Professor Hilary Grainger

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Professor of Architectural History and Dean of Quality Assurance and Academic Development

London College of Fashion

Biography

Hilary Grainger is an architectural historian. She is the leading authority on the late nineteenth century domestic architect Sir Ernest George and the architecture of British crematoria and has lectured and published widely in these areas.

Her book Death Redesigned: British Crematoria - History, Architecture and Landscape, was jointly commended in 2006 as an outstanding work of reference by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. Her monograph The Architecture of Sir Ernest George was shortlisted for the Alice Davis Hitchcock Medallion by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

She was Co-Investigator in a team based at Durham University, funded by the Leverhulme Trust Research Award, writing the History of Cremation in modern Scotland. She is Chair of the Victorian Society and Council Member of the Cremation Society of Great Britain.

Research interests

Late nineteenth and early twentieth century architecture and design, the late Victorian architect Sir Ernest George, architecture and design of British crematoria.

Selected research outputs