Medieval Architecture Symposium - Outside the Lines

Event Date: 
10/24/2015 -
1:00pm to 9:00pm
S150, Lamar Dodd School of Art

Long-time and much loved professor Thomas E. Polk II (retired 2006) died in 2014. Using funds donated to the School in his memory, the art history area is organizing a one-day conference on medieval architecture. By honoring Professor Polk’s memory in this way we also hope to highlight the academic and intellectual importance of the study of the medieval world and its architecture. By venturing “outside the lines” we are presenting evidence for the wide intellectual, geographical, and chronological span of medievalism.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

8:00 AM coffee

8:30-9 Introductions


Lisa Reilly, University of Virginia  "Normans In and Out of France"


Robert Bork, University of Iowa  "Drawing Lines and Crossing Lines: Adventures Pursuing the Gothic"

11-11:30 coffee


Alice Klima, University of Georgia  "The Shape of Reform in Fourteenth-Century Bohemia; Mendicants, Parishes, and Canons"

Lunch 12:30-2


Sheila Bonde, Brown University and Clark Maines, Wesleyan University

"Seen one, seen 'em all?--What we learn from archaeological study of Carthusian Bourgfontaine"


Kevin Murphy, Vanderbilt University

"The Many Uses of the Gothic: From the Age of Historicism to the Rise of Modernism"

4:30-5 Questions and Comments

Lecture Hall: Rm S150 Lamar Dodd School of Art

270 River Road on the East Campus of the University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602

Lunch is not provided but available in the Joe Frank Harris Commons (

Travel to Athens via airplane is best done via Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Travel from the airport to Athens is available via Sadly the stops are quite limited. You are better off using the Georgia Center stop (on the campus of UGA) than the West Shopping Center (it is nowhere near where you want to be).

No registration is required, but we would be happy to hear from you in advance if you are planning to attend.

Shelley E.  Zuraw

Lamar Dodd School of Art

University of Georgia

270 River Road

Athens, GA 30602

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