Stephen Bann#

Stephen Bann
Membership Number:3828
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM]

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2008 - present Emeritus Professor of History of Art and Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol
  • 2011 - 2014 Senior Visiting Scholar, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven
  • 2009 Beatrix Farrand Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, Washington, DC
  • 2005 Edmond J Safra Visiting Professor, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
  • 2003 Senior Fellow, Canadian Center for Architecture, Montreal
  • 2000 - 2008 Professor of History of Art, University of Bristol
  • 1988 - 2000 Professor of Modern Cultural Studies, University of Kent
  • 1980 - 1988 Reader in Modern Cultural Studies, University of Kent
  • 1975 - 1980 Senior Lecturer, in Modern Cultural Studies, University of Kent
  • 1967 - 1975 Lecturer in History, University of Kent

Fields of Scholarship
  • Connections between history of art and visual culture
  • History of photography, prints, and painting (19th Century)
  • Developed notion of ‘historical-mindedness’
  • Paris, in the concept of ‘the poetics of the museum’
  • Semiotics
  • Art of collecting and the 17th century cabinet of curiosity
  • Landscape history, with particular reference to Ian Hamilton Finlay
  • Combination of unstinting attentiveness to detail and wider interdisciplinary openness
  • Modernity in architectural study
  • Modernism and Post-Modernism

Honours and Awards
  • 2009 FSA (Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London)
  • 2009 Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship
  • 2004 CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
  • 1998 FBA (Fellow of the British Academy)

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