Robert Branner Forum for Medieval Art

Robert Branner (1927-1973) was an art historian specializing in Gothic architecture and manuscript illumination. Active as an excavator, he made important discoveries in the chronology and style of French cathedrals, incorporating cultural historical tools into the method of design analysis that had more traditionally dominated architectural history.

Branner is remembered through the Robert Branner Forum, a student-run symposium sponsoring lectures several times a year that are open to the public. The Forum originated as a series of visiting lectures organized by Branner's graduate students immediately after his death during the academic year as a way of continuing his courses. It has been supported by his family since that time.

All events take place in Schermerhorn Hall, room 612.

Fall 2015

Professor Terryl Kinder
"Praxis at Pontigny: 900 years and counting"
Monday, October 5, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Spring 2016

Professor Ittai Weinryb
"Bronze and Conversion"
Monday, January 25, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Professor Sonja Drimmer
"A City Full of Walls You Can Post Complaints at"
Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Professor Benjamin Anderson
"Monument and Narrative in Medieval Constantinople"
Friday, April 28, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Fall 2014 – Spring 2015

Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

Fall 2011 – Spring 2012

Fall 2010 – Spring 2011

Fall 2009 – Spring 2010