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Research at the Ruskin

The Ruskin School of Art provides an exceptional environment in which research through art making is entwined with research about contemporary art, each mode of enquiry enriching the other within the larger context of a world-leading, research-intensive university.

Brian Catling, CUDDY, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Matt’s Gallery, London. / Brian Catling

D. Martin, 'A Hunger Artist' (still), HD film, 15 minutes, 2017 / Daria Martin

Performance / Shawanda Corbett

Academic and studio staff are engaged in both practice-led forms of research, producing artworks and events, and historical and theoretical forms of research, producing books and journal articles. The individual pages of Faculty members contain their research interests and lists of major exhibitions and publications. Our commitment to the interrelation of robust practices, creative reflection and critical thought flourishes throughout our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and especially in our DPhil programme, where a weekly research seminar combines studio- and writing- based trajectories.

In addition to this series, and to weekly visiting speakers, the Ruskin sustains a wide range of other research activities, including conferences and workshops (Art out of TimeTheories of the Image), collaborative projects (Humanitas Visiting Professorships, European Live Art Archive, Moving Performances), and on-line platforms (OAR and The Elements of Drawing). The School has strong links with other Faculties across the University of Oxford and it draws on the extraordinary resources provided by the University’s museums and libraries, including the Bodleian, the Ashmolean, the Pitt Rivers, the Museum of the History of Science and the Museum of Natural History. It is also closely engaged with The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), which supports interdisciplinary research and engagement with wider audiences.

The School welcomes applications for post-doctoral research and Early Career Fellowships through schemes such as those provided by The Leverhulme Trust, the British Academy, Newton International Fellowships and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships.  Please enquire with Director of Research Daria Martin (daria.martin@rsa.ox.ac.uk).

last edited: January 16th 2020