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Professor Michael Hatt


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.

Research interests

Nineteenth-century art and culture in Denmark, Britain and America, with a particular interest in gender and sexuality, and in questions of visual racism; the history of art history; visual art and poetry, 1850 to the present. Further Information

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught include:

  • Sculpture
  • Visual Art & Poetry
  • Danish Art in the Nineteenth Century
  • The Aesthetic Movement in Britain, 1860-1900
  • Practices of Art History

I am currently supervising PhD students researching topics in Victorian art and history, as well as art and politics in Sweden c.1900, women and Pop Art in the USA, Francesco Conz and the neo-avant-garde, early 20th century British sculpture, and theories of connoisseurship.

I am particularly keen to hear from students who wish to research Danish or other Scandinavian art.

Selected recent publications

  • 'Tuke's Queer Lyric', in Cicely Robinson, ed., Henry Scott Tuke, Yale University Press, 2021
  • Co-edited with Martina Droth and Nathan Flis, Britain in the World: Highlights from the Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Press, 2020
  • ‘Galathea: Ships, Sculpture and the State in Golden Age Denmark,’ in Imogen Hart and Claire Jones, eds., Sculpture and the Decorative, London: Bloomsbury, 2020
  • ‘Picturing and Counter-Picturing in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Colonial Greenland,’ in Michael Hatt and Margit Thøfner, eds., Art Through Denmark, special issue of Art History, 2020
  • ‘Zahrtmann’s Symposium: Ethics, History and Desire,’ in Rasmus Kjærboe, ed., Queer Zahrtmann, in Perspective, 2019


  • BA, PhD (London)


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Undergraduate modules

HA1A8 Sculpture

HA2B9 The Aesthetic Movement in Britain

HA3C9 Visual Art and Poetry

Postgraduate modules

Academic Preparation for Art Historians (convener)

Methods of Art History