Department of Art History
The Department of Art History at the University of Sydney is the only university in New South Wales to teach a breadth and depth of art from across the world and through many centuries, as well as focus on the relationship between the still and moving image.
The Department was founded in 1967 as part of the Power Institute of Fine Arts and teaching began in 1968. For the decade following, it was still feasible to regard its central discipline as the history of painting, sculpture and architecture of Europe (with some reference to Australia). Since then, the Department has responded not only to radical transformations in the nature of art history itself, but to the explosion of 'visual studies' into the areas of film, television and the computer, into photography, design, costume, style and cultural studies. The Department has also responded to its geographical and cultural location by introducing the study of Aboriginal and Asian Art.
Three University of Sydney academics have been elected into Australia’s most prestigious humanities academy.
The 2016 SUPRA Supervisor of the Year awards were announced at a special ceremony on 15 November. Of the 114 supervisors who were nominated by research postgraduate students, a total of 22 awards were given across 15 faculties. Each faculty is allocated one award however due to the quality of nominees FASS was awarded 4; Medicine 3; Business 2; SCA 2.
Sydney Studies in English was a sponsor of the first Camera Stylo: Intersections in Literature and Cinema conference, which was held at Sydney University. Sydney Studies in English Volume 42, featuring papers from the Camera Stylo Conference, is now available.