About Us

Medieval Art Research is a resource run by researchers at The Courtauld and elsewhere to provide news, views and upcoming advice from the world of medieval art history. It does not represent the views of The Courtauld.

You can find details about The Courtauld’s teaching and research of medieval art here.

Here are some of our current researchers

Amelia Roché Hyde

Amelia Roché Hyde

Amelia Hyde holds an MA from The Courtauld, where she studied cross-cultural artistic traditions of medieval Spain, taking an in-depth look at the context and role of Spanish ivories within sacred spaces. She has researched medieval ivories and illuminated manuscripts in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Victoria & Albert Museum, and The British Museum. She has worked on exhibitions at The British Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and is currently a Research Assistant at The Met.

Róisín Astell

Róisín 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.

Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie plans to begin a PhD in the Autumn of 2021.

Charlotte Cook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from W&L University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from The Courtauld, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries. She plans to pursue a PhD in 2022.

Lydia McCutcheon

Lydia McCutcheon graduated from the University of Kent with a First Class Honours in History in 2019. She also holds an MSt. in Medieval Studies from the University of Oxford. Her dissertation on the twelfth-century miracle collections for St Thomas Becket and the stained-glass ‘miracle windows’ at Canterbury Cathedral explored the presentation of children and familial relationships. Her research interests include the visual and material cultures of saints and sanctity, pilgrimage, and childhood and the family.