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  • History of Art
    University of York
    YO10 5DD

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Prof. Helen Hills

Emeritus Professor

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Areas of expertise

  • 17th century Italian architecture
  • 17th century visual culture
  • Baroque art and theories of the baroque
  • Gender, sexuality and architecture
  • Architectural theory
  • Architecture and urbanism of baroque Naples

PhD opportunities

Architecture, gender, sexuality, religious beliefs, devotion, practice c.1550-c1800. Architectural theory; Baroque painting, architecture, sculpture, ephemera; baroque art; baroque theory; Neapolitan art c.1550-c.1770; Urban theory; Urbanism and the question of the city in early modern Europe- especially with regard to questions of the developing citizen/subject, religious and gender. Postindustrialism and the built fabric / city. Renaissance and early modern architectural theory; architecture and English literature. Architectural decoration c.1550-c.1770; silver; Latin American art and architecture and relations with Europe.

    Research areas

  • NA Architecture - theory, writing architectural history in non-conventional ways, film & architecture, gender and architecture, baroque, religious devotion & architecture, social class, gender & architecture, esp. in relation to religious questions, excess , ornament & decoration, southern Italian baroque architecture, relics and architecture, urbanism, materiality, spirituality, silver
  • NB Sculpture
  • ND Painting
  • NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
  • NX Arts in general

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