Professor Jane Geddes

Professor Jane Geddes
Professor Jane Geddes
Professor Jane Geddes

Emeritus Professor


Research Overview

  • Scottish architecture
  • British Medieval manuscripts
  • Pictish sculpture
  • Medieval decorative ironwork

Current Research

Current research: 

The Buildings of Scotland: Lothian, revised edition for Yale University Press

Lost Civilisations: The Picts, for Reaktion Books

The Bestiary, for Quarto Publications. 

New doors for Trondheim Cathedral

Previous recent projects:

The early medieval sculpture of St Andrews Cathedral. A catalogue for Historic Environment Scotland

'Earliest Portrait of St Columba' in St Gallen Library, Cod Sang 555.

The early medieval stones at Tullich Church, Aberdeenshire



Principal Investigator for the Buildings of Scotland, Leverhulme Award

This award produced 2 volumes in the Buildings of Scotland series:

  • Aberdeenshire: North and Moray;
  • Aberdeenshire: South and Aberdeen.

The research fellows were three architecural historians: Joseph Sharples, Dr David Walker and Dr Matthew Woodworth. Published by Yale University Press, 2014.

Historic Environment Scotland

Academic advisor for the design of St Vigeans Museum, Arbroath, Angus. Author of Hunting Picts: Medieval Sculpture at St Vigeans, Angus, 2 vols, 2017

Funding and Grants

Leverhulme Research Award: to produce two volumes for the Buildings of Scotland Series, Aberdeenshire and North-East Scotland. 2008 - 2014.

AHRB award to produce the St Albans Psalter website.


Teaching Responsibilities



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