The first English Art History PhD

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hoenes, « The first English Art History PhD », Bilderfahrzeuge, ID : 10670/1.d17ezc


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Oxford students, 1930 - the year of the first PhD in Art History awarded in England. It is well known that, for a long time, Art History didn’t have it easy in Britain. After all, this is the country where the first Secretary of State for Culture (a position that was established only in 1992) joked that he was now head of the “ministry of fun.” The first chair in Art History was thus only established in 1955 at the university of Oxford. Only since then has it been possible to receive a proper...

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