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Dr Victoria Horne

Senior Lecturer in Art and Design History

Department: Arts

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Victoria Horne is an art historian specialising in the cultural and intellectual history of feminism.

Prior to joining Northumbria University in 2016, she was a Paul Mellon Centre Postdoctoral Fellow and Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

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Campus Address

Northumbria University, City Campus
Lipman 501
Newcastle upon Tyne

0191 227 4427


PhD,  University of Edinburgh

MA, University of Manchester

BA (Hons), Queen’s University Belfast

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Victoria’s research is primarily engaged with understanding the history of art history through its various institutions and their critique. At present she is developing a monograph that examines the transformative effect of feminist interventions upon art and art history’s educational, curatorial and historiographical processes. A second research project aims to construct an account of UK art and design history’s development in the 1970s and 1980s, through the lens of its periodical culture.

Victoria’s teaching encompasses performance art, print history, lens-based media, sexual politics, participatory art practices, curatorial history and art theory.  At Northumbria she teaches Fine Art, Graphic Design, 3D Design and Interactive Media Design students. 

Current/Recent Projects

Paul Mellon Centre Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015/16

Terra Foundation Travel Grant, 2014/15

Key Publications

Editor. ‘Danger! Women Reading: Feminist Encounters with Art, Politics and Print’. Forthcoming.

 ‘The Establishment of the Association of Art Historians and the Emergence of Feminist Interventions, 1978-1990.’ Journal of Art Historiography, no. 18 (June 2018).

With L. Perry eds., Feminism and Art History Now: Radical Critiques of Theory and Practice. (London: IB Tauris, 2017).

‘Losing Ground? A Note on Feminism, Cultural Activism and Urban Space’, Third Text 148, Vol. 31, No. 5 (September 2017).

‘The Art of Social Reproduction’. Journal of Visual Culture, vol. 15 no. 2 (August 2016): pp. 179-202.

 ‘Kate Davis: Re-Visioning Art History after Modernism and Postmodernism’, Feminist Review, no.110 (July 2015): pp. 34-54.

 ‘Institutional Dissonance: Tate, BP, and Socialist-Feminist History’, Radical Philosophy, no.186 (June/July 2014): pp. 64-69.

With A. Tobin, ‘An Unfinished Revolution in Art Historiography, or How to Write a Feminist Art History’, Feminist Review, no.107 (July/Aug 2014): pp. 75-83. Reprinted in Feminism and Art History Now (IB Tauris, 2017).

PGR Supervision

James Bell, ‘Archiving Queer-Feminist Cultural Activism’

I welcome enquiries from potential PhD students working on subjects related to feminist visual culture, art historiography and institutional critique. 


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