Juliet Simpson

  • Prof. dr. Juliet Simpson is Professor of Art History, Chair of Visual Arts Research at Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Coventry University. She studied art history at University of St Andrews, and her DPhil (doctorate), at the University of Oxford (Trinity College), supervised by the late Francis Haskell, FBA.

    Professor Juliet Simpson is an internationally-recognised research expert in European art, art criticism and word and image, art, space and cultural heritage and memory of the long nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her many publications in this field, include books on Albert Aurier, Symbolism and the Visual Arts (1999), Jules Flandrin: the Other Fin de Siècle (2001); Critical Exchange: Art Criticism in Russia and Western Europe (with Carol Adlam: 2009), and articles, including on: the Goncourts’ staged interiors and art collections; Baudelaire’s uncanny artists; J.-K. Huysmans and the Northern artist ‘primitif’; Mallarmé and British art, and Exhibiting Hodler’s Cosmopolitanism. She was a Leverhulme Research Fellow, held in conjunction with a Visiting Scholarship at Wolfson College, Oxford; most recently, Royal Netherlands Academy Visiting Professor in Art History at the University of Amsterdam, School of Art History, Heritage and Memory, 2017-18. Current research includes Principal Investigator for an international research project on Northern Gothic and Renaissance art: reception and appropriation in the long nineteenth-century which has produced 3 international conferences most recently, ‘Gothic Modernisms’ at the Rijksmuseum, 2017 and 2 forthcoming publications: Primitive Renaissances: Art and Northern European Identities from the 1860s to the 1930s (Routledge-Ashgate, London & New York, 2018) and Gothic Modernisms (Peter Lang, Oxford-Frankfurt, 2019). She is elected international expert for the Academy of Finland (Art and Cultural Heritage panel), International editorial advisor with KULeuven, Spatial Imaginaries in Historical Perspectives (University of Amsterdam Press), and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK.