Conference: Medieval Architecture Outside the Lines (University of Georgia, USA, 24 October 2015)

Outside the LinesUniversity of Georgia

Lamar Dodd School of Art

Medieval Architecture Outside the Lines

October 24, 2015

Long-time and much loved professor Thomas E. Polk II (retired 2006) died in 2014. Using funds donated to the School in his memory, the art history area is organizing a one-day conference on medieval architecture. By honoring Professor Polk’s memory in this way we also hope to highlight the academic and intellectual importance of the study of the medieval world and its architecture. By venturing “outside the lines” we are presenting evidence for the wide intellectual, geographical, and chronological span of medievalism.


Saturday, October 24, 2015

8:00 AM coffee

8:30-9 Introductions


Lisa Reilly, University of Virginia

Normans In and Out of France


Robert Bork, University of Iowa

Drawing Lines and Crossing Lines: Adventures Pursuing the Gothic”

11-11:30 coffee


Alice Klima, University of Georgia

The Shape of Reform in Fourteenth-Century Bohemia; Mendicants, Parishes, and Canons

Lunch 12:30-2


Sheila Bonde, Brown University and Clark Maines, Wesleyan University

Seen one, seen ’em all?–What we learn from archaeological study of Carthusian Bourgfontaine


Kevin Murphy, Vanderbilt University

The Many Uses of the Gothic: From the Age of Historicism to the Rise of Modernism

4:30-5 Questions and Comments

Lecture Hall: Rm S150 Lamar Dodd School of Art

270 River Road on the East Campus of the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602

Lunch is not provided but available in the Joe Frank Harris Commons (

Travel to Athens via airplane is best done via Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Travel from the airport to Athens is available via Sadly the stops are quite limited. You are better off using the Georgia Center stop (on the campus of UGA) than the West Shopping Center (it is nowhere near where you want to be).

No registration is required, but we would be happy to hear from you in advance if you are planning to attend.

For questions contact

Shelley E.  Zuraw
Lamar Dodd School of Art
University of Georgia
270 River Road
Athens, GA 30602

Published by James Alexander Cameron

I am an art historian working primarily on medieval parish church architecture. I completed my doctorate on sedilia in medieval England in 2015 at The Courtauld Institute of Art.

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