IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1302: Durham Cathedral: A Closer Look

Wednesday 16 July 2003, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Nancy Wu, The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Moderator/Chair:Peter Fergusson, Department of Art, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
Paper 1302-aThe Norman Sense of the Past: Durham Cathedral
(Language: English)
Lisa Reilly, Department of Architectural History, University of Virginia
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General
Paper 1302-bThe Original Setting and Arrangement of the Galilee Chapel at Durham Cathedral
(Language: English)
Stuart Harrison, Ryedale Archaeology Services, Pickering
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General
Paper 1302-cTo Vault or Not to Vault: A Synopsis
(Language: English)
Eric Campbell Fernie, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Art History - General
Abstract

To compliment the excursion to Durham Cathedral during IMC 2003, this session intends to offer a preview of the cathedral with papers on different aspects of this magnificent edifice. The first paper examines the early history of Durham, whose construction began soon after the Conquest. The second paper looks at one of the most tenalizing [?] features of the building, that of vaulting, which is believed by many to be the first appearance of rib vaults. The third paper proposes to return the Galilee Chapel, now to the west of the original west fa├žade, to its original setting at the east end.