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Department of History

Staff Profile

Professor Ludmilla Jordanova

Professor (Visual Culture) in the Department of History
Associate in the Department of Philosophy
Interim Director in the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

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Research Groups


Authored book

Book review

Chapter in book

  • 2012 '‘Approaching Visual Materials’', in Gunn, Simon & Faire, Lucy (eds.), Research Methods for History, Edinburgh University Press, pp. 30-47
  • 2011 '‘The Practice of Cultural History in Britain’, transcript Verlag, Bielefeld', in Rogge, Jörg (ed.), Cultural History in Europe. Institutions – Themes – Perspectives, pp. 63-78
  • 2010 '‘History, Photography and Skilled Handiwork’, in both English and Italian', in (ed.), Artigiani, Published by the photographer, Francesco Filangeri, to accompany his exhibition, pp. 9-19
  • 2010 '‘Is this a Portrait I see before me?’', in (ed.), Beth Fisher: Grisaille Legacy, Royal Scottish Aacademy, Edinburgh, pp. 11-19
  • 2010 '‘Visualizing Identity’', in Walker, Giselle & Leedham-Green, Elisabeth (eds.), Identity, Cambridge University Press, pp. 127-156
  • 2010 '‘What’s in a Name? Portraits of the Inner World’', in (ed.), Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists, published by the artist, Gemma Anderson, to accompany her exhibition, pp. 25-8
  • 2008 '‘Picture-Talking: Portraiture and Conversation in Britain, 1800-1830’', in Halsey, Katie & Slinn, Jane (eds.), The Concept and Practice of Conversation in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1688-1848, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 151-169
  • 2007 '‘Marking Time’', in Hoock, Holger (ed.), History, Commemoration, and National Preoccupation: Trafalgar 1805-2005, Oxford University Press for the British Academy, pp. 7-17

Edited book

Journal Article

  • 2011 '‘What’s in a Name? Historians and Theory’', The English Historical Review 126, pp. 1456-1177
  • 2010 '‘Keith Brown Memorial Lecture. Medical Portraiture: the Case of William Harvey’', Liverpool Medical Institution Transactions and Report pp. 15-21