Landscape painting and ecology in Roman Campagna, antiquarianism and the history of collecting in early Europe. Female patronage networks in early modern Italy and Europe. The development of Modernism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and contemporary Australian Art.
Faculty Research Focus
- landscape painting and ecology in the Roman Campagna
- Australian art:colonial to modern
- Female patronage networks in early modern Italy and Europe
- Mapping Matrons: Women's Cultural Patronage Networks in Seventeenth Century Northern Italy: from Maria Cristina of Savoy to Vittoria della Rovere.
The College will consider any research topic that interests potential PhD students; however, students will benefit from researching in areas that align with the College’s strengths. Please contact us to discuss your PhD topic.
Alternatively you may contact one of our academics below to discuss your area of interest.
- Antiquarianism and the history of collecting - Dr Lisa Beaven
- Art and architecture of Italian and Australian churches - Dr Joan Barclay Lloyd
- Art and travel - Dr Lisa Beaven
- Australian Art 19th to 20th centuries - Dr Caroline Jordan
- Contemporary Australian practice; curatorial practice including working outside of the gallery context - Dr Vincent Alessi
- Gender differentiation in Mandaean Art and religious ritual - Dr Sandra van Rompaey
- Italian Renaissance - Dr Alana O'Brien
- Life and work of Vincent van Gogh; Mid-late 19th century European art and popular illustrations - Dr Vincent Alessi
- US and Australian art 20th century - Professor Diane Kirkby
- US influence on Australian Art in the 20th century - Dr Caroline Jordan
- Women and Art - Dr Caroline Jordan
- Women’s cultural production - Dr Adelina Modesti