Beth Williamson

Beth Williamson

Beth Williamson is Professor of Medieval Culture and Chair in the History of Art at the University of Bristol. She has research interests in the visual culture of western European Christianity, including a particular focus on medieval and early Renaissance Italy. She also works on sound and music, and often supervises research students working across the disciplines of visual culture and music. Professor Williamson is a currently holding a Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship, during which she is writing a book on medieval religious devotion. At the BSR she currently serves on the Council’s Finance and Audit Committee and on the Nominations Committee. Her interests in visual and material culture have shaped much of her committee work and board experience both inside and outside academia. At the University of Bristol she currently sits on the University’s Heritage and Public Art Committee, and chairs its Public Art Advisory Panel. She has previously served as an International Associate to the Board of the International Center of Medieval Art in New York, and has chaired the Universities Committee of the UK Association for Art History. She is currently Chair of the British Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee. In her spare time, she is a choral singer, and particularly enjoys English and Italian Renaissance polyphony. 

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