University College London (Department of Art History)

Richard Taws is Reader in the History of Art Department at University College London, where he specializes in eighteenth-and nineteenth-century French visual culture. He taught previously in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University, during which time he was a member of the Interacting with Print group. He has received fellowships from the Getty Research Institute; Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and the Bard Graduate Center, New York; in 2012 he was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize, and in 2018 a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship. Taws is the author of The Politics of the Provisional: Art and Ephemera in Revolutionary France (Penn State University Press, 2013) and editor, with Genevieve Warwick, of Art and Technology in Early Modern Europe (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016). He is currently completing a book on art and telegraphy in nineteenth-century France.