Imperial Gothic: Architecture, Religion, and British Global Expansion in the Nineteenth Century

Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk


This talk will consider the changing nature of British imperial studies and how this impinges on our understanding of architecture and the wider built environment in the 21st century, both in Britain and its former colonial empire. It will discuss in particular the long neglected but increasingly important cultural phenomenon of Protestant Christianity and its role in shaping mentalities towards empire and its attempts at transforming both the social and physical contexts of the non-European world - a process to which ecclesiastical architecture was central.
Period16 Apr 2013
Held atNorthwestern University, United States, Illinois