Guest Lecturer Dr. Lindsay Cook
Hosted by FIA Curator of Collections and Exhibitions Tracee Glab
Free and open to the public.
In April 2019, a catastrophic fire damaged Notre-Dame of Paris, throwing its admirers for a loop and leaving the Gothic cathedral in a fragile and fragmentary state, without a roof or spire. In this illustrated talk, Dr. Lindsay S. Cook will discuss the past, present, and likely future of the cathedral of Paris through its material remains, graphic traces, and digital doubles—including the laser scans produced of the building before and after the fire.
Lindsay S. Cook is Assistant Teaching Professor of Art History in the School of Art at Ball State University. Originally from Chicago, she earned her B.A. in Art History and French & Francophone Studies from Vassar College and her Ph.D. from the Department of Art History & Archaeology at Columbia University. She is an architectural historian, medievalist, digital humanist, translator, and digital preservation advocate. She is the translator of Notre Dame Cathedral: Nine Centuries of History (Penn State University Press, 2020), a content editor of the open-access databases Mapping Gothic France and Musiconis, co-editor of The Notre-Dame Translation Project, and chair of the Digital Resources Committee of the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA).
The Sheppy Dog Fund Lecture has been established to address the topics of art, religion, and history prior to the 19th century, and is funded by the Sheppy Dog Fund, Dr. Alan Klein, Advisor.