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James McKenzie-Hall, PhD and Art Historian.

James is a native of Oxfordshire, and educated at Durham University, the Courtauld Institute of Art and the University of Paris-Sorbonne IV where he obtained his MA degree in the history of art (Title of dissertation: 'Les Grandes Chroniques de France: histoire vernaculaire et images politiques a la fin du XIIIeme siecle').

In 2011 he was awarded a PhD by Southampton-Solent University for a thesis entitled 'Illustrated Travel: steel engravings and their use in early nineteenth century topographical books'.

James has lectured on art history in Paris, where he is an official guide-conferencier allowing him to lecture in all major museums in Paris including the Louvre and Orsay Museums. He has given tutorials at academic institutions in Paris and translated major exhibition catalogues from French into English.

His current academic interest is the history of the book and in recent years he has written a number of articles on his specialist subject for scholarly journals and is currently Reviews Editor of the Journal of the Printing Historical Society.

Electronic Link to Thesis - Solent Electronic Archive