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Welcome to the Department of History of Art and Architecture

Welcome to the department of the History of Art and Architecture - a department that is known for its lively teaching and for its friendly and supportive approach to students. Trinity is the ideal place to study art history, located as it is right in the heart of the city, surrounded by the national and city museums and galleries, in a campus known for its remarkable architecture, collections of art from illuminated manuscripts to modern sculpture, and its own galleries dedicated to contemporary art, and to the junctures of art and sciences. The department has an international reputation for research in several fields of art history, both Irish and international, and has hosted a vibrant cohort of post-graduates and research fellows. The interdisciplinary approach of the department fosters connections with other areas of study within and beyond the university.

This website will introduce you to the staff, and to the courses and facilities on offer to those with an interest in the study of art, its forms and techniques, its history and place in society, and in particular, the ways in which art images, objects and structures can be read and interpreted.

Dr Christine Casey

Head of Department

News & Events

Brothers of the PeopleRuth Sheehy will give a paper on ‘The Illustrations of Richard King for The Capuchin Annual, 1940-72’ as part of a commemorative conference celebrating ‘Brothers of the People 400 Years of Capuchin Franciscan Service in Ireland’ which will be held at St Mary of the Angels, Church Street, Dublin 7 on Saturday 27th February 2016 from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

Seminar 3The award-winning film Rosc: Poetry of Vision produced and directed by Ciarín Scott will be shown, followed by a lecture entitled ‘Rosc: Crossroads of Conflict & Celebration’ by Dr. Brenda Moore-McCann, will take place at the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, on Wednesday 17th  February, at 6.15 pm, hosted by TRIARC, Department of the History of Art, TCD.

Seminar 3Departmental Study visit to Vienna
The annual study visit took place from January 10th-15th in Vienna.

short coursesThe Early Irish Manuscripts blog is now online!
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short coursesThe Department of History of Art and Architecture offer several courses as part of the School of Histories and Humanaities Evening & Short Course Programme.
Full Course Information.

Take a look at the latest edition of our Alumni Newsletter 2014-2015 (PDF, 1mb) to keep up to date with the most recent events in the Department.


Last updated 5 February 2016 arthist@tcd.ie.