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Completed PhD Theses

Recently completed PhD theses at The Courtauld Institute of Art

Aloni Yaari, Shir – 2012/3
‘Brushstrokes: Hair in the Work of Contemporary Women Artists’
Prof. Mignon Nixon

An, Hui-Kyung – 2014/5
Identities Contested: Contemporary Korean Art and its Exhibitions, 1961-1975
Prof. Sarah Wilson

Anderson, Jocelyn – 2012/3
Country House Guide Books in the Late Eighteenth Century
Dr Christine Stevenson

Babbage Iorns, Deborah – 2012/3
Companionship and Collaboration: Rembrandt’s Pendant Marriage Portraiture
Prof. Joanna Woodall

Backhouse, Clare – 2012/3
Sartorial self-fashioning: Dress in portraits commissioned by women, 1558-1762
Prof. Aileen Ribeiro

Balfe, Thomas – 2013/4
The Animal and the Edible in the Work of Joannes Fyt (1611-61)
Prof. Joanna Woodall

Balona de Sa’Oliveira, Ana – 2012/3
‘Runaway Girls’: Marks of Home (land) and Exile in the Practice of Women Artists since the 1980s
Prof. Mignon Nixon

Barker, Jessica – 2014/5
Monuments and Marriage in Late Medieval England: Origins, Functions and Reception of Double Tombs
Prof. John Lowden and Prof. David Park

Brisby, Claire – 2012/3
The Samokov Archive: The perception of western art in icon-painters’ practice 1800-1850 in Bulgaria
Prof. Robin Cormack

Brown, Meredith – 2011/2
A History of A.I.R Gallery: Feminism and the Art institution (1970s, New York)
Prof. Mignon Nixon

Burchard, Wolf – 2014/5
The Sovereign Artist. Charles Le Brun and the Art of Absolutism, 1665-1679
Prof. Katie Scott

Butakova, Elizaveta – 2014/5
A-Ya Magazine: Soviet Unofficial Art Between Moscow, Paris and New York, 1976-1986
Prof. Sarah Wilson

Cameron, James Alexander – 2014/5
Sedilia in Medieval England
Prof. Joanna Cannon and Prof. David Park

Camp, Mary Hogan – 2014/5
Superare la natura: The Portraits of Jacopo Pontormo
Dr Scott Nethersole and Prof. Paul Hills

Carter, Michael – 2012/3
Cistercian art and architecture in England during the late Middle Ages
Prof. David Park

Caruso, Martina – 2012/3
Miseria Miseri Cordia Mascolinita: Italian Humanist Photography, 1932-1962
Prof. Sarah Wilson

Cheetham, Joanna – 2014/5
Hans Feibusch between Germany and Britain: Patronage and the Public Sphere
Dr Shulamith Behr

Chien, Shang-Min – 2012/3
Distributed Aesthetics in the East Asian Net Creations
Prof. Julian Stallabrass

Chu, John 2014/5
The Fortunes of Fancy Painting in Eighteenth-Century England
Prof. David Solkin and Prof. Katie Scott

Darell, Samantha – 2012/3
Mother of Pearl Carvings in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century
Prof. Susie Nash

Demarchi, Francesca – 2014/5
Book Illumination in Milan around the Year 1000: The Prayerbook of Arnulph II (London, British Library, MS Egerton 3763) and Some Related Manuscripts
Prof. John Lowden

Elmer, Samuel – 2011/2
Democratic Mordernisum: Promoting Modern Art in England c.1908-1934
Prof. Christopher Green

Faulkner, Katherine – 2012/3
The Wrapped Body in the New Sculpture Movement (1880-1900)
Prof. Caroline Arscott

Galimberti, Jacopo – 2012/3
Collective Art: Politics and Authorship in 1960’s Western Continental Europe
Prof. Sarah Wilson

Givens, Ashley – 2011/2
From the Archetypal to Imtimate: Offical Representation of Napolean iii, 1850-1866
Prof. John House

Gottardo, Ketty – 2012/3
Print Culture in Rome in the Age of Barberini
Dr Sheila McTighe

Grasso, Maria – 2014/5
Imaging the Souls of the Blessed: Valenciennes, Bibliothèque Municipale, MS 500, Saint Amand, and the Parable of Dives and Lazarus, c. 835-1275
Prof. John Lowden

Gray, Emily – 2012/3
Early Printmaking in Florence: Origins, Forms and Function
Prof. Patricia Rubin

Gunzi, Freya Roo – 2014/5
Stanhope A. Forbes: Constructing Newlyn, 1885-1911
Prof. Caroline Arscott

Hartnell, Jack – 2013/4
Towards an Anatomical Art History. Medieval Objects in the Shared Space between Art and Medicine
Dr Antony Eastmond

Kaitavuori, Kaija – 2014/5
Art of Engagament: Audience Participation and Contemporary Art
Prof. Julian Stallabrass

Keiser, Alexandra – 2013/4
Alexander Archipenko and Cultural Exchange Between the Wars: From European Avant-Gardes to Avantgardism in the United States
Prof. Shulamith Behr

Kirk, Anna – 2012/3
The Female Doppelgänger in Victorian Art and Dress, c.1850-1899
Prof. Aileen Ribeiro

Kopp, Edouard – 2012/3
Sculpted Sanguines: Edme Bouchardon as a Draughtsman
Prof. Katie Scott

Lee, Jiyoon – 2014/5
The Impact of Globalisation on Korean Contemporary Art since 1989
Prof. Julian Stallabrass

Lopez-Fanjul Diez Del Corral, Maria – 2011/2
Collecting Italian Drawings in Seventeenth Century Spain: The Marques del Carpio’s Collection
Dr Sheila McTighe

Low, David – 2014/5
Framing the Armenian Genocide: Photography and the Revisualisation of the Ottoman Empire, 1878-1923
Dr Shulamith Behr

Martin De Fonjaudran, Charlotte – 2014/5
Cleaning Asian Wall Paintings: Constraints and Development of an Open-Source Image Analysis Workflow for In-Situ Evaluation of Topographical Surface Changes
Prof. Sharon Cather

McDougall, Elizabeth – 2013/4
The Management of the Urban Property Portfolio of the Societa s. Salvatore, Rome 1500-1526
Dr Georgia Clarke

Milk Mac Farland, Joanna – 2012/3
From Doctors of the Church to Visionary Saints: Recasting Augustine and Jerome in Tuscan Paintings of the Fifteenth Century
Prof. Patricia Rubin

Noy, Irene – 2014/5
Sound Art, Gender and the West-German Context
Dr Shulamith Behr

Nuttall, Geoffrey – 2012/3
Lucchese Patronage, 1400 to 1430
Prof. Patricia Rubin

Oliver, Lois – 2012/3
The Image of the Artist, Paris 1815-1855
Prof. John House

Paschali, Maria – 2014/5
Painting Identities in Fourteenth-Century Famagusta: Byzantine and Gothic Imagery in Saint George of the Greeks and Our Lady of the Carmelites
Dr Anthony Eastmond

Paydar, Nikoo – 2011/2
Scheherazade and The Odalisque in Early Twentieth-Century Visual Culture: Leon Bakst, Henri Matisse and Paul Poiret
Prof. Christopher Green

Payne, Edward – 2012/3
Ribera’s Saints: Representing Body and Soul
Dr Sheila McTighe

Pittaluga, Michela – 2011/2
Collections and Social Status: Venetian Presence in Genoese Collections of the Golden Century (1523-1656/7)
Prof. Paul Hills

Richards, Marion – 2014/5
Salon Criticism of French Landscape Painting, 1855-1867
Prof. Caroline Arscott

Richter, Mark – 2012/3
Coloured glazes on silver leaf of the Baroque and Rococo period in Southern Germany and Austria (c.1600-1780)
Prof. Aviva Burnstock

Rose, Sam – 2013/4
Formalism, Aestheticism, and Art Writing in England, c.1918-1939
Dr Gavin Parkinson

Serafinowicz, Sylwia – 2014/5
More than Documentation: Photography from the People’s Republic of Poland between 1965-1972
Prof. Sarah Wilson

Shabanov, Andrey – 2012/3
Peredvizhniki, or the Wanderers: the social history of an artists’ movement in later nineteenth-century Russia
Prof. David Solkin

Stanford, Henrietta – 2014/5
Affective Afterlives: Encountering ‘Ulrike Meinhof’ in Yvonne Rainer’s Journeys from Berlin/1971 (1980), Gerhard Richter’s October 18, 1977 (1988), and Silvia Kolbowski’s A Few Howls Again? (2010)
Prof. Mignon Nixon

Starkova, Maria – 2013/4
Engendering the New Soviet Child: The Representation of Children as Pioneer Citizens of the USSR in the 1920s and 1930s
Prof. John Milner

Terracciano, Emilia – 2012/3
Modernist Musing in the shadow of Swadeshi

Thoma, Julia – 2012/3
The Final Spectacle: Military Painting under the Second Empire, 1855-1867
Prof. John House and Prof. Satish Padiyar

Tommasini, Alexandra – 2013/4
The ‘Patient’ City. The Works and Practices of Photographer Gabriele Basilico
Prof. Shulamith Behr

Tsai, Pei-Kuei – 2012/3
Making the Political Personal and the Personal Political : A multiple case study of August Sander, Andy Warhol, Trinh T. Minh-Ha and Chen Chieh-Jen
Prof. Julian Stallabrass

Weston, Giulia Martina – 2014/5
Niccolò Tornioloi: The Life and Times of A Sienese Painter in 17th Century Rome
Dr Sheila McTighe

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