Chair in History of Art
The Aberdeen Bestiary: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/bestiary/
The St Albans Psalter: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/stalbanspsalter/english/
Scottish architecture; British Medieval manuscripts; Pictish Sculpture; Medieval decorative ironwork.
There are two recently completed projects:
- 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 Musseum, Arbroath, Angus. Author of Hunting Picts: Medieval Sculpture at St Vigeans, Angus, 2 vols, 2017
- Currently investigating the 'Earliest Portrait of St Columba' in St Gallen Library, Cod.Sang 555.
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 web site. St Albans Psalter web site.
HA1003 Introduction to Art History: Case studies in Western Art
HA1503 The Modern Tradition: Change and Continuity
HA2004 Goths to Gothic: Romans to Renaissance
HA2501 The Age of Baroque: from Caravaggio to Robert Adam
HA3536 The Country House, 1500 - 2000
HA3594 The Work of Angels: Insular Art 400-800
HA3579 Durham and Romanesque architecture
HA5030 Art and Business
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External examiner for York University, Medieval Studies
Trustee for The Burn, Edzell
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Contributions to Journals
- Geddes, J. (in press). 'The earliest portrait of St Columba: Cod Sang 555, p 166'. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
- Geddes, J., Murray, HK. & Murray, JC. (2016). 'Tullich Aberdeenshire: a reappraisal of an early ecclesiastical site and its carved stones in the light of recent excavations'. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, vol 145, pp. 229-281.
[Online] DOI: 10.5284/1000184
[Online] AURA: 10PSAS145229_281.pdf
- Geddes, J. (2008). 'Heaven's Gates: Medieval Decorative Ironwork and its meaning'. Cornerstone Magazine, vol 29, no. 2, pp. 42-48.
- Geddes, J. (2005). 'The Organ, the Ambo and the Pulpitum'. Ecclesiology Today, Journal of the Ecclesiological Society, vol 34, no. Jan 2005, pp. 16-47.
- Geddes, J. (2004). 'The organ, the ambo and the pulpitum, King's College Chapel, Aberdeen'. Aberdeen University Review, vol LX, no. 4, 212, pp. 295-323.
- Geddes, J. (2002). 'The search for John Tresilian, master smith to Edward IV'. History Today, vol 52, pp. 40-46.
Reviews of Books, Films and Articles
- Geddes, J. (2013). 'Ironwork in Medieval Britain: an archaeological study, by Ian Goodall'. The Antiquaries Journal, vol 93, pp. 439-440.
[Online] DOI: 10.1017/S000358151300005X
Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings
- Geddes, J. (2011). The Bayeux Tapestry, Dendrochronology and Hadstock Door. in MJ Lewis, GR Owen-Crocker & D Terkla (eds), The Bayeux Tapestry: New Approaches. Oxbow Books, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 127-135.
- Geddes, J. (2011). The St Albans Psalter: Sex, Desire and the Middle-Aged Woman. in S Niebrzydowski (ed.), Middle-Aged Women in the Middle Ages. Gender in the Middle Ages, vol. 7, Boydell & Brewer, Woodbridge, pp. 69-82.
- Geddes, J. (2010). The Problems of Pictish Art, 1955-2009. in J Geddes, ST Driscoll & MA Hall (eds), Pictish Progress: New Studies on Northern Britain in the Early Middle Ages. vol. 50, The Northern World, vol. 50, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden, Netherlands, pp. 121-134.