Keynote Address

Friday, October 7, 2016

6 PM, O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium

Dr. Dell Upton, Professor of Architectural History at University of California, Los Angeles 

Graduate Student Research Symposium

Saturday, October 8, 2016

8:30 AM - 4 PM, O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium

8:30 – 9:30 am: Morning Session I
Sreekishen Nair
University of Minnesota 
Flame-Crested Spirits in the Green Coconut Grove: Conjuring the Divine Landscape Through the Ritual Arts of Theyyam
Clare Monardo
University of St. Thomas
The Endurance of Sacrality and Ritual at the Irish Holy Wells of St. Brigid 
9:45 – 10:45 am: Morning Session II
Caroline Murphy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Delineating Sanctity in the Monasticon Anglicanum's Architectural Prints (1655)
David Howard
University of Texas at Dallas 
Divine Inspiration or Human Imagination: The Sacred Dialogue among Baptist Pews, Pulpits and Hymnals in the American South 1865-1914 
1:45 – 2:45 pm: Afternoon Session I
Lydia Webster
University of Edinburgh 
What are some of the issues inherent in the display of ‘religious objects’ in Scottish museums and to what extent can exhibition strategies facilitate discussion of social change?
Sam Palfreyman
Boston University
The Redesigned Ogden Temple: Forgetting Mormonism’s Experimentation with Postmodern Architecture 
3:00 – 4:00 pm: Afternoon Session II
Jayne Cole
University of St. Thomas 
Political Agenda and Sacred Space: Christoph Büchel and The Mosque 
Margaret George
University of St. Thomas 
Redefining the Sacred: The Intersection of Catholic Charities’ Program Model and Socially-Conscious Architecture