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New Publication by Jason Edwards

Posted on Friday 4 March 2022

Many congratulations to Professor Jason Edwards!

Grabar Travel Grant Success

Posted on Friday 4 February 2022

Many congratulations to PhD student Nausheen Hoosein!

New publication for Jessica Richardson

Posted on Thursday 6 January 2022

Many congratulations to Dr Jessica Richardson!

Louise Yu-jui Yang receives Kuo Hsueh-Hu Award

Posted on Monday 8 November 2021

The Kuo Hsueh-Hu Award is organised biennially by the National Museum of History, Taiwan, to recognise achievements in art historical studies on craft.

Understanding Hepworth sculptures

Posted on Thursday 2 September 2021

The History of Art department is playing a key role in a research network formed to develop a complete understanding of the material practices used by the great Yorkshire-born sculptor, Barbara Hepworth.

Exciting New Post for PhD Student

Posted on Thursday 26 August 2021

Congratulations to PhD student Rebecca Mellor!

AAH Dissertation Prize Success for Two MA Students

Posted on Monday 19 July 2021

We are very proud of MA students Gerry Fässler and Ariana Torres, who are both shortlisted runners up for the Association for Art History 2020 Postgraduate Dissertation Prize!

Nicola Sinclair receives Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award 2021

Posted on Friday 18 June 2021

Congratulations to Dr Nicola Sinclair!

Professor Amanda Lillie

Posted on Wednesday 19 May 2021

Congratulations to our new Emeritus Professor.

Research success

Posted on Friday 19 March 2021

Congratulations to Professor Tim Ayers on his BA/Leverhulme research grants application

Scholarship Success

Posted on Thursday 11 March 2021

Well done to PhD student Midori Kono!

Patrick Nuttgens Award 2021

Posted on Thursday 11 March 2021

Congratulations to Gemma Shearwood on her success in this year's Nuttgen's Award!

PhD Thesis Published as New Online Resource

Posted on Wednesday 17 February 2021

PhD Graduate Dr Julie Ann Whyman is publishing her thesis as a new, open-to-all website!

Student Publication News

Posted on Wednesday 17 February 2021

Recent PhD Graduate Adam Sammut has just published an article, available for download, based on the research for his thesis.

Dissertation Prize Success

Posted on Monday 8 February 2021

We are delighted to announce that Sophie Newton, graduate of the History of Art MA (Medieval Art and Medievalisms) has been awarded the Richard III Society Dissertation Prize!



York Summer Theory Institute: Psychoanalysis and Art History: POSTPONED

2022 York Summer Theory Institute in Art History


Handling History: Exploring dress accessories

Dress accessories - those small items that people carried, wore and handled - have big stories to tell.


The Worlds of British Sculpture: Sculpture and Empire at St Paul’s Cathedral, c.1796-1916

The Pantheons project's final conference, concerned with the intersections of sculpture and world religions at the cathedral c. 1796 - 1916