Online Conference: Mod Gothic? Medieval Architecture in the Modern Ages, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 1-2 July 2021

Mod Gothic? Medieval Architecture in the Modern Ages

Online Conference, Courtauld Institute of Art, 1-2 July 2021, 2-6pm each day

Scholars have long recognised the close connections between Gothic revival, restoration and architectural history in the nineteenth century. But how did personal, institutional and political circumstances shape understanding of medieval architecture in the twentieth century? In tribute to the extraordinary scholarship and teaching of Peter Kidson (1925-2019) and Paul Crossley (1945-2019), speakers at this online conference consider the personalities, technologies and geographies that determined how medieval architecture was studied and taught after 1945. ‘Each age builds its own Gothic cathedral’, wrote Paul Crossley: what did the Modern Ages make of the Middle Ages?

Speakers include Elizabeth Sears, Paul Binski, Lindy Grant, Eric Fernie, Zoë Opačić, Klára Benešovská, Tomasz Węcławowicz, Peter Kurmann, Brigitte Kurmann-Schwarz, Alexandra Gajewski and Stephen Murray.

Programme to be announced shortly.


Published by charlottecook

Charlotte Cook graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in European History from Washington & Lee University in 2019. In 2020 she received her Master’s degree in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, earning the classification of Merit. Her research explores questions of royal patronage, both by and in honor of rulers, in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. She has worked as a researcher and collections assistant at several museums and galleries, and plans to begin her PhD in the autumn of 2022.

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