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School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies

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Robert Halstead

PhD Candidate

MA Medieval Studies (University of York), BA History (University of York)

I am researching the Anglo-Scandinavian stone sculpture produced in Yorkshire from the ninth to eleventh centuries, with particular emphasis on the landscape setting of these monuments.



2011 –¬†Present: History of Art PhD, University of Leeds

2009 – 2010: Medieval Studies MA, University of York (Distinction)

  • Garmonsway Prize for best Medieval Studies MA dissertation

2005 – 2008: History BA, University of York (First)

Conference Papers:

July 2013: International Society of Anglo Saxonists Biennial Conference (University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin)

  • Paper title: The Anglo-Scandinavian Sculpture at Otley and Weston (West Yorkshire)

July 2013: International Medieval Congress (University of Leeds)

  • Paper title: A Millennium in Stone: The Nunburnholme Cross in the Landscape

July 2012: Transition Revisited: Continuing the Conversation (University of York)

  • Paper title: The Leeds Cross in Context



PhD & Postdoctoral Supervision

I am supervised by Professor Catherine Karkov with secondary supervision from Professor Ian Wood (School of History).

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