My lecture ‘”This once glorious chapel”: the death resurrection and afterlife of St Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster will be the opening plenary at 9.15am on Saturday 5.
This conference is an important facet of the larger AHRC-funded research project, Writing Britain’s Ruins, 1700–1850: The Architectural Imagination (June 2015–December 2016). This project aims to investigate and explore the links between architecture and literature in the long eighteenth century. Planned outputs include the formation of an interdisciplinary network of scholars and the hosting of 2 academic symposia; the production of a MOOC exploring the Gothic Revival in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; a series of six public lectures at Horace Walpole’s Gothic Revival villa, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham (May–June 2016); and the publication of a collaboratively written, co-edited, book, Writing Britain’s Ruins 1700–1850 (2016), contracted with British Library Publishing.
More information at the Reading Architecture website