Biography

Professor Sandy Heslop, who joined the School in 1976, is an expert on the art and architecture of medieval England. His overarching interest is in making and its place in human culture. Humans use objects of all kinds (natural and manufactured) for practical purposes but also to structure our understanding and our identities. Most of Heslop’s research and teaching has focused on analyzing the relationship between people and things, and the role of imagination in the creation and reception of artefacts.

Career History

B.A. History of Art; Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London (1971)

All Publications

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Heslop, T. A.

(2017)

Saint Anselm’s “Grand Tour” and the Full-Page Picture Cycle in the Markyate Psalter,

in St. Albans and the Markyate Psalter : Seeing and Reading in Twelfth-Century England.

Medieval Institute Publications

ISBN 9781580442589

(Chapter (peer-reviewed))

(Published)


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

(2015)

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

Maney Publishing

ISBN 9781909662773, 9781909662780

(Other report)

(Published)


Heslop, T. A. (ed.), Mellings, E. (ed.), Thofner, M. (ed.)

(2012)

Art, Faith and Place in East Anglia: From Prehistory to the Present,

Boydell and Brewer

ISBN 9781843837442

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Franklin, J. (ed.), Heslop, T. (ed.), Stevenson, C. (ed.)

(2012)

Architecture and Interpretation: Essays for Eric Fernie,

Boydell and Brewer

ISBN 9781843837817

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Heslop, T.

(2012)

The Alabaster Tomb at Ashwellthorpe, Norfolk: its Workmanship, Cost and Location,

in Patrons and Professionals in the Middle Ages.

Donington

pp. 333-346

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Heslop, T.

(2012)

Constantine and Helena: the Roman in English Romanesque,

in Architecture and Interpretation: Essays for Eric Fernie.

The Boydell Press

pp. 163-175

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Stevenson, C., Heslop, T.

(2012)

Introduction,

in Architecture and Interpretation: Essays for Eric Fernie.

The Boydell Press

pp. 1-14

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Heslop, T.

(2011)

The Nave of Attleborough, Norfolk, and the Architecture of Unknowing,

in Architecture, Liturgy and Identity. Liber Amicorum Paul Crossley.

Brepols

pp. 47-60

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Heslop, T.

(2011)

St Anselm, Church Reform and the Politics of Art,

in Anglo-Norman Studies, Proceedings of the Battle Conference for 2010.

Woodbridge

pp. 103-126

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Heslop, T. A.

(2010)

Attending at Calvary: An early fifteenth-century English Panel Painting,

in Tributes to Nigel Morgan. Contexts of Medieval Art: Images, Objects and Ideas.

Harvey Miller/Brepols

pp. 278-292

ISBN 9781905375295

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Heslop, T.

(2010)

Les monastères clunisiens anglais et leurs sceaux: vers 1090-1120,

in Cluny: onze siècles de rayonnement.

Centre des monuments nationaux

pp. 380-387

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Thofner, M., Heslop, S., Davies, J., Moore, A.

(2010)

The Art of Faith: 3500 Years of Art and Belief in Norfolk,

(Exhibition)

(Published)


Heslop, T. A.

(2009)

Regarding the Spectators of the Bayeux Tapestry: Bishop Odo and his Circle,

in Art History

32 (2)

pp. 222-249

UEA Repository

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Heslop, T. A.

(2008)

The Implication of the Utrecht Psalter in English Romanesque Art,

in Romanesque: Art & Thought in the Twelfth Century, Essays in Honor of Walter Cahn.

Penn State University Press

pp. 267-290

ISBN 0976820269

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Heslop, T. A.

(2007)

Manuscript Illumination at Worcester c. 1055-65: the origins of the Pembroke Lectionary and the Caligula Troper,

in The Cambridge Illuminations: The Conference Proceedings.

Harvey Miller

pp. 65-75

ISBN 150432565

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Heslop, T. A.

(2005)

The English origins of the Coronation of the Virgin,

in Burlington Magazine

147 (1233)

pp. 790-797

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Heslop, T. A.

(2005)

Swaffham Parish Church: Community Building in Fifteenth Century Norfolk,

in Medieval East Anglia.

Boydell & Brewer

pp. 246-271

ISBN 1843831511

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Heslop, T. A.

(2004)

Art and the Man: Archbishop Wulfstan and the York Gospelbook,

in Wulfstan Archbishop of York: The Proceedings of the Second Alcuin Conference (Studies in the Early Middle Ages).

Brepols

pp. 293-322

ISBN 2503522246

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Heslop, T.

(2002)

Weeting Castle, a Twelfth-Century Hall-House in Norfolk (reprinted),

in La Maison médiévale en Normandie et Angleterre, Actes des tables rondes de Rouen et de Norwich (1998-99).

Rouen

pp. 131-141

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Heslop, T. A.

(2001)

Contemplating Chimera in Medieval Imagination: St. Anselm's Crypt at Canterbury,

in Raising the Eyebrow: John Onians and World Art Studies. An Album Amicorum in his honour.

Archaeopress

pp. 153-168

ISBN 1841712779

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Key Research Interests

The relationship of art and history

The impact of environment and resources on manufacture

Art as information and rhetoric

Architecture as image

Current Research Projects

1. Beyond the Basket

Principal Investigator for ‘Beyond the Basket’, an AHRC-funded research project to explore the place of basketry in human culture. Basketry has a long history and global distribution. It has been fundamental to the success of the species in adapting to and managing different environments. The principal outcomes will be an edited book and a major exhibition.

2. Medieval art and belief in Norfolk

Co-Investigator on the AHRC-funded exhibition project ‘Icon? Art and Belief in Norfolk’, researching the place of medieval art in the structure of personal and institutional religion.

3. Worchester Chapter House and other projects

Work in progress includes a study and reconstruction of Worcester Chapter House, and a book on art and architecture in England c. 960-1120. 

LINK TO WORCESTER CHAPTER HOUSE PROJECT

 

Teaching Interests

  • Medieval art and architecture
  • The anthropology of art
  • Art and environments

Research supervision 

Interested in supervising research students in all aspects of medieval art and architecture.

Completions 2008-2011

Mills, Rosie Chambers. Gendered imaginations? Illustrating the high medieval psalter for men and women in England. 2008

Sillence, Matthew James. The cardinal’s seal of dignity and the representation of identities, 1378-1533. 2009

Arber, Nicholas John. The Norfolk County Gaol 1764-1887: a good and sufficient prison. 2009

Partridge, Jo. Representations and transformations of Synagoga in Latin Christendom c.1050-1250. 2010

Pinner, Rebecca. St Edmund, King and Martyr: constructing his cult in medieval East Anglia. 2010

Summers, Dominic John. Norfolk Church Towers of the Later Middle Ages. 2011

Helen Lunnon, Norfolk Church Porches. 2012

Current researchers and their topics include:

Nick Trend, Wighton, the Church and the Village, 1400-1500

Agata Gomolka, Physiognomy, Pathognomy and Body Rhetoric in Early Gothic Sculpture.

Examples of modules taught

  • Visual and the Verbal in Medieval Culture
  • The Art and Architecture of Venice
  • Researching and Interpreting Artefacts (Core module, MA World Art)

Key Responsibilities

Associate Dean for Advancement, Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Director of Research, School of World Art Studies and Museology
Academic Link for Arts Programmes, University Campus Suffolk