Dr Anna Jamieson

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Anna Jamieson is an interdisciplinary art historian specialising in visual and material cultures of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, with a particular interest in the cultural history of women’s mental illness.

Dr Anna Jamieson

About Anna

Anna Jamieson is an interdisciplinary art historian specialising in visual and material cultures of the eighteenth and nineteenth century, with a particular interest in the cultural history of women’s mental illness. She is a lecturer in History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre of British Art. 

After studying History of Art at the University of Leeds, Anna spent a few years working in the contemporary art world before returning to academia. During her Masters, she became fascinated in ‘Dark Tourism’ and tracing the parallels between past and present visiting practices at ‘Dark’ sites. Her doctoral research explored representations of female insanity in England between 1770-1833. After completing her PhD in 2020, she is now working on a book exploring asylum tourism between 1770-1845. 

Anna has held research fellowships at the Lewis Walpole Library (Yale University), the John Rylands Research Institute (University of Manchester) and the Northern Network for Medical Humanities Research. She is an Associate Editor at The Polyphony, a leading medical humanities website, and was recently a contributor on the BBC2 documentary ‘Lucy Worsley Investigates: The Madness of King George’.

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