Student Article Published in the British Art Journal!

Marriage a la Mode: II - The Tete a Tete, c.1743 (oil on canvas)We are thrilled to announce that an article by undergraduate Kaitlyn Farrell, written for the ‘Masterpieces: Making and Meaning’ course in Spring 2013 has been published in the latest issue of the British Art Journal. This is a truly exceptional achievement, and we pass on our congratulations to Kaitlyn. Copies of her article will be available in the London Undergraduate Program library soon.

Kaitlyn FarrellA dog’s world: The significance of canine companions in Hogarth’s Marriage A-la-Mode’, British Art Journal, XIV, no. 2

– Lois Oliver (Professor of Art History, London Global Gateway)

Image: William Hogarth, Marriage A- la-mode, c. 1743, Scene 2: The Tête à Tête (The National Gallery, London)

Notre Dame junior wins New York Times journalism contest

Congratulations to Nicole Sganga, currently studying on the London Undergraduate Program, for winning a trip with award-winning journalist Nick Kristof this summer!  Jane Murphy reports:

“Sganga is the winner of Kristof’s annual “Win A Trip with Nick” contest. Her prize is traveling with the Times’ columnist to a developing country to raise awareness about global poverty. During the trip, she will report for a blog and videos that will be published on The New York Times website.”

Go to Notre Dame News to read on.


2012 London Scenic 1 by Matt Cashmore / University of Notre Dame A big, warm welcome to our newest London Undergraduate Program arrivals!  We hope you are as excited as we are about the semester ahead and we look forward to helping you make the most of your time in London.

The London Undergraduate Program team


Image: 2012 London Scenic 1 by Matt Cashmore / University of Notre Dame


Archaeology and Ethics fieldtrip to The British Museum

Prof. Fay Stevens, who leads the course, writes “The Archaeology and Ethics course covers the topics of archaeological ethics; the relationship between archaeology and others (the public, ethnic groups, avocational archaeologists, collectors, etc.); international and national approaches to archaeological heritage management (such as the effects of conflict on heritage); the antiquities market; reburial and repatriation of cultural heritage; issues of identity; the ethics of collecting; plunder; underwater archaeology, and treasure hunting; archaeology as a profession; and archaeological education. We explore these themes in a variety of contexts, including fieldtrips to Bath and Stonehenge, The British Museum (e.g. the Parthenon Marbles, Egyptian Mummies, the Rosetta Stone), The Petrie Museum, The Ashmolean and Pitt Rivers Museums in Oxford etc.”

Archaeology and Ethics class in the Duveen Gallery “As part of our studies, we visited the Duveen Gallery in the British Museum, which displays the British Museum collection of marbles from the Parthenon in Athens.  The contested acquisition and ownership of these marbles is a central issue in the topic of archaeology and ethics.  Our field trip marks the start and preparation of ‘The Great Debate’, a role-play debate undertaken by the class, in which they take on the identity of either Greek or UK curators/historians/heritage specialists and attempt to come to an agreement with regard to the future ownership and housing of the marbles.  Always a popular component of the course, the Great Debate offers a great opportunity to get to grips with a complex and fascinating topic and our trip to the museum provides an excellent context in which to start the process.”

Image © Fay Stevens