Architectural History and Cultural Studies

The Topsy-Turvy Railway, Crystal Palace, Sydenham c1905, Postcard, Private Collection, courtesy Josie Kane

The Architectural History and Cultural Studies Group includes scholars engaged in a wide range of research into architectural history and theory. These explore the ‘what, why, how, and for whom?’ of architectural and building custom and practice, and the various changing meanings and interpretations which have been placed upon them both in the past and in contemporary culture. Members of the group have conducted ground breaking research in a number of key areas, hosted symposia and conferences, edited journals, curated exhibitions and published books, book chapters and and journal articles. In the spring semester each year, the group hosts the Architectural History and Theory Open Lectures series.

For further information contact John Bold

 

 

Research in the Department of Architecture, University of Westminster