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Research Seminar by Sigrid de Jong
Wed 22 March 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
Dialogues across the Channel: British and French Architects on Architectural Experience (1750-1815)
By Sigrid Je Jong
Sigrid de Jong is an architectural historian at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Since 2016 she conducts a research project on ‘Experience and Design: The Emergence of Architectural Experience in Paris and London, 1750-1815’, funded by NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research). Her previous postdoctoral research was on primitivism and architectural theory in the NWO-VIDI project ‘The Quest for the Legitimacy of Architecture 1750-1850’, with Maarten Delbeke. She obtained her PhD in art and architectural history at Leiden University in 2010. Her book Rediscovering Architecture: Paestum in Eighteenth-Century Architectural Experience and Theory (based on her PhD thesis) was published by Yale University Press in 2014. Together with Caroline van Eck she is the editor of the Companion to Eighteenth-Century Architecture (series editor Harry Mallgrave, Wiley- Blackwell, to be published in 2017).