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

I am currently supervising PhD students researching topics in Victorian art and history, as well as 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 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.

Selected publications

  • Details will be added shortly


  • BA, PhD (London)

Director of Graduate Studies


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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)