Dr Anna Gannon MA PhD FSA
Fellow of St Edmund’s College
Director of Studies for St Edmund's, Lucy Cavendish, Fitzwilliam, Wolfson and Selwyn Colleges
Dr Anna Gannon gained her first degree in Italy, where she studied Modern Languages and specialised in German Philology. She read History of Art at the University of Cambridge, where she went on to get a PhD for her work on Anglo-Saxon coinage and art, which was published as The Iconography of Early Anglo-Saxon Coinage (Oxford University Press, 2003). She has worked at the British Museum as an assistant curator in the Coin Department, and as special researcher in the Department of Prehistory and Europe, reporting on Treasure, and as a contributor and editor of annual reports to Parliament.
Her principal research interests are in Anglo-Saxon coinage, Late Antiquity and the advent of Christianity, Germanic and Insular Art and culture, and Classical Architecture. She has written a number of articles in English and Italian on coinage and metalwork and has curated an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Knots and Crosses) and contributed to one at the Fitzwilliam (Art in the Round), which also travelled to Norwich and Ipswich.
She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London, Fellow of St Edmund's College, and Honorary Research Associate in the Department of ASNAC.
She is Director of Studies for History of Art for St Edmund's, Lucy Cavendish, Fitzwilliam, Wolfson and Selwyn College.