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University of East Anglia UEA: Art History & World Art Studies

Institution University of East Anglia UEA View institution profile
Department School of Art, Media and American Studies
Telephone 01603 591709
Study type Research


RESEARCH DEGREES - Our department is one of the leading centres in the world for the study of art and material culture, and the only centre in the UK concerned with the broad study of art from around the globe. We welcome applications for PhDs, MPhil degrees and Masters’ by Research. For more information on our current research opportunities visit:

If you are interested in applying for a research degree, feel free to contact academic staff directly. For contact details and research interests go to:

Staff research interests include: Arts of Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Americas; Modern and Contemporary Art; Medieval and Early Renaissance Art; Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture; Modern India; Art in Britain and in the US; Prehistoric/Ancient Art and Archaeology; Museum and Heritage Studies.

STUDENT RESEARCH - Students’ research topics have included: - Alabaster carvers of medieval England (AHRC - funded in collaboration with the British Museum)

  • Animal painting in Britain, 1760-1840 (AHRC - funded in collaboration with Tate)

  • Medieval collections of the Museum of London (AHRC - funded in collaboration with MoL)

  • Ethnographic collage and international modernism in post-war Britain, 1947-87

  • The international contemporary art triangle network in the UK, South Asia and Africa

  • The late work of Walter Sickert - Lebanese female artists and diasporic experience

  • Mapping in early modern Bologna

  • Physiognomy, pathognomy and body rhetoric in Romanesque and early Gothic sculpture

  • The reception of African art in imperial Germany

RESEARCH EVENTS AND RESEARCH SKILLS TRAINING - As a postgraduate student you can participate in our Graduate Research Seminar, collaborate with your peers to organize our annual Postgraduate Colloquium, and engage with visiting speakers from around the globe in our regular Research Seminar series. You’ll also develop your research and professional skills through regular training sessions organised within the department and by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Graduate School.

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Join UEA and you’ll belong to a world class university, consistently ranked in the top 30 of all UK universities (The Times/Sunday Times 2023, Complete University Guide 2023 and The Guardian 2023). You’ll also be part of a thriving community located in one of the best places to live in the UK, Norwich. So whether you’re looking to broaden your career choices or develop your passion, discover how you can go further at UEA..

As well as being home to a vibrant campus community, the teaching and research at UEA is deservedly well renowned. UEA …

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