Prestigious position for St Stephen's Project Associate Researcher

Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Front Court

We are delighted to announce that one of our Project's Associate Researchers, Dr James Hillson, has been elected to a Research Fellowship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. The fellowship is tenable for three years, starting in October 2016.

James will be moving on from St Stephen’s to focus on processes of international stylistic transfer in the Gothic Architecture of northwestern Europe between 1200 and 1400. This will be conducted through a series of targeted case studies, exploring the role of language, drawing and travel in transmitting architectural ideas, the role of archetypes in stylistic development and the contrast between medieval construction and design techniques and modern definitions of stylistic motifs.

He will also be using this opportunity to prepare his recently completed doctoral thesis (passed with minor corrections in December 2015) for publication. The Project Team warmly congratulates James upon his successful election to a much sought after position at Cambridge, wishes him well with his future research and gladly acknowledges his invaluable contribution towards the medieval phase of the Project.

“I’m just glad I can finally stop filling out job applications. Seriously, though, I’m really looking forward to getting started on my new project, and I can't thank Emmanuel enough for this opportunity.”

Dr James Hillson, Associate Researcher