Avital Lahav

Avital  Lahav

Department of History

Subject: The Plans to Rebuild London after the Great Fire, 1666

Supervisor: Prof. Dror Wahrman

Abstract:My PHD Thesis deals with the plans to rebuild London after the great fire of 1666. Through a study of these plans, their reception at the immediate aftermath of the fire and their subsequent interpretations throughout the 18th century I wish to reassess their contribution to the development of modern town planning, and also to examine the role of architecture in the central political and cultural debates of English society in the long Eighteenth-Century.

Bio: I am a PHD candidate at the History Department, mostly interested in the cultural history of England in the long Eighteenth-Century as well as architectural history and particularly the history of town planning. My PHD Thesis deals with the plans to rebuild London after the great fire of 1666. Through a study of these plans, their reception at the immediate aftermath of the fire and their subsequent interpretations throughout the 18th century I wish to reassess their contribution to the development of modern town planning, and also to examine the role of architecture in the central political and cultural debates of English society in the long Eighteenth-Century. 

 

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