Shona McArthur Kallestrup

Shona McArthur Kallestrup


  • KY16 9AL

    United Kingdom

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Research overview

My research focuses on Central and East European art of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly Romania, as well as 20th-century Scandinavian architecture and design. From 2018–2021 I was Senior Research Fellow for the ERC-funded project Art Historiographies in Central and Eastern Europe. An Inquiry from the Perspective of Entangled Histories, hosted by New Europe College, Bucharest (Starting Grant 2018-21). This explored theoretical and methodological aspects of relationships between the art histories produced from 1850-1950 in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia.

I hold an MA and PhD from the University of St Andrews, and an MA from the Warburg Institute, London. I was formerly a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, and have also taught at the Universities of Copenhagen and Edinburgh.


Profile Keywords

19th/20th century; East Central Europe; Scandinavia; architecture and design; art historiography

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Eclectic and Neo-National Aspects in Romanian Art and Design 1878-1930, University of St Andrews

Award Date: 22 Jun 2001

Master of Arts, Combined Historical Studies (The Renaissance), University of London

Award Date: 21 Jul 1996

Master of Arts, Art History and French, University of St Andrews

Award Date: 5 Jul 1995

External positions

External Examiner, University of Edinburgh

1 Aug 20211 Aug 2025

Deputy Editor, Architectural History, Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain

21 Aug 2020 → …

Senior Research Fellow, ERC project Art Historiographies in Central and Eastern Europe. An Inquiry from the Perspective of Entangled Histories. ArtHistCEE - ERC-2018-STG, New Europe College Bucharest

15 Oct 201831 Jul 2021


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