Research-led teaching in small groups for undergraduates and postgraduates

Vibrant student societies and activities, including a student-run gallery on campus

Undergraduate in York Art Gallery

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Our academics are involved in exhibitions of national importance

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Department of History of Art




Symbolism and Memory in Imperial Mughal Tombs

6.30PM, Bowland Auditorium BS/005

Dr Mehreen Chida Razvi (SOAS, University of London)


Breaking with Byzantium: Franciscan Artistic Patronage and Piety in Central Italy at the dawn of the Trecento

4.30PM, Berrick Saul Building, Bowland Auditorium (BS/005)

Dr Donal Cooper (Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge)


At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic c.1400-1600

9.00AM, HRC, University of York

Dr Tara Hamling (University of Birmingham) and Dr Katherine Richardson (University of Kent)

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History of Art at York

Why study History of Art at York? Watch our video to find out!  

Via YAHCs (York Art History Collaborations), we are in partnership with Tate Britain, the V&A, the National Gallery and many more.

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Michael White HoD

Ours is one of the largest and most dynamic History of Art departments in the world. Particular strengths lie in

But what makes us special are the critical ideas and innovative approaches we bring to our teaching and research – all within a famously friendly atmosphere and spectacular historic location. 

Professor Michael White
Head of Department


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