Campus Guarulhos • Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas
Programa de Pós-Graduação em História da Arte


Available spaces for the Graduate Program in Art History

  • 2 classrooms equipped with computers and multimedia projectors.
  • 1 room for qualification and defense boards, equipped with computer and multimedia projector.
  • 1 meeting room
  • 1 room for the graduate program coordination
  • 1 room for the Art History graduation office
  • Offices for faculty advisors

The Graduate Program in Art History is headquartered at the School of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Human Sciences, currently installed at the Guarulhos Campus. UNIFESP comprises seven campuses: Vila Clementino (São Paulo capital city), Guarulhos, Santos, Diadema, São José dos Campos, Osasco, and Eastern Zone. Although the following description refers to the Guarulhos Campus, the master's and doctoral degree in Art History draw on several spaces and resources from other University campuses, especially the Vila Clementino campus, which ensures proximity to structures and cultural manifestations of great relevance in the city of São Paulo (museums, libraries, art workshops, cinemas, theaters, concert halls, etc.).

The School of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Human Sciences is located within its own campus, comprising approximately 21,000 m2. The School occupies a 26,783 m2 constructed area distributed into five buildings, newly constructed or renovated, forming one of the most well-finished UNIFESP units.

These buildings assembled the former Administrative Building (728 m2); the Teatro Adamastor Pimentas (2,265 m2, 659 seats); the buildings Arco and administrative Anexo (5,430m2), which houses 83 professors' offices, the Graduate and Research Chambers and the Graduation and Extension and Culture headquarters, and departmental offices and administrations; and the Academic Building (18,090 m2), with 47 fully-furnished classrooms equipped with network points, air conditioning, and sound and video devices, as well as an auditorium on the ground floor, a sports court, an internal courtyard, a cafeteria, and a university restaurant. 

The School also owns three computer labs, one of which is a general computer lab with 84 personal stations and two stations for monitors, and one graduation lab with 30 stations. 

The Arco and Anexo buildings, which houses professors' offices and administrative areas, have a lifting platform each and are interconnected by a ramp that meets NBR 9050 maximum slope. All buildings contain tactile paving, following NBR 9050 criteria.

Since 2016, the working, teaching, research, and extension infrastructure in the School are above the average verified in similar public institutions in the State of São Paulo. 



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UNIFESP library system include the Central Library and the libraries of its various campuses – Osasco, Diadema, Baixada Santista, São José dos Campos, and Guarulhos – besides being integrated with the Sistema Integrado de Bibliotecas da USP (SIBi) and the UNICAMP library system. The library of the EFLCH of the Universidade Federal de São Paulo, Campus Guarulhos, commenced its activities in 2007. Today, its collections consist of approximately 40,000 books (reference works, basic bibliography, and literature), being approximately 35,168 catalogued books and 5,360 in the cataloguing process. Of these 1,684 are titles and 2,577 copies in the area of Art History, 2,798 academic journals (technical-scientific journals, newspapers, brochures), and 525 multimedia titles (CD-ROMs, DVDs, and video tapes), totaling about 43,885,000 items. Every six months, new purchases are made based on the proposals of professors of all courses. The Guarulhos Campus library has also received important national and international donations, incorporating many works that are either rare or missing in the publishing market, such as precious collections of Art History and those generously provided by important historians. 

The collection functions as an open file, and books and journals are managed and catalogued using the PHL software, which allows users to search for, renew, and book works through the Library website from any computer. The system is also remotely accessible. Works are classified according to the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system and catalogued using the Cutter Table and the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2).

The EFLCH Library occupies a 1,876 m2 constructed area and provides access to the following databases within the field of humanities: Jstor, which provides full-text of over 700 journals in the fields of History, Philosophy, Languages and Literature, Social Sciences, Arts, among others; Early English Books Online (EEBO), an electronic database of rare works provided by the British Library and private collections, containing digital facsimiles of books published in English from 1475 to 1700. The collection includes titles in the fields of Literature, English, History, Philosophy, Linguistics, Theology, Music, Fine Arts, Education, Mathematics, and Science; 10 Proquest, a database comprising works within the fields of Humanities and Applied Social Sciences. As well as 13 other databases, such as the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC), key in the Education field, and the Ebook Central, which contains complete eBooks and references from various fields that can be read online or downloaded after quick registration and searched based on thematic areas, subject, or publications; Gale, comprehending 37 eBooks and 13 databases in the Humanities field; the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) Portal, a virtual library that gathers and discloses international scientific production, including over 38,000 full-text titles, 134 reference bases, 11 bases solely dedicated to patents, books, encyclopedias and reference works, technical standards, statistics, and audiovisual content.

The EFLCH Library also offers accessibility equipment such as handheld reading magnifying glass for text enlargement for users with visual impairment, text-to-speech synthesizer, and Braille printer. 

It is part of a network consisting of libraries from all UNIFESP campuses (São Paulo, Osasco, Diadema, São José dos Campos, Baixada Santista, and Guarulhos) with special bibliographic commutation programs such as COMUT and EMBRAPA, which aim to locate and obtain bibliographic materials lacking in their collection from other national or international libraries. Moreover, libraries from UNIFESP network may obtain loans via pouch or affiliated libraries (USP, Unicamp, PUC, UFABC, etc.).

Data produced by UNIFESP researchers is made available to the scientific community by two important portals:

The institutional data repository, which systematizes all scientific production of the UNIFESP community.

And UNIFESP Institutional Repository: a platform for accessing the production of theses, dissertations, reports, undergraduate thesis, and results of external collaboration supported by funding agencies.


FAPESP approved the funding of the FAP-Livros program, held at the end of 2009 at the Guarulhos Campus (Process No. 2009/16536-1), in the amount of R$ 1,700 million – R$77,078.48 of which in 2,296 national titles and US$651,180.76 in 7,924 foreign titles, besides the ArtStor, Gale, and EEBO databases, and electronic books. The Guarulhos campus library also participates in the project Assembly of the UNIFESP Library Collection (Formação do Acervo da Biblioteca Unifesp) with ongoing funding via Rouanet Law, in the amount of R$376,800.00.

UNIFESP libraries also participate in special bibliographic commutation programs such as COMUT and EMBRAPA, which aim to locate and obtain bibliographic materials lacking in their collection from other national or international libraries. Moreover, all teachers and students have access to CAPES Periodic Portal, which provides access to a vast specialized bibliographic collection not only by UNIFESP computers, but also from their homes, simply by having access to the Internet and registering on the UNIFESP Intranet. The Ministry of the education program Reuni granted 27 million reais for the Guarulhos Campus to invest in physical infrastructure and in the library.

The Institute of Art History of the Humboldt University of Berlin donated approximately 3000 books to the Department of Art History, and the Institute of Art History of the University of Bern approximately 1500. The Getty Foundation, in Los Angeles, United States, donated 5532 volumes in total, 2655 of which were specific publications on artists and their respective works and 2625 updated traditional journals related to Art History. The donation also included indispensable reference works, such as lexicons and dictionaries containing the knowledge area terminologies and several publications of the Getty Research Institute itself.

Additional Information

Since 2009, UNIFESP undergraduate course in Art History has been exclusively offered at night, whereas the Graduate Program in Art History is offered in the afternoon period, enabling the use of the same spaces in different periods.

In 2021, the Program students launched the first issue of the online journal Imagem: Revista de História da Arte, a platform for disseminating research and reflections on different themes related to objects, questions, methodologies, and theoretical contributions crossing our projects and research lines. The journal has free and open access, receiving contributions from other regions and universities. Imagem has an international and interdisciplinary editorial board and is edited primarily by students. 

Students are also responsible for creating the Art History Research Meeting (EHPA), which had its fifth edition in 2020. Although totally virtual due to the pandemic, EHPA was as rich in debates as the previous meetings. The EHPA is held annually and comprises panel discussions, communication sessions, and lectures conducted by experts whose contributions will soon be published as annals.  

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