Amy Beingessner

PhD candidate

Home University: University of Guelph


Education: BA (Hons) Communications, Ottawa; MA, Art History, Guelph

Research Fields: Early Modern European, Medieval, Scottish, World, Material Culture, Historiography

Supervisor: James E. Fraser

Amy Beingessner is PhD Candidate in History and Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph. She received her BA in Communications at the University of Ottawa, and her MA in Art History at the University of Guelph, focusing on the role of cultural appropriation and authenticity in the restoration of historical monuments. With particular attention to the Vikings, Amy’s current research engages with early modern interpretations of stone monuments in Scotland. Her study is taking an interdisciplinary approach that includes Material Culture, Cultural Theory and Literature to explore the ways in which interpretations of ancient history were shaped by the socio-political environment of the long eighteenth century, and how they have influenced modern histories of The North.