Call for Papers: ‘Faces Behind the Façades: Lives of People and Monuments – Construction, Use and Inspiration’ (University of Durham/Open University)

We are pleased to announce the upcoming conference Faces Behind the Façades: Lives of People and Monuments – Construction, Use and Inspiration which will be held online on March 25-26th, 2022. This interdisciplinary conference hopes to bring together historians, epigraphers, archaeologists, and those interested in the reception of ancient architecture to explore the lives of monuments, and the people involved in them from their conception and construction through their initial use to legacy and reception. Possible topics for papers include (but are not limited to):

  • The life and work of architectural benefactors.
  • The life and work of architects and builders.
  • Construction methodologies.
  • Spatial theory and the role of monuments within it.
  • The interaction between written architectural sources and archaeological remains.
  • The use and reuse of monuments.
  • The legacy of monuments and architects.

We envisage a format of 30-minute papers, followed by a question-and-answer session and time for discussion. Abstracts of 200-250 words should be sent to [email protected] by the deadline of 12th November.

 

For further information or any enquiries, please contact the organisers Kathrine Bertram (Durham) and Julia Tomas (Open) at the same address.