Our Seminar series provides you with the opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research, stimulate your thinking, engage with important issues and debate your ideas with others, in a relaxed and friendly environment.
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, artists in France repeatedly redefined the boundaries of art. Spurred by political and social upheaval, artists rejected the conventions that had governed Western European art for centuries in order to find new and evolving visual languages that reflected their individual artistic ambitions and the changing world around them. Our discussions will include Courbet, Monet, van Gogh, Picasso, and Duchamp, among many others.
In the 1840s Prince Albert reinvented the Hanoverians as ‘the royal family’, an exemplary, idealised family enthusiastically followed by the growing British middle classes. The course explores the attitudes of ‘the Victorians’ to family roles using Queen Victoria’s nine children as examples. It analyzes the interesting interaction of family and court culture as each developed in the second half of the nineteenth century.
For most of us, all we know about Islam is what we hear in the media. Islam, IS one of the three Ibrahimic tradition religions, is the fastest growing religion in the world and the most misunderstood. In this course we will shed light on the Islamic principles, the...
Explore the lives and works of the great masters of the Italian Renaissance. Art was very much part of the fabric of public and private life during this period.