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BA (Oxford); MA, PhD (London), FSA
Tim Ayers is a Professor in the History of Art, and a member of the Centre for Medieval Studies.
His research has focused upon British art and architecture of the later middle ages. He has published studies on the stained glass of Merton College, Oxford (2013) and Wells Cathedral (2004). He also edited the volume The History of British Art, 600-1600 (2008), in a series from Tate Britain and the Yale Center for British Art.
Tim is also Vice-President of the International Corpus Vitrearum project, which is dedicated to the publication of medieval and later stained glass.
Director of the Stained Glass Studies Research Cluster
Tim has published on stained glass, sculpture and architecture in England between the thirteenth century and the end of the middle ages. Current stained glass research interests include issues of word and image in monastic contexts, the chemical analysis of medieval window glass and the international glass trade. Other interests include facades and their decoration, and art in the medieval city.
With colleagues in the History Department, and partners at the Palace of Westminster and the History of Parliament Trust, Tim is involved as Co-Investigator in a three-year project on the history and art history of St Stephen's Chapel in the Palace of Westminster between the 13th and 20th century: www.virtualststephens.org.uk.
He is also editing a full critical edition and translation of the medieval fabric accounts for the chapel.
Tim has been awarded £118,800 by the Leverhulme Trust to publish an edition of the fabric accounts for St Stephen’s Chapel in the Palace of Westminster (2013-14).
He is a Co-Investigator on ‘St. Stephen's Chapel, Westminster: Visual and Political Culture, 1292-1941’, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (£976,296, October 2013 to September 2016).
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