Dr Catherine Oakes | University of Oxford

Dr Catherine Oakes

Director of Studies for History of Art, Department for Continuing Education; Fellow of Kellogg College

About

Dr Oakes runs the History of Art programme for Oxford's Department for Continuing Education. She directs the Master of Studies programme in literature and arts, co-directs the postgraduate certificate in historical studies, and co-directs the DPhil (doctoral) programme in architectural history.  She is a medievalist specialising in Romanesque art and architecture, and the interrelation of word and image in western medieval culture. She has published on a range of subjects including the iconography of the Virgin in the late Middle Ages and French Romanesque art and architecture.

Expertise

  • Medieval art and architecture
  • English medieval art and architecture
  • French medieval art and architecture
  • Christian medieval imagery
  • Tudor art and architecture
  • Text and image
  • Collecting and display

Media experience

Dr Oakes has experience of working with the media, including with BBC Radio 4 and with Channel 4.

Languages

English, French