Architectural History and Theory


About Architectural History and Theory

The Architectural History and Theory Research School supports adventurous research in architectural history and theory at York. In a period when architecture is assuming increased importance both in the UK and internationally, the Department of Art History at York has one of the largest, liveliest, and most wide-ranging group of experts in the UK.

As a research group, we regularly hold research events and we warmly welcome applications from postgraduate students for study at MA and PhD level.

Our research

Our research embraces many periods and locations, combined with a notable range of theoretical and methodological approaches.

We have particular strengths chronologically in medieval, early modern, and modern; geographically in Britain, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany; and methodologically in approaches including historical materialism, critical theory and feminism. We offer significant expertise in stained glass, architectural drawings, urbanism, and archival work.

We are building on these strengths to confirm York as a leading research centre for architectural history and theory.


Research staff