Professor Robert Frost awarded the Pro Historia Polonorum prize
The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy is pleased to announce that Professor Robert Frost has been awarded a major prize in Poland for his book, the Oxford History of Poland-Lithuania, vol. 1 The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1385–1569 (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015). The award, the Pro Historia...
2017-18 History Department Prizes
Did you know that the History Department at the University of Aberdeen offers a range of prizes for students who excel in various branches of the discipline each year? Some of these prizes have a monetary award attached to them but all will be a useful addition to a student’s...
History of Art staff nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award
Congratulations to the entire History of Art department, which was nominated by students for an Excellence in Teaching Award. They were honoured at the Principal's Tea Party and received certificates reading: “All of the teaching staff from the History of Art department were nominated by their undergraduate students, in recognition of...
2017 PGT induction event
Welcome new PGT students!
New publication by Professor Jane Geddes, History of Art
We're delighted to announce the publication by Historic Environment Scotland of Professor Jane Geddes' new book, Hunting Picts: Medieval Sculpture at St Vigeans, Angus. Perched on a steep knoll, hidden by a tight fold of hills, St Vigeans church presents an intriguing site. During restoration in the 1870’s a bewildering collection...
New Head of School
The School of Divinity, History and Philosophy is pleased to announce that Dr Paula Sweeney has been appointed as new Head of School and is taking up her post from the 1st of August.Paula arrived at the University of Aberdeen in 2009, after completing her PhD at the University of...
New article by History of Art's John Gash
John Gash’s latest article on one of Caravaggio’s followers, Andrea Ristro, “pittore maltese”, was published (in English!) in At Home in Art, ed. Charlene Vella (Midsea Books, Malta), in December 2016. It is part of a volume of essays presented to leading Maltese art historian, Mario Buhagiar, and breaks new...
Digital imagery reveals secrets of 800-year-old 'royal' book
A lavishly illustrated medieval book which once belonged to King Henry VIII was not created for the royal elite but was actually a tool for teaching, new digitally enhanced photography has confirmed.
Beyond Caravaggio: John Gash to speak at the National Gallery, London
This month John Gash, Senior Lecturer in History of Art, will be speaking at two events being held at the National Gallery in London, in association with its current major exhibition, Beyond Caravaggio. On 17 November, John will present a paper, "Caravaggesque Paintings in Britain and Ireland: Curiosities and Conundrums", as...
Prestigious Carnegie PhD Scholarship for History of Art graduate Wendy McGlashan
Wendy recently graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a first class honours degree in History of Art. She will be returning to us in September to begin her doctoral research project, "Enlightenment Society Observed", which will examine the life and career of the Edinburgh artist and barber-surgeon, John Kay...
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