The History of Art Department at the University of York constitutes a centre of remarkable academic strength for the study of art and architecture of the Early Modern period.
We are not formally constituted as a research school, but we have close ties to the University's Centre for Renaissance and early Modern Studies (CREMS). Likewise, we share events and staff with the Neapolitan Network.
We have research expertise in the Renaissance and baroque in the following fields:
This range, together with the diversity of our approaches, places us at the forefront of the early modern art historical field.
Please see the web pages of individual academic staff for further details.
Such a cluster of overlapping and complementary research expertise within the Department makes for a particularly stimulating and supportive environment – especially for postgraduate study.
A friendly and approachable group of staff, we encourage students’ individual intellectual interests, while building on students’ previous experience, and fostering their development through sustained engagement with their work.
We also offer training and preparation in palaeography, and archival work, and engagement with theoretical and methodological problems.