Mona Holmlund

Assistant Professor; Coordinator, Certificate in Art History and Visual Culture


Phone: 902-494-3578
Mailing Address: 
Room 3164, Marion McCain Building, 6135 University Ave
PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Visual culture, representation and art history
  • 19th-century British visual cultural history
  • Saskatchewan visual cultural, archives and public policy


  • BA (Saskatchewan)
  • MA (Reading)
  • PhD (Cambridge)

Selected publications

  • Here’s Looking at You: An Exploration of Memory, Portrait & Biography  (with Cheryl Avery). Exhibition Catalogue, University of Saskatchewan, 2017.
  • Better Off Forgetting? Essays on Archives, Public Policy and Collecting Memory (with Cheryl Avery). Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2010.
  • SHIFTS: Art and Art History at the University of Saskatchewan (ed.).  Saskatoon: Kenderdine Art Gallery, 2010.
  • Inspiring Women: A Celebration of Herstory (with Gail Youngberg, forward by Margaret Atwood). Regina: Coteau Books, 2003.
  • Women Together: Portraits of Love, Commitment and Life. Philadelphia: Running Press, 1999.

Awards and honours

  • SSHRC Standard Research Grant (2010-13)
  • SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2001-2004)

Teaching - 2018-2019

  • HIST/GWST 2900 - Ways of Seeing:  an Introduction to Art History and Visual Culture
    • the required course for the Certificate in Art History and Visual Culture
    • a Recommended Elective for the Medical Sciences Program
  • HIST/GWST 4303 - The Birth of Pop:  How Visual Culture Makes Meaning 
    • counts towards the Department of English’s Minor in Popular Culture Studies

Certificate in Art History and Visual Culture

Office Hours Fall Term 2018-2019:

  • Tuesdays:  2:00-4:00