Lindsay Cook

  • Assistant Teaching Professor of Architectural History
  • Architecture of the Medieval World,

  • Gothic Architecture

  • Medievalism in African American Art and Architecture

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Lindsay Cook


Lindsay S. Cook (she/her) is an architectural historian, medievalist, digital humanist, translator, and digital preservation advocate. A specialist in medieval European architecture, Dr. Cook’s current research addresses architectural and artistic responses to the Gothic cathedral Notre-Dame of Paris, medievalism in African American architecture, medieval architectural space, and digital and material approaches to the valorization, conservation, and restoration of cultural heritage.

Her research on medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary histories of Notre-Dame has recently appeared in the journals Future Anterior and Different Visions and the edited volume The Analysis of Gothic Architecture (Brill, 2023). Notre-Dame Cathedral: Nine Centuries of History, her English translation of the French-language monograph co-authored by Dany Sandron and Andrew Tallon, was published by Penn State University Press in 2020. She is currently writing a monograph about architectural and artistic responses to Notre-Dame from the 12th century to the present.

Dr. Cook was a member of the multi-year digital humanities projects Mapping Gothic, Life of a Cathedral: Notre-Dame of Amiens, and Musiconis, and, from 2021-2024, she chaired the Digital Resources Committee of the International Center of Medieval Art (ICMA). She is a board member of the scholarly association Scientifiques de Notre-Dame, a member of the advisory board of the non-profit educational organization Handshouse Studio, and editor of The Notre-Dame Translation Project, which makes open-educational resources about the history, conservation, and restoration of Notre-Dame following the catastrophic 2019 fire available to students and the general public.

Dr. Cook teachers upper-level courses about the architectural history of the medieval world and theories and practices of conservation, as well as broader architectural history surveys.

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