The Mausolea & Monuments Trust

The Architecture of Death

11 March 2016


Bloomsbury Baptist Church

This event provided an opportunity to hear exciting new research from students and early-career scholars working in our field.  The theme of the symposium was deliberately broad ranging.  We explored the field through varied interdisciplinary approaches, allowing differing perspectives on the purpose, design, construction, use, importance, care, conservation, history and legacy of mausolea and monuments.  The symposium was open to everyone.

The programme included:

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?
Francesca Petrizzo:  University of Leeds: Undo Death: Funerary Architecture and Family Bonds among the Normans of Southern Italy, 1046-1172
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
Nick Crown, University of East Anglia:  Catholic and Protestant perceptions of sacred objects in Tudor England
Fernando Gil Gonzalez, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia: Chamber of Reflection: A death architectonic space in masonic lodges from 1700-1800
Jonathan Kewley, University of Durham:  Angled wings and trailing clouds: the churchyard monumental work of two north Norfolk stonecutters of the eighteenth century
Tom Drysdale, Historic Royal Palaces:  Title TBC
Tristram Pettit, University of Greenwich: The Physical Impossibility of Death on Social Media

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