St. Stephen’s Chapel, Westminster: Visual and Political Culture 1292-1941

St. Stephen’s Chapel Westminster: Visual and Political Culture 1292-1941 (19-20 September 2016, Palace of Westminster)

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This major conference will present the results of a three-year project to
explore the history of a building at the heart of the political life of the
nation for over 700 years. It will take place from 19 to 20 September 2016 at
the Palace of Westminster.

The conference will showcase the research undertaken by a team of experts
on the transformation of St Stephen’s chapel from medieval chapel to the
first House of Commons debating chamber, as well as including academics
whose research on the chapel directly complements the project’s findings.

Keynote speakers include Professor David Carpenter (King’s College, London)
& Dr Paul Seaward (History of Parliament)

There will be a reception at the Society of Antiquaries with a display of
art and artefacts relating to the Chapel.

A digital model of St Stephen’s and the Commons chamber, incorporating
research from the project, will be on show for the first time.

There is no registration fee or catering charge for this conference, but
all those wishing to attend need to register via the link below. Spaces are
limited, and you are encouraged to book early.

To book your place at the conference, please visit our Eventbrite page:

For any queries, contact the project’s administrative assistant, Jonathan
Hanley via email:

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