I am a historian of medieval and Byzantine visual and religious culture and a lecturer in Medieval History and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London.


I have a PhD in History of Art from the University of Cambridge, which I finished in 2015.  Since then I have worked at the Warburg Institute and the University of Southampton, as well as Birkbeck.

You can read my latest article here: Pseudo-Arabic and the Material Culture of the First Crusade in Norman Italy: The Sanctuary Mosaic at San Nicola in Bari

My PhD thesis examined the churches that were built in southeast Italy during the Norman Conquest.  It was funded by the AHRC, supervised by Professor Paul Binski and the title is Visual Culture in Norman Puglia, c.1030 – 1130.  I am working on publishing my thesis, in the meantime, please get in touch with me if you would like to read it. I am always happy to share the pdf.

I am one of the art history sub-editors for the Open Library of the Humanities, which is an open access journal, where academics can publish their research (for free) and anyone can access it (for free).

You can follow me on Twitter, Humanities Commons and Academia.edu and you can email me, c.vernon @ bbk.ac.uk.