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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
4, 5
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Economic History, Higher Ed, Material Culture, Museums, Pedagogy, Technology