News in 2014

Our research excellence is recognised

Posted on Thursday 18 December 2014

The results of the research excellence framework (REF), an exercise that assesses the quality of academic research, have just been released.


Special Issue of the Sculpture Journal Co-edited by Jason Edwards

Posted on Wednesday 17 December 2014

The new edition of the Sculpture Journal is a Displaying Victorian Sculpture special issue, co-edited by Jason Edwards and Michael Hatt.


Sarah Brown elected General Secretary of the ISCCSG

Posted on Friday 5 December 2014

Earlier this year Sarah Brown was elected to the International Board of the International Scientific Committee for the Conservation of Stained Glass, and on 28 November she was elected General Secretary.


Best Architectural History Book Award for Anthony Geraghty

Posted on Wednesday 26 November 2014

The Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion for best architectural history book has been awarded to Anthony Geraghty by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB).


Amanda Lillie's Catalogue Nominated for Digital Innovation Award

Posted on Monday 24 November 2014

The catalogue for Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting has been nominated in the Apollo Awards 2014


Students Curate Stained Glass Exhibition

Posted on Monday 24 November 2014

'Light in the North: Modern Glass-Painters of York' is a new exhibition curated and mounted by History of Art MA students, led by PhD Candidate Katie Harrison.


Liz Prettejohn guests on BBC Radio 4

Posted on Wednesday 19 November 2014

Head of Department Liz Prettejohn took part in a discussion on the Philosophy of Good Taste on BBC Radio 4 this week.


Sheffield Centre for Dutch Studies Welcomes Michael White

Posted on Thursday 6 November 2014

Michael White will present a seminar at the Centre for Dutch Studies at the University of Sheffield next month.


Conference Success for MA Graduate

Posted on Friday 31 October 2014

On 17 October several members of the Stained Glass Research School contributed to an exciting seminar, The Historical Value of Stained Glass and its Conservation Problems, based at La Mercè Cultural Centre, Girona (Catalonia), organised by recent MA graduate Anna Santoloria Tura.


History of Art @ York - Celebration and Information Event

Posted on Tuesday 28 October 2014

Join us as we celebrate a wonderfully successful year, and learn more about our degree programmes!


Isaac Julien in conversation with James Boaden

Posted on Friday 24 October 2014

Turner Prize nominated artist and film-maker Isaac Julien will be in conversation with James Boaden as part of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival


Michele Vescovi to give paper at the Courtauld

Posted on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Michele's Research Seminar is on 'Medieval Work in Progress'.


York - the place to be for Art History!

Posted on Saturday 11 October 2014

The History of Art Department is celebrating league table and NSS success.


Helen Hills Speaks at Queen's University at Kingston

Posted on Friday 10 October 2014

Helen Hills presented a paper at Queen's University at Kingston in Ontario, Canada this month.


Emanuele Lugli to Speak at St Andrews

Posted on Friday 10 October 2014

Emanuele Lugli will give a paper entitled 'The Metric Aesthetic Size and Perceptual Revolution in 19th-century Italy' for the School of Art History at St Andrews.


James Boaden to speak on Jasper Johns at The Courtauld Institute

Posted on Monday 15 September 2014

James Boaden will be presenting a lecture at the Courtauld Institute to coincide with the current 'Jasper Johns: Regrets' exhibition.


Jason Edwards Co-curates New Exhibition at Yale and Tate Britain

Posted on Monday 8 September 2014

This week sees the opening of a major exhibition of Victorian sculpture at The Yale Centre for British Art, moving on to Tate Britain in the New Year.


Emanuele Lugli publishes new book

Posted on Thursday 28 August 2014

Emanuele Lugli's first book, 'Unità di Misura: Breve storia del metro in Italia' - (Unit of Measure: A Short History of the Meter in Italy) - is officially published this week.


Friends of York Art Gallery Research Scholarship​

Posted on Thursday 21 August 2014

Scholarship available for a 2014-15 full-time entrant to the MA in History of Art programme, or a related pathway degree.


Emanuele Lugli is Awarded Research Grant

Posted on Thursday 21 August 2014

Emanuele has been awarded a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant to fund the first part of his project 'The Intellectual History of Connoisseurship'.


New Tate Film of Mondrian & His Studios with Michael White

Posted on Tuesday 19 August 2014

Michael White shows us round his co-curated exhibition 'Mondrian and His Studios' in a new film by Tate Shots.


Claire Jones publishes new book

Posted on Monday 18 August 2014

Claire Jones, a former PhD student and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the department, has just published a new book on sculpture.


New Publication by Recent MA Graduate

Posted on Wednesday 13 August 2014

The MA dissertation of Anna Santoloria Tura, a recent graduate in Stained Glass Conservation and Heritage Management, has just been published by the Institut Català de Recerca en Patrimoni Cultural.


The Department Welcomes Students of Peking University

Posted on Thursday 31 July 2014

We were delighted to take part in a packed cultural programme for this year's Peking University Summer School.


Sarah Brown Publishes New Book on York Minster’s Great East Window

Posted on Thursday 31 July 2014

'Apocalpyse: The Great East Window of York Minster' is a new book written by Sarah Brown as she oversees the restoration of the 'Sistine Chapel of stained glass' at York Minster.


MA Student Nele Luttmann Presents Public Lecture

Posted on Wednesday 30 July 2014

Nele Luttman presented a paper on The Leake Panels at an event held by Friends of York Art Gallery last week.


Building the Picture: the rave reviews are in!

Posted on Friday 25 July 2014

Amanda Lillie's co-curated exhibition at the National Gallery has received widespread praise from the critics.


Student Essay Prize for PhD Student Lyndsey Smith

Posted on Thursday 24 July 2014

Lyndsey was awarded the European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS) Graduate Student Essay Award at the recent joint EABS/Society for Biblical Literature (SBL) International Meeting in Vienna, Austria


New Appointment for Fiona Anderson

Posted on Tuesday 22 July 2014

Many congratulations to Fiona Anderson who has been appointed Senior Teaching Fellow in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh


Award for PhD student Bogdan Cornea

Posted on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Congratulations to Bogdan Cornea who has been awarded an HRC Doctoral Fellowship


York PhD Student Curates Exhibition in Greece

Posted on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Kostas Stasinopoulos has curated an exhibition as part of the Syros International Film Festival


Helen Hills Formal Respondent at Turin Conference

Posted on Wednesday 9 July 2014

Last week Helen Hills attended an important conference on monasteries and convents in Piedmont where she was a formal respondent.


Prestigious Post for Helen Hills

Posted on Tuesday 1 July 2014

Helen is to be the Ruth and Clarence Kennedy Professor for Renaissance Studies in the History of Art Department, Smith College, USA in the autumn term.


New article published by Emanuele Lugli

Posted on Monday 23 June 2014

Emanuele has published an article in a new book by Ashgate, as well as translating another in the same volume.


York-Florence Collaborative Workshop a Success

Posted on Wednesday 18 June 2014

The Palazzo Grifoni in Florence was the location of 'Drawing In/Screening Off: Metaphors of the Veil' a collaboration between the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Max-Planck-Institut and the History of Art Department, York.


York History of Art MA students present papers to York art lovers this month

Posted on Tuesday 17 June 2014

Charlotte Hancock and Tessa Kilgarriff both presented papers at the York Evening Decorative and Fine Art Society (YEDFAS), a subset of NADFAS, the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies this month, while Simon Spier gave a lunchtime talk to the Friends of York Art Gallery


2014-15 Partnership Studentships

Posted on Monday 9 June 2014

Seven new MA studentships announced for 2014-15.


Mondrian and His Studios Co-curated by Michael White Opens Today

Posted on Friday 6 June 2014

This major exhibition exploring Mondrian's later works opens at Tate Liverpool today and runs until October 5th


Call for Papers: Beguiling Structures

Posted on Wednesday 4 June 2014

This conference complements The National Gallery’s exhibition Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting, and will look afresh at architecture’s place within European painting, reassessing established interpretations.


Helen Hills presents paper in Warwick

Posted on Wednesday 28 May 2014

Last week Professor Helen Hills presented a Departmental Research Seminar at the University of Warwick.


Department Heads Reunited

Posted on Friday 23 May 2014

At a very successful event this week we were delighted to welcome back former members of staff, including 2 former Heads of Department.


Alumna curates new BP Spotlight at Tate Britain

Posted on Thursday 15 May 2014

A new curatorial display, 'Bodies of Nature' curated by Cora Gilroy-Ware has recently opened at Tate Britain.


Times Preview of Summer Mondrian Exhibitions

Posted on Wednesday 14 May 2014

The cover story of this week's Times 'Saturday Review' was on Michael White's co-curated exhibition at Tate Liverpool 'Mondrian and His Studios', and the companion exhibition at Turner Contemporary.


Terra Foundation Success

Posted on Monday 12 May 2014

Congratulations to Fiona Anderson and PhD candidate Amy Tobin who are both in receipt of Terra Foundation awards!


Exhibition at Tate St Ives co-curated by York Collaborative Doctoral Student

Posted on Tuesday 6 May 2014

Rachel Smith is co-curating the International Exchanges, Modern Art and St Ives 1915-65 exhibition at Tate St Ives this summer.


'Building the Picture' co-curated by Amanda Lillie with PhD candidate Alasdair Flint opens today at the National Gallery

Posted on Wednesday 30 April 2014

The exhibition focusses on the importance of the architectural setting in Renaissance paintings, demonstrating that the buildings often have a crucial role to play themselves and are not merely a backdrop.


Michael White visits the Universities of Peking and Henan

Posted on Monday 28 April 2014

Dr Michael White recently gave lectures and seminars at Peking University and the University of Henan, where he was appointed an Honorary Visiting Professor.


Liz Prettejohn to give keynote lecture at Paul Mellon Centre

Posted on Monday 28 April 2014

Professor Liz Prettejohn is to give the final keynote lecture at the conference 'The Educated Eye? Connoisseurship Now' at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art on Friday 2 May.


NEW: 4 x Departmental PhD scholarships

Posted on Friday 25 April 2014

The History of Art department is pleased to offer four scholarships to full-time Home / EU applicants for the PhD in History of Art programme, commencing October 2014.


NEW: AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership studentship

Posted on Wednesday 16 April 2014

The History of Art department is delighted to invite applications for the following AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership studentship, offered in conjunction with Glasgow Life, commencing October 2014:


PhD Conference Review

Posted on Tuesday 8 April 2014

The department held its first annual Graduate Research Student conference last month. PhD student Beki Senior reviews the event.



Sarah Brown to speak at this year's Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts

Posted on Monday 31 March 2014

Sarah Brown has been invited to speak at the 2014 Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts, joining a programme which features Toni Morrison, Stephen Fry, Joan Bakewell and Arianna Huffington.


Helen Hills Invited as Visiting Scholar to University of Colorado Boulder

Posted on Tuesday 25 March 2014

Helen will be spending a week in April at the University of Colorado Boulder where she will work closely with graduate students, presenting a public lecture and a graduate seminar.


Emanuele Lugli appointed as Gastwissenschaftler

Posted on Thursday 20 March 2014

Emanuele Lugli has been invited to be Gastwissenschaftler (visiting professor) at Florence's Kunsthistorisches Institut for Summer 2014 and beyond.


Conference Registration Now Open

Posted on Wednesday 5 March 2014

Registration is now open for the Cathedral Libraries and Archives in the British Isles conference on 2-4 July 2014 at York Minster Library and the King's Manor.


Helen Hills to Give Keynote Lecture in Rome

Posted on Wednesday 5 March 2014

This month at an international conference hosted by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies, La Sapienza University, and the Accademia di San Luca in Rome, Helen will present her keynote paper 'L'invenzione e la rivelazione del monastero femminile nella Roma del Seicento'.


Chad Elias' Research in Latest Edition of Tate 'In Focus'

Posted on Friday 28 February 2014

Tate's innovative online research series this month features a publication by Chad Elias exploring 'On Three Posters' 2004 by Rabih Mroué


Three Graces Go Live

Posted on Friday 28 February 2014

The Three Graces: Victorian women, visual art and exchange online exhibition and catalogue of works is live to view on the Department of History of Art's Research Portal


Richard Johns and Jason Edwards Speaking at Conference to Complement 'Turner and the Sea' Exhibition

Posted on Tuesday 25 February 2014

Royal Museums Greenwich is hosting the 'Maritime Culture and Britain in the Age of J. M. W. Turner' conference on 21st and 22nd March, to coincide with the 'Turner and the Sea' exhibition which has been co-curated by Richard Johns and Christine Riding.


York Stained Glass Conservation Students Get More Than Honourable Mention

Posted on Thursday 20 February 2014

The latest edition of the ICOM Committee for Conservation newsletter highlights the contribution of York students to an important conference in Amsterdam


Jo Applin and Amy Tobin Speaking at Edinburgh Conference

Posted on Wednesday 19 February 2014

Jo Applin and PhD Candidate Amy Tobin will both be speaking at the 'Writing/Curating/Making Feminist Art Histories' conference in March hosted by the University of Edinburgh


Helen Hills on Radio Adelaide

Posted on Wednesday 19 February 2014

Listen to Helen Hills as she discusses themes related to her keynote lecture at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800) on Radio Adelaide. A film of her lecture is also available to view.


Jeanne Nuechterlein article in latest issue of The Burlington Magazine

Posted on Monday 10 February 2014

The February edition of Burlington Magazine features an article by Jeanne Nuechterlein which complements her new exhibition at the National Gallery.


Alumna and Television Presenter Returns to York

Posted on Monday 3 February 2014

On 11th February, Dr Janina Ramirez will be presenting a lecture hosted by the Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past


New Exhibition Opening at the Borthwick Institute

Posted on Monday 3 February 2014

Pioneering Spirit: Maud MacCarthy - Mysticism, Music and Modernity, a free exhibition opens Friday 7th February at the Borthwick Institute for Archives


Helen Hills to Deliver Keynote Address at Australian Conference

Posted on Tuesday 28 January 2014

Professor Hills will present her paper Miraculous Affects: Inventing Corpses in Baroque Italy, at a conference hosted by the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions (Europe 1100-1800) next month.


New Display at the Henry Moore Institute Developed by York Student

Posted on Friday 24 January 2014

PhD candidate Charlotte Drew has curated the fourth in a series of Library Displays which have emerged from the Displaying Victorian Sculpture project, an AHRC funded collaboration between the Departments of History of Art at the Universities of York and Warwick


Nottingham Contemporary Presents Film Screening Curated by James Boaden

Posted on Friday 10 January 2014

On February 25th Nottingham Contemporary presents a moving image programme curated by James Boaden entitled Homonculus, Playing the Masculine Pathetic


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