Thursday, 15 November 2012

Prestigious award for Prof. Fawcett's latest book

Professor Richard Fawcett’s book, The Architecture of the Scottish Medieval Church, has been awarded the prestigious Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. The Alic Davis Hitchcock Medallion is given annually to the author of the best architectural history book published in the past four years by a British author, or by a foreign author on a British architectural historical subject. The award was instituted by Professor Henry-Russell Hitchcock (1903-87). Professor Hitchcock was one of the greatest architectural historians of the twentieth century.

Prof. Fawcett, of the School of Art History, gave a talk to the British Archaeological Association in Burlington House on 3 October on the AHRC-funded Corpus of Scottish Medieval Parish Churches project, which he is carrying out with Dr Julian Luxford (also of the School of Art History) and Prof. Richard Oram (of University of Stirling). He has published widely on many aspects of architectural history and is currently leading an AHRC-funded research project looking at the medieval parish churches of Scotland. Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Societies of Antiquaries of London and Scotland and was appointed OBE in 2008.