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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Staff and Governance

To contact the IMEMS administrative office please use the following details:


T: 0191 334 42974

Core Staff

The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of the Core Executive Committee, comprising the Director and Associate Directors and the Administrator. 

Professor Ludmilla Jordanova

Professor (Visual Culture) in the Department of History
Associate in the Department of Philosophy
Interim Director in the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

Contact Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (email at

Research Groups

Department of History


Authored book

Book review

Chapter in book

  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (Published). "Erkenne Dich selbst!". In Erkenne Dich Selbst! =. Nikolow, Sybilla Bönlau Verlag. 118-130.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2016). “Science, Memory and Relics in Britain”. In Savant Relics: Brains and Remains of Scientists. Beretta, Marco, Conforti, Maria & Mazzarello, Paolo Science History Publications. 157-181.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2016). Approaching Visual Materials. In Research Methods for History. Faire, Lucy & Gunn, Simon Edinburgh University Press. 30-47.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2015). "Portraiture, Beauty, Pain". In The Recovery of Beauty: Arts, Culture, Medicine. Saunders, Corrine, Macnaughton, Jane & Fuller, David Palgrave Macmillan. 199-216.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2015). Photography and Greece - A Historian's Perspective. In Camera Graeca: Photographs, Narrative, Materialities. Carabott, Philip & Hamilakis, Yannis Centre for Hellenic Studies, King's College, London. 361-366.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2014). Medicine and the Visual Arts. In Medicine, Health and the Arts. Bates, Victoria, Bleakley, Alan & Goodman, Sam Routledge. 41-63.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2012). ‘Approaching Visual Materials’. In Research Methods for History. Gunn, Simon & Faire, Lucy Edinburgh University Press. 30-47.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2011). ‘The Practice of Cultural History in Britain’, transcript Verlag, Bielefeld. In Cultural History in Europe. Institutions – Themes – Perspectives. Rogge, Jörg 63-78.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2010). ‘History, Photography and Skilled Handiwork’, in both English and Italian. In Artigiani. Published by the photographer, Francesco Filangeri, to accompany his exhibition. 9-19.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2010). ‘Is this a Portrait I see before me?’. In Beth Fisher: Grisaille Legacy. Royal Scottish Aacademy, Edinburgh. 11-19.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2010). ‘Visualizing Identity’. In Identity. Walker, Giselle & Leedham-Green, Elisabeth Cambridge University Press. 127-156.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2010). ‘What’s in a Name? Portraits of the Inner World’. In Portraits: Patients and Psychiatrists. published by the artist, Gemma Anderson, to accompany her exhibition. 25-8.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2008). ‘Picture-Talking: Portraiture and Conversation in Britain, 1800-1830’. In The Concept and Practice of Conversation in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1688-1848. Halsey, Katie & Slinn, Jane Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 151-169.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2007). ‘Marking Time’. In History, Commemoration, and National Preoccupation: Trafalgar 1805-2005. Hoock, Holger Oxford University Press for the British Academy. 7-17.

Edited book

Journal Article

  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2014). Historical Vision in a Digital Age. Cultural and Social History volume 11(number 3): 343-348.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2011). ‘What’s in a Name? Historians and Theory’. The English Historical Review 126(523): 1456-1177.
  • Jordanova, Ludmilla (2010). ‘Keith Brown Memorial Lecture. Medical Portraiture: the Case of William Harvey’. Liverpool Medical Institution Transactions and Report 15-21.

Full Executive Committee

Our Full Executive Committee is made up of the Core Executive Committee, listed above, plus a number of executive members including:

International Advisory Board

We are extremely fortunate to have be able to call on the help and guidance of colleagues from around the world who help to shape and guide our direction, strategy and international reach. Our current Advisory Board members are: