Isabelle de le Court came to Leeds from University of Fribourg in Switzerland and Francesco Ventrella from University of La Sapienza in Rome. They were both awarded their doctorates in 2013 as was Simon Deakin of London, UK, visible in the background also in his doctoral gown. They were just three of the many completions of PhDs in Art History, Cultural Studies and Fine Art in 2013.T Isabelle’s thesis was about art in post-traumatic cities: Beirut and Sarajevo. Freancesco’s PhD was about the missing bodies in Art History as a writing practice. Simon worked on artists’ writings and a Belgian journal named Gagarin.
Their supervisor pictured here is Professor Griselda