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.
Inventio Porticus - Imagining Solomon's Porches in Late Medieval England,
in British Art Studies
(6)Full Text UEA Repository
Defining Porches in Medieval Norwich c.1250-1510,
in Medieval and Early Modern Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Norwich.
ISBN 978-1-909662-77-3, 978-1-909662-78-0
Norwich: Medieval and Early Modern Art, Architecture and Archaeology,
ISBN 9781909662773, 9781909662780
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
'I will have one porch of stone ... over my grave' Medieval parish church porches and their function as tomb canopies,
in Church Monuments
pp. 53-65UEA Repository
Observations on the Changing Form of Chancel Screens in Late Medieval Norfolk,
in Journal of the British Archaeological Association
pp. 110-131Full Text UEA Repository
Key Research Interests
The making and reception of art and architecture in medieval England.
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).
General Editor, British Archeaological Association Conference Transactions