Art History Research
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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(2015) - Journal articleAn analysis of the use of the term 'concrete' in twentieth-century art.
(Open Editions, 2016-04-19) - Book itemThis essay examines a trend within contemporary art, in which artists make their lifestyle or a specific ongoing activity as significant as any completed work of art that they might produce.
(Felix Meiner Verlag GmbH, 2015-01-06) - Book itemThis essay considers medieval sewing in light of Austin’s speech-act theory. Analysing manuscripts, relics, indulgences, and even a bishop’s mitre, the article argues that stitching was a way to enact, or intensify, the ...
(Open Book Publishers, 2016-09-20) - BookMedieval 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 ...
(2015-12-08) - Journal articleTissue-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 ...