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Dr Sean Willcock

Fellow, Ordinary Fellow

Departmental Lecturer in History of Art

Department for Continuing Education

Sean is Departmental Lecturer in the History of Art and Course Director for the Certificate, and Diploma in History of Art in the Department for Continuing Education at the Oxford University. He was previously a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, and has held teaching positions at the Savannah College of Art and Design, Hong Kong, and on the Yale in London programme. Sean’s interests span art, photography and print culture in the long nineteenth century, with a particular focus on the visual legacies of the British Empire. His work has been awarded research funding from the Art and Humanities Research Council, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, the Yale Center for British Art, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and the Leverhulme Trust. He is Reviews Editor at the journal History of Photography. His first book, Victorian Visions of War and Peace: Violence, Sovereignty and Empire, c. 1851-1900, was published with Yale University Press in 2021.