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Our research ranges widely from issues of building construction in twelfth-century England to questions about ritual and moving images in the global twenty-first century. Much of it falls within the three themes set out below.

We hold an inclusive series of events, which showcases research from leading international scholars and our own students alike. We collaborate with museums and galleries locally, nationally, and internationally to ensure our research has the greatest possible benefit and creative impact. We are currently engaged in a number of projects which feature our interests.


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Our research is used by galleries, museums and historical institutions across the world. Here's why.


Explore our projects on medieval social history, architecture, royal dynasty and the canals of Venice.

Research themes

Our overlapping themes encompass both individual and collaborative research. They reflect our longstanding emphasis on Venetian and British art, our interest in Empire as a global issue, and our concern with the spaces art depicts and occupies.