Pantheons: Sculpture and Faith at St Paul’s Cathedral, c.1795-1914

Date: postponed to 2021
Time: tbc
Place: Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral, London

The Pantheons project’s first conference is concerned with the intersections of sculpture and various world religions at the cathedral between 1795 and 1914.

The conference will take the form of a series of short, ten-minute, object-focused presentations on individual monuments, or small, related groups of monuments, by key scholars in the field as well as clergy.

The conference will consider the place of Hinduism, Sikhism, Islam, Buddhism, and Judaism in the pantheon, as well as Christianity, in the form of New and Old Testament scenes, portraits of Bishops and other clergy, as well as Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, and Islamic iconographies and subject peoples.

The day will conclude with a public, round-table panel under the dome of St Paul’s.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Tim Barringer (Yale University)
  • Maddie Boden (University of York)
  • Nicola Bown (St Mary the Virgin, Great Shelford)
  • Jason Edwards (University of York)
  • Michelle Foot (Edinburgh College of Art)
  • Michaela Giebelhausen (Central St Martin’s College, London)
  • Amy Harris (St Paul’s Cathedral)
  • Imogen Hart (UC, Berkeley)
  • Peter Howarth (Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Claire Jones (University of Birmingham)
  • Ayla Lepine (St John-at-Hampstead, London)
  • Kat Manica (University of York)
  • Partha Mitter (University of Sussex)
  • Sarah Monks (UEA)
  • Kate Nichols (University of Birmingham)
  • Liz Prettejohn (University of York)
  • Nina Ramirez (University of Oxford)
  • Jiyi Ryu (British Museum)
  • M.G. Sullivan (St Paul’s Cathedral)
  • Carrie Vout (University of Cambridge)
  • Rev. William Whyte (St John’s College, University of Oxford)