Péter Bokody

Academic profile

Dr Péter Bokody

Associate Professor of Art History
School of Society and Culture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Péter's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 03: SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingGoal 05: SDG 5 - Gender Equality

About Péter

Associate Head of School for Historical and Political Studies
Dr Péter Bokody joined the Art History team at the University of Plymouth in 2014. Péter is a specialist of the Italian Renaissance, his interests include gender studies, metapainting, contemporary visual theory and political iconography as well. He held research fellowships at BildEvidenz (Freie Universität, Berlin, 2018), Niki - Istituto Universitario Olandese (Florence, 2016), Kunsthistorisches Institut (Max Planck Institut, Florence, 2009) and the Index of Christian Art (Princeton University, Princeton (2009). Before coming to Plymouth, Péter taught art history at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (Budapest, 2013) and McDaniel College (Budapest, 2007-13). 


Péter teaching interests are shaped by his strong belief in empowering students from Day One of their university studies. For him, this means building gradually a competitive skill-set, which allows freshers to thrive in an academic environment and beyond. He is responsible for the introduction to art history and visual culture modules, offered to art history and anthropology students. His upper-level teaching revolves around patronage in renaissance painting and issues in contemporary art. He has a long-lasting interest in paintings that trick or surprise their viewers: his classes center on sharing and dissecting such visual experiences.
Péter leads the module on art historical methodologies for research master students and supervises ResM and PhD projects on renaissance art, metapainting, political iconography, gender studies and contemporary visual culture. He welcomes postgraduate students in these research areas.
ARHI414 Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture
ANTH407 Introduction to Visual Anthropology and Art History
ARHI506 International Field Trip (Florence)
ARHI501/601 Self-Reflexivity in Western Art and Visual Culture
ARHI515/619 Power, Patronage and Ideology: Aspects of Renaissance Art
ARHI508/620 Questions in Contemporary Art History
ARHI516/621 Imagery in Online and Offline Worlds
ARHI605 Dissertation I - Theories and methods
ARHI608 Dissertation II
MARE703 Research Methods in Art History
ResM and PhD supervision 

Contact Péter

Room 101, 6 Portland Villas, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 585128