News from 2014

Philosophy Department first for Philosophy of Art

Posted on Thursday 11 December 2014

York's Department of Philosophy has been ranked equal first for Philosophy of Art by the Philosophical Gourmet Report

Archaeology researchers feature in top 100 science stories of 2014

Posted on Wednesday 10 December 2014

Researchers from the Department of Archaeology are involved in more than half the archaeology discoveries in Discover Magazine's 100 top science stories of 2014.

Best Architectural History Book Award for Anthony Geraghty

Posted on Wednesday 26 November 2014

The Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion for best architectural history book has been awarded to Anthony Geraghty by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB).

Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders Research Fellowship scheme

Posted on Monday 17 November 2014

As part of its key strategic commitment to supporting talented early career researchers, the Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders (C2D2) is introducing a new Research Fellowship scheme for which applications are now invited.

New Interdisciplinary MA in Medical History and Humanities

Posted on Tuesday 28 October 2014

A new MA in Medical History and Humanities is now taking applications for 2015 entry.

HRC doctoral fellowships 2014

Posted on Friday 1 August 2014

HRC doctoral fellowships have been awarded to eight outstanding 3rd year PhD researchers

Family fun at the York Festival of Ideas

Posted on Wednesday 18 June 2014

York postgraduates provided a diverse mix of educational, creative and silly activities for local children and their families at the third York Festival of Ideas Fringe Family Fun Afternoon.

York humanities academics to host major British Academy conference

Posted on Wednesday 18 June 2014

Two academics at the University of York have secured a place in the prestigious British Academy Conference series for 2015. Professor Mark Ormrod (History) and Professor Elizabeth Tyler (English and Related Literature), along with Professor Joanna Story (University of Leicester), will co-host a major conference on Aliens, Foreigners and Strangers in Medieval England, c. AD 500-1500 to be held at the British Academy in London on 26-27 March 2015.

'Building the Picture' exhibition opens at the National Gallery

Posted on Wednesday 30 April 2014

The exhibition, co-curated by Dr Amanda Lillie of the Department of History of Art, focuses on the importance of the architectural setting in Renaissance paintings, demonstrating that the buildings often have a crucial role to play themselves and are not merely a backdrop.

Creativity in the school curriculum

Posted on Friday 28 March 2014

A White Rose postgraduate collaboration secures funding for a public engagement project on the use of creativity in the school curriculum.

AHRC studentship in Magic Lantern Cultures in Britain, 1850-1920: Exhibition, Reception and Mixed Media Landscapes

Posted on Monday 3 March 2014

Applications are invited for a three-year, fully-funded AHRC studentship to undertake an interdisciplinary PhD under the joint supervision of the University of York and the National Media Museum, Bradford.

HRC postgraduates help to bring history to life for York secondary school students

Posted on Tuesday 18 February 2014

Humanities postgraduates have been working with students at Huntington School in York on two exciting AHRC-funded projects.

Professor Andrew Higson awarded €1 million to research contemporary European film and television drama

Posted on Tuesday 4 February 2014

The recent success of Danish crime series such as 'The Killing' and 'The Bridge' has left many wondering, why do some European film and television dramas travel better than others?

An iconic image of Charlie Chaplin
English Department PhD student wins prestigious international essay prize

Posted on Tuesday 7 January 2014

English Department PhD student Jack Rundell has been placed first in the Domitor international essay competition for his essay '“Here To-day”: Charlie Chaplin, Mass Amusement and the Temporality of the Craze.'

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