As part of our Gallipoli/Gelibolu symposium, keynote speaker Timothy Barringer presents his lecture ‘Empire Mourning: The Patcham Chattri and the architecture of imperial ambivalence’. He discusses a specific British memorial (on the Sussex downs) to the Indian soldiers who served in the First World War, addressing paradoxes of imperial participation in the Great War.

The lecture was held at the University of Sydney on 21 May 2015.



Tim Barringer is Paul Mellon Professor of the History of Art at Yale University. His books include Reading the Pre-Raphaelites (1999; new edition, 2012) and Men at Work: Art and Labour in Victorian Britain (2005). He is co-author of American Sublime: Landscape Painting in the United States, 1820–1880, and co-editor of Art and the British Empire and Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds. He is currently completing a book titled Broken Pastoral: Art and Music in Britain, Gothic Revival to Punk Rock, and is co-curator of the exhibition Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde (Tate, 2012; Washington, Moscow, 2013; Tokyo, 2014).