• Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his study, circa 1875.

    Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Event Details

  • 10/11/2012

    Location: Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge MA Time: 6:00 PM Fee Information: Admission charge, RSVP required. Contact Name: Peggy Clarke Contact Email: cmargaret@comcast.net Contact Phone Number: (781) 643-3292

Victorian Society in America / New England Chapter
40th Annual Lecture Series
co-sponsored by the James M. Shea Lecture Series

The Victorian Contact Zone: 19th Century Architecture Outside the West

In his discussion of the development of 19th century architecture, Professor Morgan queries - was it purely a Western invention?  In what ways did the West and the non-West cross-fertilize in the development of distinctive architectural forms?  Explore some of the contact zones between the developed and developing worlds in the Victorian period by examining buildings in Africa, India, Japan and China.  Was the influence primarily one-directional or did both sides benefit?

Presented by Keith Morgan, Director of Architectural Studies, Boston University and Professor of American and European Architecture.

Held at Bigelow Chapel, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA.  Reception at 6:00 p.m., followed by lecture at 6:30 p.m.  An admission fee for this event will be charged and space is limited.  To RSVP, please contact Peggy Clarke at (781) 643-3292 or via e-mail.