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.