Medieval Architecture - Outside the Lines

The art history area organizes a one-day conference on medieval architecture in memory of professor Thomas E. Polk II, 

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

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

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.

For questions contact
Shelley E.  Zuraw
Lamar Dodd School of Art
University of Georgia
270 River Road
Athens, GA 30602