Book Launch: Making Dystopia: The strange rise and survival of architectural barbarism

19 September 2018

Ulster Historical Foundation and Oxford University Press cordially invite you to the launch of Making Dystopia: The strange rise and survival of architectural barbarism by Prof. James Stevens Curl.

The launch of this publication will take place in the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre on Wednesday 19 September at 12 noon. Light refreshmens will be provided.

The event will be introduced by Prof. Sir George Bain and will be followed by a lecture by the author on the subject of the book: Making Dystopia

About the author

Professor James Stevens Curl has long established an international reputation for wit combined with compassion, thoroughness of research, sound scholarship, and lucidity of style. He has twice been Visiting Fellow at Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, and is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, and a Fellow of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland. In 2014 an Honorary Doctorate of Arts was conferred on him by De Montfort University in recognition of his “distinctive contribution … to the intellectual and cultural life of the nation and region.” On the occasion of its annual Prizes & Medals Ceremony in 2017, the British Academy awarded him the President’s Medal for “outstanding service to the cause of the humanities and social sciences” in his wider study of the History of Architecture, covering a vast range of periods and topics, in Britain and Ireland.

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