News in 2020-2021
Congratulations to both Dr. Chan and Dr. Sheng for awarding the Early Career Scheme Grants! The University Grants Committee (UGC) funded grants enable awarded professionals to carry out their research projects, and as academic outputs, their findings will be made available to a wider audience in forms of journal articles and/or other publications in the future. The two awarded on-going projects are: Ambitious Alignments: Female Emperors as Patrons of Buddhist Art in Early Japan Art, Women and Fantasies of ‘Homemaking’: Affective Domesticity, Embodied Habitation and Transcultural (Dis)identification
As the local outbreak of coronavirus has continued, the department is closing its office and the resource centre until further notice. In the meantime, our administrative staff will be working from home. For enquiries and special arrangements, please email our staff: (General enquiries) firstname.lastname@example.org (Resource Centre enquiries) email@example.com We will get back to you as soon as possible. Be cautious and stay positive!
With a recent spike in local cases of coronavirus, the Department General Office and the Resource Centre will operate on a reduced schedule until further notice. Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm, 2pm-4pm We will take cautious measures to minimize the risk of infection. Our staff will have students' temperature measured before they enter the centre. Students should also wear a mask inside. With social distancing still in practice, we will keep the maximum number of students using our collection to 6 at a time.
We are pleased to announce the launch of our department's new Instagram account! Explore more about Art History at HKU in a fun way! There will be interviews, interesting art facts, latest news on the department, on different programmes, on students' life, feedback and promo on various events and projects, internships, local exhibitions... You name it! This is all part of our transition to the Department of Art History. Looking forward to sharing some of the many new things that are happening. #hkuarthistory #followusnow
Congratulations to the Pilgrims' Guide project team, Dr. Elizabeth Lastra, Gigi Leung, student contributors and Grayscale Limited! The Pilgrim’s Guide is a student-built website created by HKU undergraduates in the course FINE2103 Saintly Bodies and Holy Shrines: The Art and Architecture of Medieval Pilgrimage. For their semester project, students took ownership over individual sites or objects associated with pilgrimage and researched, designed, and authored projects that together map the pilgrimage routes of Europe. The website’s namesake is a twelfth-century guide for pilgrims, considered to be one of the earliest travel guides ever written; however, the name equally refers to [...]