photo: Tom Nickson (History of Art Department)

photo: Dr Tom Nickson, Lecturer

Photo: Tom Nickson

‌‌Photo: Amanda Lillie (History of Art Department)

Photo: Sarah Turner

Photo: Amanda Lillie


World class research

The Department of History of Art at York is an internationally recognised centre for research and study in art and architectural history. Our staff regularly publish their research and full details of these publications and activities can be found here. Announcements about new publications by staff in the Department are also made on the Publication News page.

Staff also contribute to exhibitions, events, performances and media activities around the world.  

Research funding

We have an excellent record of attracting external funding and prizes from the British Academy, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust and other funding bodies.

Many of our PhD and postdoctoral students are also recipients of external funding for their research.

Research schools


Research clusters


Research events

Our research schools frequently host seminars, lectures, conferences and other events. For more information see: