Programme: Architectural History - PhD/MPhil

Start date: September 2017

Mode of study: Full time

Research title: Forms of Feeling: Architecture and Emotion in the Victorian Gothic Revival, c. 1840-1875

Erin Hammond is an architectural historian in the second year of her PhD, which focusses on the Victorian Gothic Revival. Her thesis explores interactions between architecture and the sensory-affective world during the Victorian period, including issues pertaining to religious emotion, the body, memory, and temporality. More broadly, she is interested in continuities across different periods and iterations of Gothic architecture, particularly relating to symbolism and theories of the unconscious.

Prior to starting her PhD, Erin received an MSc (with distinction) in Architectural History and Theory from the University of Edinburgh. Her master’s dissertation examined the relationship of masculine performance to architecture in Victorian London, earning the George Simpson Architectural History and Theory Prize in 2017. She also holds an MSc in Architectural Conservation from Edinburgh College of Art.