Worlds of Faith: Sculpture and Faith at St Paul's Cathedral, c.1796-1916

Marjorie Coughlan's picture
July 6, 2021
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Religious Studies and Theology, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, British History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies

Worlds of Faith: Sculpture and Faith at St Paul's Cathedral, c.1796-1916 is concerned with the intersections of sculpture and various world religions at the St Paul's Cathedral between 1796 and 1916. The conference consists of a Respondents' panel followed by discussion panels made up of scholars whose object-focused presentations will be available to view beforehand, in the week leading up to the conference.

'Worlds of Faith' is the first conference of the major UKRI-funded research project 'Pantheons: Sculpture at St Paul’s Cathedral, c.1796-1916', a collaboration between the Department of History of Art, University of York, and St Paul's Cathedral.

Date: Tuesday 6 July 2021
Time: 10.30 a.m. – 4.45 p.m. BST
Place: online via Zoom
The conference is free to attend and open to all. Book tickets via Eventbrite.
For further information, view the Conference page on the project website.


  • Empires of Faith: Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism

  • The Old and New Testaments

  • The Victorian Church


Dr Jasmine Allen (The Stained Glass Museum, Ely)
Dr Maddie Boden (University of York)
Rev. Dr Nicola Bown (St Mary the Virgin, Cottingham)
Dr Marjorie Coughlan (University of York)
Prof. Santanu Das (University of Oxford)
Prof. Jason Edwards (University of York)
Dr Michaela Giebelhausen (The Courtauld Institute of Art)
Dr Cora Gilroy-Ware (University of York)
Prof. Simon Goldhill (University of Cambridge)
Dr Amy Harris (University of York/St Paul’s Cathedral)
Prof. Imogen Hart (University of California, Berkeley)
Prof. Peter Howarth (Queen Mary, University of London)
Prof. Dominic Janes (Keele University)
Dr Claire Jones (University of Birmingham)
Rev. Dr Ayla Lepine (King’s College, University of Cambridge)
Katrina Manica (University of York)
Prof. Partha Mitter (University of Sussex)
Dr Sarah Monks
Dr Kate Nichols 
(University of Birmingham)
Dr Michelle Foot (Edinburgh College of Art)
Prof. Liz Prettejohn (University of York)
Dr Greg Sullivan (University of York/St Paul’s Cathedral)
Prof. Caroline Vout (University of Cambridge)
Rev. Prof. William Whyte (University of Oxford)