The Tracing the Past project at the University of Liverpool, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, has spent the past seven years recording and analysing vaults in England. This lecture will introduce the project and share some of its key findings in relation to Ely Cathedral.
This symposium is a follow up to that held in July 2016, which began to explore shared interests in gothic vaults, particularly research aided by digital methods. Our second event aims to take the conversations further and share findings from our ‘Tracing the Past’ research project investigating the design and construction of English medieval vaults.
The use of digital surveying and analysis techniques, such as laser scanning, photogrammetry, 3D reconstructions or reverse engineering offers the opportunity to re-examine historic architecture. Digital analysis has enabled new research into design processes, construction methods, structural engineering, building archaeology and relationships between buildings. Recent research on Continental European and Central American architecture has established the significance of these techniques, however, as yet thereContinue reading “Symposium: Modelling Medieval Vaults”
16-17 September 2016 This two-day conference explores the extraordinary life and work of the Cambridge academic Robert Willis (1800-1875). Willis was a famous Cambridge polymath. A Fellow of Gonville and Caius, he was Jacksonian Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy and taught engineering in the early years of that subject. His research and teaching wasContinue reading “Conference: Robert Willis: Science, Technology and Architecture in the 19th Century”
Call for Papers: Modelling Medieval Vaults symposium University of Liverpool in London, Finsbury Square, July 14, 2016. Deadline: 30 April 2016 The use of digital surveying and analysis techniques, such as laser scanning, photogrammetry, 3D reconstructions or reverse engineering offers the opportunity to re-examine historic works of architecture. In the context of medieval vaults, this hasContinue reading “CFP: Modelling Medieval Vaults symposium at the University of Liverpool in London, 14 July 2016.”