Art history and me
| Penny Wickson, Chair of the Association for Art History Schools Group | Given my family background it may not seem surprising that I should have studied art history at university. My father read History and was a Headmaster and my mother became a textile artist after leaving her job as a medical secretary to […]Read more
The physician’s folding almanac: a misnomer of the medievalist?
| Amy Moore, University of York | Extract from the winning entry of the Association for Art History’s Undergraduate Dissertation Prize 2016. In November 2013, the Wellcome Library acquired a small folding manuscript, MS 8932. Previously unknown to scholars, this private manuscript was sold as a ‘folding almanac’, becoming one of 29 known folding astrological […]Read more
Home, exile and the politics of belonging
Artists and speakers from across the world explored the experiences of exile and belonging in relation to art in this session, ‘Home, exile and the politics of belonging’, at the Association’s 2017 Annual Conference. Here’s a snapshot of this session. Joel Robinson (The Open University, UK) opened the morning session, with his paper Exhibiting the […]Read more
New era for art history
We believe that art history and visual culture inspires people to think differently and see differently. We’ve reflected this belief through the development of a strong and innovative visual design, reconsidered our use of tone and language, and opted for a name that clearly states that we are for art history. It is a belief […]Read more