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Dr Anna Gannon

Director of Studies in History of Art, Tutor, Affiliated Lecturer Department of History of Art

Dr Anna Gannon, FSA, gained her first degree in Italy, where she studied Modern Languages and specialised in German Philology. She read History of Art at the University of Cambridge, and her PhD was published as The Iconography of Early Anglo-Saxon Coinage (Oxford University Press, 2003; paperback reprint, 2010; Kindle edn. 2012).

She has worked at the British Museum in the Coin Department and in the Department of Prehistory and Europe, reporting on Treasure. She now works as Academic Consultant for the University and is in charge of the professional development of all newly-appointed probationary lecturers across the University. Since 2006 she has been an affiliated lecturer in the Department of History of Art and taught a Part II her own special paper on Anglo-Saxon Art.

Her principal research interests and publications are in Anglo-Saxon coinage, Late Antiquity and the advent of Christianity, Germanic and Insular Art and culture. Her latest major publication is the Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles, 63. British Museum. Anglo-Saxon Coins. Part i. Early Anglo-Saxon Coins and Continental Silver Coins of the North Sea, c.600-760, British Museum, 2013. She is currently working on the exegesis of imagined sacred landscapes through the sense of smell.

Dr Gannon has been a Fellow and a Tutor since 2006, and directs studies in History of Art at St Edmund’s and four other colleges. She sits on Council, the Dean’s Committee, the Nomination Committee, the Estates Committee, and the Tutorial Committee. She is also the College liaison with the Woolf Institute.

As a practising Catholic, she regularly attends Mass at St Edmund’s Chapel.