We are pleased to announce the launch of The Lordship and Commune Project: A Collaboratory (

The Lordship and Commune Project is based on Barbara Abou-El- Haj’s unfinished study of the cathedrals of Reims and Amiens, analyzed in relation to their political and social environments.

Using this interactive platform, scholars and students can explore, debate, and raise new questions about Gothic architecture, power, and resistance.

Please check it out, contribute to the conversation, and consider integrating it into your Fall 2016 courses!

The Lordship and Commune Project is a collective work. Nina Rowe led a team of scholars – Michael Davis, Jennifer Feltman, Lindsey Hansen, and Janet Marquardt – editing, revising, and filling out the text. Danielle Oteri was in charge of design, with assistance from Aimee Caya on images. Please see the Acknowledgments link on the site where we have a chance to thank all the people who made this project possible.