World Art Research Seminar - WARS World Art Research Seminar - WARS

The Department of Art History and World Art Studies (ART) has an active calendar of events throughout the year, whose highlight is the World Art Research Seminar (WARS) series. This series brings leading researchers to the University to present their work. All talks are open to the public.

Autumn 2018 WARS programme

Postgraduate Colloquium Postgraduate Colloquium

Fields of Vision: Thinking Field Photography and Digital Imaging across Disciplines

Monday, 15th October 2018

9:30 - 5:00 pm

Sainsbury Centre, SRU Seminar room, University of East Anglia, Norwich

If you would like to attend, please register by emailing before 8 October, as the number of places are limited.


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Call For Papers Call For Papers

Art and Cinema in 21st-Century Peru: Aesthetics, Politics and Platforms
Senate House, University of London
June 20-21, 2019

Please submit your 250-word abstract, in English, to no later than January 6, 2019. Decisions will be communicated by February 20, 2019.

Co-convenors: Dr Giuliana Borea, University of London and Prof Sarah Barrow, University of East Anglia

For details of the conference and proposed topics, please download the flier.

This event is co-sponsored by: Institute of Latin American Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London; University of East Anglia; Grupo de Investigación en Antropología Visual, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú; the Peruvian Embassy in London.

Books Books

04.April 2018 | London | Book launch at the Wellcome Collection, London
Jack Hartnell
Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages

January 2018 | New book

Stefan Muthesius and Miles Glendinning
Towers for the Welfare State: An Architectural History of British Multi-storey Housing 1945-1970



Exhibition Exhibition

Drawing in the Archive: Norwich’s Medieval Churches 1700 – 2017

Based on new research, this exhibition explores the rich visual record of Norwich’s medieval parish churches.  Since 1700, artists, antiquarians and archaeologists have drawn the City’s churches in diverse ways.  The remarkable archive that they have left reveals information about the churches that would otherwise be lost and encourages us to look again, and look differently, at these familiar landmarks.

Monday 21 August – Friday 17 November 2017


The Archive Centre, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DQ | Tel 01603 222599

Opening hours: Mon/Weds/Fri 9-5 | Tues 9.30 – 5 | Thurs 9-7

Martindale Memorial Lecture Series Martindale Memorial Lecture Series

The Martindale Memorial Lecture Series is an annual event at the Department.


The 18th Martindale Memorial Lecture - October 2017

What time is it in the History of Art?
Prof Keith Moxey (Columbia University)
Monday, 16th October 2017
6:00 pm
Julian Study Centre (JSC) Room 3.02
Admission free - Open to all

For previous lectures and details, visit the Martindale Lecture Series page.


Shapes of Time: Recurrence in Material Culture

Monday, October 16, 2017
Sainsbury Centre, SRU Seminar Room

Details of the programme are available here.


Contact: Ana Moskvina and Sarah Cassell to sign up and for details.

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For queries about the WARS series, contact Dr. Jack Hartnell.



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For Events by date, see the Sainsbury Centre Calendar of Events.


The Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas (SRU) has a lively calendar of events.

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To find out what is going on at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC), visit their Events page.