Janina Ramirez

Member of Common Room

Course Director, Undergraduate Certificate and Diploma in History

Department for Continuing Education

BA Oxford, MA PhD York

janina.ramirez@conted.ox.ac.uk

Dr Janina Ramirez is Director for the Undergraduate Certificate and Diploma in History of Art at Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education. Having completed a PhD on the Symbolic Life of Birds in Anglo-Saxon England, she has gone on to publish many articles, and two monographs; one on ‘The Private Lives of Saints’ (WH Allen, August 2015), and one on ‘Julian of Norwich: An Introduction’ (SPCK, Oct 2016). She lectured at York, Warwick and Winchester Universities before joining the Department in 2009. Janina also works as a broadcaster for the BBC, and has written and presented many documentaries, including ‘Treasures of the Anglo-Saxons’, ‘The Hundred Years War’, and ‘Illuminations: The Private Lives of Medieval Kings’. Janina is a dedicated lecturer, and would welcome students working on medieval studies, religious art, symbolism, history and the media, and animals/birds in art and literature.

Janina has published several books: ‘Power, Passion and Politics: The Private Lives of Saints in Anglo-Saxon England’, ‘Julian of Norwich: A Brief Introduction’ and ‘Beowulf: An Expert Guide’. The first of her series of children’s novels, set in ninth-century Viking Sweden, is entitled ‘Riddle of the Runes’ (June, 2018).

She is an award-winning broadcaster for the BBC, President of Gloucester History Festival, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts and produces a weekly podcast for the HistoryHit network, ‘Art Detective’. She would welcome post-graduate students.