Dr. Paul Binski


About Dr. Paul Binski

Dr. Paul Binski is Professor of the History of Medieval Art in the Department of History of Art at the University of Cambridge. He received a Ph.D. from Cambridge in 1984. He was a Research Fellow at Caius until 1987, when he left the UK with a Getty Postdoctoral award which he held at Princeton before moving to Yale as an Assistant Professor. In 1991 he returned to the UK to work at Manchester University before moving back to Cambridge in 1995. He was Slade Professor, Oxford University, 2006-07. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, and a Corresponding Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. He is a Fellow of Caius College, Cambridge and the author of numerous books and essays.


The Harrowing of Hell, c. 1440-70, carved painted and gilt alabaster, 58.3 x 31.5 cm (Victoria and Albert Museum)
Straight from the monster’s mouth! Christ leads the way as Adam and Eve escape the jaws of Hell.

The Harrowing of Hell