Dr Christian Clarkson
After completing her MA and MPhil degrees in History of Art at the University of Cambridge, Christian received her PhD from the University of St Andrews in 2018. Her thesis was funded by the AHRC as part of a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership with Historic Environment Scotland, and focused on Scottish Medieval monastic planning looking specifically at the remains of buildings outwith the main claustral complex. Her MPhil thesis explored Irish Romanesque architecture with a particular emphasis on Cormac’s Chapel at the Rock of Cashel complex.
Through her collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland Christian has experience of writing and siting interpretation, and she also served as a representative for the Future Thinking on Carved Stones in Scotland project. She has worked most recently as a tutor in the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews, and previously in the Rare Books and Maps departments in Cambridge University Library.