This exciting new Masters programme aims to diversify art history, challenging the fragmented discourses that have dominated the discipline. Together, we will uncover neglected narratives and scrutinise assumptions that have often served as the foundations of art historical scholarship. The programme covers a period from the third to the seventeenth centuries and incorporates a far-reaching geographical scope, encompassing the British Isles, the Mediterranean, Latin America, the Middle East, India, China and Japan.
You will have the opportunity to conduct research projects in Edinburgh's rich collection of archives and libraries, with behind-the-scenes access to world-leading galleries and museums. In the second semester, the programme incorporates an optional trip to Rome (depending upon the global travel situation in 2022). If the trip can go ahead, and if you elect to join it, you will have the opportunity to spend a working week in Rome, experiencing first-hand the city as a global hub.
Joining one of the UK's most innovative art history programmes, you will develop an understanding of the political, social, and religious systems that used art in order to define and assert a range of premodern identities. Simultaneously, our optional internship programme will allow you to gain valuable hands-on experience for possible future careers in the academic, heritage and cultural sectors.
Please note: when budgeting for this Programme you will need to consider potential additional costs. The trip to Rome is optional and not included in the Programme costs.