Our research students

StudentThesis title

Rhian Addison
PhD

Landscape Artists’ Studios in London, 1780-1850

Rachel Alban
MA by Research

English Portrait Miniatures from Holbein to Hilliard: merely 'painting in little' or a distinct art form?

Blair Apgar
PhD

Medieval and Romanesque Architecture in Lombardy

Maria-Anna Aristova
PhD

The Problem of Ornament in Early Modern Architecture

Fabrizio Ballabio
PhD

The Architecture of Governmental Machine: the relationship between the architectural and administrative interventions designed by Bourbon Rulers to restructure the newly formed kingdom politically and economically following their arrival in Naples in 1734

Gabriella Beckhurst
PhD

Performing Natures: Critical Ecologies of Photography and Performance at the end of the Twentieth Century

Madeline Boden
PhD

'A Relief from Classicism': Frederic Leighton in the Middle East, 1858-1896

Anna Bonewitz
PhD 

Collectively Fashioned: Women, Dress, and Networks of Representation in British Visual Culture, 1750-1900

Katharine Bould
PhD

The architectural and social history of Heslington Hall

Karen Brett
PhD 

Spitting on an Angel, Trampling a Saint: Reading the Medieval English Pavement

Thomas Bromwell
PhD

Interwar British Art and the Apocalypse

Cherissa Casey
PhD

Sacred skulls, textiles, and medieval veneration: exploring the Holy Head reliquaries of Cologne

Martha Cattell
PhD

Bone and Oil: The Long Nineteenth-Century Visual and Material Cultures of Whaling (AHRC funded CDA)

Koching (Ellen) Chao
PhD

The spatial-visual capacity of public sculpture, and its influence on spectators’ sensibility to spatial configuration in Piazza della Signoria, Florence

Yiran Chen
PhD

Transboundary: Contemporary Chinese ink art in a global context

Jordan Cook
PhD

Settings and Subjects in Early Netherlandish Painting

Helena Cox
PhD

The Impact of British Art in Bohemia/Czech Lands around 1900

Francesca Curtis
PhD

Posthuman Agency, Ecocentric Relations: Art, The Environment, and the Capacity for Change.

Charlotte Davis
PhD

The approaches of key carvers active in post-Restoration England: Francis Bird, Caius Gabriel Cibber, Grinling Gibbons, and Edward Pierce.

Caitlin Doley
PhD 

Beyond Superficial Senescence: Art and Old Age in Victorian and Edwardian Britain

Amina Diab
PhD

Re-displaying the Modern: A History of Art Exhibitions, Artistic Networks and Institutions in the Middle East and North Africa 1947-1989 (AHRC funded CDA)

Joanne Dillon
PhD

The Lost Dimension: Medieval Window Lead – A Study of Sources, Craft and Conservation

Amanda Doviak
PhD

At Cross Purposes? Sacred and Secular Figural Iconographies of the High Cross in the Northern Danelaw, c. 850-1000

Pola Durajska
PhD

'I saw Nature unfold before my eyes': Nature, Science, and Myth in the Landscape Art of Frederic Leighton

Alexander Echlin
PhD

The Architecture of Lord Burlington reconsidered

Jillian Echlin
PhD

The Potters of Lalejin: Iranian ceramics as a case study for contemporary craft culture in a digital age

Dawn Faizey Webster
PhD

To what extent did the architecture of the early modern grammar school affect, impede or complexify its formal educational and broader social learning functions?

Oliver Fearon
PhD

Glittering Beasts: The Patronage and Craft Culture of Heraldic Stained Glass in England c.1300-1540 (AHRC funded CDA) 

George Field
PhD 

Do works of art produced on the island of Capri between 1850 and 1945 share unifying principles besides subject, style and national origin?

Miguel Gaete-Caceres
PhD

German traveller explorers in Chile in the nineteenth century: in between a scientific gaze and the romantic representation of the New World

Isabelle Gapp
PhD

A Circumpolar Landscape? Art and Environment in Scandinavia and North America, 1896-1936

Alexandra Gushurst-Moore

The Making of Modern Fantasy in the Visual Arts of England’s, c. 1854-1914

Mariam Hale
PhD

Escapism and fantasy in nineteenth-century British art

Katharine Harrison
PhD

Illuminating Narrative: An  Interdisciplinary Investigation of the fifteenth-century St Cuthbert Window at York Minster

Megan Henvey
PhD

The Northern Group of Irish High Crosses: Simply a Geographical Term?

Katherine Hinzman
PhD

Love Between Worlds: Edward Burne-Jones and the Theology of Art

Mariko Hirabayashi
PhD

Charles Ricketts and Japan: The Liaison of Japanese Art in Britain from the 1880s to the 1920s

Debbie Innes
PhD

The architectural, artistic and social histories of the New Gallery, Regent Street 1888-1910

Claudia Jung
PhD 

Visual translations of Jerusalem in the Early Modern Netherlands

Nanami Kawade
PhD

The Business Side of Art Collecting in Victorian Britain

Clive Kennard
PhD

Playing with Guilt: A Symbolic Analysis of Simeon Solomon's Biblical Images

Stephen Kerr
PhD

The impetus provided by the Ernst-May-Siedlungen housing projects in Frankfurt during the Weimar Republic to the development of dweller-designed domestic interiors in Modernist mass-housing.

Jonathan King
PhD

The Art of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant of the Bloomsbury group, taking a particularly queer stance using the theories of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

Mark Kirby
PhD

Furnishing Wren’s churches: Anglican identity in late seventeenth century London

Louisa Lee
PhD

Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–79 (AHRC funded CDA)

Rebekah Lee
PhD

The Matter of Nobility: Materially Constituting the Arenberg Family Body in the Habsburg Netherlands 1520-1620

Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani
PhD

(In)visible Atrocity Images in Contemporary Art: Towards a Reconsideration of the Ethics and Politics of Photographing and Viewing Atrocities

Grace Linden
PhD

Together as Kids: Dan Colen, Ryan McGinley and Dash Snow in New York, c. 2001-2010

Layla Lozano
PhD

Early British Women Travellers to Ravenna and Their Impact Upon Early Studies of Byzantine Art

Katrina-Eve Manica
PhD 

Aestheticism of Empire: longing for beauty

Simon Marginson
PhD

The Art of Picabia

Rebecca Mellor
PhD

Impact of 19th century museum display practices on modern interpretation of Roman erotic art

Rebecca Mencaroni
PhD

The vestibule underneath the Duomo of Siena and thirteen-century devotional practices.

Lydia Miller
PhD

An exploration of the career and contribution to 20th-century art of Ambrose McEvoy

Peter Molloy
PhD

From Ritual to Rapture: representations of the quest myth in mid-Victorian illustration.

Niko Munz
Phd

Forms of architecture in early Netherlandish Painting

Julia Musgrave
PhD

Networking the Modern: Roger Fry and the Contemporary Art Society c.1910-1939

Kim Newell
PhD

Shifting patterns of ¿taste¿ and ¿identity¿ through iconographic analyses of mid-Victorian ceramics

Samantha Niederman
PhD

Solving 'the modern problem': Frances Hodgkins and Cedric Morris.

Antonio Noh
PhD

Victorian Artists during the Great War
Ciarán Rua O'Neill
PhD

The Caryatid in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Madeleine Pelling
PhD

"That Noble Possessor": Knowledge and its Materials in the Collection of Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland (1715-1785)

Melanie Polledri
PhD 

Networks, Connections and Ambition: The work of Sir William Goscombe John 1899-1942

Candace Reilly
PhD

The Eye of Its Beholder: A Medical and Scientific Study of Religious Visuality and Image Agency in Thirteenth Century England

Elizabeth Romariz
PhD

Architectural Albums: Educational and Professional Tools for a British Architects, 1650-1750

Madeline Salzman
PhD

The Meaning, Iconography and Role of Angels in Anglo-Saxon England

Adam Sammut
PhD

Rubens and the Dominican Church in Antwerp, 1571-1648

Jessica Schouela
PhD

When Pictures Falter: Photography and Abstraction 1914–1930

Sammi Scott
PhD

The Novelty of Reproduction: Translating Fine Art into Two-and-a-Half-Dimensions in the Long Nineteenth Century

Nicholas Shaddick
PhD

The 'Generation of 1863' as trans-national network

Chris Sheldon
PhD

The Persistence of Modernity; Railways Art and Relativity’

Veronica Smith
PhD

Forgotten Glassworlds: Secular stained and decorative glass of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries 

Melissa Stanley
PhD

A thematic study on the planning and actualisation of three English towns of the New Town Movement: Letchworth, Milton Keynes, and Harlow

Marte Stinis
PhD

Music as Aesthetic Ideal and Victorian Aesthetic Painting

Hannah Tomlin
PhD

The relationship between domestic interiors and inhabitants in Palazzo Strozzi c1500-c1700

Valeria Viola
PhD

Architecture, Devotion, Family Life: chapels in aristocratic houses of baroque Palermo (ca. 1650 - 1770)

Claudia Wardle
PhD

Renaissance Fauna and Ferrarese art of the fifteenth century

Julie Whyman
PhD

The Devil is in the Detail: Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s Manipulation of the Angels’ Alphabet

Tom Woodhouse
PhD

Abraham Solomon (1823-1862)

Yu-Jui Yang
PhD

Beyond the Crafts and Arts Movement: two socialist paradigms for art liberty in Asia

Glenda Youde
PhD

Beyond Ophelia: The artistic legacy of Elizabeth Eleanor Rossetti (née Siddall)

PhD students at the V&A. Photo: Philippa Turner

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