Dr Robyne Calvert

  • Effective Learning Adviser for the College of Arts and Humanities (Academic Services)
  • British Academy Early Career Researcher Network Project Officer (Research & Innovation Services)
  • GSA Affiliate (College of Arts & Humanities)


Since November 2022, I have been working in the Research Services Directorate, as part of the Research Culture and Researcher Developer team, leading on the pilot of the Scottish hub of The British Academy Early Career Researcher Network. I am excited about fostering new opportunities for researchers to collaborate and further their professional development. I am especially interested in supporting partnerships between academic researchers and cultural heritage organisations. I welcome enquiries about the network and am happy to advise on and support researcher-led projects. 

I am also a Cultural Historian focused on the history of art, design, dress and architecture. I have particular expertise on the life and work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh. I am a research affiliate in History of Art and supervise students in the Dress & Textile Histories MLitt; and also teach Short Courses in art, architecture and design history.

Research interests

Art, Architecture and Design of the Long Nineteenth-Century; Dress and Textile Histories; Intersections between Design, Fashion & Architecture; Design, Gender and Identity; Mackintosh Studies/Scottish Architecture and Design; Intangible Cultural Heritage; Contemporary Virtual Art.

Download my PhD: Fashioning the Artist: Artistic Dress and Identity in Victorian Britain, 1848-1900.



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Autumn University of Glasgow Short Courses:

Light and Shade: Glasgow Architecture

Scottish 19th Century Painting

Upcoming University of Glasgow Short Courses:

Art Nouveau: The DNA of Modern Life (June 2024)

Artistic Dress (May 2024)

Palaces of Industry (Jan 2024)

The Hunterian Art Gallery Collection (Feb 2024)

The Artist: Rebel, Mystic and Social Conscience (May 2024)

Women Artists in Europe c. 1400-1890 (Jan 2024)