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Professor Michael Hatt


UG Dissertation Co-ordinator
Tel: +44 (0)24 765 23005
Email: M dot Hatt at warwick dot ac dot uk

Millburn House
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7HS



Michael Hatt joined Warwick in September 2007 as Professor in the History of Art Department having previously been Head of Research at the Yale Center for British Art. He is a member of the department's 'British Art & Architecture since 1750' and 'Philosophy, Theory, Historiography' research clusters.

Research interests

Nineteenth-century British and American Art and Visual Culture with a particular interest in gender and sexuality, and in questions of visual racism; Danish art and culture in the nineteenth century; the history of art history; visual art and poetry, 1850 to the present. Further Information

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught include:

  • Sculpture
  • Methods of Art History
  • Visual Art & Poetry
  • Danish Art in the Nineteenth Century
  • The Aesthetic Movement in Britain, 1860-1900
  • Young Curators
  • Art History and its Methods (MA core course)

I am currently supervising PhD students researching Edwardian painting, women and Pop Art in the USA, early 20th century British sculpture, and theories of connoisseurship in the 19th century. I would be very happy to hear from any students interested in pursuing doctoral research in any aspects of Victorian art and culture, nineteenth-century sculpture, theory and historiography, and topics related to sexuality and/or racism.

I am embarking on a major project about 19th century Danish art, and am particularly keen to hear from students who wish to research Danish or other Scandinavian art.

Administrative roles

  • Director of Graduate Studies

Selected publications

  • Details will be added shortly


  • BA, PhD (London)

Advice and Feedback hours


Thursday 2.00 - 3.00

Friday 12.00 - 1.00



By appointment


Undergraduate modules

HA2E8 Inderpendent Research Project: Late Victorian Art

HA1A8 Sculpture

HA2B9 The Aesthetic Movement in Britain

HA3C9 Visual Art and Poetry

Postgraduate modules

Academic Preparation for Art Historians (convener)