Meg Boulton

Visiting Tutor


Meg Boulton graduated from the University of York in 2013 after completing her AHRC funded PhD on ​The Conceptualisation of Sacred Space in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria from the 6th-9th centuries, working with Professor Jane Hawkes. Her thesis drew on long-term and wider research interests in iconography, spatial theory, architectural theory, sculpture and the relationship of text to image/object, to examine the conceptualization, articulation and containment of sacred space, alongside representations of Jerusalem, exploring the importance of space, place, site and theories of viewing in the construction of an institutional identity during the Anglo-Saxon period. Her wider research interests are emphatically trans-historical, spanning the Early Medieval to the Post-Modern, with a consistent emphasis on space and surface, alongside social and historical contexts and possible modes of viewing.  Recent teaching includes working as a visiting lecturer at the University of Leeds running special subject modules on the Ecologies of Medieval Art and Postcolonial Anglo-Saxon England; her wider teaching experience includes lecturing for the V & A museum and Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education in the areas of Art and Architectural History, Visual Culture and Museology, as well as being a research affiliate with the Department of History of Art at York. She is co-director of the N/EMICS network which has produced a series of successful conferences and research events over the last decade, and has several publications to date in various volumes and journals. She has co-edited several volumes including ​The Art, Literature and Material Culture of the Middle Ages: Transition, Transformation and Taxonomy (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2015) and ​Space and Place in the Medieval World, edited with J. Hawkes and H. Stoner (Abingdon: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, March, 2018). Further edited collections are in progress on ​The Codex Amiatinus in Context, edited with J. Hawkes (Brepols, Studia Traditionis Theologiae series, forthcoming December 2018) and ​Insular Iconographies: Essays in honour of Jane Hawkes edited with M. D.J. Bintley (Boydell & Brewer, Ltd., forthcoming, January 2019) and is currently working on a monograph based on her thesis. 



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Dr Meg Boulton
Visiting Tutor
History of Art