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History of Art - MPhil/PhD/MSc by Research

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Mode of study:

Full time

Research title:

Multispecies Relationalities: Politicised Animals and Practices of Care in Contemporary Art


Eszter's research lies at the intersection of art history and animal studies, and focusses on the representation of politicised relationships of care between human and other-than-human animals in contemporary art. She is an active member and previous Postgraduate Convenor of the cross-disciplinary Edinburgh Environmental Humanities Network and the EEHN PhD Lab.

Alongside her doctoral studies, she is a member of the Ecologies of Care working group, supported by the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory. In 2021/22, she was an assistant organiser of the Ecocritical Methods for Art History workshop series, convened by Prof Andrew Patrizio (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Olga Smith (University of Vienna), and previously worked with Dr Sria Chatterjee and Anisha Palat on the Paul Mellon Centre's Climate and Colonialism project.

Eszter has shared her work both in the UK and internationally, most recently at the 2023 AAH Annual Conference in London and the ASLE Biennial Conference in Portland, OR. She holds a BA in History of Art and French from the University of Bristol and an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute.

Recent conference papers:

'Care as Control and Surrender: The Politics of Care Management and the Multispecies Landscape in Gerard Ortín's Wolf Urine (2017)', AAH Annual Conference, London, 2023.

'Zoogoers As Caregivers: Gender and Interspecies Care in Liesel Burisch's Gorilla Milk (2020)', ASLE + AESS Conference, Portland, OR, 2023.'



Tutor in History of Art 2B: From Modernism and the Avant-Gardes to Postmodernism and Globalisation 


Tutor in History of Art 2A: Reason, Romance, Revolution: Art from 1700 to 1900 

Tutor in History of Art 2B: From Modernism and the Avant-Gardes to Postmodernism and Globalisation 


Research interests:

  • Contemporary Art and Ecology
  • Animal Studies
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Care ethics