Dr Helen Lunnon trained as a historian and art historian and holds academic qualifications from the University of Reading (BA Hons, History, 1998), University College London (MA, Museum Studies, 1999) and UEA (MA, Medieval History, 2008, and PhD, Art History, 2012).

Helen's research is concerned with the making and reception of art and architecture in medieval England, focusing on East Anglia. She is particularly interested in the late medieval understanding of decorum and appropriateness and how such notions influenced the art and architecture made in the period. Helen is Senior Research Associate on the Leverhulme Trust funded project 'The Medieval Churches of Norwich: city, community and architecture' and lecturer in the Department of Art History and World Art Studies at UEA.

All Publications

Lunnon, H.


Inventio Porticus - Imagining Solomon's Porches in Late Medieval England,

in British Art Studies


Full Text UEA Repository



Lunnon, H.


Defining Porches in Medieval Norwich c.1250-1510,

in Medieval and Early Modern Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Norwich.

Maney Publishing

pp. 283-306

ISBN 978-1-909662-77-3, 978-1-909662-78-0

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))


Heslop, T. (ed.), Lunnon, H. (ed.)


Norwich: Medieval and Early Modern Art, Architecture and Archaeology,

Maney Publishing

ISBN 9781909662773, 9781909662780

(Other report)


Cotton, S. A., Lunnon, H. E., Wrapson, L. J.


Medieval rood screens in Suffolk: their construction and painting dates,

in Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History.

Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History

pp. 219-234

Full Text

(Conference contribution)


Lunnon, H. E.


'I will have one porch of stone ... over my grave' Medieval parish church porches and their function as tomb canopies,

in Church Monuments


pp. 53-65

UEA Repository



Lunnon, H.


Observations on the Changing Form of Chancel Screens in Late Medieval Norfolk,

in Journal of the British Archaeological Association



pp. 110-131

Full Text UEA Repository



Key Research Interests

The making and reception of art and architecture in medieval England.

Teaching Interests

Helen is keen to work with undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in studying medieval art and architecture in England. She teaches undergraduate modules in the Department of of Art History and World Art Studies, including 'Art and Architecture in Medieval Norwich' (spring 2016).

Professional Activities

General Editor, British Archeaological Association Conference Transactions