Jennifer Howes Jennifer Howes


I'm a London based Art Historian specialising in British imperialism. 

My new book, 'The Art of a Corporation: The East India Company as Patron and Collector’, uses painting and sculpture to examine the history and self-image of the East India Company, London’s oldest, longest surviving multinational corporation. Chapter one is free open access. Watch my book launch lecture here! 

I completed my PhD in Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London. I then worked for nearly 15 years in the British Library, first as a British Academy funded scholar, and then as a curator of Visual Arts specialising in the India Office Collections. In 2003 I published my PhD thesis under the title, ‘The Courts of Pre-Colonial South India’In 2010 I published my second book, on the British Library’s Mackenzie Collection.


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