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Peter Draper

Honorary Life Member of the College

Contact details

email: peterdraper@dumbflea.co.uk

Biographical details

    Peter Draper is Visiting Professor in the History of Architecture, having been Lecturer in the History of Art Department from 1969 and Senior Lecturer from 1993 until his retirement in 2004. He was Honorary Editor of Architectural History, the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, 1985.1992 and served as President of the Society 2000-2004. He was chairman of the Fabric Advisory Committee at Southwark Cathedral from 1995 to 2008 and was a member of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England from 2001- 2011. He served as President of the British Archaeological Association 2007-2010. In August 2011 he was appointed to the Commission of English Heritage as the commissioner with expertise in architectural history.

    His publications on medieval architecture have concentrated on English ecclesiastical architecture, especially cathedrals, with a particular interest in the inter-relationship between architecture and liturgical practice. In recent years he has extended these interests to include Islamic architecture and the interactions and parallels between the western and Islamic traditions.

Publications

  • His publications on medieval architecture have concentrated on English ecclesiastical architecture, especially cathedrals, with a particular interest in the inter-relationship between architecture and liturgical practice.
  • In recent years he has extended these interests to include Islamic architecture and the interactions and parallels between the western and Islamic traditions.

Books

Recent articles

  • 'Recent Interpretations of the Late-12th-Century Rebuilding of the East End of Canterbury Cathedral and its Historical Context', British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions, vol. xxxvii (2013), 106–115
  • 'Cell vaults in the architecture of Islam and the West', Z.Opacic & A.Timmerman eds, Architecture, Liturgy and Identity. Liber amicorum Paul Crossley, Studies in Gothic Art I (Brepols, 2011), pp. 315-322
  • .The Late Twelfth-Century East End of Rochester Cathedral., Medieval Art and Architecture at Rochester, T. Ayers and T. Tatton-Brown (eds) British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions XXVIII (2006) 97-113.
  • .Islam and the West: the Early Use of the Pointed Arch Revisited., Architectural History (2005) 48: 1-20.
  • .Enclosures and Entrances in Medieval Cathedrals: Access and Security., in The Medieval English Cathedral: Papers in Honour of Pamela Tudor-Craig, Harlaxton Medieval Studies (Donington, 2003) X: 76-88.