Art History

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In Art History, we study the realm of visual communication, from the canon of Western art to architecture, photography, popular culture, and the arts of non-Western societies. Our material ranges from the prehistoric period to the present day. We aim to instill in our students not only a historical framework for understanding imagery, but also a methodological awareness of the multiple possibilities for interpreting art and other visual phenomena.

The History and Theory of Architecture program explores the history, meaning and social significance of the built environment, and how it both reflects and shapes human circumstances, needs and aspirations. We also study the theoretical foundations of architectural movements ranging from Antiquity to the present day. In addition to extensive courses in Art History, courses are offered through other departments and faculties. An Honours and General program are offered. More about the HTA program.

All units in the School for Studies in Art and Culture (SSAC) have graduate programs at the Masters level  (for more information about the Art History MA please click here). As well, most full-time faculty members in the SSAC can supervise PhD dissertations through the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC). Please visit the ICSLAC site for further information.

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Welcome!

Hello, and welcome to the first installment of the HTA Supervisor’s blog! Full disclosure: I’ve never blogged before, and it’s all something of an experiment for me. But believe it or not, I’m not doing it just because I like the sound of my own voice. I have a couple of concrete objectives... More

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 in HTA Super Blog Feed for all posts filed under HTA Super Blog

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Rising Star: Alexandra Nahwegahbow

Alexandra Nahwegahbow is featured in a recent article in Urban Native Magazine. Alexandra graduated with a Master of Arts in Art History in 2013, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Cultural Mediations program of the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture.... More

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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MA candidate’s presentation at Oxford

Presenting at Oxford by Andrew Gayed, read the full letter on our Faculty News site  ... More

Monday, May 5th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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Summer Job!

Audio-Visual Collections Assistant, working in the Audio-Visual Resource Centre, 11 weeks, 35 hrs a week. Full details here: YCW Student Summer Job Posting Apply now!  ... More

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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MA Concentration in Digital Humanities

New! MA in Art History with a concentration in Digital Humanities. Art History, in conjunction with a new collaborating MA in Digital Humanities, offers a program designed to add value to the existing MA in Art History by offering courses focused on the rapidly growing field of digital humanities.... More

Friday, April 11th, 2014 in News Feed for all posts filed under News

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