Margit took her BA and MA in the History of Art at the Courtauld Institute and her DPhil at the University of Sussex. She has taught at Sussex, at St Andrews University, at Bristol University and at the University of East Anglia before she joined the Open University.
Margit's research interests are mainly focused on the early modern period in the Netherlands, Germany, Scandinavia and the British Isles. They include painting, print, architecture, sculpture and range across the histories of religion, politics, gender, court culture, public rituals, urban spaces and musical culture.
Margit's teaching interests include any work of art produced anywhere in the world during the early modern period. She is also keen to develop her understanding of the histories of colonialism and collecting, especially in relation to Inuit communities in Greenland and North America.
[Book Review] Northern European reformations. Transnational perspectives. Edited by James E. Kelly, Henning Laugerud and Salvador Ryan. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. (2021-10)
The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 72(4) (pp. 885-888)
Framing the Enemy: Gaspard Bouttats’s Collage Portraits for Prudencio de Sandoval’s Historia de la vida y hechos del Emperador Carlos V in the Whitworth Collection (2020-09-01)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library, 96(2) (pp. 67-93)
On Magic, Time and Exchange: The Arts of Sophia of Mecklenburg-Güstrow and Anna of Denmark-Norway (2020)
Art History, 43(2) (pp. 384-411)
Why Giants? (2022-10)
In: Verberckmoes, Johan ed. Zwierige Reuzen in de 18e eeuw en de Lierse ommegang van 1722 (pp. 18-35)
Publisher : Gezellen van 't Groot Volk | Published : Lier
‘Exulting and Adorning it in Exuberant Strains’: Music, Figuration and Ornamentation in Abel Schrøder’s altarpiece of 1667 (Skt Morten, Næstved, Denmark). (2020-10-29)
In: Hart, Imogen and Jones, Claire eds. Sculpture and the Decorative in Britain and Europe, Seventeenth Century to Contemporary. Material Culture of Art and Design (pp. 19-46)
ISBN : 9781501341250 | Publisher : Bloomsbury Visual Arts | Published : London