Current PhD students

Iman Alsumsam

Sarah Hendriks

Charlotte Bassett

PhD Supervision Topics

I have been Professor of Architectural History and Theory at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) since 2005. My principal research interests are Italian Renaissance architecture, Scottish medieval and early modern architecture and the Classical Tradition.

I studied History and Theory of Art at Essex University; Italian Renaissance Architectural Theory at the University of East Anglia; and wrote my doctoral  thesis on ‘Reconstructions of Roman temples made in Italy between 1450 and 1600’ for Oxford University. I  moved to Edinburgh to work as a Historic Buildings Inspector for the predecessor of Historic Scotland (1981-6). After two years as Research Collaborator on the Census of Antique Works of Art and Architecture known in the Renaissance at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome, I returned to the UK as Librarian of the Faculty of Architecture and History of Art, University of Cambridge (1988 -1991), before moving in 1992 to ECA as Lecturer in Architectural History and Theory and Cultural Context Coordinator.   I have  held a British School at Rome Scholarship (1979-80), a Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship (1996-7), a British Academy Research Readership (2004-6) and was Rudolf Wittkower Guest Professor at the Bibliotheca Hertziana in Rome from 2010 to 2012. The Paul Mellon Centre for British Art awarded me a Mellon Senior Fellowship for 2015-16 to write a book on the Renaissance and Baroque in Scottish architecture.

I am on research leave for 2015-16, while holding the Mellon Fellowship but normally teach at all levels, including honours courses on ‘Architecture in Scotland before 1650’ and ‘The Meanings of Classicisms’, and a postgraduate course for History of Art on Scottish Medieval and Renaissance Architecture. I currently supervise research students working on the architectural and social history of Hopetoun House and on the development of the concert hall as a building type in early modern Britain and Ireland.

My edition of the Oxford Codex of Pirro Ligorio (c. 1513-83) is currently and working towards a book on Scottish Renaissance architecture.

Externally I participate in several Scottish architectural conservation and heritage bodies and am currently convener of the Scottish Catholic Historical Association and chair of the Grants Committee of Scotland's Churches Trust, which funds the repair or places of worship in Scotland.

Campbell, Ian. 2017. “Elena Vaiani, The Antichità Diverse Album”. Renaissance Quarterly.
Campbell, Ian. 2016. “An ‘Inventair Of Som Of The Earill Of Dunfermline His Buiks In Pinkie June 1625’”. The Innes Review 67 (1).
Campbell, Ian. 2016. “Pirro Ligorio's Oxford Album”. In Pirro Ligorio's Worlds. Presses Universitaires de Rouen et Le Havre.
Campbell, Ian. 2016. “Bramante's Tempietto, The Roman Renaissance, And The Spanish Crown”. Renaissance Quarterly 69 (1).
Campbell, Ian. 2016. Libri Delle Antichità • Oxford, Bodleian Library. Libri Delle Antichità • Oxford, Bodleian Library. De Luca Editori dell'Arte.
Campbell, Ian. 2016. “The Idea Of St Andrews As The Second Rome Made Manifest”. In Medieval St Andrews. Boydell and Brewer.
Campbell, Ian. 2015. “From Du Cerceau To Du Cerceau”. Architectural Heritage 26 (2015). http://www.euppublishing.com/journal/arch.
Campbell, Ian. 2015. “The 'solomonic Window' In Renaissance Scotland And At Large”. In Mostly Modern. Hard Press.
Campbell, Ian. 2015. “Fra Giocondo’S Vitruvian Temple Types And Fragments Of An Unpublished Translation Based On Fra Giocondo’S Edition”. In Giovanni Giocondo. Marsilio.
Campbell, Ian. 2015. “The Paired Columned Entrance Of Holyroodhouse As A Solomonic Signifie”. In . https://sites.eca.ed.ac.uk/architecture-of-scotland/.
Campbell, Ian. 2015. “Planning For Pilgrims: Parallels Between The Burgh Of St Andrews, The Vatican Borgo And Compostela”. In Artistic Practices And Cultural Transfer In Early Modern Italy. Ashgate Publishing.
Campbell, Ian. 2014. “St Andrews Cathedral: 'the Biggest Church In Christendom'”. In La Festa Delle Arti. Vol. 1. Gangemi editore srl.
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “Review Of Giovan Antonio Dosio Da San Gimignano: Architetto E Scultor Fiorentino Tra Roma, Firenze E Napoli, Ed. E. Barletti”. Renaissance Quarterly 66 (3).
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “‘Pirro Ligorio’S Use Of Numismatic Evidence: Examples From His Oxford Codex’”. In Translatio Nummorum. Römische Kaiser In Der Renaissance.. Franz Philipp Rutzen Verlag.
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “Planning For Pilgrims”. The Innes Review 64 (1).
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “Review Of Matt Kavaler, Renaissance Gothic: Architecture And The Arts In Northern Europe, 1470-1540”. Renaissance Quarterly 66 (1).
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “118. Rome, ?'ponte Rotto': Plan, Elevation & Geometrical Diagram”. In The Paper Museum Of Cassiano Dal Pozzo: A Catalogue Raisonné: Renaissance And Later Architecture And Ornament, 2 Vols, Series A - Antiquities And Architecture, X/1-2. Vol. 1. Royal Collection in association with Harvey Miller Publishers.
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “14. Florence Cathedral, S. Maria Del Fiore: Plan”. In The Paper Museum Of Cassiano Dal Pozzo: A Catalogue Raisonné: Renaissance And Later Architecture And Ornament, 2 Vols, Series A - Antiquities And Architecture, X/1-2. Vol. 1. Royal Collection in association with Harvey Miller Publishers.
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “140. Satyr-Telamon (For ? Casino Of Pius Iv In The Vatican Gardens)”. In The Paper Museum Of Cassiano Dal Pozzo: A Catalogue Raisonné: Renaissance And Later Architecture And Ornament, 2 Vols, Series A - Antiquities And Architecture, X/1-2. Vol. 1. Royal Collection in association with Harvey Miller Publishers.
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “141. Satyress-Caryatid (For ?casino Of Pius Iv In The Vatican Gardens)”. In The Paper Museum Of Cassiano Dal Pozzo: A Catalogue Raisonné: Renaissance And Later Architecture And Ornament, 2 Vols, Series A - Antiquities And Architecture, X/1-2. Vol. 1. Royal Collection in association with Harvey Miller Publishers.
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “15. Florence, Baptistery: Plan”. In The Paper Museum Of Cassiano Dal Pozzo: A Catalogue Raisonné: Renaissance And Later Architecture And Ornament, 2 Vols, Series A - Antiquities And Architecture, X/1-2. Royal Collection in association with Harvey Miller Publishers.
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “227. Ornamental Frame On Triumphal Theme”. In The Paper Museum Of Cassiano Dal Pozzo: A Catalogue Raisonné: Renaissance And Later Architecture And Ornament, 2 Vols, Series A - Antiquities And Architecture, X/1-2. Vol. 2. Royal Collection in association with Harvey Miller Publishers.
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “4. Sabbioneta, S. Maria Assunta, Project: Façade”. In The Paper Museum Of Cassiano Dal Pozzo: A Catalogue Raisonné: Renaissance And Later Architecture And Ornament, 2 Vols, Series A - Antiquities And Architecture, X/1-2. Vol. 1. Royal Collection in association with Harvey Miller Publishers.
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “55. Vault With Allegorical Figures”. In The Paper Museum Of Cassiano Dal Pozzo: A Catalogue Raisonné: Renaissance And Later Architecture And Ornament, 2 Vols, Series A - Antiquities And Architecture, X/1-2. Vol. 1. Royal Collection in association with Harvey Miller Publishers.
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “9. Rome, S. Pietro In Montorio, Tempietto: Plan”. In The Paper Museum Of Cassiano Dal Pozzo: A Catalogue Raisonné: Renaissance And Later Architecture And Ornament, 2 Vols, Series A - Antiquities And Architecture, X/1-2. Vol. 1. Royal Collection in association with Harvey Miller Publishers.
Campbell, Ian. 2013. “93. Sweden, Stockholm, Makalös Palace: Façade”. In The Paper Museum Of Cassiano Dal Pozzo: A Catalogue Raisonné: Renaissance And Later Architecture And Ornament, 2 Vols, Series A - Antiquities And Architecture, X/1-2. Vol. 1. Royal Collection in association with Harvey Miller Publishers.
Campbell, Ian. 2011. “The ‘Minerva Medica’ And The Schola Medicorum: Pirro Ligorio And Roman Toponymy”. Papers Of The British School At Rome 79 (n/a). http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=83055162390&partnerID=8YFLogxK.
Campbell, Ian, and A MacKechnie. 2011. “The 'great Temple Of Solomon' At Stirling Castle”. Architectural History 54. http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=80054724629&partnerID=8YFLogxK.
Campbell, Ian, and Robert Gaston. 2010. “Pirro Ligorio And Two Columna Caelata Drawings At Windsor Castle”. Papers Of The British School At Rome 78 (November 2010).
Campbell, Ian. 2010. “‘Architecture’ - The Classical Tradition”. In The Classical Tradition. Harvard University Press.
Campbell, Ian. 2008. “The Peripheries Strike Back”. In Stil Als Bedeutung In Der Nordalpinen Renaissance. Schnell und Steiner.
Campbell, Ian, Arnold Nesselrath, Johannes Röll, Lynda Fairbairn, and David Hemsoll. 2004. Ancient Roman Topography And Architecture. Ancient Roman Topography And Architecture. Royal Collection in association with Harvey Miller Publishers.