History of Art news and events


Unistats NSS results 2018

Posted on Friday 14 September 2018

The Department of History of Art has come out with high scores in the latest Unistats rankings of the National Student Survey.

Congratulations Melissa!

Posted on Friday 7 September 2018

Dept alumna Melissa Gustin has been awarded a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Henry Moore Institute.

Internship Success

Posted on Thursday 23 August 2018

Well done to Savannah Holmes on securing a highly competitive internship with Christie's!

Congratulations to department alumna Hannah Smith!

Posted on Friday 6 July 2018

Hannah has accepted the position of Visitor Team Assistant at The Whitworth Gallery in Manchester.

Congratulations Simon Marginson!

Posted on Friday 29 June 2018

Simon's essay '"Francis Picabia est un Espagnole!'" is included in the catalogue Picasso-Picabia: la peinture au défi.

Madeline Boden Wins 2018 HRC Doctoral Fellowship Competition

Posted on Thursday 28 June 2018

Huge congratulations to PhD student Madeline Boden who came top in this year's HRC Doctoral Fellowship Competition!

More success for stained glass students!

Posted on Friday 15 June 2018

Congratulations to Sarah and her students, Matt and Olivia!

'For Sale' exhibition to open at Norman Rea Gallery

Posted on Tuesday 12 June 2018

Opening night: 15th June 2018, 7-9pm, then running until 21st June 2018

Inspirational Student Gives TED Talk

Posted on Tuesday 5 June 2018

Fighting Back, One Blink At a Time

Academic staff and student to speak at baroque conference

Posted on Monday 4 June 2018

Professor Helen Hills, Dr Cordula van Wyhe and Helen Hills' PhD student, Valeria Viola, will all be speaking at an international conference in Palermo this month.

Success for Fabrizio Ballabio

Posted on Friday 25 May 2018

Congratulations to Fabrizio!

Amanda Lillie to Chair British Academy Event at the National Gallery

Posted on Tuesday 22 May 2018

To mark the 200th anniversary of art historian Jacob Burckhardt’s birth, Professor Amanda Lillie (University of York) will chair a round table panel discussion ‘Interpreting the Renaissance in the 21st Century’ at the National Gallery, London, on Friday 25 May.

Congratulations Sarah Brown and the York Glaziers Trust!

Posted on Friday 18 May 2018

Great East Window restoration project complete.

New Book by York Alumna

Posted on Wednesday 16 May 2018

Former student in the department, Dr Jasmine Allen, has just published a new book on global stained glass studies

New publication co-authored by Jane Hawkes

Posted on Wednesday 16 May 2018

Hot off the Press: the thirteenth volume of the British Academy Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, co-authored by our own Jane Hawkes.



The Scandal of M. Alphonse Legros

Part of the History of Art research seminar series


Questioning the Interface Between Dress and Art History

An afternoon symposium featuring Professor Judith Clark (London College of Fashion), Victoria Bartels (University of Cambridge), Katherine Bond (University of Basel) and Alessandro Malusà (University of Cambridge and Christies)


Incommensurability in Holbein’s Ambassadors

Part of the History of Art research seminar series


The Circumpolar World, 1850-1940: From Scandinavia to North America

This event seeks to open up discussion onto what a Circumpolar art history might look like in the early 21st century.


Rethinking the Genius of Grinling Gibbons

Event co-hosted by Fairfax House and the History of Art department.


Looking for John Thornton: The Great East Window of York Minster revisited

Part of the History of Art research seminar series


Exposure: Online participation and the artist’s body

Part of the History of Art research seminar series


Four Corners of One Cloth: Textiles from the Islamic World

Event hosted by York Islamic Art Circle


Angels in the Medieval World

Now in it's 10th year, the Northern/Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series is delighted to present its 20th event!