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Dr Rosie Dias


Rosie joined the History of Art department at Warwick in 2005, following a teaching fellowship in the History of Art department at the University of York and a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. She works on eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British art, with particular interests in painting, printmaking, exhibition culture and colonial art in South Asia. Her monograph, Exhibiting Englishness: John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery and the Formation of a National Aesthetic was published by Yale University Press in 2013 and informed a 2016 exhibition at Compton Verney, "Boydell's Vision: the Shakespeare Gallery in the Eighteenth Century". She is a member of the University of Warwick's Eighteenth Century Centre and Global History and Culture Centre.

Research interests

Eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British art and visual culture; colonial art, particularly in India; British artists in Venice.

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught include:

  • East meets West: The Visual Arts in Colonial and Post-Colonial India
  • The Spaces of Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting
  • Prints
  • The Aesthetic Legacy of Venice, 1700 - the present
  • Introduction to Art History: The Natural World and the Arts of Modernity

Selected publications

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  • BA; MA; PhD (York)

Dr Rosie Dias


Head of History of Art


Tel: +44 (0)24 765 23005

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