History of Art news and events


York Summer Theory Institute 21-25 May 2018

Posted on Tuesday 9 January 2018

We are pleased to announce that applications to the YSTI summer school are now open.

Grant Success

Posted on Friday 15 December 2017

Congratulations to Dr Richard Johns

Shaping Knowledge: The Transmission of the 'Liber Floridus'

Posted on Tuesday 12 December 2017

Hanna Vorholt's new book now available.

New Book by Former PhD Student

Posted on Monday 11 December 2017

We are delighted to announce a new publication by alumnus Matthew Walker

Arnolfini conference 12-13 January 2018

Posted on Tuesday 5 December 2017

Organised in conjunction with the National Gallery. Keynote speakers are Prof. Tim Barringer (Yale and Honorary Visiting Professor, University of York) and Prof. Cordula Grewe (Indiana University).

Publication success for PhD student

Posted on Thursday 30 November 2017

Second year PhD student Samantha Niederman has had an article accepted for publication this month.

Anthony Geraghty Awarded Visiting Fellowship

Posted on Monday 20 November 2017

Professor Anthony Geraghty has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship at All Souls College, Oxford.

Bathroom Songs: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick as a Poet

Posted on Friday 17 November 2017

New publication edited by Jason Edwards

‘Lost chapel’ of Westminster Palace revealed

Posted on Wednesday 1 November 2017

AHRC-funded 3D visualisation developed by York academics

News from York Art Historians past and present

Posted on Tuesday 31 October 2017

It's always nice to hear what our current and former students are getting up to, and we're delighted to share news from some of our recent alumni.

History of Art at York - 2018 Information Event

Posted on Thursday 26 October 2017

Join us to find out about our world-leading research-led programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Alma-Tadema Symposium Recording Available to View

Posted on Thursday 26 October 2017

Last week's 3 day symposium 'Alma-Tadema: Antiquity at Home and on Screen' was a huge success, bringing together students and scholars from a wide range of disciplines to explore the work and influence of 19th-century artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema.

Turner and the Whale: York art historians co-curate new exhibition

Posted on Tuesday 10 October 2017

Hull Maritime Museum and University of York art historians are curating a new exhibition of J. M. W. Turner’s controversial paintings of whaling as part of Hull’s UK City of Culture celebrations.

Liz Prettejohn speaks at Cheltenham Literature festival

Posted on Tuesday 10 October 2017

Liz Prettejohn gave the first lecture in the Cheltenham Literature Featival on Friday 6th October.

New Publication by Emanuele Lugli

Posted on Friday 22 September 2017

A new publication is now available by Emanuele Lugli.



The Last Laugh? Humour and the Death of Fashion

This lecture is hosted by SHADY (PG forum Studies in the History of Art Department at York)


Mapping Piracy in Defoe

Event hosted by CECS


Servicing Leisure Industries

A workshop with Professor Griselda Pollock (Leeds) and video artist Georgios Drivas (Venice Biennale 2017)


Urbanity and the implied sense of taste in early modern Iran

Part of the Islamic Art Circle lecture series


Piranesi in the Valley of the Uncanny

Part of the History of Art research seminar series


Art and Politics Today

Event hosted by CMods


Cosmic Roads: Relocating Modernism

Part of the History of Art research seminar series (Presented in collaboration with York Islamic Art Circle)


Fourth York Summer Theory Institute in History of Art

A postgraduate summer school with Whitney Davis