History of Art Department
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‘Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.’



Hey guys, and welcome to my new blog which is centered around being a History of Art student here at the University of York. If you’re reading this then I guess you’re about to start your first year here with us – You’ve made a fantastic choice to come and study at York, one you won’t regret!

I hope that during this year I offer you an interesting and helpful insight into the life of third year (such a scary thought going into my a last year – where have the years gone?!). If you have any questions about starting or anything York/ History of Art/ or university life in general do not hesitate to ask me!


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Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.


  1. Hi, I’m a first year studying History of Art at York and wondered if you had any useful advice for the course. I’ve got an exam for Encounters with the Material Object in January – how did you prepare for this and manage your time in the first year and what would you do differently if you could go back?


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