School staff and students participate in University-wide research centres such as the St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies and the Scottish Studies Network. Our principal strengths lie in the areas of medieval and Renaissance art, in European and American modernism, the history of photography, the decorative arts in Britain and Museum and Gallery Studies.

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Recent Submissions

  • The iconography of St John the Baptist in medieval England, c. 1300-1550 

    Kaper, Annamieke (University of St Andrews, 2016-12-01) - Thesis
    This thesis shows the importance of St John the Baptist in medieval England, especially in relation to the veneration of him through imagery. Noticeably absent from modern academic work, St John was a highly important ...
  • Artists, patrons and the power of association : the emergence of a bourgeois artistic field in Edinburgh, c.1775-c.1840 

    Forbes, Duncan (University of St Andrews, 1997-06) - Thesis
    The period 1775 - 1840 witnessed a dramatic transformation in the size and complexity of the Edinburgh art world, with the rituals associated with fine art consumption emerging from the closed circles of the elite ...
  • Piety in pieces: how medieval readers customized their manuscripts 

    Rudy, Kathryn Margaret (Open Book Publishers, 2016-09-20) - Book
    Medieval manuscripts resisted obsolescence. Made by highly specialised craftspeople (scribes, illuminators, book binders) with labour-intensive processes using exclusive and sometimes exotic materials (parchment made from ...
  • Animal origin of 13th-century uterine vellum revealed using noninvasive peptide fingerprinting 

    Fiddyment, Sarah; Holsinger, Bruce; Ruzzier, Chiara; Devine, Alexander; Binois, Annelise; Albarella, Umberto; Fischer, Roman; Nichols, Emma; Curtis, Antoinette; Cheese, Edward; Teasdale, Matthew D.; Checkley-Scott, Caroline; Milner, Stephen J.; Rudy, Kathryn Margaret; Johnson, Eric J.; Vnouček, Jiří; Garrison, Mary; McGrory, Simon; Bradley, Daniel G.; Collins, Matthew J. (2015-12-08) - Journal article
    Tissue-thin parchment made it possible to produce the first pocket Bibles: Thousands were made in the 13th century. The source of this parchment, often called “uterine vellum,” has been a long-standing controversy in ...
  • The depiction of St. John the Baptist's legend in Florence, 1300-1500 

    Chen, Yi-Pei (University of St Andrews, 1999) - Thesis
    This thesis focuses on the portrayal of St. John the Baptist in Florence during the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The first chapter is devoted to the examination of the Baptist's legend as outlined in the Bible and ...

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