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First Name
Alexandra M.
Last Name
William & Mary
Website URL
Material Culture, Art & Print Culture, Time & Temporality, Atlantic World, Vast Early America, Digital Humanities
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About Me

I am a historian of Britain and early America, specializing in art and material objects from the early modern period to the beginning of the nineteenth century. I received both my BA (Honours with Distinction) and my MA in Art History and Visual Studies from the University of Victoria and hold an MA in History from William & Mary. I am currently working on my dissertation project which explores the role that material objects played in changing conceptions of time in the long-eighteenth century.

My work has been supported by numerous museums, institutions, and funding bodies including the Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture (OI), the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), the Decorative Arts Trust, the American Philosophical Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Mid-Atlantic Conference of British Studies (MACBS), the Reves Center for International Studies, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). In the 2021-22 academic year, I will be a Dissertation Fellow at the Winterthur Museum, Library & Gardens.

I have held research, curatorial, and digital humanities positions at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the Mearns Center for Learning, the Georgian Papers Programme, and the Royal British Columbia Museum. I have also published book reviews for Reviews in HistoryH-Nationalism, H-Material Culture, History, Agricultural History, and Articulate, and my digital humanities essays have appeared on Uncommon Sense – The Blog and the Georgian Papers Programme blog.




Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Britain, United States
Expertise by Geography
Atlantic, British Isles, North America
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Economic History, Higher Ed, Material Culture, Museums, Pedagogy, Technology