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Prof Jenny Alexander


Jenny Alexander studied Art History at the University of East Anglia and archaeology at Nottingham University. She has taught in undergraduate and adult education departments of various universities and worked as a consultant archaeologist on medieval and early-modern sites and buildings before moving to Warwick. She is also consultant to the masons' marks recording project for the Works Department of Trondheim Cathedral (Norway).

Research interests

Medieval Art and Architecture especially the study of medieval and early modern buildings, their construction and use. Further Information

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught include:

  • Introduction to Art History: Classicism and the Arts of Christianity
  • Architecture
  • The Art and Architecture of Medieval Devotion
  • The Architecture of the Age of Chivalry
  • From Fortress to Country House
  • Deconstructing Medieval and Early Modern Buildings
  • Pilgrimage

Administrative roles

  • Director of Undergraduate Studies for SCAPVC
  • Senior Tutor
  • Careers

Selected publications

  •  Stonemasons' Marks. In progress.
  • Building Southwell Minster's Chapter House, in C Brooke (ed), The House of Houses (Archaeopress, forthcoming).
  • Was the Builder of the 'Crazy Vault' Actually Crazy? Reaction and Response in the Thirteenth Century at Lincoln Cathedral', in Niamh NicGhabhann and Danielle O'Donovan (eds), Mapping new territories in art and architectural history: Essays in Honour of Roger Stalley, (Turnhout, 2022), 391-419.
  • with Kathryn A. Morrison, 'Sampson Frisby (13h1): Rediscovering the Career and Milieu of a 17th-century Freemason', Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society, 65, (2021), 20-37. Trans Ancient Mons Soc 65
  • 'Melbourne Church, Derbyshire', in Jessica Mace (ed.), A Medieval Legacy: The Ongoing Life of Forms in our Built Environment, (Toronto 2020), 221-26
  • ‘The Lincoln Judgement Portal’, in U. Engel and S. Albrecht, (eds), Die Archaologie des mittelalterlichen Portals, (Bamberg). Forthcoming
  • 'Alabaster Carvings from Late-Medieval Lincolnshire', in Z. Murat (ed.), English Alabaster Carvings and their Cultural Contexts, (Woodbridge 2019), 150-72.

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    Professional associations

    • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries
    • Associate of the International Center for Medieval Art, 2013-17


    • PhD (Nottingham)
    • BA (UEA)

    Dr Jenny Alexander



    Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3005

    Faculty of Art Building
    University of Warwick

    Advice and Feedback hours

    Mon 12.30 - 1.30, and Wed 11.00 - 12.00, or email me if it's urgent.


    Undergraduate modules

    HA1A3 Architecture
    HA3B2 Deconstructing Medieval and Early-Modern Buildings