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Amy Jeffs


For my BA I studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic and developed an interest in the study of medieval manuscripts. I completed my final year in the department of History of Art at Cambridge. I then did a Masters in the Making and Meaning of Medieval Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art where I encountered MS Egerton 3028, which is the focus of my PhD studies. 

Research Interests

I am studying for an AHRC-funded PhD with Prof Paul Binski at the University of Cambridge. My research focusses on a 14thc English manuscript (BL Egerton 3028) and extends to the study of illustrated histories produced in England between around 1250 and 1350. Who were they made by and for? Why illustrate them? These questions connect to perceptions of genre, memory and the utility of the past in the Middle Ages.


Alongside my PhD, I am working on the literary and artistic conceits of Matthew Paris' 'Estoire de Seint Aedward le Rei'.


With funding from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, I am working on the 'Digital Pilgrim Project'. We are digitising the collection of medieval pilgrim souvenirs and secular badges at the British Museum, as well as 3D-imaging a choice selection for the Museum's Sketchfab account. It is enabling us to explore the enhancing potential of digitisation and 3D-imaging for the accessibility of large collections of small objects. 

Please get in touch if you are interested in any aspect of the Digital Pilgrim Project (#DigitalPilgrim -