The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain will host its third annual Graduate Student Research Forum on Saturday, 11 April 2015 at the University of Edinburgh. The Forum is a student-led event offering postgraduate students in architectural history an opportunity to present their research while engaging with others studying and working in the field. The aim of the Forum is to break away from more traditional conference models by creating a dynamic and friendly environment where students, established academicians and professionals can exchange knowledge, skills and experiences.
The day will be broken into a series of “lightning-round” talks, in which students will be given ten minutes to present their research, followed by a brief discussion period. Student talks will be interspersed with panel discussions focusing on specific themes in architectural research and professional development, led by experienced practitioners in the field of architectural history, conservation, and curatorship, including James Simpson (Simpson & Brown Architects), Richard Anderson (University of Edinburgh), Timothy Brittain-Catlin (Kent School of Architecture), and Olivia Horsfall Turner (V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership). These speakers will discuss their personal experiences while providing useful insight for navigating the worlds of research, publication, and architectural practice. The day will end with a keynote address by Professor Iain Boyd Whyte from the University of Edinburgh.
This year’s student organisers are Iñigo Basarrate, Laura Bowie, Andrew Horn and Emily Turner. Please direct any questions to: email@example.com
Forum Venue: Playfair Library, Old College, Edinburgh
Evening reception and dinner: details to follow
An architectural tour of Edinburgh will be given on Sunday morning.