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Ph.D. Concentration

Ph.D. Concentration in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies

This concentration within the Department of Art History PhD program provides candidates with the opportunity to broaden and give depth to their art historical areas of specialization through the exploration of cross-disciplinary and global approaches to the analysis of monuments, sites and works of art within the context of cultural heritage and preservation studies (12 credits).


The CHAPS concentration is a complement for all the fields of specialization currently offered in the Department of Art History. Students are encouraged to think broadly and cross-culturally, and to integrate relevant theory and practice into their art historical research, writing, and teaching.


Students combine Art Historical expertise with the challenges, politics, and ethics of cultural heritage and preservation studies to produce critical and innovative research that is situated across an intersection of disciplinary traditions. 


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Department of Art History
Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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