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Dr Victoria Horne

Assistant Professor

Department: Arts

Victoria Horne is an art historian specialising in the cultural and intellectual history of Anglo-American feminism. Prior to joining Northumbria’s visual and material culture group in 2016, she was Teaching Fellow at University of Edinburgh and Paul Mellon Centre Postdoctoral Fellow.

Victoria’s research engages with the intellectual traditions and social practices of the art-historical discipline, paying particular attention to how institutions organise and express ideas about art. She has published articles about the photography collective the Hackney Flashers, the historiographic turn in contemporary women’s art, and feminist-influenced scholarship within the Association of Art Historians. In 2017 she co-edited with Lara Perry the book, Feminism and Art History Now. She regularly writes book and exhibition reviews for publications including Map. Victoria’s research has received funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Association for Art History.

She is currently working on a project concerning the relationship of late twentieth-century periodical culture to the emergence of feminist-influenced perspectives on art, history and aesthetics. Related to this, in 2019 she edited a special issue of Women: A Cultural Review on the theme: ‘Danger! Women Reading: Feminist Encounters with Art, History and Theory’ (vol. 30 no.3, Oct 2019). This collection included her article on FAN: Feminist Arts News and women’s extra-institutional study groups. The project has been awarded a Paul Mellon Mid-Career Fellowship to support an extended period of research in 2020-21.

At Northumbria, Victoria teaches historical and critical studies to Graphic Design, Fine Art and Film students, as well as convening masters-level modules and supervising doctoral students. Since 2017 she has co-ordinated the Visual and Material Culture Group’s research seminars. She would be delighted to hear from prospective PhD students, especially those interested in in studying feminist visual culture and theory, art historiography, periodical culture or institutional critique.

PhD, University of Edinburgh, 2014.
MA, University of Manchester, 2009.
BA, Queen's University Belfast, 2008.

Further information can be found on academia.edu: https://northumbria.academia.edu/VictoriaHorne.

 

Victoria Horne

Campus Address

Northumbria University, City Campus
Lipman 501
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST

I’m an art historian specialising in the cultural and intellectual history of Anglo-American feminism. I tend to write about the mechanisms and infrastructures through which artistic and intellectual communities are formed, and I’m interested in artworks that also reflect on these historical concerns. My research has been published in Art History, Journal of Art Historiography, Journal of Visual Culture and Feminist Review, while I regularly write shorter pieces and reviews for publications incl. MAP and Burlington (Contemporary).

For the past few years I’ve been researching the feminist art press, positioning it as a galvanising force in the UK women’s art movement of the 1970s to 1990s. This material forms of the basis of the monograph, If We Don’t Write It Nobody Will! Feminist Arts News and the UK Women’s Art Movement (currently in progress). In addition to convening conferences on the subject, I’m editing a volume of essays exploring grassroots, artist-led publishing and how it reshaped the cultural landscape in Britain and beyond, in Counter Print: The Alternative Art Press in Britain after 1970.

I previously edited a special issue of Women: A Cultural Review on the theme, ‘Danger! Women Reading: Feminist Encounters with Art, History and Theory’ (vol. 30 no.3, Oct 2019), and co-edited with Lara Perry the book, Feminism and Art History Now (2017, reissued 2022). My research has received funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Association for Art History.

At Northumbria, I have taught historical and critical studies to students of Graphic Design, Fine Art and Film, as well as convening masters-level modules and supervising doctoral students. Since 2022 I have been Postgraduate Research Lead for Fine Art and from 2023 will be PGR Lead for the Department of Arts. I have co-ordinated the Visual and Material Culture Group’s since 2017, hosting almost 40 research seminars.

If you’re a prospective PhD student please feel free to contact me, especially those interested in in studying feminist visual culture and theory, art historiography, periodical culture or institutional critique.

PhD, University of Edinburgh, 2014.
MA, University of Manchester, 2009.
BA, Queen's University Belfast, 2008.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Feminist Approaches in Art History: Considering the Periodical Archive, Horne, V. 16 Sep 2021
  • ‘the personal clutter… the painterly mess…’ Tracing a History of Carolee Schneemann's Interior Scroll, Horne, V. 1 Nov 2020, In: Art History
  • Danger! Women Reading: Feminist Encounters with Art, History and Theory, Horne, V. 18 Oct 2019, In: Women: A Cultural Review
  • Danger! Women Reading: Feminist Encounters with Art, History and Theory, Horne, V. 18 Oct 2019
  • The Feminist Art of Self-Education, Horne, V. 2019
  • ‘Our project is not to add to art history as we know it, but to change it.’ The establishment of the Association of Art Historians and the emergence of feminist interventions, 1974-1990, Horne, V. 1 Jun 2018, In: Journal of Art Historiography
  • Losing Ground? A Note on Feminism, Cultural Activism, and Urban Space, Horne, V. 13 Sep 2017, In: Third Text
  • Feminism and Art History Now: Radical Critiques of Theory and Practice, Horne, V., Perry, L. 18 Dec 2016
  • Taking Care: Feminist Curatorial Pasts, Presents and Futures, Horne, V., Lloyd, K., Richards, J., Spencer, C. May 2016, In: On Curating

  • Shona MacNaughton Respeaking Women’s Health Activism: legacies of feminist care in the contemporary art institution. Start Date: 01/10/2023
  • Rachel Boyd Historicizing Nerys Johnson (1942-2001): toward a cripistemology of practice as memoir Start Date: 01/10/2022
  • James Bell Queering archives and archiving queers in contemporary art Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 23/12/2021

Current PhD supervision:

2021-23: Sonny Ruggiero (University of Edinburgh), "A history of Spare Rib and feminist politics in Britain". Co-supervisor (external).

2017-2021: James Bell, "Queering archives and archiving queers". Submitted April 2021.

 

External roles:

2020-24: External Examiner, MA History of Art, University of Glasgow. 


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