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Our research students

Student nameStudent programmeSupervisor(s)Project
Dima Alhaj HusseinHistory of ArtProfessor Leslie ToppThe three urban identities of Old Damascus during the twentieth century
Eduardo ArmentiaHistory of ArtProfessor Patrizia Di BelloPicturing Place in the Post-Photographic Era: Google Street View at the Alhambra
Patricia BonchristianoHistory of Art

Dr Mara Polgovsky Ezcurra

Art, Activism and the Amazon forest: the ongoing environmental struggle in Brazil.

Surya BowyerHistory of Art

Professor Steve Edwards

Collecting the boundaries of art in the Science Museum Group

Albert Brenchat AguilarHistory of Art Professor Mark Crinson

Shaping Postcolonial Worlds: Otto Koenigsberger, Global Architecture, and the Networks of the International Planning Consultant.

Elizabeth BrownHistory of ArtProfessor Patrizia Di Bello

“What is Focus?”: Photography and the Natural Sciences in Victorian Britain c.1843-1877.

Aleks CatinaHistory of Art

Professor Mark Crinson

Irony-work in architecture: taste, other voices and the cultural economy of paradox.

Netta ClavnerHistory of Art

Dr Zoe Opacic-Masters

Staging Authority and Creating Collective Identity in Fourteenth and Early Fifteenth Century England
Sean ChamHistory of Art

Dr Sarah Thomas and Dr Susanna Avery-Quash

London’s National Gallery and the ‘Centre of Empire’, 1824-1924
Sandrine CheneHistory of Art

Professor Steve Edwards and Dr Duncan Forbes

Amateurs, scientists, tradesmen, and artists: The Royal Photographic Society 1853-1914
Alice Correia MortonHistory of ArtDr Dorigen Caldwell

Visual and material references to antiquity in sixteenth century Venetian patricians’ construction of identity.

Joanne CottrellHistory of ArtProfessor Lynda Nead‘As a woman my country is the whole world.’ Nationalism, cosmopolitanism, and the gender of Vorticism
Laura CowleyHistory of ArtDr Suzannah Biernoff and Dr Sophie HopeHumour and polemic in the UK Disability Arts Movement, 1976-2010
Krupa DesaiHistory of ArtProfessor Steve EdwardsExploring the visual language of development in India - a focus on the Nehruvian decades
Liz DrewHistory of Art

Professor Patrizia di Bello

A Poetic Realism: Photography and Equality in the North of England 1968 – 2018

Christine EyeneHistory of ArtProfessor Annie Coombes

Textual inscription: a study on text and the visual in relation to the work of South African photographer George Hallett (1960s-1980s). 

Carolina Garcia ManzanosHistory of ArtProfessor Steve EdwardsFrame, Materiality and Mirror in Gordon Matta-Clark’s Photomontages, and Paradoxical Flatness, Trace and Chance in Gabriel Orozco’s Photographs
Irem GulersonmezHistory of ArtProfessor Patrizia Di BelloThe Historical Imagery of Violence in the 19th Century Ottoman Diasporas
Kathryn HavelockHistory of Art

Dr Dorigen Caldwell

Botanical Symbolism in Florentine Renaissance Painting.

Francesca IssattHistory of Art

Professor Patrizia di Bello

Women Photographing Architecture: The Royal Photographic Society, knowledge sharing networks and changing gender roles (1890-1939).

David JonesHistory of ArtProfessor Steve Edwards

The life and work of Victorian photographer Thomas Birtles.

Ferry LichtenbergHistory of ArtDr Robert Maniura

The methodological application of semiotics and social factors in visual culture: Case studies from medieval Guelders

Eliane MackintoshHistory of ArtProfessor Annie Coombes

History of Arts in Martinique – 1898-1998

Sarah McBrydeHistory of ArtDr Dorigen Caldwell

A Visible Difference – Dwarves in Early Modern Italian Court Culture.

Rebecca McKayHistory of ArtDr Suzannah Biernoff

Pathological Bodies and Deviant Art: 20th century medical illustrations as seen through an analysis of the work of Osman Berberović.

Morag McLintockHistory of ArtDr Robert Maniura

Art, family and status in fourteenth century Italy: the Lupi in Parma, Florence and Padua.

John O'BrienHistory of ArtDr Dorigen CaldwellPhilosophy, Theology and Cosmology in the ceiling paintings of Andrea Pozzo
Liberty PatersonHistory of Art

Dr Sarah Thomas

Slave-Ownership and the National Portrait Gallery

Patrick QuinlanHistory of Art

Professor Leslie Topp

‘Stigma and Significance’: The past, present and future of Ireland’s lunatic asylums.

Linda Robins Da SilvaHistory of ArtProfessor Steve Edwards

Peripheral Modernities: Diasporic Jewish Women Photographing Difference in Brazil during the Vargas Era.

Stephen RosserHistory of ArtProfessor Mark Crinson

Perspectives on the City of London's architecture in the age of global markets'.

Simon RushHistory of Art

Dr Zoe Opacic-Masters

Romanesque architecture of the Conflent area of Roussillon

Tamsin SilveyHistory of ArtDr Silke Arnold-de Simine

Conflict -Photography-Exhibition: curating conflict in art and history institutions, 2010-20.

Rebecca SimovicHistory of ArtProfessor Leslie Topp and Professor Mark Crinson

Partisan war memorials, Montenegro

Sonia SolicariHistory of Art

Professor Lynda Nead

The Domestic Threshold in Art and Culture of the Nineteenth Century, 1830-1880

Johann SpillnerHistory of ArtProfessor Mark Crinson

Displaying the invisible: Islamic architecture and the modern museum.

James StewartHistory of ArtProfessor Kate Retford

A public refuge? The artistic contributions of the 9th Earl of Devon

Alexandra Symons SutcliffeHistory of ArtDr Patrizia Di Bello

Cultural Snipers: Photographic Portraiture in Britain, 1970-1990.

Salvatore TrigiliaHistory of ArtDr Dorigen Caldwell

Mario Minniti: from Caravaggio's model to protagonist of the Sicilian Baroque.

Jenny TurnerHistory of Art Professor Annie Coombes

‘Examining the contemporary history of a number of ‘community’ sites of violence in the UK and US.

Kay WatsonHistory of ArtDr Patrizia Di Bello

The Institutions of Photography in the UK: 1979-2003

Annette WaywellHistory of ArtDr Suzannah Biernoff

Lustre: the history and cultural aesthetics of sheen in the fashion image.

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