Past Event

Life of a Gothic Cathedral: Notre-Dame of Amiens

June 24, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers l Paris, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006

In this multimedia presentation Stephen Murray, Professor of Medieval Art History at Columbia University, will present a new interactive website on Amiens Cathedral. The project was developed primarily for teachers and students and for use in the Columbia College Core Curriculum, but it is hoped that the resource will also find a wider application in schools and colleges in France.

Life of a Gothic Cathedral: Notre-Dame of Amiens is intended to change the way we understand and teach the cathedral. This website allows you to see that Amiens Cathedral is not a thing of the distant past. The three-hundred year life of the Gothic cathedral embraced the agency of three overlapping worlds of makers and users: the layfolk who visit it, the clergy in their sumptuous choir and the artisans who built it. The website will allow you to enter into each of these three worlds.

Event sponsors: FAB-Musiconis Project (Partner University Fund, FACE Foundation), Art and Music Humanities Program in Paris, Columbia Global Centers | Paris