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School of History

Dr Amanda Sciampacone


Lecturer in British and European Art since 1700

Room Number: ArtsTwo 3.13


I am an art historian who explores the intersections between British art, visual culture, medicine, and the environment in the long nineteenth century. I received my PhD in History of Art from Birkbeck, University of London and held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Warwick.


Research Interests:

British art and visual culture of the long nineteenth century; history of medicine and science; medical and environmental humanities; epidemic disease and the British Empire; history of climate and meteorology; material and print culture.



'"Epidemics in a Mist": Medical Climatology and Cholera in Victorian Visual Culture,' Journal of Victorian Culture; accepted for publication May 2019, forthcoming.

'Matter Pictured in its Place: Cholera and the Slums of London,' Dandelion: Postgraduate Arts Journal and Research Network 4, no. 1 (2013): 1–19.

'Urban Ruin: James Baillie Fraser's Representation of the Black Hole Memorial of Calcutta,' Third Text 25, no. 6 (2011): 751–762.

'Material Value and Immaterial Vision: The Role of Real and Represented Gems in the Gospels of Saint-Médard of Soissons,' Comitatus: A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 42 (2011): 1–35.

Exhibition Guides

Art, Air and Illness, Coventry: University of Warwick, 2018. Published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Art, Air and Illness' shown at the Lanchester Research Gallery.