The list below shows Durham University research staff who are members of IMEMS. Click the member's name to see a more detailed biography and department.
We also welcome anyone from outside the University with an interest in our work to join. Membership is free of charge. You will receive invitations to our programme of events, with a weekly emails digest about what is happening in the Insitute and further afield. To join IMEMS contact: email@example.com
Dr Heidi Stoner
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Heidi Stoner's research is primarily focused on Early Medieval material culture of the Insular world. Her doctoral thesis was undertaken at the University of York and focused on Anglo-Saxon kingship and how it is signified through material culture in the visual traditions. She is particularly interested in iconography, historiography, monumental art and its use in the early Christian landscape.
Her current research project is a three-year Early Career Fellowship sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust entitled Sculpture in the Early Medieval Irish Sea c. 800-c.1000: Interlacing Traditions. This project explores the cultural significance of the early medieval stone sculptures produced in the Irish Sea Regions of Britain and Ireland in the ninth and tenth centuries. It challenges prevalent assumptions about state formation and national and ethnic exceptionalism as it has developed in Britain and Ireland, instead investigating their function as symbols of secular, religious and economic power within a culturally connected area. This will allow a nuanced narrative of cultural contact between the areas of ancient and modern northern Britain, Ireland and the Isle of Man which will give greater understanding of the shared materiality in this region.
- Anglo-Saxon art and culture
- Early Medieval Architecture and Sculpture
- Insular Church Foundations
- Manx Sculpture
- Material Culture
- Viking-age Christianity
Chapter in book
- Stoner, Heidi (2018). Heaven and Hall: Space and Place in Anglo-Saxon England. In Place and Space in the Medieval World. Boulton, Meg, Hawkes, Jane & Stoner, Heidi Routlege. 159-177
- Stoner, Heidi (2017). The Fiercest of Kings Warriors at the Edge of Empire. In Islands in a global context Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Insular Art. Newman, Conor, Mannion, Mags & Gavin, Fiona Dublin: Four Courts Press. 207-214.
- Stoner, Heidi (2015). Kings Without Faces: an Examination of the Visual Evidence for Kingship in the Seventh Century. In The Long Seventh Century: Continuity and Discontinuity in an Age of Transition. Gnasso, Alessandro Intagliata, Emanuele E. MacMaster, Thomas J. & Morris, Bethan N. Peter Lang. 19-37.
- Stoner, Heidi (2015). The Architecture of a Life: an Iconography of Architectural Images in Oxford University College MS 165. In The art, literature and material culture of the medieval world. Boulton, Meg, Herman, Melissa & Hawkes, Jane Dublin: Four Courts Press. 217-231.
- Boulton, Meg, Hawkes, Jane & Stoner, Heidi (2018). Place and Space in the Medieval World. Routledge Research in Art History. Routlege.