2012 department news

AHRC funding opportunities for postgraduate study at MA and PHD

Posted on Wednesday 19 December 2012

The History of Art Department has a range of scholarships available, including a series fully funded AHRC scholarships.


Supporting research leadership within the Arts and Humanities

Posted on Friday 14 December 2012

Seven new Fellowships have been announced by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The awarded Fellows will undertake focused individual research projects alongside research leadership development, training and engagement activities which have the potential to generate impact within academia and beyond.


Francis Haskell Memorial Grant for Luke Uglow

Posted on Friday 23 November 2012

The award of £1250 will enable Luke to conduct research in Venice.


Success for Emanuele Lugli at I Tatti Best Essay competition

Posted on Friday 23 November 2012

We are delighted to announce that Emanuele's work received an honourable mention and second place in the I Tatti Best Essay competition for 2011.


Launch of the History of Art Research Portal

Posted on Tuesday 6 November 2012

History of Art Department launched the History of Art Research Portal which is the first online, collaborative History of Art research website of its kind.


AHRC Fellowship for Amanda Lillie

Posted on Tuesday 6 November 2012

We congratulate Amanda Lillie, who has just been awarded an AHRC fellowship for an 18-month research project focussed around an exhibition at the National Gallery in London on "Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting".


Leverhulme Prize awarded to Jo Applin

Posted on Saturday 3 November 2012

We are delighted to announce that Jo Applin has been awarded a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize. These prizes are awarded each year to "young scholars of substantial distinction and promise."


New lecturers join the History of Art Department

Posted on Tuesday 21 August 2012

The History of Art Department is welcoming three new lecturers to the staff this October.


Olympic success!

Posted on Thursday 2 August 2012

History of Art alumnus, Tom Ransley, wins a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympic Games


The Leverhulme Trust funds a two-year project

Posted on Thursday 2 August 2012

Dr Tim Ayers has been awarded funds to publish 'The Building Accounts for St Stephen's Chapel, Palace of Westminster,1292-1366'


'Making Art, Picturing Practice: the artist's studio in Britain, c. 1700-1900 (MAPP)' Graduate Summer Seminar

Posted on Tuesday 24 July 2012

The second MAPP Graduate Summer Seminar has recently taken place in York, a collaboration between the Yale Center for British Art and the Department of History of Art at the University of York.


The Leverhulme Trust awards an International Network grant to the History of Art Department

Posted on Monday 16 July 2012

Dr Sarah Turner will lead the 'Enchanted Modernities: Theosophy, Modernism and the Arts. c. 1875-1960' International Network over a period of three years.


Edwardian Culture Network launched

Posted on Saturday 7 July 2012

Early career researchers Dr Samuel Shaw (History of Art, University of York), Sarah Shaw (English, University of York) and Naomi Carle (English, University of Durham)launch the Edwardian Culture Network


Open Day July 2012

Posted on Monday 2 July 2012

We are looking forward to meeting prospective undergraduate students at the Open Day on Wednesday 4th July.


'Dead Standing Things ': New display at Tate Britain

Posted on Tuesday 19 June 2012

'Dead Standing Things: Still Life in Britain, 1660-1740' is a new display at Tate Britain. It is an outcome of the AHRC-funded 'Court, Country, City: British Art 1660-1735' research project.


MA Partnership Studentships 2012

Posted on Tuesday 12 June 2012

The Department of History of Art is delighted to invite applications for four partnership studentships, open to full-time MA in History of Art or pathway degree applicants commencing their studies in October 2012.


AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award in History of Art: ‘Shifting Perspectives on German Renaissance Art’

Posted on Monday 11 June 2012

The Department of History of Art at the University of York and the National Gallery, London are pleased to offer a three-year AHRC-funded doctoral studentship to commence in October 2012, investigating how perceptions of German Renaissance art changed between the era when it was made and the era when it was collected by modern institutions like the National Gallery.


Histories of British Art, the third and final conference of the 'Court, Country and City' research project

Posted on Monday 21 May 2012

A three-day conference, 'Histories of British Art 1660-1735: Reconstruction and Transformation', will be held in York in September 2012 to mark the end of the AHRC-funded 'Court, Country City: British Art 1660-1735' project and to present its major research findings. Professor Mark Hallett is the Principal Investigator for this project.


May 2012 British Art Research School e-bulletin published

Posted on Thursday 17 May 2012

The British Art Research School publishes a quarterly e-bulletin which links through to the regularly-updated blog. This is one of the most informative and up-to-date resources for scholars of art and visual culture in Britain.


Art Awareness Week

Posted on Wednesday 16 May 2012

History of Art students collaborate on an exciting week-long programme of arts and cultural activities at the University of York


Research News: Online Research Project, the Simeon Solomon Research Archive goes live.

Posted on Saturday 14 April 2012

A collaborative online research project investigating the life and work of the Jewish, Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic Victorian artist Simeon Solomon has been released this week in a brand new format by Dr Carolyn Conroy and co-investigator Roberto C. Ferrari (CUNY, Graduate Center).


Department photo gallery now live

Posted on Thursday 1 March 2012

Photographs of History of Art Department research and study trips, seminars and events are now available to view in the new online photo gallery


SAASY Saturday Symposium

Posted on Wednesday 22 February 2012

New research by undergraduates, postgraduates and staff.


Funding news: AHRC funds Internationalism and Cultural Exchange 1870-1920 Research Network

Posted on Thursday 16 February 2012

Dr Sarah Victoria Turner will be the co-investigator of this new research network with Dr Grace Brockington (University of Bristol)


Funding News for the MA in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management

Posted on Monday 6 February 2012

A unique training opportunity has arisen through York Minster’s Heritage Lottery Funded York Minster Revealed project. This ambitious programme of work embraces the conservation of York Minster’s Great East Window of 1405-8 and will provide training at the York Glaziers Trust for two stained glass conservators enrolled on the University of York’s MA course.


Professor Elizabeth Prettejohn appointed as new Head of Department

Posted on Wednesday 1 February 2012

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Liz Prettejohn as the incoming Head of Department.


Helen Hills awarded a Millard Meiss Publication grant for 'The Matter of Miracles'

Posted on Tuesday 31 January 2012

We are pleased to announce that Helen Hills has been awarded a Millard Meiss Publication grant for 'The Matter of Miracles' which is to be published in 2013 by Manchester University Press.


New online exhibitions curated by undergraduates

Posted on Tuesday 31 January 2012

Undergraduates in the History of Art Department have curated virtual exhibitions as part of the 'Satire and the City' module


Professor Ding Ning from Peking University currently visiting the department

Posted on Tuesday 17 January 2012

Professor Ding will spend two weeks in York as part of the exchange programme between the University of York and Peking University.


Art is Not What You Think It Is
New publication by Visiting Professors Claire Farago and Donald Preziosi

Posted on Tuesday 17 January 2012

'Art Is Not What You Think It Is' has recently been published in the UK as part of the Blackwell Manifestoes series. The book offers a series of critical discussions on the idea of art, calling for a radical rethinking of the subject of 'art' and its relationship to today's world.


Professor Mark Hallett gives keynote lecture at the annual conference of the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies

Posted on Monday 9 January 2012

Professor Mark Hallett analysed the remarkable set of portraits known as 'The Streatham Worthies,' at the recent conference of the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studies. The portraits include such cultural luminaries as Edmund Burke, Oliver Goldsmith and Samuel Johnson.


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