Welcome to 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 Yvonne Scott
Head of Department
News & Events
M.Phil Studentships: History Books Project (2013-14)
Applications are invited for one-year studentships as part of the History Books in the Anglo-Norman World project, tenable from September 2013. (PDF, 184kb)
March 7th 2013
Wednesday 6th March: Shadows and Lights – Women and Visual Culture Event
The Department of History of Art and Architecture and the Equality office, with the support of the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies invite you to a panel discussion to mark International Women’s week
February 27th 2013
On Wednesday, 30th January at 6.45pm, the School of Histories and Humanities launches the GradLink Mentoring Programme in the Printing House, TCD for Junior Sophister students of the departments of Classics, History and History of Art and Architecture. The idea is that you can meet graduates of each of these departments who are now working in a range of different professions (e.g. Arts and Culture, Business, Communications, Law, Conservation and Heritage, Publishing, Education) and, if you choose, you can be mentored by one of the graduates.
January 21st 2013
Sorcha Ni Lideadha, a recent graduate of History of Art, Trinity College Dublin, was one of the thirty-nine of the world’s brightest students who were announced as winners in the 2012 Undergraduate Awards – an international academic awards programme that identifies top students across the globe through their innovative undergraduate research.
16th Nov 2012
Drawn to the Page: Irish Artists and Illustration c. 1830 – 1930 (PDF, 672kb)
An exhibition to be held in the Long Room, Trinity College Dublin from 24 October 2012 to 21 April 2013
Drawn to the Page will explore Irish artists’ involvement in book illustration from the nineteenth century to the first decades of the twentieth century. Among the artists to be included are: Daniel Maclise, George Petrie, Jack B. Yeats, Harry Clarke and F.S. Walker.
10th Oct 2012