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Meg Bernstein

Meg Bernstein is an art and architectural historian of the Middle Ages. She earned her PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2019. Meg is an alumna of Smith College, and holds master’s degrees from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Yale Divinity School. She has been a Kress Institutional Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Courtauld Institute of Art (2015-17), a postdoctoral fellow at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music (2020-1), and in 2021-2 has been a Fulbright US Scholar at the University of York and postdoctoral fellow of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. Meg has taught Art History at UCLA, the Courtauld, RISD, Columbia, Yale, Kenyon College, and the University of York.

Meg’s book project, currently titled A Living Church: Building the English Parish, 1150-1300, examines the social and spatial developments in parish churches in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, demonstrating that these buildings were a vehicle for the expression of new religious and social identities. In 2021, she published an edited volume, Towards an Art History of the Parish Church with Courtauld Books Online. Meg’s other publications have appeared in Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, Vetusta Monumenta: Ancient Monuments, A Digital Edition, and Digital Humanities and Material Religion, and are forthcoming in Studies in Iconography. Meg is Honorary Web Officer of the British Archaeological Association and serves on the IDEA+ Committee of the International Center of Medieval Art.

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