A PhD in History & Philosophy of Art will enable you to
conduct original research under the guidance of your team of your supervisors.
We welcome enquiries on any topic, but particularly those listed above, and
will provide you with excellent research resources to enable you to complete
your research, which will culminate in a thesis of up to 100,000 words.
You will have a minimum of two supervisors who will support
and guide you through your academic and professional development throughout
your studies. You will meet regularly with your supervisor(s) who will not only
supervise your research project but will help you to identify parts of your
research and development where you may require further training or support. A
series of reviews will take place throughout your studies in order to ensure
that your research project stays on track and that you have all the necessary
support and resources required to successfully complete it.
Recent and ongoing research topics include:‘Baldassarre Turini and the Villa Lante: The Patron's Career
and Role in Raphael's Workshop’,
‘(Un)becoming Galatea: A Vivisection of the Pose’, ‘Art-Ificial: Computational Creativity and
Artistic Production in Machine Intelligence’, ‘What is the Impact of Corporate
Art Collectors on the West-European Contemporary Art Market’, ‘Curating and
Evaluating Queer Art with Reference to UK Practice’, and ‘An Exploration of
Photographic Phenomenology Led by the Writings of M. Fried and C. Paglia’.
To find out more about History of Art at Kent, follow our blog, Artistry.
You may be eligible to apply for a fully-funded PhD
scholarship. Scholarship opportunities may include the Vice Chancellor’s
Research Scholarship (GTA) and the Consortium of the Humanities and the Arts
South-East England (CHASE) collaborative doctoral award. For further
information and eligibility requirements, please see our Scholarship website.
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