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Dr John Munns

Dr John Munns

Affiliated Lecturer

Fellow of Magdalene College

Magdalene College
Cambridge CB3 0AG
Office Phone: 01223 7 64507

Subject groups/Research projects

Ancient and Medieval History:

Departments and Institutes

Magdalene College:

Research Interests

The cultural, religious, and art history of the long twelfth century in and around the British Isles, particularly the relationships between images and ideas; aspects of medieval theological thought including the doctrine of God, the sacraments, and image theory; Romanesque art, architecture, and patronage; Gothic architecture; the cultural agency of twelfth-century English bishops, especially Henry of Blois.


Man, Nature and the Supernatural, c.1000-c.1600 (Part II Specified Subject; co-taught with Dr Carl Watkins)

Key Publications

  • Cross and Culture in Anglo-Norman England (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2016)
  • Decorated Revisited: English Architectural Style in Context, 1250-1400, edited volume (Turnhout: Brepols, 2017)
  • Henry of Blois: New Interpretations, co-edited volume, in preparation