Online Lecture: Picturing Medieval Myths & History: Making ‘Storyland’ & Visualising Becket’s Shrine, with Dr Amy Jeffs & Dr John Jenkins, University of Kent MEMS, 12 November 2020, 6pm (GMT)

Join the Centre of Medieval and Early Modern Studies for this week’s seminar: Picturing Medieval Myths & History: Making ‘Storyland’ & Visualising Becket’s Shrine with Dr Amy Jeffs & Dr John Jenkins.

This seminar will showcase the groundbreaking work of two early career scholars, who are applying their expertise in medieval myths / history to their development of new creative projects and didactic, digital visualisations. 

You can access the seminar using this link.

Dr Amy Jeffs, who has worked as an assistant curator at the British Museum, contributed to the Polonsky Project at the British Library, and helped to shape the Paul Mellon-funded Digital Pilgrim interface, recently completed her PhD from the University of Cambridge, working with Prof Paul Binski. Her doctoral research examined c1330–40s English illustrated manuscripts of histories and romance. She is now finishing her first book, Storylandwhich will retell English medieval myths alongside her own evocative linocut illustrations.

Dr John Jenkins, who obtained his PhD from Oxford, is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of York, based in the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture. He is one of the key developers of the Becket 2020 anniversary commemorations, leading the AHRC-funded ‘Becket Story’ activities. He has worked extensively on the history of devotion to Thomas Becket (in Canterbury, London, York and beyond) and his recent article, published on the 800th anniversary of Becket’s ‘translatio’ (on 7 July 2020) includes the first-ever digital reconstruction of the lost shrine in the Trinity Chapel.


Published by Roisin Astell

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.

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