Our research students

StudentThesis title

Rhian Addison
PhD

The Landscape Painter's Studio in the Age of Exhibition

Elizabeth Alexander
PhD

Visualising the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon England

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

Caring for the queer body: Imagining afterlives and posthuman futures through art practice in the UK and US, 1980–2000

Madeline Boden
PhD

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

Anna Bonewitz
PhD 

Fashion Across Borders and Seas: Print Culture, Women's Networks and the Creation of Feminine Identities in the British Atlantic World, 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

Jordan Cook
PhD

Settings and Subjects in Early Netherlandish Painting

Elizabeth Deans
PhD

Artefacts of Architectural Education and Experience: The Role of 18th-century British Design Albums

Alexandra Denman
PhD 

"Of Magic and Misery": Representations of Witchcraft, Spiritualism and the Dark Arts 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

Sacred and Secular: The Figural Iconographies of the High Cross in the Northern Danelaw

Pola Durajska
PhD

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

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

The idea of Nature in German-Romanticism and its impact on German Traveller Artists arriving in Chile, 1800-1899

Isabelle Gapp
PhD

An exploration of how Scandinavian art - primarily that of Norway, Denmark and Sweden and North American art reciprocally influenced each other between 1912 and 1932

Helena Gaudekova
PhD

The influence of British art and art criticism in Bohemia/Czech lands from 1848-1914

Ilaria Grando
PhD

Visualizing AIDS: Re-codify the body to re-codify society

Alexandra Gushurst-Moore

Faith and Fantasy in Nineteenth Century English Art. Offer conditional on receipt of both satisfactory references

Melissa Gustin
PhD

A Queer Quarry: Nineteenth Century Female Sculptors Outside the Bounds of Victorian Heteronormativity

Louise Hampson
PhD

The history and development of the stained and painted glass of York Minster from the late fifteenth century to 1800

Amy Harris
PhD

Canonising British Sculpture: Sir Francis Chantrey and the Chantrey Bequest (AHRC funded CDA)

Katharine Harrison
PhD

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

Jenny Head
PhD

The work of the artist Mary Moser

Christopher Heginbotham
MA by Research

The Romanesque Bronze Doors and Portal Sculpture of San Zeno, Verona

Anya Heilpern
PhD

The painted glass of Winchester Cathedral: c.1495-c.1528

Megan Henvey
PhD

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

Claire Hildreth
PhD

Exploring the Eccentricities and Anachronisms of Gothic Revival Sculpture in the Nineteenth Century

Katherine Hinzman
PhD

The Drawings of Edward Burne-Jones

Debbie Innes
PhD

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

Eleanor Jackson
PhD 

'The Art of the so-called Pocket Gospel Books of the Insular World

Claudia Jung
PhD 

Visual translations of Jerusalem in the Early Modern Netherlands

Nanami Kawade
PhD

Art and Class in Victorian Britain

Clive Kennard
PhD

The Soloman family and Victorian Painting

Stephen Kerr
PhD

Designed interiors in working-class housing: the impetus provided by the Frankfurter Ernst-May-Siedlungen and the resistance to it.

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

A Material Menopause: The Cultural and Medical Negotiation of Female Middle Age in the Early Modern Period

Kyveli Lignou-Tsamantani
PhD

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

Eunmin Lim
PhD 

Recollections and Movements: Murray Marks's Translations of Chinese Porcelain and Italian Renaissance Bronzes, c.1860-1918

Grace Linden
PhD

The Work of the Bowery School in New York

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

Lydia Miller
PhD

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

Hilary Moxon
PhD

The Narrative and Heraldic Painted Glass in the Chapter House of York Minster

Niko Munz
Phd

Under the Same roof: the interior in Early Netherlandish painting 1390-1520

Julia Musgrave
PhD

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

Samantha Niederman
PhD

Exploring the modernist pictorial language of Frances Hodgkins and Cedric Morris

Terence Nixon
PhD

A consideration of painted wooden tympana c.1400 - c.1700, in English Churches

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)

Bernadette Petti
PhD 

Francisco Pacheco: a painter between tradition and innovation in seventeenth-century Spain

Melanie Polledri
PhD 

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

Candace Reilly
PhD

The Destructive Power of Images: A Medical and Scientific Study of Macabre Images' effect on the Mind, Body and Soul in Medieval England

Jiyi Ryu
PhD

The Relationship between Art and the British Empire: The Palace of Arts at the Imperial Exhibitions

Madeline Salzman
PhD

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

Adam Sammut
PhD

The Dominican Church of St Paul in Antwerp c.1608-1700

Jessica Schouela
PhD

Documenting modernist form, architecture, and environment 1910-1940

Nicholas Shaddick
PhD

The 'Generation of 1863' as trans-national network

Chloe Sharpe
PhD

Spanish Funerary Sculpture 1850-1920 in an International Context

Helen Shaw
PhD 
Conversations in clay: ceramic art and activity in Albisola, Italy and along the West Coast, L.A. (1954-1966)
  • Supervisor: Jo Applin
Chris Sheldon
PhD

Arresting the Flying Moment 1870-1970: the hidden perspectives of railways, photography and time in the avant-garde

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 the Ideal Art: Before, During, and After Aestheticism

Deirdre Thackray
MA by Research

An examination of the architectural apprenticeship of Sophia Gray (1814-1871), wife of the first Bishop of Cape Town, Robert Gray

Hannah Tomlin
PhD

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

Valeria Viola
PhD

The devotional spaces connected to the noble mansions in Palermo and their surroundings

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)

Emma Woolfrey
PhD

Illuminating Benedictine Monasticism: Stained Glass, Monastery and Society in Late Medieval England

Sa (Leah) Xiao
PhD

I.M.Pei’s museum architecture and Internationalism

Glenda Youde
PhD

Beyond Ophelia: The Artistic Legacy of Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal

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

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