Research Project
The Past in Print: Architecture, Print Culture, and the Uses of History in Modern Europe

Research Project
Maarten Delbeke (principal investigator) with Mari Hvattum (The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, lead investigator), Barbara Penner (University College London), Caroline van Eck (Leiden University)

“Printing the Past. Architecture, Print Culture, and Uses of the Past in Modern Europe” (PriArc) is an international, multidisciplinary research project funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area Program (HERA). Looking primarily at architectural debate from the eighteenth to early twentieth century, we study the ways in which new notions of the past were negotiated and constructed through architecture. This negotiation took place not only in stone but on paper, not least in the illustrated press emerging from the 1830s onwards, spreading architectural texts and images to new audiences in Europe, European colonies, and the USA.

PriArc website.