Our new website, Life of a Gothic Cathedral: Notre-Dame of Amiens 1220-1530 is intended to change the way we understand and teach the cathedral: it was designed especially for use in the Core Curriculum. This session will be a demonstration of how the website allows you to experience Amiens Cathedral not just as a thing of the distant past, but existing in our own time and space. There will also be a discussion of the process of building the interactive experience and its pedagogical uses.
The three-hundred year “life” of the Gothic cathedral embraced the agency of three overlapping worlds of makers and users: the layfolk who visit it, the clergy in their sumptuous choir and the artisans who built it. The website will allow you to enter into each of these three worlds. You can do this by clicking on the three major buttons at the top of the home page or by reading the EText which is linked with the high-resolution images and panoramas.