Virtual Clearing Open Day

Birkbeck Virtual Clearing Open Day

18 August 2020 - 19:00: Birkbeck Inspires: Food policy and consumer behaviour

Providing society with healthy diets from sustainable food systems is an immediate challenge.

25 August 2020 - 12:30: Birkbeck Inspires: World prison populations in a time of pandemic

COVID-19 has revealed the permeability of prison walls, the virus spreading from prison staff to prisoners and back into communities.

14 September 2020 - 18:00: LAUNCH: Lessons from Lockdown: Learning from the Pandemic

A preview viewing of three new video artworks in Peltz Gallery's first online exhibition.


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