Dr Laura Slater
Dr Laura Slater is a University Lecturer in Medieval Art and Architecture in the Department of History of Art. Her research interests centre on the relationships between art, ideas, power and politics in medieval Britain and Europe. She has a continuing interest in female cultural patronage in the Middle Ages, and in medieval responses to antiquity and the Holy Land. Her monograph, Art and Political Thought in Medieval England c. 1150-1350 was published in 2018.
Laura completed her AHRC-funded PhD in History of Art at King’s College, University of Cambridge. She has been a Visiting Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin on the FP7-funded ‘History Books in the Anglo-Norman World’ project; a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of York on the ERC-funded ‘Visual Translations of Jerusalem in Europe’ project and a Teaching Fellow in History of Art at UCL. In 2015-2016, she held a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London. Before returning to Cambridge, she was a Fulford Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College, Oxford, whilst working as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the ERC-funded ‘Music and Late Medieval European Court Cultures’ project.