History of Art


PhD Students

This page lists our current PhD students. For our recently completed PhD students, click here

Alexandra Ault

Alexandra Ault

Proof of the proof: the Printsellers Association and fine art publishing c 1847-1920


Nicholas Babbington

Held to Account: British Caricature and the Financial Discourse of the Late Eighteenth Century

Jacob Badcock

Jacob Badcock

"A Place Called Away”: Agbogbloshie, An Art Historical Study.

Will Ballantyne-Reid

Will Ballantyne-Reid

Derek Jarman, Painter: Activism, Archives and Ephemera

Caitrín Barrett-Donlon

Caitrín Barrett-Donlon

Revisioning: Art Historical and Museum Approaches to Dance and the Choreography of Yvonne Rainer

Cora Chalaby

Cora Chalaby

Indeterminacy and Painting: Helen Frankenthaler, Alma Thomas, Joan Mitchell  


Edward Christie

Beyond Eco Art: Mobilising Post-War (Anti-)Modern Art History Against the Climate Crisis

Clery landscape

Daisy Clery

Vija Celmins and the object

Tom Cornelius

Tom Cornelius

Uncommon Places: Photography in and of the New Western Landscapes, 1969–1982


Ann Coxon

New Tapestry: Textile Art in Europe, 1960-1979

Philomena Epps

Philomena Epps

Erotic Objects, Erogenous Zones: Fetishism and Sexual Difference (1957–1986)

Gassman de Sousa

Bea Gassman de Sousa

Nigerian Modernism as an African epistemology


Danae Filioti

The Relief in Relief: Belatedness in British, Concrete and Constructive Art 1949-69


Glasgow Hardie

Uncertain Bodies: The Transient Nature of Colour in Early Modern Italy


Alison Harpur

Visual Culture and the Council of Ferrara-Florence (1438-1445)


Millie Horton-Insch

Race, Gender, and Textiles in Eleventh- and Twelfth-Century Britain 

Amber Husain

Amber Husain

Psychosomatics of Refusal: British art and biopower, 1982–1998


Catherine Ingrams

Immanent forms and latent creatures: artistic networks in Italy, 1947-1958


Murad Khan

Ontogeny’s Exhaust: Noise, Race and the Individuation of Thought


Jacqueline Mabey

This Must Be the Place: Mapping Artistic Kinship and Economic Change in Downtown New York, 1973–1987

marinelli landscape

Alice Marinelli

The 'Caravaggisti' Problem: Replication, Differentiation, Innovation and the Function of Religious Painting in the Picture Gallery


Victoria McKenzie

A Return to the Soil: An Ecofeminist re-reading through the lens of Blackness of Darwinian Evolutionism

Matilde Mosterts de Banfield

Matilde Mosterts de Banfield

The Problem with Paxes: Touch, Relationality and Cross-Temporal Comparisons.

Anna Mladentseva
Daen Palma Huse

Daen Palma Huse

Transient Visuals: Hand-Held Ephemera in Nineteenth-Century Peru

Emilia Pearce

Emilia Pearce

The Sound of Seventeenth-Century Netherlandish Painting

Elsa Perryman Owens

Elsa Perryman Owens

Melted, Singed, Incinerated, Saved: Traumatic Materialities of the Great Fire of London


Domenico Pino

Printmaking in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (1734–1799)


Manuela Portales Sanfuentes

Thinking the Ornament: Collecting, Classifying and Displaying Decorative Arts in Latin American Museums


Caitlin Powell

Subtractive Posthumanism: Rethinking Received Notions of the Reproductive Body in Weimar Germany


Marina Rovelli

Arts of metals in Milan (1450-1499)

Schmidt-Rimpler Dinh

Kalvin Schmidt-Rimpler Dinh

Tracing Afrosurrealism, circa 1930–2020

Zaena Sheehan

Zaena Sheehan

Porous Bodies: Ecologies of Matter in Contemporary Art.

Tania Sheikhan project image

Tania Sheikhan

Through the Lens of Fashion: Politics and Identity in Napoleonic Court, 1804-1815


Petra Sikic

Gesture and the Body in Early Modern Italy


Daisy Silver

Consumed by Modernism: Art and Design Encounters within Mexico and California, 1945-1968


Glynnis Stevenson

The bleus and the blancs: Political Fractures and Fluidity at the 1889 Exposition universelle

Van Straten

Rebecca Van Straten

Typing a History of Italian Photography


Helena Vilalta

Beyond 'Information': Embodied Conceptualism circa 1970


Vladimir Vilde

Comparison of Painting Lining Methods for Historic House Environments

Daniel Ward

Daniel Ward

So That You Can Live: Art and Politics in Britain, 1982-1996


Kitty Whittell

Clear Boundaries: Interfaces and Art from 1965 – 2019

Baylee Woodley

Baylee Woodley

Forsaken Femininities: The Long History of Femininity from Medieval to Modern and from Monstrous to Divine