Research-led teaching in small groups for undergraduates and postgraduates

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

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Our academics are involved in exhibitions of national importance

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Department of History of Art




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)


Environmental Protective Glazing: Recent Projects and New Research

9.30AM, King's Manor - K/133

Speakers will include Keith Barley, Barley Studio, Nancy Georgi, The York Glaziers Trust, Tom Küpper, Lincoln Cathedral, Dr Sophie Wolf, The Vitrocentre, Romont


The Islamic Garden as Sacred Art and as an Opportunity for Bridge-building between Cultures

6.30PM, Bowland Auditorium BS/005

Dr Emma Clark (The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts)

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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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