Teresa Lane

PhD student; Associate Lecturer

Thesis: The Trinity in the visual culture of England 950-1150
Supervised by Professor Alixe Bovey and Professor John Lowden
Supported by CHASE (the Consortium of the Humanities and the Arts South-East England)
My research investigates representations of the Trinity in England in the late Anglo-Saxon period, and encompasses art, theology and literature. I am interested in exploring the role of the visual in the doctrine of the Trinity and testing the hypothesis that Trinitarian images exemplify iconographic inventiveness on the part of Anglo-Saxon artists. Images of the Trinity which appeared in England during this period mainly survive in manuscripts. I am also considering other media, including ivory carving, wall painting, sculpture and coins. My aim is to place the images into their cultural, intellectual, and iconographic contexts in order to establish the importance of the Trinity in the devotional climate of tenth- and eleventh-century England.


2016 The Courtauld Institute of Art, PhD candidate
2015-2016 The Courtauld Institute of Art, MA History of Art (Making and Meaning in the Art of the Middle Ages, Distinction)
2014-2015 The Courtauld Institute of Art, Graduate Diploma in the History of Art
1993-1995 The College of Law, Common Professional Examination and Legal Practice Course
1987-1990 University of Exeter, BA (Hons) English Literature and Medieval Studies


  • Autumn 2020, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Associate Lecturer, “Image Making and the Medieval Imagination”
  • Spring 2020, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Associate Lecturer, “Art, Travel and Imagination in the Middle Ages”
  • Autumn 2018, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Associate Lecturer, “Case Studies in Gothic Art: Intention and Reception”
  • Autumn 2017, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Teaching Assistant, Foundations Lecture Series (The Middle Ages)

Other academic activities

  • Co-organiser of CHASE-sponsored Material Witness (an interdisciplinary training programme for the interrogation of physical objects in the digital age)
  • Co-organiser, 24th Annual Medieval Postgraduate Student Colloquium, Courtauld Institute of Art, “Scaling the Middle Ages: Size and Scale in Medieval Art”
  • Co-editor-in-chief, immediations, Volume 4, Number 3, 2018
  • Co-convenor of the Courtauld’s medieval student work-in-progress seminars, 2017–2018
  • Editorial board, immediations, Volume 4, Number 2, 2017