Dr Peter Lindfield

Dr Peter Lindfield

Early Career Fellow


Literature and Languages University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

About me


  • Marc Fitch Fund: Publication Award
    DescriptionGrant to assist publishing my monograph: Georgin Gothic: Medievalist Architecture, Furniture and Interiors 1730–1840, Boydell & Brewer, 2016
  • Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship: Antiquarian by Design: Fakery and the Material Object in Britain 1720–1824
    Literature and Languages
    DescriptionNotions of heritage — historic artefacts, collections and architectural structures — are governed by assumptions of authenticity. Yet this sense of the ‘past in the present’ is not, and arguably never has been, immune to practices of forgery. This research project examines the urge to produce faked historic artefacts — literature, buildings and interiors — across British arts in both popular and antiquarian circles (1720–1824). Enriching current understandings of literary forgery in the Georgian period by situating them within a broader culture of antiquarian and design-based practice, this interdisciplinary project reveals counterfeiting’s importance to the construction of Britain’s national heritage.

Professional membership

  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
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