PhD Student Alison Charles gives talk at the IHR

‘Stranger than fiction?’

Links between Flemish strangers and Netherlandish architectural influence in east Kent were the subject of a talk given by Alison Charles from the Kent School of Architecture at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR) on 26th January, 2016. The session was entitled ‘Stranger than fiction? Alien accommodation and Dutch architectural influence in sixteenth-and seventeenth-century Sandwich’ and took place as part of the IHR’s ‘Locality and Region’ seminar programme.

Alison’s paper discussed her research into stranger accommodation in Sandwich and how this overlaps with the presence of Netherlandish-inspired buildings in the town. These topics are related to the part-time Architectural History PhD she is finishing in CREAte, KSA’s Centre for Research in European Architecture.