Writing Art Histories

Tutor: Helen Hills


Students will be trained in essay writing, research skills, acknowledgment of sources, and the correct use of scholarly apparatus.

Students will also learn to incorporate images effectively into written work.


By the end of the course students should have acquired:

  •  the ability to research, write and present art-historical work to a high scholarly standard

Preliminary reading

  • Strunk and White, The Elements of Style
  • David Carrier, Principles of Art History Writing
  • Thomas Crow, The Intelligence of Art

Sappho, Roman fresco from Regio VI (insula occidentalis) in Pompeii.

Module code HOA00052I