Stephen Murray

Lisa and Bernard Selz Professor of Medieval Art History and Director of Art Humanities

Medieval Art; Gothic Architecture, Social and Cultural History
Ph.D., University of London, 1973

Contact Information

Phone: (212) 854-8521
Office: 605 Schermerhorn Hall
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 11-12


Stephen Murray was educated at Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. He joined the Columbia faculty in 1986. His publications include books on the cathedrals of Amiens, Beauvais and Troyes; his current work is on medieval sermons, story-telling in Gothic, and the Romanesque architecture of the Bourbonnais. His field of teaching includes Romanesque and Gothic art, particularly involving the integrated understanding of art and architecture within a broader framework of economic and cultural history. He is currently engaged in projecting his cathedral studies through the electronic media using a combination of three-dimensional simulation; digital imaging.

Web Sites

Mapping Gothic France

Bourbonnais (la France)

Medieval Millennium: Objects of Desire (Spring 2003)

Amiens Cathedral

Medieval Architecture

Medieval Architecture Digital Teaching Project

Medieval Millennium: Objects of Desire (Spring 2000)

Gothic Architecture

Gothic Sculpture

Medieval Paris