Dr Kerry Bristol

Profile

My research interests encompass the history, historiography and methodologies of British and Irish architecture between c.1600 and c.1840. My special interests are British and European Neo-Classicism, patronage and the rise of the architectural profession, women as patrons and consumers in the long eighteenth century, and country house culture between the Elizabethan era and the present day (including their role as museums in the twenty-first century). I am currently researching and writing a book on everyday life in the eighteenth century at Nostell Priory. My teaching areas encompass the history, historiography and methodologies of British architecture, the Grand Tour, and country house culture and collections.

Research interests

My research interests encompass the history, historiography and methodologies of British and Irish architecture between c.1600 and c.1840. My special interests are British and European Neo-Classicism, patronage and the rise of the architectural profession, women as patrons and consumers in the long eighteenth century, and country house culture between the Elizabethan era and the present day (including their role as museums in the twenty-first century). I am currently researching and writing a book on everyday life in the eighteenth century at Nostell Priory.

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Qualifications

  • PhD
  • MA
  • BFA (Honours Art History)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow - Society of Antiquaries
  • Member - Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain
  • Member - The Georgian Group
  • Member - The Irish Georgian Society
  • Member - The Church Monuments Society
  • Member - British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Member - World Monuments Fund

Student education

My teaching areas encompass the history, historiography and methodologies of British architecture, the Grand Tour, and country house culture and collections (including portraits).

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