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2020 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize and David R. Coffin Publication Grant
Deadline: December 1, 2019
The Foundation for Landscape Studies invites you to submit publications for the 2020 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize and David R. Coffin Publication Grant.
The John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize is awarded to books published in the last three years that have made a significant contribution to the study and understanding of garden history and landscape design. The David R. Coffin Publication Grant supports the research and publication of a book in the field of landscape studies. Please see the list of previous winners of these prizes on the website.
Award recipients will be selected by a jury composed of members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Detailed descriptions of the eligibility requirements and the application procedures for each award can be found on the website. The application deadline for both awards is December 1, 2019.
We welcome nominations for the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize and the David R. Coffin Publication Grant from both publishers and authors.
Please submit all inquiries to:
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, President
Foundation for Landscape Studies
7 West 81st Street
New York, NY 10024
Call for Papers: Public Health in the Early Modern City: Salutogenesis through Architecture
European Architectural History Network (EAHN) Conference
Conference dates: 10-13 June 2020, in Edinburgh, Scotland
CfP submission deadline: 20 September 2019
In 1979, medical sociologist Aaron Antonovsky coined the term "salutogenesis” to refer to factors that promote physical and mental health and, in so doing, offered a new lens to consider the study of health beyond the mere consideration of death and disease (pathogenesis). Though rarely remarked upon in such terms in architectural history, in fact the practices of architecture, city planning, and landscape design have been employed over time and across diverse geographies toward salutogenic, or health-enhancing, purposes. For example, essential resources like water have been manipulated and distributed through infrastructure across and beyond urban areas to sustain basic health, and gardens, hospitals, and other therapeutic spaces have arisen within cities to aid healing and health-promoting practices.
Following the 16th century, architecture and urbanism went through significant changes during what is known today as the Early Modern era. This era witnessed major reforms in political, economic, and cultural institutions across the world from Europe to East Asia. Contemporaneous with these shifts, city planning and design were leveraged to improve public health in cities through a host of new public resources and construction projects, including urban infrastructure (e.g., bathhouses, irrigation system, roads), medical facilities, therapeutic landscapes, and places for gathering and entertainment. These ideas illustrate Gesler’s (2003) four categories of healthy environments—built, symbolic, natural, and social—and convey how architectural history owes some debt to public health. Further, these urban interventions were justified by theories of health, healing, and benevolent medical practice. Thus, alongside novel built forms and ideas about the architectural qualities and resources essential to healing and health, a new constellation of legitimizing discourses emerged among those in power. Public health, then, offers a critical lens through which to view the function, use, and social significance of institutions and spatial practices within early modern cities—and of architecture itself.
This session seeks to situate the development of early modern cities within these broader trends by exploring the profound and complex ways that architecture and landscape design were conceived of and employed as instruments of health promotion in the development of urban infrastructure, institutions, and spaces in Western and Eastern societies in the 16th – 18th centuries. Submitted papers could explain how notions of public health or medical practice at a given moment in time influenced the design of either regular or explicitly therapeutic buildings and spaces in a urban context; how scientific and cultural contexts of health and cross-cultural exchanges impacted the design of healthy cities; how the integration of landscapes and other salutogenic urban projects were inspired or justified by visions for a healthy and productive society; and the role of non-architects in the design of health-promoting places. Authors may focus on a single structure, a specialized typology, interventions in a particular city or region, or any other topic relevant to the architectural implications of public health. Especially welcome are submissions that deploy new methodological, interdisciplinary, and/or comparative approaches to the analysis of salutogenic spaces.
Please submit your abstracts to the panel organizers: Dr. Mohammad Gharipour, Morgan State University and Dr. Caitlin DeClercq, Columbia University. The deadline is 20 September 2019, and proposals should be submitted to the Session Chairs, whose details may be found above. All proposals should include the following information:
For more details on submissions, please refer to the EAHN website.
Ph.D. Symposium: Divergence in Architectural Research
Date: March 5-6, 2020
Location: Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
CfP due: 20 September 2019
ConCave Ph.D. Student Group in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture. The goal of the Ph.D. Symposium is to provide a supportive atmosphere for Ph.D. students to present and receive feedback on their ongoing work. Students at different stages in their research will have an opportunity to present and discuss their studies. The symposium provides doctoral students with a diverse academic ground from which to share their research with established scholars and other graduate students interested in similar research areas. The symposium aims to enable Ph.D. students to interact and network with other participants and potential collaborators to stimulate an exchange of ideas, suggestions, and experiences. The symposium is open to all Ph.D. students affiliated with any graduate programs currently developing research in architecture and related disciplines.
Theme: Divergence in Architectural Research
Architecture, as a discipline, embodies various fields of knowledge. Architectural research derives from within its own discipline and diverges into an interdisciplinary domain. Divergence in architectural research implies that there is an agency to expand the disciplinary boundary of architecture and produce new fields of knowledge emerging from within the architectural domain. It offers to make new connections between different epistemological frameworks and transforms our knowledge of architecture into unanticipated forms. Divergent approaches to interdisciplinary research in architecture prepare scholars and researchers for shared contributions across a rich array of intellectual fields.
The symposium invites all doctoral students to present their interdisciplinary research in five thematic session topics. The chosen topics, listed below, are intended to be inclusive, ensuring a venue for a diverse spectrum of research and welcoming overlaps to stimulate further discussion across sessions.
1. Architectural History, Theory, and Society
2. Architecture, Culture, and Behavior
3. Design Methods, Computing, and Production
4. Design Technologies, Data, and Performance
5. Urban studies, Systems, and Ecologies
Call for Papers:
The Ph.D. student symposium welcomes submissions by all Ph.D. students whose work emerges from the architectural domain. Students who are interested in presenting in the symposium can submit their abstract proposal (500 words max.) with a short biographical note (150 words max.) on the symposium website.
Authors whose abstracts are accepted in the first evaluation phase are invited to submit their full paper. Full papers will be published in the proceeding book of the symposium. Papers describing the outcome of substantive research are limited to a minimum of 3000 words and a maximum of 6000 words, excluding references, endnotes, figures, and captions. The full papers will go through a second peer-review. Please refer to the paper template as you prepare your paper for submission in the second phase.
For additional information please check here.
Child-Shuffrey Research Fellowship in Architectural History
Lincoln College invites applications for this three-year, non-renewable, Research Fellowship in Architectural History, available from October 1st 2019. To mark the 600th Anniversary of its Foundation in 1427, Lincoln College is commissioning a series of scholarly studies describing the evolution of the College’s buildings and of their use. The Child-Shuffrey Fellow will research and write a book on the architectural, liturgical, and institutional history of the College’s Chapel and Chapel Quad, built in the 17th century. The Fellow will also be expected to organise a conference on an historical theme pertinent to this research, to maintain contact with the College archivist and with researchers working on other facets of the College’s history, to promote public engagement with the College’s Chapel and its history, and to assist, from time to time, the Editorial Board for the College’s anniversary programme.
The successful applicant will hold, or be close to completion of, a doctoral degree in an appropriate field and will have experience in architectural historical research and in archival research. They will have a proven record of publication (in print, or in press), will show aptitude for collaborative work, and will have the ability to communicate effectively with scholars and with the wider public.
Salary and allowances: The Fellowship carries a stipend of £30,395 p.a. in the first year, rising by annual increments to £32,236 p.a. in the third year; membership of the USS pension scheme; full Common Room rights; research allowance of £1,817 p.a and a hospitality allowance of £509 p.a.
Further particulars and an application form may be downloaded from here. You may also include an optional applicant monitoring form with your application.
Applications must be submitted to the College by 12.00 Midday (BST) on Monday 9 September 2019. Application forms in alternative formats may be requested from the above email address, or by telephone from + 44 1865 279770, the completed forms to be received in College by the same date.
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.
Funded PhD Scholarship (fees-only) at Manchester Metropolitan University
"Landscape, Infrastructure and Ecology: Scottish Modernist Landscape Architecture through the work of Mark Turnbull." For more details, click here.
Full-time scholarship (100%) for PhD project at KU Leuven, Faculty of Architecture
"The Fragment and the Whole. Constructs in Comprehensive Settings. Exhibition Spaces, the Garden Treatise and the Voyage Pittoresque in France Between 1750 and 1850." For more details, click here.
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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