Stephen Westich

Dissertation Title: The Shrine in the Field: Materiality and Spatiality of Norwegian Stave Churches

Advisor: Neagley, Linda


Stephen Westich studies the medieval architecture of Europe with a special concentration on the Norwegian stave churches. His dissertation, with the tentative title: The Shrine in the Field: Materiality and Spatiality of Norwegian Stave Churches, will closely examine both the meanings and the techniques of meaning produced by the unique spaces of these buildings rooted in an investigation into the complex set of associations that adheres to the materiality of the Norwegian pine of which they are made.

Research Areas

Major: Medieval Architecture; Minor: Modern Architecture

Education

MA, Art History, Indiana University

BA, Art History, Wheaton College (IL)

Honors & Awards

2022 Marilyn Marrs Gillet International Travel Fellowship

2022 James T. Wagoner ’29 Foreign Study Scholarship

2022 Brown Foundation Dissertation Research Award

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