EAHN 2022, Madrid: Call for Papers

La villa de Madrid corte delos reyes catolicos de Espanna, anonymous, 1690-1728
Source: Rijksmuseum / public domain

European Architectural History Network Seventh International Meeting
Madrid, Spain, 15-19 June 2022

The scientific committee for EAHN 2022 in Madrid has selected twenty-five sessions and round tables for the conference, and published the call for papers for these panels. I am no longer actively involved in the EAHN, but am delighted to see that the colleagues currently leading the organization have pulled together such a varied and stimulating program. For complete details on the call for papers, see the conference website and the listing of panels.


EAHN 2022 will take place in Madrid, Spain, hosted by the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 15-19 June 2022. Abstracts are invited for the sessions and round tables listed below by September 6, 2021. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted through the conference platform, along with applicant’s name, email address, professional affiliation, address, telephone number and a short curriculum vitae (one page, PDF format).


Sessions will consist of either five papers or four papers and a respondent, with time for dialogue and questions at the end. Each paper should be limited to a 20-minute presentation. Abstracts for presentations should define the subject and summarize the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The content of that paper should be the product of well-documented original research that is primarily analytical and interpretative rather than descriptive in nature.

Round Tables

Round tables will consist of five to ten participants and an extended time for dialogue, debate and discussion among chair(s) and public. Each discussant will have 10 minutes to present a position. Abstracts for round table debates should summarize the position to be taken in the discussion.

Papers may not have been previously published, nor presented in public. Only one submission per author will be accepted. All abstracts will be held in confidence during the selection process. In addition to the 20 thematic sessions and 5 round tables listed below, open sessions may be announced. With the author’s approval, thematic session chairs may choose to recommend for inclusion in an open session an abstract that was submitted to, but does not fit into, a thematic session.

Session and round table chairs will notify all persons submitting abstracts of the acceptance or rejection of their proposals and comment on them by October 15, 2021. All chairs have the prerogative to recommend changes to the abstract in order to coordinate it with a session or round table program. The selected speakers must return edited abstracts to chairs no later than November 15, 2021. Authors of accepted paper proposals must submit the complete text of their papers (for a 20-minute presentation) to their session chair or complete draft of discussion position (for a 10-minute presentation) to their round table chair by February 1, 2022. Chairs may suggest editorial revisions to a paper or discussion position in order to make it satisfy session or round table guidelines and will return it with comments to the speaker by March 1, 2022. Speakers must complete any revisions and distribute copies of their paper or discussion position to the chair and the other speakers or discussants by April 4, 2022. Chairs reserve the right to withhold a paper or a discussion position from the program if the author has refused to comply with these guidelines. It is the responsibility of the chair(s) to inform speakers of these guidelines, as well as of the general expectations for both a session and participation in this meeting. Each speaker is expected to fund his or her own registration, travel and expenses to Madrid, Spain.

This Call for Papers and Discussion Positions can also be read at the EAHN website – http://www.eahn.org.


● S01 – Architectural Criticism: Constructing a History

● S02 – Architectural culture in Charles V’s Empire (1519-1556). From global ambitions to scientific approaches

● S03 – Bathroom Matters: Architectures and Infrastructures of the Twentieth Century

● S04 – Building from Print: Reconsidering the agency of the building manual

● S05 – Countercultural Trends: Contemporary Readings on Late 20th Century Architectural Texts and Works

● S06 – Diplomatic Architecture and Changing Power Relations from Imperialism to Post-Colonialism

● S07 – Embodied Energy Through Time: Architecture and its Histories of Resource Consumption

● S08 – Histories of Informal Architecture

● S09 – Learning from Madrid, an open session on Contemporary Urban Peripheries

● S10 – Magical Architecture

● S11 – Mid-Century Modern Architecture and the Academic Tradition

● S12 – Non-Aligned Narratives – South and Eastern European Architectural Criticism during the Cold War

● S13 – Poetry Designing Architecture: A Global Exploration of Structures Arising from Poetry

● S14 – The Architecture of Global Governance

● S15 – The Combinatorial Imperative: Discourses and Practices of Architectural Modularity in the 20th Century

● S16 – The compact city inside out. Compact cities throughout the ages

● S17 – Untimely Teachers: Recovering Postmodernism’s Anachronic Pedagogies

● S18 – Urban Design and the Rediscovery of the Historic City

● S19 – Women and Radical Bureaucracy

● S20 – Women in Architectural Periodicals: Gender Stereotypes, Feminist Discourse and the Female Gaze


● RT01 – But today we collect likes: digital mass media, history and new research methodologies.

● RT02 – From the South

● RT03 – Historiography, get it right!

● RT04 – The conditioned ground

● RT05 – Toxics / Architectural Histories

Important: For the individual calls for each of these sessions and roundtables, view the Sessions page on the EAHN 2022 conference website.

Deadline 6 September 2021

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