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News in 2023

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities 2024/25

Posted on Monday 13 November 2023

With generous funding from the Wolfson Foundation, the Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships fund doctoral research in three areas: History, Literature and Languages.

2024 WRoCAH AHRC Open Competition Studentships

Posted on Monday 13 November 2023

The WRoCAH competition for PhD studentships starting in October 2024 is now open!

History of Art's Marcus Milwright and co-editor Evanthia Baboula win book award

Posted on Thursday 26 October 2023

History of Art's Marcus Milwright and co-editor Evanthia Baboula's book Made for the Eye of One Who Sees, Canadian Contributions to the Study of Islamic Art and Archaeology has been awarded the Inaugural University Art Association of Canada (UAAC-AAUC) book award for best edited collection.

Pamela Enyonu’s @syokereart residence for the @artrightstruth project came to an end this week!

Posted on Thursday 26 October 2023

We enjoyed having her around and were impressed by the range of works she produced during her stay: some of them were participatory, and others used a material close to her heart, paper (including paper towels and napkins from our Campus Kitchen Services and local pubs!).

Call for Papers: Production, Transmission & Interpretation

Posted on Wednesday 18 October 2023

An interdisciplinary conference on Islamic Art, Architecture, History and Archaeology on 14th and 15th March, 2024

Busan Biennale 2024 announces co-artistic directors

Posted on Monday 16 October 2023

Congratulations go to Philippe Pirotte and Vera Mey from the History of Art department, as they have been selected as co-artistic directors of Busan Biennale 2024.

First artist in residence for Art Rights Truth research project

Posted on Monday 16 October 2023

The History of Art Department is delighted to welcome Ugandan artist Pamela Enyonu as the current artist-in-residence for the Art Rights Truth Project, on which our colleague Dr. Ana Bilbao is co-investigator.

History of art at York ranks 6th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

Posted on Tuesday 19 September 2023

The Department of History of Art has placed 6th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 for the subject of history of art, architecture and design. The ranking recognises the quality of our courses, and the experiences and opportunities we provide to our students.

History of Art at York ranks 10th in Guardian University Guide 2024

Posted on Thursday 14 September 2023

The Department of History of Art has placed 10th in the Guardian University Guide 2024 for the subject of History of Art. The ranking recognises the quality of our courses, and the experiences and opportunities they provide to our students.

The Joint BIAA-BIPS Conference: Jalal al-Din Rumi and his Legacy: Religion, Literature and Culture between Medieval Anatolia and the Persianate World, 13th-14th Centuries.

Posted on Wednesday 30 August 2023

The Joint BIAA-BIPS Conference: Jalal al-Din Rumi and his Legacy: Religion, Literature and Culture between Medieval Anatolia and the Persianate World, 13th-14th Centuries was held on 6th and 7th July 2023 at the British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) in Türkiye. This international conference focused on the Sufi poet Rumi, the reception of his work as well as his religious and political legacy.

National Student Survey reveals the strengths of History of Art at York

Posted on Tuesday 15 August 2023

The results of a nationwide survey have revealed that the Department of History of Art is home to some of the happiest students in the category of history of art, architecture and design students in the UK.

York academic and stained glass pioneer to receive prestigious award for conservation

Posted on Monday 31 July 2023

A University of York professor has been awarded a prestigious award in recognition of her significant contribution to stained glass conservation

Award for Alumnus Miguel Gaete

Posted on Wednesday 21 June 2023

We are thrilled to share that Dr Miguel Gaete has won the Klaus Heyne Award 2023 for Research in German Romanticism Studies!

6th in the UK: Complete University Guide 2024

Posted on Thursday 8 June 2023

History of Art at York ranked 6th in the UK according to the latest release of the Complete University Guide league tables (2024).

PhD student Yiran Chen publishes the article - Coca-Cola in process of materialisation: a new materialist perspective on He Xiangyu’s Cola Project.

Posted on Friday 26 May 2023

History of Art PhD student Yiran Chen, who is close to completing her thesis, has just had an published.

York Summer Theory Institute in Art History

Posted on Tuesday 23 May 2023

Now in its eighth year, and back after several postponements due to COVID, the York Summer Theory Institute in Art History (YSTI) will take place from 5 - 9 June 2023. Welcoming students from both the UK and across the world, YSTI is hosted by the History of Art Department and led by Professor Whitney Davis of University of California at Berkeley and Honorary Visiting Professor of Art History at the University of York; the theme for this year’s summer school is Art History and Picture Theory. 

New AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) studentship, John Flaxman: Art, Design and the Intermedial body

Posted on Tuesday 9 May 2023

We are delighted to announce a new AHRC Colloborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) studentship in collaboration with York Museums Trust.

Sculpture and Faith at St Paul's Cathedral

Posted on Wednesday 3 May 2023

Pantheons project special issue of the Journal of Victorian Culture is out, on Sculpture and Faith at St Paul's Cathedral.

BA graduate Fergus Bovill publishes article in the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library

Posted on Friday 28 April 2023

BA graduate Fergus Bovill has published the article "Littifredi Corbizzi, Johann Anton Ramboux and an Album of Manuscript Cuttings at the John Rylands Library" in the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library

Congratulations to Alumnus Alfie Robinson

Posted on Tuesday 18 April 2023

Well done to Alfie Robinson who has just had his MA dissertation published!

Pre-Raphaelites: A Modern Renaissance

Posted on Monday 17 April 2023

On Friday 21 April from 3 - 4pm, join us online in conversation to discuss the themes and artworks in the forthcoming exhibition 'Pre-Raphaelites: A Modern Renaissance'

Andrew Wilkinson Retires

Posted on Monday 6 February 2023

We are very sorry to say good-bye to Department Manager Andrew Wilkinson.

The Thrill of It

Posted on Monday 6 February 2023

A bold new photography exhibition reframes the female nude to celebrate moments from sporting history

Alumni Come Together for New Publication

Posted on Tuesday 24 January 2023

A former and current student who met at a conference have now produced a book, which emerged from the conference!

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