Jessica Berembeim

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Dr Jessica Berenbeim

University Positions
University Associate Professor in Literature and Visual Culture
Specialising in
Medieval Studies; Literature and Visual Culture

Jessica Berenbeim is a University Associate Professor at the Faculty of English and a Fellow of Jesus College.

Academic interests

Jessica's academic interest include:

  • The aesthetics and materiality of writing
  • Museum studies, archives, and archival theory
  • Philosophy of history
  • Inscriptions
  • Medieval art and architecture
  • Classical reception studies
  • History of the book
  • Medieval cultural history.

Jessica teaches for the medieval literature papers in Part I and Part II, and on visual and material culture more broadly in Part II.

Her teaching and supervision interests include: interdisciplinary medieval studies; material texts; the intersections of literary and visual culture; history and theory of museums, libraries, and archives.

Degrees obtained

  • BA, Harvard.
  • PhD, Harvard.


Jessica was a Junior Research Fellow at Magdalen College, Oxford, and held the Frances Yates Long-Term Research Fellowship in Cultural and Intellectual History at the Warburg Institute. She has also held fellowships at or collaborated with a number of cultural institutions, including the British Library, the British Museum, and the National Archives.

Publications, links and resources

Please visit Dr Berenbeim's faculty page for an up to date list of current and forthcoming publications.

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