Hear exciting new research from students and early-career scholars studying the architectural history of mausolea and monuments.  The theme of the symposium is broad ranging, exploring the field through interdisciplinary approaches, allowing differing perspectives on the purpose, design, construction, conservation and history of mausolea and monuments.  The symposium is open to everyone. 

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This event accompanies our exhibition Death and Memory: Soane and the Architecture of Legacy (23 October 2015 - 26 March 2016). Admission free.


10.15  Registration

Session 1
10.30  Introduction to Session 1
10.40  Luis Ferro, Centre for Art History and Artistic Research (CHAIA) & Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation: The "Cubas" from the South of Portugal: military or strictly religious buildings?
11.05  Francesca Petrizzo:  University of Leeds: Undo Death: Funerary Architecture and Family Bonds among the Normans of Southern Italy, 1046-1172
11.30  Stefano Colombio, University of Warwick: The Sepulchral Monument of Doge Leonardo Loredan in Santi Giovanni e Paolo: Rethinking the Funerary Memory in Early Seventeenth-Century Venice
11.55  Discussion/Q&A

12.20  Buffet Lunch

Session 2
13.30  Nick Crown, University of East Anglia:  Catholic and Protestant perceptions of sacred objects in Tudor England
13.55  Fernando Gil Gonzalez, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia: Chamber of Reflection: A death architectonic space in masonic lodges from 1700-1800
14.20  Jonathan Kewley, University of Durham:  Angled wings and trailing clouds: the churchyard monumental work of two north Norfolk stonecutters of the eighteenth century
14.45  Discussion/Q&A

15.15  Tea

Session 3
15.45  Tom Drysdale, Historic Royal Palaces:  Title TBC
16.10  Izabela Tow, University of Southampton & The City Museum of Wroclaw: The history and heritage of the 19th-centery Jewish necropolis on Slezna Street in Wroclaw
16.35  Tristram Pettit, University of Greenwich: The Physical Impossibility of Death on Social Media
17.00  Discussion/Q&A

17.30  Presentation of the MMT Essay Prize

17.35  Closing remarks
17.40  Depart

Event Info

11 Mar 2016

10:00 - 17:00




Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, City of London, WC2H 8EP