PhD, Lecturer, University of Stirling, Scotland
As of 2012, I have two main research foci in relation to early medieval sculpture: as ecclesiastical architecture (in its broadest sense) in northern Britain in early medieval times; and the replication of early medieval sculpture since the early 19th century in northern Europe, with an initial focus on Scotland. The latter assesses the significance of the resource in its own right as well as its contribution to the biographies of its ‘parent’ and the networks of actors involved in the extension of the agency of the original sculpture. This ‘Multiplying Lives’ project also critically explores the heritage issues that arise from this, primarily relating to authenticity, integrity and value. Please see my University webpage for publications.
- s.m.foster (a) stir.ac.uk