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Dr Pat Hurrell

Lecturer in Contextual Studies

Dr Hurrell gained her PhD in Modern Art History and Theory at the University of Essex in 2004 and has since contributed to the development and teaching of a number of programmes at the University of Suffolk including Fine Art, Graphic Design and Photography.  



Photography modules:
Themes and Ideas: Perspectives on Photography

Fine Art modules:
Dissertation (contributor)

Graphic Design modules:
Dissertation (contributor)


Research interests

Pedagogy in art/design schools – history and rationale of arts teaching locally, nationally and internationally. Artistic practice and writing in East Anglia – historical and contemporary. Photographic  history and historiography

In 2015 I convened a session at the Association of Art Historians’ annual conference at UEA, entitled Envisioning East Anglia: Historical and Contemporary Representations.  Five speakers gave papers on topics related to the cultural history of East Anglia, which has been relatively untreated by art historians and in which I can see the potential for future research. 



The Sculptor Bernard Reynolds, (London, Sansom Press, 2010)

Selected conference papers

‘Past and Present: Historiography and the Photographic work of Claude Cahun’, Annual Conference of the Association for Art History, University of Loughborough, April 2017.

‘Conceptual Art in Ipswich: the International Impact of Roy Ascott’s Teaching at Ipswich School of Art, 1964-7’, Annual Conference of the Association of Art Historians, April 2013 at University of Reading, April 2013.