Posted on Friday 11 November 2011
We welcome proposals for 25-minute papers on any aspect of British Art, 1660-1735. A number of bursaries will be available to graduate student speakers.
Posted on Monday 7 November 2011
The University of York has welcomed its first two scholars sponsored by a new foundation to promote cultural links between the UK and China
Posted on Tuesday 18 October 2011
Edited by History of Art Department PhD students, Caroline Good, Catherine Spencer and Sean Willcock, the BARS quarterly e-bulletin gathers together a wealth of information about upcoming conferences, calls for papers, exhibitions and other events.
Posted on Monday 17 October 2011
This long term project plans to create a searchable corpus of the principal primary materials relating to the arts in early modern Britain. Based at the University of York the project aim is to reach completion by 2020.
Posted on Monday 10 October 2011
Professor Hallett's lecture is entitled 'Faces in a Library: Sir Joshua Reynolds's Streatham Worthies', and will take place on November 3rd. The lecture, which will be published as a short book in 2012, will focus on the remarkable set of thirteen portraits that the celebrated Georgian artist Sir Joshua Reynolds painted for a private library at Streatham Park, just outside London, between the early 1770s and 1781.Reynolds's pictures for Streatham, which include portraits of such cultural luminaries as Edmund Burke, Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson, will be explored as expressions of friendship, learning and fame, and as works that responded to the social rituals and intellectual ideals of the eighteenth-century library.
Posted on Tuesday 13 September 2011
Claire Farago and Donald Preziosi join the department as visiting professors
Posted on Tuesday 16 August 2011
This important new publication retrieves the term ‘baroque’ from the margins of art history and includes the work of scholars from a range of disciplines.
Posted on Tuesday 16 August 2011
York History of Art undergraduates Jade Adams, Tahnee Atkin and Camilla Apcar are working with students from the University of St Andrews on a new journal, SJAH (Students' Journal of Art History), which will be launched in the coming academic year.
Posted on Thursday 11 August 2011
The Department is pleased to announce this year's undergraduate awards and prizes for academic performance.
Posted on Wednesday 3 August 2011
Professor Helen Hills's forthcoming book 'The Matter of Miracles' has received the maximum award from the Scouloudi Foundation.
Posted on Friday 15 July 2011
The Department is delighted to announce that Jo Applin's forthcoming book Eccentric Objects: Rethinking Sculpture in 1960s America (Yale University Press) has been awarded a Publication Grant by The Henry Moore Foundation.
Posted on Wednesday 25 May 2011
The Department of History of Art is delighted to announce that it has been awarded three fully-funded PhD studentships by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to commence in October 2011.
Posted on Tuesday 17 May 2011
An important exhibition of York-born artist William Etty will open at York Art Gallery on 25th June. 'William Etty: Art and Controversy' is co-curated by Dr Sarah Burnage, who graduated from the History of Art Department in 2008. The catalogue is edited by Sarah, along with Professor Mark Hallett, Head of the History of Art Department, and the curator of art at the gallery, Laura Turner. It also contains essays by History of Art Department members of staff Dr Jason Edwards and Dr Sarah Turner.
Posted on Friday 13 May 2011
Dr Sarah Turner is visiting Tate Britain during the Summer Term to carry out research in conjunction with the York-Tate partnership.
Posted on Friday 13 May 2011
Whitney Davis (Professor of History & Theory of Ancient & Modern Art at UC Berkeley) will visit the History of Art Department in June 2011.
Posted on Thursday 14 April 2011
Applications are invited for a nine-month Teaching Fellowship in History of Art starting 1st October 2011
Posted on Tuesday 12 April 2011
Dr James Boaden is participating in the seminar 'Reflecting on Narcissus' at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh on Wednesday 27th April, 5.30-8.00pm.
Posted on Friday 8 April 2011
Catherine Spencer, a PhD student working with Dr. Jo Applin, has been awarded a prestigious travel grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art.
Posted on Monday 28 March 2011
Martin Nixon, a PhD student working with Professor Helen Hills, has won the 2011 John Fleming Travel Award for his work on the architecture and urbanism of the Val di Noto towns of Eastern Sicily.
Posted on Saturday 26 March 2011
A vacancy exists for a fixed-term, one-year, full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the AHRC-funded project 'Court, Country, City: British Art 1660-1735'.
Posted on Friday 25 March 2011
Applications are invited for a full-time, permanent Lectureship in History of Art from 1st October 2011
Posted on Tuesday 22 March 2011
The History of Art Department is delighted to announce a range of new postgraduate awards, offering funding for new overseas and EU students, as well as new specialist opportunities to work in partnership with local museums.
Posted on Monday 21 March 2011
Dr Kate Nichols has been awarded a prestigious Paul Mellon Centre postdoctoral fellowship to prepare and revise her PhD thesis for publication.
Posted on Tuesday 1 March 2011
The Spanish Ministry of Education & Culture has granted £3300 towards 'Constructing Memory in Medieval Spain', to be held in York 15-16 July.
Posted on Wednesday 23 February 2011
Managed and edited by current PhD students, these exciting new online initiatives hold the most up-to-date information about the field of British Art studies, including events, conferences, calls for papers and listings of current PhD topics on British art.
Posted on Friday 4 February 2011
Scholarships and studentships available for postgraduate students wishing to study History of Art at York
Posted on Tuesday 1 February 2011
Head of Department, Mark Hallett, and Sarah Victoria Turner, a lecturer in the History of Art Department, will travel to Yale to take part in a week-long graduate seminar entitled 'Making Art, Picturing Practice: The Artist’s Studio in Britain ca. 1700–1900'.
Posted on Monday 7 June 2010
Kirsty Breedon, a PhD student working with Dr. Jason Edwards, has been awarded a very prestigious pre-doctoral Fellowship from the Terra Foundation for American Art.