Artistic networks, 1300–1550 is a research group based in the Art History Department. It includes members of staff working on art produced from the fourteenth through to the sixteenth centuries in a diverse group of territories, including Italy, the Low Countries, Spain and Byzantium. All deal with issues of artistic encounter and exchange.
Dr Kim Woods works on art produced in the Low Countries, particularly sculpture, addressing its export network through Europe and its impact within Europe, particularly in the British Isles and Spain. She has established an interdisciplinary research group around the theme of ‘Locating cultural identities in Medieval and Renaissance Iberia c.1100–c.1600’. Her publications include Imported Images: Netherlandish Late Gothic Sculpture in England c.1400–c.1530 (Shaun Tyas, Donington, 2007).
Dr Kathleen Christian researches the art of the Italian Renaissance. Her most recent project was devoted to Raphael, the first systematic investigation of the creation and transformation of his artistic persona, by re-appraising his artistic personality and probing the cultural and intellectual roots of his success. She has also researched the birth of antiquities collections in Rome, and ancient Roman Art. Her publications include the co-edited Patronage and Italian Renaissance Sculpture (Ashgate, 2012).
Dr Angeliki Lymberopoulou researches the art of Byzantium and post-Byzantium with particular focus on the late and post-Byzantine periods. Under her leadership, the department hosted the Konstantinos Leventis Fellowship in post-Byzantine art held by Dr Diana Newall 2008–2010. The end result of this fellowship will be a publication with contributions from experts in both Byzantine and Western art. An important Leverhulme-funded interdisciplinary project is running from 2010–2013, concerned with representations of hell in the frescoes of Venetian-dominated Crete (thirteenth to seventeenth centuries). Her publications include The Church of the Archangel Michael at Kavalariana: Art and Society on Fourteenth-Century Venetian-dominated Crete (Pindar Press, London, 2006).
We welcome applications in areas which correspond to current staff research interests. We look for detailed and well thought-out proposals, which set out specific research questions and outline the originality of your topic or approach. If you would like to discuss your ideas informally before submitting an application, please contact the department.