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Janina Ramirez

  • 5 stars across 3 books

    Dr Janina Ramirez is a presenter, lecturer and researcher. She specialises in interpreting symbols, and examining art works within their historical context. Following a degree in English Language and Literature at St Anne's College, Oxford, Nina went to the prestigious Centre for Medieval Studies in York. Here she completed an MA and PhD on birds in Anglo-Saxon art and literature.
    Following her post-graduate study, she gained a lecturing post at the Department for Art History at York University. She has taught at Warwick and Winchester Universities, and is now Course Director for the Undergraduate Certificate in History of Art at the Department for Continuing Education, Oxford University. She also lectures for the Victoria and Albert Museum.
    She has published widely on medieval art and literature, and has taught and researched across a broad chronological sweep, covering everything from the sculptures of antiquity to post-modern architecture. Her experience also stretches beyond the world of art, having lectured in archaeology, history, literature and language. In terms of presenting, she has worked on a number of documentaries for BBC4. These have included 'Saints & Sinners: Britain's Millennium of Monasteries', 'Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings' and 'Chivalry & Betrayal: The Hundred Years War'. She is a passionate and enthused academic driven by a desire to share ideas.

    19th July 2018

    Riddle of the Runes

    Alva rushes through the trees in the dead of night with her sniffer wolf, Fen. Being out alone when there's a kidnapper ... More

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    2nd April 2019

    Beowulf: A Ladybird Expert Book

    Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Beowulf is an accessible, authoritative, and entertaining introduction t... More

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    4th July 2019

    Way of the Waves

    Join young investigator and shield maiden Alva as she goes a-viking around the medieval world in search of adventure! A... More

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