Current staff and students researching British Art at York include:

  • Elizabeth Alexander
    Visualising the Old Testament in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Beatrice Bertram
    William Etty and the Royal Academy
  • Anna Bonewitz
    Fashion Across Borders and Seas: Print Culture, Women’s Networks and the Creation of Feminine Identities in the British Atlantic World, 1750-1900
  • Karen Brett
    Spitting on an Angel, Trampling a Saint: Reading the Medieval English Pavement
  • Desiree du Chair (University of Warwick, member of York-Warwick AHRC research project ‘Displaying Victorian Sculpture’)
    Sculpture and the Royal Children
  • Alexandra Denman
    “Of Magic and Misery”: Representations of Witchcraft, Spiritualism and the Dark Arts in Victorian Britain
  • Joanne Dillon
    The Lost Dimension: Medieval Window Lead – A Study of Sources, Craft and Conservation
  • Kirstin Donaldson
    ‘Experiment’: A Reassessment of Surrealism in England 1928-1931
  • Charlotte Drew
    The formation and early development of the sculpture collections of the South Kensington Museum
  • Caroline Good 
    Lovers of Art: English writers on painting and the narratives of nation, 1658-1719 (part of the AHRC research project: ‘Court, Country, City: British Art 1660-1735.’)
  • Marie-Helene Groll
    William Burrell, Thomas & Drake, and the Transatlantic Trade in Stained Glass 1900-1950
  • Louise Hampson
    The history and development of the stained and painted glass of York Minster from the late fifteenth century to 1829
  • Izzy Hampton
    Lords of the North? Aristocratic identities in fourteenth century art and architecture
  • Anya Heilpern
    The painted glass of Winchester Cathedral: c.1495-c.1528
  • Melissa Herman
    An Art of Transition: Anglo-Saxon Art from the sixth to the eighth centuries
  • Claire Hildreth
    Exploring the Eccentricities and Anachronisms of Gothic Revival Sculpture in the Nineteenth Century
  • James Hillson
    St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster: Architecture and Decoration in the Courts of Henry III and the three Edwards (1231-1363)
  • Ian Hunter
    Exploring, through the use of a small number of artefacts, how certain symbols or images survived in use from Germanic origins in the 5th/6th century to the late Anglo-Saxon period of the 11th century
  • Clive Jobbins
    The Iconography of the Angelic in Early Christian Anglo-Saxon Art (c. 600-900)
  • Mark Kirby
    Furnishing Sir Christopher Wren’s Churches: Anglican Identity in Late Seventeenth Century London
  • James Legard
    Vanbrugh, Blenheim Palace, and the Meanings of Baroque Architecture
  • Eunmin Lim
    Murray Marks (ca.1841-1918), Cultural Translator: British Aestheticism, Cataloguing Renaissance Bronzes and the Art Trade
  • Sophie Littlewood
    Early Modern British Armour and the Fashioning of Masculinity
  • Eoin Martin (University of Warwick, member of York-Warwick AHRC research project ‘Displaying Victorian Sculpture’)
    Victoria and Albert and sculpture
  • Evan McWilliams
    The English Use: Liturgy and the Arts in the Church of England 1895-1965
  • Emily Moore
    Society Portraits and Social History: John Singer Sargent’s Interpretation of the Anglo-American Experience c.1890-1910
  • Julia Musgrave
    The work of the Contemporary Art Society (CAS) in the period 1910-1939, and the role of Roger Fry and the Bloomsbury Group in their achievements
  • Dorothy Nott
    British Military Painting 1854-1914: Humanitarianism, Art and Popular Audiences
  • Melanie Polledri
    Networks, Connections and Ambition: The work of Sir William Goscombe John 1899-1942
  • David Reid
    The history of the re-used twelfth-century glass of York Minster
  • Elizabeth Renes
    The ‘Curious’ John Singer Sargent: Cosmopolitan Aesthetics
  • Cicely Robinson
    Edward Hawke Locker and the Foundation of the National Gallery of Naval Art (1795-1845)
  • Rebecca Senior
    The Death of Allegory: Problems of the Funerary Monument 1750-1850
  • Nicholas Shaddick
    The ‘Generation of 1863’ as trans-national network
  • Helen Shaw
    Modern Alchemists: Sculptural Objects, Ceramics and their makers (1959 – 1979)
  • Kuang (Vivian) Sheng
    Female artists’ fantasy of ‘home-making’ in the world: Mona Hatoum, Yin Xiuzhen and Nikki S. Lee
  • Lyndsey Smith
    Waterways and White Gold: The Ivories of Anglo-Saxon England (c. 500-1066)
  • Rachel Smith
    The International Context of the Art of St Ives 1948-60
  • Samuel Smith
    William Mason and The English Landscape, 1750-1797
  • Konstantinos Stasinopoulos
    Turning Tables: Interrogating Silence and Violence in War-Related Artistic Practice since 1980
  • Heidi Stoner
    Representing Power and Majesty in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Robert Sutton
    The Educational Roots of Henry Moore’s Public Works, 1939-1951
  • Philip Thomas
    John Coates Carter (1859-1927): architecture, Anglicanism and a sense of place in South Wales
  • Amy Tobin
    Working Together, Working Apart: Feminism, Art and Collaboration in Britain and American (1974-1981)
  • Philippa Turner
    Image and Devotion in Late Medieval English Cathedrals
  • Sean Willcock
    Consolidating the Colonies: Art and Unrest in the British Empire, c.1855-1880
  • Gabriel Williams
    Sculpture at the Victorian International Exhibitions
  • Thomas Woodhouse
    Abraham Solomon (1823-1862)
  • Claire Yearwood
    Alice’s Glass: Mirrors in Nineteenth-Century Painting
Recent Postgraduates
  • Caitlin Blackwell
    John Collet (c. 1725-1780): A Commercial Comic Artist
  • Kirsty Breedon
    Herbert Ward: Sculpture, Politics and Exploration in the Atlantic World, 1884 to the Present
  • Sarah Burnage
    Life and work of John Bacon
  • Carolyn Conroy
    The life and work of Simeon Solomon after 1873
  • Cora Gilroy-Ware
    The Classical Nude in Romantic Britain
  • John Gledhill
    A catalogue raisonné of the oil paintings of Matthew Smith
  • Rosanna Harrison
    George Wilson and the Engraved Fan Leaf Design, 1790-1800
  • Imogen Hart
    Arts and crafts objects
  • Karin Hiscock
    The axis group
  • Sam Howard
    ‘A new theatre of prospects’: Eighteenth-century British Painters and Artistic Mobility
  • Philip Kerrigan
    British and US botanical illustration
  • Lucinda Lax
    The ‘Ingenious Moral Painter’: Edward Penny, the Royal Academy and the Reinvention of Genre Painting 1768-1782
  • Arlene Leis
    Sarah Sophia Banks: femininity, sociability and the practice of collecting in late eighteenth-century England
  • Ariane Mildenberg
    Marks, buttons and notes: phenomenology and creative production in Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein and Wallace Stevens
  • Peter Moore
    Graphic Art and Empire: British Visual Culture in the Atlantic World, 1660-1735
  • Ian Neal
    Representations of Reverie: Rossetti, Whistler, Clausen
  • Lara Perry
    Facing femininities: women in the National Portrait Gallery, 1856-1900
  • Jackie Riding
    Joseph Highmore (1692-1780)
  • Sam Shaw
    ‘Equivocal Positions’: The Influence of William Rothenstein, c.1890-1910
  • Catherine Spencer
    ‘The Lessons of Anthropology’ in British and American Art, 1950-70
  • Katie Tyreman
    Between Women: Visualising Victorian Women Artists’ Identities Through Art Movements, Media and Scale
  • Michael Walsh
    The career and work of C R W Nevinson to 1924
  • Emma Watts
    Reception and Response: The Impact of British Art in Late Nineteenth-Century Melbourne