History of Art
The faculty and students in the History of Art Department at The Ohio State University seek to contribute to the ongoing intellectual work within the discipline of art history, not only by developing expertise in particular subfields but also by engaging productively in the broad and evershifting philosophical, scholarly, and institutional debates that determine the content and structure of the discipline. Our faculty is diverse in terms of geographic and temporal coverage, yet we share certain interests: in questions of historiography and critical theory; in cross-cultural exchange and the negotiation of artistic, cultural, and political boundaries; in art's role in mediating social action; and in issues of representation and the affective engagement of the image. We welcome applications for graduate study who likewise share some or all of these interests.
Students may also take advantage of programs in conjunction with the Columbus Museum of Art and the Wexner Center for the Arts, as well as participate in the University excavations at Isthmia in Greece.