Dr Matthew Walker
Lecturer in Architectural History
Email: email@example.comTelephone: +44 (0)20 7882 2954Room Number: ArtsTwo 4.13
I am a historian of seventeenth and eighteenth-century British architecture. I joined Queen Mary in 2018, having previously taught in the architecture school of the University of New Mexico, and in the art history department of Oxford University before that. I also held an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral fellowship at Oxford. I have a BA from Oxford and an MA and PhD from the University of York.
HST5200 – Architecture in London I 1600-1837
HST5302 – Architecture in London II 1837 – the Present
- Architects and Intellectual Culture in Post-Restoration England, Oxford University Press, 2017.
Articles, Book Chapters
- ‘Architecture, Anatomy and the New Science in Early Modern London: Robert Hooke’s College of Physicians’, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, December 2013.
- ‘Francis Vernon, the Early Royal Society and the First English Encounter with Ancient Greek Architecture’, Architectural History, August 2013.
- ‘Architecture, Improvement and the “New Science” in Early Modern Scotland’, Architectural Heritage, the Journal of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, 2012.
- ‘The Limits of Collaboration: Robert Hooke, Christopher Wren and the Designing of the Monument to the Great Fire of London’ Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London, June 2011.
- ‘Writing About Romano-British Architecture in the Seventeenth Century’, in The Quest for an Appropriate Past: Literature, Architecture, Art and the Creation of National Identities in Early Modern Europe (c.1400–1700), edited by Konrad Ottenheym, Brill, 2018.
- ‘Science and Architecture in the Age of Enlightenment’ in volume two of the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Architectural Theory and Practice, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism, edited by Caroline van Eck, 2017.
I am willing to receive applications for doctoral study in the following areas:
- British and French Architecture, Architectural Theory, and Architectural Practice, 1500-1800.
- Early Modern Medical Architecture.
- The History of London, 1400-1900.
- The History of the Building Trades and Construction in Britain.
- Architecture's Relationship with Mathematics and Science in the Early Modern Period.
- Antiquarianism in the Long Seventeenth Century.
- Early Modern Print Culture in Britain.