AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund Award for Katie Tyreman

Posted on 26 February 2013

We congratulate Dr Katie Tyreman from the Department of History of Art on her recent AHRC Cultural Engagement Award.

Katie Tyreman

Katie has recently completed her PhD at York and was chosen as York’s Arts and Humanities candidate for AHRC project funding.  The grant of £40,000 will enable her to undertake a three-month project entitled Three Graces: Victorian Women, Visual Art and Exchange at the Victoria & Albert Museum, from February 2013.  The aim of Three Graces is to make Victorian women artists’ works – often omitted from narratives of nineteenth-century art – newly visible to, and better understood by, critical and popular audiences.

Katie will develop a series of scholarly and public cultural engagement events that will deepen the mutually beneficial knowledge exchange partnership between the University and the V&A. This will include

  • an inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional In-Gallery Symposium for the York humanities research community and V&A staff

  • a project experience talk for York undergraduates

  • V&A-based workshops and a podcast about the project for the public

  • a learning resource for school children. 

Alongside these events, Tyreman will curate an online exhibition and write a scholarly publication that will provide unique opportunities to engage with the art produced and artistic relationships forged by the ‘Three Graces’, Marie Spartali Stillman, Maria Zambaco and Aglaia Coronio. The examination of their works together and in relation to that of their well-known male counterparts, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris, will show the women to be integral players in artistic developments of the period.

Update as of August 2014: Katie is now known as Katie Herrington and her email address is katie.tyreman.herrington@york.ac.uk

Notes to editors:

  1. AHRC Cultural Engagement funding is awarded to contribute to the costs of individuals working on short three-month Cultural Engagement projects.  Each participating university received £40k, which could be used either to cover the full economic costs of employing a single individual for three months, or used in combination with other funding to support individuals on two or more projects.  These short-term project posts could be full-time or part-time, and were aimed at recently completed PhD students in the arts and humanities (including students who have recently submitted their theses, and are awaiting examination).  

  2. The AHRC funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98m to fund research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK.

     AHRC press release on Supporting University Cultural Engagement