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2011 department news

Court, Country, City: Call for Papers

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.

First Jiangning scholars settle in at the University of York

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

Latest edition of the British Art Research School's (BARS) bulletin has been published

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.

'The art world in Britain 1660 to 1735' website launched

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.

Professor Mark Hallett, Head of Department, is giving this year's Watson Gordon lecture at the Scottish National Gallery

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.

New Visiting Professors for 2011/12

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Claire Farago and Donald Preziosi join the department as visiting professors

Publication news: 'Rethinking the Baroque', edited by Professor Helen Hills, is now available

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.

York History of Art students help launch a new student journal

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.

2011 Undergraduate Awards and Prizes

Thursday 11 August 2011

The Department is pleased to announce this year's undergraduate awards and prizes for academic performance.

Scouloudi Award

Wednesday 3 August 2011

Professor Helen Hills's forthcoming book 'The Matter of Miracles' has received the maximum award from the Scouloudi Foundation.

Publication Award Announced

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.

Three AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards in History of Art

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.

William Etty exhibition at York Art Gallery

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.

York-Tate Partnership Activities

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.

Professor Whitney Davis (Berkeley) to visit York

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.

Vacancy - Teaching Fellow (Medieval)

Thursday 14 April 2011

Applications are invited for a nine-month Teaching Fellowship in History of Art starting 1st October 2011

Dr James Boaden participating in exhibition seminar in Edinburgh

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.

PhD student awarded Terra Foundation Travel Grant

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.

PhD student wins the 2011 John Fleming Travel Award

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.

Vacancy - Postdoctoral Research Assistant

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'.

Vacancy - Lectureship in History of Art

Friday 25 March 2011

Applications are invited for a full-time, permanent Lectureship in History of Art from 1st October 2011

New Postgraduate Funding Opportunities

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.

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art awards fellowship to department member

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.

Prestigious funding for international conference on medieval Spain

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.

The British Art Research School launches blog and e-bulletin

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.

Postgraduate funding opportunities in History of Art

Friday 4 February 2011

Scholarships and studentships available for postgraduate students wishing to study History of Art at York

Visiting professorships at the Yale Center for British Art Graduate Summer Seminar in June 2011

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'.

PhD student awarded Terra Foundation Fellowship

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.

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