History of Art at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) is one of the largest and most diverse schools of its kind in the UK. We are delighted to begin the new academic year with a trio of appointments which, following last year’s expansion into new areas of global art histories, will further strengthen our teaching and research expertise.

Taking over from Carol Richardson as Head of School is Richard Williams, Professor of Contemporary Visual Cultures, whose three-year term runs from August 2016 until 2019.

Richard has been at ECA since 2000, teaching and researching contemporary cities. He says of his new post… “I’m really delighted, and honoured by the role. I’m looking forward to bringing new programmes on stream, like the Masters in Collections and Curating Practices, as well as making sure History of Art is central to new developments in ECA and the wider University.”

We also have two new members joining the staff team, both as Teaching Fellows.

Dr Michelle Foot, who will be teaching 19th century art, has recently finished her PhD on Modern Spiritualism and Scottish Art between 1860 and 1940 at the University of Aberdeen.

Dr Harry Weeks, one of our own PhD graduates and a former Postdoctoral Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Edinburgh, will be teaching contemporary art and film.

Are you interested in studying History of Art at ECA?

We have two undergraduate and five undergraduate programmes and will be launching a new MSc in Collections and Curating Practices later this year.