Professor Richard Woodfield is Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Departments of Art History at the Universities of Birmingham and Glasgow and is Emeritus Professor of Aesthetics and Art Theory at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Prior to his retirement he was Research Professor for the Nottingham Trent School of Art and Design.
He is the founder/editor of the Journal of Art Historiography,which is now based in Birmingham. He initiated a series of yearly colloquia: three were held in Glasgow and they have now been moved to Birmingham. The next will be on July 1-2, 2013. He is also the editor of Ashgate’s new series Studies in Art Historiography.
His interests include: the work of E. H. Gombrich; Viennese art historiography; the development of art theoretical literature and the emergence of aesthetics.
He has edited Gombrich on Art and Psychology, Gombrich’s Reflections on the History of Art (1987), The Essential Gombrich (1996), Ernst Gombrich, Dal mio tempo: Città, maestri, incontri (1999) and constructed the Gombrich Archive. A selection of his papers is available on academia.edu.
He has been Secretary General and First Vice-President of the International Association of Aesthetics, Honorary International Vice-President of the Hungarian Association of Aesthetics, Secretary and Honorary Vice-President of the British Society of Aesthetics and Honorary Member of the Italian Association of Aesthetics.
He has edited Point (the British Art & Design research journal published by CHEAD), the Journal of Visual Arts Practice and has been Guardian of the International Association of Aesthetics Yearbook Website.