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AHRC Midlands4Cities PhD funding for UK/EU applicants

The Department of History of Art at the University of Warwick is inviting applications for the AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities PhD from students whose research interests connect with our fields of expertise. Deadline is noon on 14 January 2020.

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops, please visit: or contact

Tue 15 Oct 2019, 09:31 | Tags: Student Research, Funding, Postgraduate

PhD studentship on the Responses to the Medieval in Art, Architecture and Heritage

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD (via MPhil route) studentship on the following topic: The Responses to the Medieval in art, architecture and heritage from the early- to mid-twentieth centuries in the interpretation of medieval heritage in Coventry, c. 1900-c.1960.

The deadline for applications is December 13, 2019.

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Tue 15 Oct 2019, 09:00 | Tags: Funding, Postgraduate, General

PhD studentship on the history & contribution of Coventry School of Art.

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD (via MPhil route) studentship on the following topic: College, City and Beyond: the History and Contribution of Coventry School of Art & Design from 1843 onwards.

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Thu 06 Dec 2018, 12:25 | Tags: Funding, Postgraduate, General

Midlands4Cities. New funding opportunities for art history doctoral research!

Warwick University has joined the Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership which will offer 100s of studentships for subjects in the Arts and Humanities, including support for engagement with cultural, creative & heritage organisations. See the University of Warwick news item.

Thu 23 Aug 2018, 12:25 | Tags: Funding, General

Dr Olga Smith announced as History of Art WIRL-COFUND Research Fellow.

We are very pleased to announce Olga Smith's arrival in September as a WIRL-COFUND Research (Warwick Interdisciplinary Research Leadership Programme) Fellow. For this prestigious two-year award Olga will develop her project on the politics and aesthetics of photographic representations of landscape in Europe in the contemporary period.

Mon 21 Aug 2017, 09:16 | Tags: Funding, Research, General

CADRE funding success for three History of Art research students.

Congratulations to Matteo Carpiniello, Fabio Franz and Delia Moldovan on securing CADRE funding for their PhD studies.

Tue 10 Nov 2015, 11:38 | Tags: Student Research, Funding, Postgraduate, General

Student Studying Abroad Opportunities for 2016.


The Study Abroad Team will be holding four open information sessions this term. Places are limited to 150. To find out more about the sessions and book a seat go to the Study Abroad Events Calendar.

Study Abroad Poster


Fri 16 Oct 2015, 09:54 | Tags: Funding, Undergraduate, General

New PhD by Research Scholarship for Venetian Renaissance Painting.

Navigating the Canals: Making and Moving Venetian Renaissance Paintings.
A project aiming to recover lost processes though a combined study of historical records and technical evidence from the paintings themselves.
Warwick University with the National Gallery, London AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Studentship.

Closing date: 1st May 2015.

Mon 20 Apr 2015, 08:09 | Tags: Student Research, Funding, Research, Postgraduate, General

Professor Paul Smith has been awarded a Clark Institute summer fellowship.

Professor Paul Smith has been awarded a summer fellowship at the Clark Institute in Williamstown to pursue research into pictorial syntax, or how we construct the immaterial, virtual image in a picture from the material marks on its surface.

Fri 20 Mar 2015, 14:51 | Tags: Funding, Research, General

Congratulations: MA student wins Cini Foundation Scholarship.

Congratulations to Philip Zidarov, an MA student in the department, who has won a scholarship from the Cini Foundation in Venice to pursue research at the Vittore Branca International Center for Studies of Italian Culture. Philip’s project, Visual Documents of Two Volcanic Eruptions: The Journeys of Images, examines the use and re-use of images of Etna and Vesuvius by artists, engravers, and printers through the 17th and 18th centuries.

Fri 20 Mar 2015, 12:22 | Tags: Student Research, Funding, Postgraduate, General, Alumni

PhD student Stefano Colombo wins a Royal Historical Society travel grant.

History of Art PhD student, Stefano Colombo, has been awarded a Royal Historical Society conference travel grant. The grant will allow him to deliver a presentation at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Berlin, 26-28 March 2015. The title of the presentation is “The Commemorative Monument of the Fini Family in San Moisè: Strategies of Self-Promotion and Social Affirmation in Seventeenth-Century Venice".

Work/study fellowships granted for History of Art students at Venice Biennale.

Clockwork JerusalemThe British Council has granted three work/study fellowships for this year's Venice Biennale. Over the course of the summer, three second year History of Art students will spend a month each working at the British Pavilion and doing independent research around the theme of this year's Architecture Biennale 'Absorbing Modernity'.

Venice Biennale 2014 - British Pavilion.

Dr Karen Lang has been awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship entitled 'Philip Guston and The Allegory of Painting'.

The Leverhulme TrustThe project will study the painting of the American artist Philip Guston’s last decade, 1970 to 1980, when he turned from an abstract to a figurative mode. It will demonstrate how his art opens an expanded concept of allegory and it will show what the academic discipline of the History of Art stands to gain from an understanding of allegory from a renewed perspective. In addition to allegory, the study will introduce the concepts of the untimely, the inexpressive and the transmission of tradition, which have the potential to complicate and invigorate our understanding of modernism and history. The project will run for three years from 01/10/2014 to 30/09/2017.

Mon 03 Feb 2014, 13:41 | Tags: Funding, Research, General