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Amy Jeffs

Research Interests

My research focusses on a 14thc English illustrated manuscript of histories and romance (BL Egerton 3028). In writing a history for this unusual book, my work encompasses several other illustrated histories produced in England between around 1250 and 1350. The project is AHRC-funded and my supervisor is Prof Paul Binski.

The Digital Pilgrim Project 

Alongside my PhD I am co-convening Digital Pilgrim, a Cambridge University project supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and partially based at the British Museum. It aims to open up the enjoyment and study of medieval badges and pilgrim souvenirs using 3D modelling and GIS mapping software.

Please get in touch if you are interested in any aspect of the Digital Pilgrim Project (#DigitalPilgrim). Our scans can be viewed here

British Library 

Between July 2017 and February 2018 I worked at the British Library, with the Polonsky Foundation digitisation and outreach project, 'England and France, 700-1200: manuscripts from the British Library and Bibliothèque nationale de France.'

Key Publications

‘Techniques of 3D Modeling in Art Historical Research’, in The Routledge Companion to Digital Humanities and Art History, edited by Kathryn Brown (New York: Routledge, forthcoming)

With Dr Gabriel Byng, ‘Pilgrim Souvenirs’, in A Companion to Medieval Pilgrimage, edited by Andrew Jotischky and William Purkis (Kalamazoo: Arc Humanities Press, forthcoming)

‘Illustrated Histories’, in the British Library Web-space England and France, 700-1200 (forthcoming)

‘Illustrating Thomas Becket’s Martyrdom’, in the British Library Web-space England and France, 700-1200 (forthcoming)

A Rough Guide to Making a Manuscript’, in the British Library’s Medieval Manuscripts Blog (2017)

'The Digital Pilgrim Project: 3D Modeling and GIS Mapping Medieval Badges at the British Museum'. Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art and Architecture, 6 (2) (2017), pp. 80-90

'Disciplining the Digital: Virtual 3D Reproduction, Pilgrim Badges and the Stuff of Art History' in, British Art Studies, Issue 6 (2017) 

'One Object: Pilgrim Souvenir, Hood of Cherries' in, British Art Studies, Issue 6 (2017)

'One Object: Pilgrim Souvenir, Ampulla of Thomas Becket, in, British Art Studies, Issue 6 (2017) 

'Review: Edward II: His Last Months and his Monument', in, Journal of the British Archaeological Association, Vol. 169 (2016), pp.146-147