Past Events

Nicholas Hawksmoor, Oxford, and Eighteenth-Century Europe

Research Lunch – Eleonora Pistis

  • 28 November 2014
  • 12:30 – 2:00 pm
  • Seminar Room, Paul Mellon Centre

Nicholas Hawksmoor (1661-1736) served the University of Oxford on several occasions between 1708 and 1736. During these years, the architect took part in the large-scale project for a new “Academia Oxoniense amplificata et exornata (enlarged and embellished)”. The talk will analyse how, through the media of books, prints, and drawings, both ancient and modern European architectural exempla were selected, studied, translated, and used to imagine a new University.

All are welcome! However, places are limited, so if you would like to attend please contact our Events Co-ordinator, Ella Fleming on events@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk

This is a free event and lunch is provided.

About the speaker

  • Eleonora Pistis is Scott Opler Research Fellow in Architectural History at Worcester College, University of Oxford