This exciting new masters programme challenges the fragmented and Eurocentric narratives that have dominated the canon of art history. Covering a period from the third to the seventeenth century, with a far-reaching geographical scope, including the British Isles, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, India, China and Japan, we question what it means for something to be ‘global’, ‘medieval’, or ‘renaissance’.
As a student, 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, you will carry out a week’s intensive study in Rome, exploring the city as an international hub and uncovering its vibrant and diverse global art histories.
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 to define and assert medieval and renaissance identities, while gaining valuable hands-on experience through our optional internship programme for careers in the academic, cultural and heritage sectors.