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Dr Jocelyn Anderson

Early Career Lecturer in Early Modern Art

Jocelyn Anderson is the Early Career Lecturer in Early Modern Art. She completed her PhD at The Courtauld in May 2013; the title of her thesis was ‘Remaking the Country House: Country-House Guidebooks in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries’. While studying, she was supervised by Professor Christine Stevenson and she received grants from the Yale Center for British Art and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. From January – June 2014, she held a postdoctoral fellowship at The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, during which time she worked on a book project based on her PhD. She is a past editor of immediations, The Courtauld’s Journal of Postgraduate Research, and a past editor of Architectural History. Her current research is on architecture and the public sphere and depictions of Empire in late eighteenth-century Britain.


  • BA2: The Eighteenth-century British House: Architecture and Self-fashioning
  • BA3: Art and Empire in Eighteenth-Century London

Research interests

  • Country houses
  • Eighteenth-Century tourism
  • Architecture and the public sphere in eighteenth-century Britain
  • Depictions of the British Empire in the eighteenth century

Forthcoming publications

  • Review of Chinese Wallpaper in National Trust Houses, Journal for Eighteenth-century Studies

Recent publications

  • ‘Eighteenth-Century Country-house Guidebooks: Tools for Interpretation and Souvenirs’, British Library Collection Care Blog, 19 August 2014,
  • ‘Review of John Nash: Architect of the Picturesque, The Burlington Magazine 156 (March 2014): 175-176
  • Review of ‘The Ladies of Kenwood’ Exhibition for the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 16 October 2012,
  • ‘Jocelyn Anderson Tours the Gardens of Stowe’ for the Canadian Centre for Architecture, June 2012,
  • ‘Remaking the Space: the Plan and the Route in Coutrny-House Guidebooks from 1770 to 1815’, Architecture History 54 (2011): 195-212

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