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Immortalised: a Design Competition
As part of the Immortalised season, Historic England are inviting proposals for new ways of remembering events, people and identities in the public realm.
2018 is a particularly significant year for anniversaries in England, with events up and down the country commemorating the end of the First World War and the victory of the Votes for Women campaign. New statues, plaques and monuments are planned to mark these important historical moments, helping bring to the surface previously overlooked stories and individuals. In response – and recognising that artists, architects and designers have always played a key role in shaping our commemorative landscape – we want to explore alternative approaches to public memory in England.
Proposals may be physical, permanent, temporary, preformative, intangible, or a mixture of the above. They should respond to the unique story of the individual, group or event being remembered, and to the proposed location of the memorial.
The ten successful applicants will receive £2,000 to develop their proposals for display in the Immortalised exhibition, and will be invited to the exhibition opening in September 2018.
This competition is open to anyone over the age of 18, we particularly welcome submissions from individuals representing the below groups and/or interdisciplinary teams.
Renaissance Architecture + Theory Scholars (RATS)
17th Annual Gathering
Oxford Brookes University
Chakrabarti Room, John Henry Brookes Building
Headington Campus, Headington Road
Oxford OX3 0BP
Saturday 28th April 2018
Papers will be 20 minutes in length followed by 10 minutes’ discussion
If you want to come please let Charles Robertson know. Do share this programme with fellow architectural historians who might be interested.
Attendance is free of charge and in accordance with the established RATS practice no money changes hands.
The links will give you guidance of how to get to Brookes. This is the information for potential students but it covers most of the ways of getting to Brookes from outof town.
If you want to come by car you should park and ride. Coming from London the nearest car park is Thornhill. The bus into town passes Brookes.
The Chakrabarti Room is on the first floor towards the back of the John Henry Brookes Building, the central university building. You can get instructions from the information desk in the foyer,.
Sandwiches etc. are available in the building but you may choose to bring your own lunch.
AHRA Annual Research Student Symposium
Aalto University, Helsinki
June 11-12, 2018
Recent decades have seen several critical accounts of history, reviewing its methods and premises, questioning its narrative techniques and revealing its uses and abuses for political ends. Against becoming a refuge from the present, or a consolation, this kind of history sees its task as reminding societies and collectives of things that have been forgotten or covered up.
Additionally, architectural research has been in dialogue with different specialised fields of history: cultural and political history, but also economic history, history of media and technology, history of everyday life. Studies in conservation history have relied on technical history and history of science.
To study this multi-faceted relationship, our conference calls PhD candidates to reflect on the various uses of history and historical knowledge in architectural research and practice in the most broad sense. Speakers are also welcome to reflect on the role of history in their own research. Proposals will be welcomed from PhD candidates in the areas of theory and history of architecture and landscape, conservation and heritage, urban design and history, as well as relevant adjacent fields and interdisciplinary research.
Keynote lecture Prof. Juhani Pallasmaa, “STRATIFICATIONS – memory, experience and imagination”
To apply to present a paper at the symposium, please send an abstract of your proposed presentation to Professor Aino Niskanen and Dr. Andres Kurg to arrive by January 26th 2018.
The abstract should be no more than 300 words in length and address the theme of the conference ‘Using History’ as outlined above.
There is no fee for attendance at the AHRA Student Symposium. Participants may wish to attend a part of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN) conference which is taking place in Tallinn, Estonia, 13-16 June 2018.
Travel between Helsinki and Tallinn is easily taken with a ferry, they take around 2 hours.
Cornerstone Architectural Scholars is an email group (i.e., listserv) for architectural scholars that might be of interest to members. The group disseminates news about upcoming conferences, especially calls for papers, but it also publicizes exhibitions, fellowships and other events or news. Cornerstone is not meant for discussions, debates, or chats, but simply for communicating useful information. The volume of messages is fairly light, about three or four per week. The group's focus is mainly on architectural scholarship--spanning history, theory, urbanism, sustainability, technology, landscape, morphology, etc.--rather than architectural practice or design.
Cornerstone currently has about 320 members, most of whom are architecture faculty or doctoral students. There is absolutely no obligation involved in being a Cornerstone member--it only means that one receives the group messages by email. One can join or leave the group at any time. Cornerstone works through the Google Groups system, and there are no problems with spam. Anyone interested in joining Cornerstone can contact Matthew Heins.
Postgraduate Certificate in Architectural History
University of Oxford, Department of Continuing Education
The course is directed by Dr Paul Barnwell, Director of Studies in the Historic Environment and runs over part-time for 12 months. The course covers English architectural history from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day. It will be of interest to those seeking to develop their:
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