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Dr Janina Ramirez
Honorary Visiting Fellow




BA (Oxon), MA, PhD (York)

Janina Ramirez is a lecturer, broadcaster and author. She completed her PhD on the Symbolic Life of Birds in Anglo-Saxon England at the Centre for Medieval Studies in York. She employs a cross-disciplinary approach to the medieval period, examining manuscripts, sculpture and metalwork alongside texts and archaeological evidence. Her latest monograph is entitled ‘The Private Lives of the Saints: Power, Passion and Politics in Anglo-Saxon England’. She has also published articles on the Codex Amiatinus, Anglo-Saxon ivories, and the Viking period.

Janina has taught art history at York, Warwick, and is now Course Director for the Undergraduate Diploma and Certificate in History of Art at the University of Oxford. She combines teaching with research and broadcasting. She has written and presented many hours of television for the BBC. Her programmes include ‘Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons’, ‘The Viking Sagas’, ‘Saints and Sinners: A Millennium of Monasteries’ and ‘The Private Lives of Medieval Kings’.

Key research interests:

  • Anglo-Saxon Art
  • The relationships between text and image
  • History and the Media

Janina Ramirez