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Join date: May 28, 2020


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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.

Specialism: History of Art, Illuminated Manuscripts and Manuscript Studies

Ask me about:

  • Gothic art and architecture

  • Cult of Saints

  • Twelfth - fourteenth-century theology

  • Illuminated manuscrit production from the thirteenth to the early fourteenth centuries

  • Lay patronage

  • Medieval artistic training and collaboration

  • Artistic transmission and adaptation

  • The relationship between science and art

  • Reception studies.

I have many scans of articles and books - feel free to ask for anything.

Please also feel free to check out the Medieval Art History Resources I created: (We have over 600 members from all over the world with access to lots of material)

Roisin Astell

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