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Professor Dawn Adès FBA

About this Fellow

History of Art;Central America; South America; USA, Canada, Mexico; Eastern Europe; Southern Europe; Western Europe



Current post

  • Professor Emerita of Art History and Theory, University of Essex

Past Appointments

  • Professor Emerita of Art History and Theory, University of Essex, 2017
  • Professor of Art History and Theory, University of Essex, 1990
  • Lecturer, Reader, University of Essex, 1978 - 1990
  • Research Fellow, Institute of Latin American Studies University of London, 1973 - 1975

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 1999 - 2002


Salvador Dali

Dawn Adès, 1982 Thames & Hudson

Dada and Surrealism reviewed

Dawn Adès, 1978 Arts Council of Great Britain

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Professor Katharine Ellis

The cultural history of music in France during the long nineteenth century: social and ideological factors influencing composition, performance, education and audience experience; music criticism; music in fiction; women's history

Professor Julian Johnson

Music history and aesthetics, 1800 to the present; modernity and modernism; Mahler, Debussy, Second Viennese School; music and philosophy

Professor Jas Elsner

Greek, Roman, early Christian and Byzantine art and archaeology; the reception of material culture in texts, museums and collecting; art and text; art and religion; the history of art history