Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)
Months of entry
This group carries out major research projects in 18th-century art, culture, architecture and design, and is engaged in ongoing projects on portraiture, gender and society. Current research projects, with books published, include: Figures of Pathos: Melancholy and Mourning in French and British Art c.1760–1815 (Emma Barker); Landscapes of London: The Metropolitan Environs 1660–1830 (Elizabeth McKellar); The First Actresses 1660–1800 (collaborative exhibition and book with the National Portrait Gallery, Professor Gill Perry); Meaning and Representation in Wallpapers and Related Schemes in Britain, c.1740–1820 (Dr Clare Taylor); and Living with Books: The Country House Library 1660–1830 (Dr Susie West).
We welcome applications in areas that correspond with current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. If you would like to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application, please contact the department.
We welcome applications to study topics that complement our current research.
- Meaning and Representation in Wallpapers and Related Schemes in Britain, c.1740–1820
- The Burford Masons and the changing world of building practice in England, c.1630–1730
- Travelling Irish Artists: Orientalism and British Imperialism
- Dr Emma Barker – French and British art of the 18th and 19th centuries
- Professor Elizabeth McKellar – 17th- and 18th-century British architecture and visual culture
- Professor Gill Perry – modern and contemporary art; 18th-century British art, especially portraiture; art and gender
- Dr Clare Taylor – 18th-century domestic interior
- Dr Susie West – 17th- and 18th-century architecture and material culture
Fees and funding
Please see The Open University website http://www.open.ac.uk/postgraduate/research-degrees/fees-and-funding for more information
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Arts Research
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