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EAHN Edinburgh 2020: call for Session and Roundtable proposals
Dates: June 10-13, 2019
Abstracts due: December 31, 2018
The European Architectural History Network is delighted to announce its next biannual meeting at the University of Edinburgh, UK, 10-13 June 2020. In accordance with EAHN’s mission, the meeting aims to increase the visibility of the discipline of architectural history, to foster transnational, interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment, and to facilitate the exchange of research in the field. EAHN is a European organisation, but its intellectual scope is global, and the meeting welcomes proposals on any architectural historical topic. As well as topics on any aspect of the built environment, proposals on landscape and urban history are also very welcome, along with proposals dealing with the theories, methodologies and historiographies of architectural history.
Proposals are sought in two basic formats: (1) a Session, and (2) a Roundtable debate. A Session should consist of 4-5 paper presentations, with a respondent, and time for dialogue and discussion at the end. A Roundtable debate should be an organised as a discussion between panel members, and the format would suit topics of particular urgency, or contemporary relevance. Roundtables should also aim to activate audience discussion as far as possible. Sessions and Roundtables may be chaired by more than one person.
Anyone wishing to chair a Session or a Roundtable debate at EAHN2020 are invited to submit proposals by 31 December 2018. Chairs should make clear whether their proposal is a Session, or a Roundtable.
Please note that EAHN is self-funding, and chairs are expected to provide all their conference expenses, including travel and accommodation.
The Lessons of Rome
Date: March 22, 2019
Location: Lyon Museum of Fine Arts
Abstracts due: January 14, 2019
The Lessons of Rome aim at providing a space for reflection for anyone who grasps Italy as an architectural, urban and landscape research laboratory. Defining Italy as a laboratory involves analyzing contexts of urban policies but also as design expériences, theories as well as practices, legacies, mutations and prospects. It means building knowledge and culture, but also learning and developing tools to conceive the present and enrich contemporary practices.
The Lessons of Rome provide the opportunity to be kept up to date on current and upcoming researches, to share existing and generate new knowledge and dialogues with Italy. Professionals, students, phd candidates, researchers and people from various academic disciplines, schools and nationalities are welcome.
Please submit your proposal before January 14, 2019 here. Please include a title, an abstract (about 200 words) and a short biography. The official language of the day is French, but proposals and papers can be submitted in English. The result of the selected proposals will be announced by email on February 1, 2019.
The Lessons of Rome is a study day organized in partnership between the Ecole nationale supérieur d'architecture de Lyon, the LAURE and the Lyon Museum of Fine Arts.
SAH 73rd Annual International Conference: Call for Session Proposals
Dates: April 29 - May 3, 2020
Location: Seattle, Washington
Deadline: January 15, 2019 11:59pm CST
The Society of Architectural Historians will offer a total of 36 paper sessions at its 2020 Annual International Conference in Seattle, Washington. The Society invites its members, including graduate students, independent scholars and representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, to chair a session at the conference. As SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the annual conference, non-members who wish to chair a session will be required to join SAH next August 2019 when conference registration opens for Session Chairs and Speakers.
Since the principal purpose of the SAH annual conference is to inform attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every time period and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged.
Sessions may be theoretical, methodological, thematic, interdisciplinary, pedagogical, revisionist or documentary in premise and ambition and have broadly conceived or more narrowly focused subjects. Sessions that embrace cross-cultural, transnational and/or non-Western topics are particularly welcome. In every case, the subject should be clearly defined in critical and historical terms.
Proposals will be selected on the basis of merit and the need to create a well-balanced program. Topics exploring the architecture of Seattle and the greater region are encouraged.
Since late submissions cannot be considered, it is recommended that proposals be submitted well before the deadline. Last-minute submissions that fail posting in the online portal or are sent in error via email cannot be considered.
Submission Guidelines: Session proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The submission portal will close automatically at this time, and no further proposals will be accepted. Proposals will be reviewed by SAH Conference Chair, Victoria Young, and the SAH Executive Committee.
Session proposals must include the following elements:
AHRA PhD Student Sympoisum
Dates: 24-25 April 2019
Location: University of Manchester
Abstracts due: January 28, 2019
The AHRA Research Student Symposium 2019 takes as its starting point a broad and prolonged transition occurring in architectural research during the past decade. New and interdisciplinary approaches emerge as a result of our world’s socio-political and techno-ecological transformations towards relational, processual “architectural research.” These changes move away from descriptions and interpretations of a static formal “Architecture” focused on particular buildings and architects.
Following this interdisciplinary and processual turn, the 2019 AHRA PhD student symposium aims to bring together architectural researchers who work towards re-writing and re-drawing traditional notions of essence, fixity, boundedness, and flatness. We are interested in architectural research that:
Submissions of proposals for academic papers and methods workshops are welcome from all backgrounds and nationalities. Applicants must be registered as current PhD students at the time of application. Please see details on the “Call for Papers” tab. Deadline for submissions 28th January 2019. Applications to participate in the Methods Workshops will be announced later.
SAH 72nd Annual International Conference
Dates: April 24-28, 2019
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Program and information available here.
2019-2010 Visiting Fellowships & Travel Grants for the Lewis Walpole Library, Yale University
Deadline: January 7, 2019
The Lewis Walpole Library, a department of Yale University Library, funds four-week visiting fellowships and two-week travel grants to support research in the Library’s rich collections of eighteenth-century materials (mainly British). In addition, the Library administers two jointly funded residential fellowships: The LWL / ASECS Library Fellowship is awarded to an ASECS member in good standing for up to four weeks of research at the Lewis Walpole Library, and The LWL / Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Fellowship is awarded to support up to eight weeks of research in the collections of both libraries.
The Lewis Walpole Library is a research center for eighteenth-century studies and an essential resource for the study of Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill. Its collections include important holdings of eighteenth-century British prints, drawings, manuscripts, rare books, paintings, and decorative arts. It is located in Farmington, Connecticut, in several eighteenth-century buildings on a fourteen-acre campus.
Scholars pursuing postdoctoral or advanced research, as well as doctoral candidates at work on a dissertation, are encouraged to apply. The fellowship year runs from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, and all fellowships must be completed within the fellowship year.
All fellowship recipients are expected to be in residence at the Library, to be free of other significant professional obligations during their stay, and to focus their research substantially on the Lewis Walpole Library’s collections. Fellowship recipients also have access to additional resources at Yale, including those in the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Yale Center for British Art.
Application materials must be submitted directly through the listing in the Yale Grants Database. Search for Visiting Fellowships Lewis Walpole. Please note you will need to login to access the application form. Decisions are based on a number of factors, including the merits of the project and fit with the collections.
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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