History of Art news and events


AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership: ‘A palace within a Palace’: the Speaker’s House at Westminster, 1794-1834

Posted on Tuesday 13 November 2018

Applications are invited for a potential AHRC-funded collaborative doctoral award based at the University of York’s Department of History of Art in collaboration with The Houses of Parliament. The three-year award covers fees and an annual maintenance grant.

Student Publication News

Posted on Tuesday 13 November 2018

Congratulations to Jiyi Ryu, Adam Sammut and Valeria Viola on their recent publication success!

New Book by Former Student

Posted on Thursday 1 November 2018

Congratulations to alumna Laura Slater on the publication of her new book 'Art and Political Thought in Medieval England c.1150-1350'.

Times Good University Guide 2019

Posted on Thursday 1 November 2018

The Department of History of Art has placed 5th in the latest Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Professor Helen Hills to take part in US collaboration

Posted on Thursday 1 November 2018

Professor Helen Hills has been invited to take part in a prestigious collaboration exploring horror and enchantment.

York Professor has delivered a Keynote Lecture

Posted on Monday 29 October 2018

The Bartlett School of Architecture welcomed Professor Helen Hills to talk about her paper on Architectural History, Temporality and Affect.

Publication Success for PhD Student

Posted on Monday 8 October 2018

Congratulations to Jessica Schouela who has had two pieces recently accepted for publication.

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



Style Wars: Fashioning Hair in Early Modernity

CREMS & CECS Joint Research Seminar


Exposure: Online participation and the artist’s body

Part of the History of Art research seminar series


Walter Pater and Portraiture

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


Interpreting and Preserving the Cultural Heritage

With papers from leading scholars, this two-day conference honours Professor David Park's contribution to the study and perservation of medieval art.


Angels in the Medieval World

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