Call for Papers: EAHN 2018 in Tallinn

European Architectural History Network Fifth International Meeting, 13-16 June 2018

Tallinn, Toompea moat
Source: Europeana Collections / Harjumaa Muuseum / Public Domain (CC0 1.0)

Although I am not involved with planning the next biennial EAHN conference, I am delighted to note the rich and stimulating Call for Papers for the Fifth International Meeting in Tallinn next year. The conference website describes the twenty-seven panels in detail. If you prefer a PDF, download it here. Take a look, there’s something for (almost) everybody!

Submission deadline: 30 September 2017

Abstracts are invited for the fifth European Architectural History Network International Meeting, in Tallinn, June 2018. Please submit your abstract by 30 September 2017 to one of the sessions and round tables listed below. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted straight to the session convenor(s). Include your name, affiliation, title of paper or position, a C.V. of no more than five pages, home and work addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

Sessions will consist of either five papers or of four papers and a respondent with time for questions and dialogue at the end. Each paper should take no more than 20 minutes to present. Abstracts for session presentations should define the subject and summarize the argument to be made in the presented paper. The content of that paper should be the product of well-documented original research that is primarily analytical and interpretive rather than descriptive.

Round tables will have no more than six participants plus chairs and an extended time for dialogue, debate and discussion among participants and their public. Each discussant will have 10 minutes to present a position. Abstracts for round tables should summarize the position to be taken.

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.

Session and roundtable chairs will notify all persons submitting abstracts of the acceptance or rejection of their proposals and comment upon accepted ones no later than 31 October 2017. Authors of accepted paper proposals must submit the complete text of their papers to their chairs by 15 February 2018. Chairs may suggest editorial revisions to a paper or position in order to make it satisfy session or round table guidelines and will return it with comments to the speaker by 15 March 2018. Chairs reserve the right to withhold a paper or discussion position from the program if the speaker 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 Tallinn, Estonia.

Consult the EAHN 2018 conference website for full details about deadlines, venue, and other conference information.

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Additional Guidelines for Paper Sessions:

No paper may have more than two authors. Final presented papers should be no more than 2500 words, although texts of up to 4000 words, including notes, may be included in the proceedings (submission to the proceedings is optional).

Additional Guidelines for Roundtables:

Initial position statements should be no more than 1250 words. Position statements of up to 2500 words including notes will be accepted for the proceedings (submission to the proceedings is optional).

Deadlines:

Submissions of paper proposals and roundtable discussions to session chairs:
30 September 2017

Communication by session chairs of acceptance or rejection and comments on accepted abstracts:
31 October 2017

Submission of Final Edited Abstracts to Session and Conference Chairs:
30 November 2017

Submission of Complete Draft of Paper or Position Statement to Session Chairs:
15 February 2018

Comments on Papers and Position Statements to be Returned by Session Chairs:
15 March 2018

Submission of Final Paper or Position Statement to Chair and, if to be included in Conference Proceeding, to Conference Chair:
1 April 2018

Download CFP
Click here to download this CFP in PDF form.

Histories in Conflict: Cities | Buildings | Landscapes

Jerusalem: panoramic view taken from the Mount of Olives, photograph by Joseph Philibert Girault de Prangey Source: Gallica / Bibliothèque nationale de France

Jerusalem: panoramic view taken from the Mount of Olives, photograph by Joseph Philibert Girault de Prangey
Source: Gallica / Bibliothèque nationale de France

EAHN 2017, Jerusalem: Call for Papers

Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem
13-15 June 2017

The European Architectural History Network is pleased to announce its Third Thematic Conference Urban Histories in Conflict. On the 50th anniversary of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem and the contentious unification it legislated, the conference aims to open up questions about the purpose of writing histories of urban conflicts. We ask how can historians account for the predicaments of violence and uneven distributions of power in the built environment, particularly in the face of current worldwide geo-political crises.

Download the full call for papers or consult the EAHN website for the latest conference updates.

Key Dates: abstract submission by 2 December 2016, full papers due by 1 May 2017.

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Reminder:

The EAHN Fifth International Meeting (Tallinn, 13-16 June 2018) Call for Session Proposals deadline is 12 December 2016. Download the call for sessions, or visit the conference website for more information.

Tallinn (Reval), by Matthäus Merian, 1640Source: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv / Fotograf: Unbekannt / Fel_038335-RE / Public Domain Mark

Tallinn (Reval), by Matthäus Merian, 1640
Source: ETH-Bibliothek Zürich, Bildarchiv / Fotograf: Unbekannt / Fel_038335-RE / Public Domain Mark

EAHN 2018 in Tallinn: Call for Session Proposals

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After Guimarães 2010, Brussels 2012, Turin 2014, and Dublin 2016, the European Architectural History Network‘s Fifth International Meeting will take place in Tallinn from 13-16 June 2018. Please note the recently published call for session proposals available on the conference website – the due date is 12 December 2016.

Or download a PDF of the EAHN 2018 Call for Session Proposals here.

Call for Papers, EAHN 2016 in Dublin

Deadline 30 September 2015

EAHN_Dublin_logoThe Fourth International Meeting of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN) will be held in Dublin, 2-4 June 2016. The call for papers for the conference has just been published, inviting submissions for twenty thematic sessions and four roundtables. Visit the conference website for the full call for papers and related information.

Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies

CFP: EAHN Regional Thematic Conference, Belgrade, October 2015
In the years between its major biennial international conferences (upcoming: Dublin 2016), the European Architectural History Network (EAHN) organizes smaller regional conferences with a specific thematic focus. The University of Belgrade Faculty of Architecture will host the next such thematic conference from 14-17 October 2015, with the title Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies. The conference “aims to explore how different discourses emerged within architectural historiography and have both constructed and reproduced multiple identities, histories and perspectives on culture, nature and society.” The distinguished lineup of keynote speakers includes Branko Mitrović (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen (Yale School of Architecture), and Mario Carpo (The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London).

Belgrade BritMuseum
Quelques Places situées sur le Danube / Belgrado, ca. 1683-1692
Source: © The Trustees of the British Museum

Call for Papers
Since the emergence of architectural history as a discipline, both time and space have stood at the heart of its theoretical frameworks and narrative. However, neither space nor time, nor their primary conceptualizations such as those related to geography and history, have had a firm and unequivocal position in the narratives. Apart from describing and interpreting architectural phenomena, these often facilitate producing or constituting different identity profiles, be they social, cultural, or political.

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The EAHN 2015 Belgrade Conference: Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies aims to explore how different discourses emerged within architectural historiography and have both constructed and reproduced multiple identities, histories and perspectives on culture, nature and society. It also aims to apprehend the complex hierarchic articulation of these discourses, in terms of dominancy and peripherality, normativity and transfers.

The principal aim of the conference is to shed light on how different interpretations of architecture and the built environment have contributed to different readings of history, culture, nature and society, either simultaneously or in alternation.

The conference…aims to explore how different discourses emerged within architectural historiography and have both constructed and reproduced multiple identities, histories and perspectives on culture, nature and society.

Special attention will be given to addressing conflicting and complementary views, explanatory systems and theories that stem from understanding and interpreting the past by means of architecture. By “entangled histories” we mean architecture as both a prerequisite to and an instrument in shaping and understanding different or even competing histories of the peoples and places, while “multiple geographies” refers to the roles of the built environment in constructing and interpreting time frames and spatial scales, as well as cultural and political entities in which these histories unfold.

The conference will be structured according to three broad themes.

The first theme is historicity. This includes architectural responses to the appropriation and interpretation of the past from antiquity to the recent past; the roles of architecture in constructing meaning; its roles in conceptualizing or negotiating historical time and time frames, as well as how the interpretation of the built environment deals with various regimes of historicity and produces conflicting identities.

The second theme considers tradition/ innovation in architecture, which can be traced equally in modern, early modern, and pre-modern periods. The theme explores the roles of architectural history in addressing questions of center-periphery, globalization, and cultural, political, or religious propaganda in the built environment. Examples might include transfer of architectural traditions and/ or innovations within Europe or beyond; appropriation of traditions or imposition of innovations for cultural, political, or religious reasons; or hybrid traditional-innovative conditions. It also opens the question of architectural history and its role in the simultaneity of multiple modernities, ideological restructuring of cultural and political discourse and similar topics.

Finally the third theme looks at the role of politics, both in terms of the direct interaction of (local) powers with the field of architecture and of the intermediate pressure of geopolitics. The topics treated here could range from ideological matters – such as the instrumentalisation of architectural historiography, etc. – to operative policies related to economic and social issues, including the role of the State (in early modern and modern times; as a specification, during the Cold War, it can treat both the socialist regimes and the welfare capitalist State). The geopolitical perspective could embrace a larger chronological span and explore, aside from the phenomenon of globalization (with all its aspects), mechanisms that led previously to shape networks of political influences.

We invite papers that explore one of the three main themes listed above. These themes have been, and could be, addressed from different conceptual perspectives central to the topic of “entangled histories” and “multiple geographies”. These perspectives might include, but are not limited to, those of conflict and change; ruptures and continuities; global entanglements and segregation; regional integration and disintegration; political and cultural homogenization, and standardization and heterogeneity.

Proposal due date: 31 January 2015, noon CET

Please submit 300 word abstracts through the conference submission portal.

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EAHN2015BGD_logo_225x401CONFERENCE CHAIR
Ljiljana Blagojević, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Dr. Ljiljana Blagojević, Associate professor, Vice Dean for Research, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture, Serbia
Prof. Dr. Vladan Djokić, Dean, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture, Serbia
Prof. Dr. Hilde Heynen, vice president of the EAHN, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Mari Hvattum, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway
Dr. Aleksandar Ignjatović, Associate professor, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture, Serbia
Dr. Susan Klaiber, EAHN, Independent scholar, Switzerland
Dr. Carmen Popescu, EAHN, Independent scholar, Adjunct professor, University Paris I -Sorbonne, France
Dr. Łukasz Stanek, Lecturer, University of Manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development, UK

LOCAL ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE
Vladan Djokić | Budimir Sudimac | Branko Pavić | Ljiljana Blagojević | Ana Nikezić
Marija Milinković | Dragana Ćorović | Marko Nikolić | Ana Raković | Bojan Končarević

For complete information on the conference, please visit the Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies website.

EAHN 2016 in Dublin: Call for Session Proposals

After Guimarães 2010, Brussels 2012, and Turin 2014, the EAHN Fourth International Meeting will take place in Dublin in June 2016. Please note the recently published call for session proposals – the due date is 5 January 2015.

European Architectural History Network: Fourth International Meeting

The fourth international meeting of the European Architectural History Network will be held in Dublin, Ireland, on 2-4 June 2016. In accordance with the EAHN’s mission as the chief European professional organization for architectural historians, the meeting is intended to increase the visibility of the discipline, to foster transitional, interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the environment, and to facilitate the exchange of research results in the field.
The Dublin meeting will feature five blocks of parallel sessions, some of which will be organized as round tables; three keynote addresses by leading architectural historians; and a full program of walking tours of Dublin’s and bus tours of Ireland’s architectural heritage. Receptions for delegates will also be held in some of the city’s most important historic buildings.
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Maestri ticinesi, magistri grigioni

Update March 2014: Program for AAIS 2014 panels now available here.

Call for Papers: Maestri ticinesi, magistri grigioni:
Swiss-Italian Architects and Craftsmen in Early Modern Europe

Italian Art Society Sponsored Session at the American Association for Italian Studies 2014 Annual Conference, Zurich, 23-25 May 2014

The Italian-speaking regions of early modern Switzerland exported significant expertise in the building trades throughout Europe. These émigré architects, builders, and craftsmen such as stuccatori worked for courts, monasteries, and other patrons in present-day Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic and elsewhere. While often well-studied by scholars in both Switzerland and the respective regions of migration, international awareness of such careers generally remains low, with notable exceptions such as Francesco Borromini. Taken collectively, though, Swiss-Italian architects and craftsmen played important roles as agents of cultural transfer with their itinerant careers in early modern Europe.

These figures include Domenico Fontana, Carlo Maderno, and Carlo Fontana in Rome; Enrico Zuccalli and Giovanni Antonio Viscardi in Bavaria; and Giovanni Battista Quadro in Poland. The scholarly literature on such men is as rich yet dispersed as the architectural culture they embody. Representative publications include, in Italian, the exhibition catalogue Il giovane Borromini (1999), and books by Tommaso Manfredi (2008) and Marcello Fagiolo (ed., 2008); works in German by Sabine Heym (1984), Max Pfister (1991), and Michael Kühlenthal (ed., 1997); or several publications in Polish and Italian by Mariusz Karpowicz. Many of these studies are only available regionally.

This session aims to break down these geographic and linguistic barriers and move toward a comprehensive view of the work of the “maestri ticinesi” and “magistri grigioni” with a comparative transnational approach. The session welcomes papers on any aspect of Swiss-Italian involvement in the building trades anywhere in Europe, c. 1400-1800. Preference will be given to papers highlighting ties of workers (dynasties, networks), designs, techniques, or materials to Switzerland.

Panel chair: Susan Klaiber

Deadline for proposals: 5 December 2013

Please send a 300-word proposal and a short CV to Susan Klaiber (sklaiber [at] bluewin [dot] ch)

Download this call for papers in PDF format.

For complete details on AAIS 2014, visit the conference website.

To learn more about the Italian Art Society, visit the IAS website.

Please note: Paper presenters must be members of the American Association for Italian Studies when they register for the conference. Italian Art Society membership is NOT necessary.

Piedmontese Baroque Architecture Studies Fifty Years On

Roundtable at the European Architectural History Network Third International Meeting, Turin, 19- 21 June 2014

Update May 2014:

View the roundtable program and abstracts here.

Call for Papers

The current decade marks the fiftieth anniversary of the great flowering of studies on Piedmontese Baroque architecture during the 1960s. Proceeding from pioneering works of the 1950s such as Rudolf Wittkower’s chapter “Architecture in Piedmont” in his Art and Architecture in Italy 1600-1750 (1958), or Paolo Portoghesi’s series of articles and brief monograph on Guarini (1956), international and local scholars like Henry Millon, Werner Oechslin, Mario Passanti, and Nino Carboneri produced an impressive array of publications on the period. Some of the milestones of this scholarly output include the architecture section of the exhibition Mostra del Barocco Piemontese (1963), Andreina Griseri’s Metamorfosi del Barocco (1967), and Richard Pommer’s Eighteenth-Century Architecture in Piedmont (1967). This scholarship culminated in major international conferences on Guarini (1968) and Vittone (1970), as well as the initiation of the Corpus Juvarrianum in 1979.

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This roundtable aims to commemorate the golden age of studies on Piedmontese Baroque architecture through a critical assessment of the heritage of the 1960s. Have Griseri’s and Pommer’s “challenging” (Wittkower) concepts proven robust? Does a traditional geographic-stylistic designation remain fruitful for investigating a region whose two major architects built throughout Europe and whose ruling dynasty entered supraregional marriage alliances? Do recent interdisciplinary methodologies – drawing from fields like geography, sociology, or history of science – reframe the roles of agents like civic authorities, construction workers, or military engineers? Has new material evidence altered long-held assumptions?

Discussion positions may directly address historiography or methodology of the 1960s, or present alternative approaches in the form of case studies or new research projects that critically engage with this historic body of scholarship on Piedmontese Baroque architecture, urbanism, and landscape.

The Mostra del Barocco Piemontese attracted an international audience (newsreel of August 1963).
Source: Cinecittà Luce / Archivio Storico Luce / YouTube

At its previous conferences, the EAHN did not highlight the architecture of the host region in dedicated panels. Turin, however, arguably presents an ideal venue for an international roundtable with regional focus: then as now, Piedmont is a major European crossroad for cultural influences from the Italian peninsula, France and Spain, northern Europe, and the former Hapsburg empire. Piedmontese Baroque architecture continues to occupy both local and international scholars, as demonstrated by the recent series of monographic conferences in Turin on architects like Alfieri, Garove, and Juvarra organized by the Bibliotheca Hertziana together with the Venaria Reale consortium. Breaking out of these monographic constraints, this roundtable will provide an opportunity to reflect on where the field has been during the past half century, as well as where it might go in the next fifty years.

Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2013

Please submit proposals for ten-minute discussion positions with CV through the submissions portal on the EAHN 2014 conference website between 15 April and 30 September 2013.

Roundtable chair: Susan Klaiber

Download this call for papers in PDF format.

For complete details on EAHN 2014, visit the conference website.

CFP: EAHN Third International Meeting (Turin, June 2014)

Deadline for proposals: 30 September 2013

Abstracts are invited for the conference’s 24 sessions and 3 roundtables between April 15 and September 30, 2013. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted through the conference website, along with applicant’s name, professional affiliation, title of paper or position, a short curriculum vitae, home and work addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.

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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 session 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.

Roundtables will consist of six to eight 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 roundtable debates should summarize the position to be taken in the discussion.

The complete CFP, including descriptions of all sessions and roundtables, is available on the EAHN 2014 conference website.

Please also note the call for papers for my own roundtable at the conference, “Piedmontese Baroque Architecture Studies Fifty Years On.”

Image: EAHN 2014

European Architectural History Network Third International Meeting (Turin, 2014)

Update April 2013:

See now the Call for Papers for EAHN 2014, with details of 27 sessions and roundtables.

From EAHN:

Call for Session Proposals

After the successful EAHN Second International Meeting in Brussels, the network is organizing a third pan-European meeting in Turin, Italy, in 2014. In accordance with the EAHN mission statement, this meeting again proposes to increase the visibility of the discipline, to foster transnational, interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment, and to facilitate the exchange of research results in the field. Though the scope of the meeting is European, members of the larger scholarly community are invited to submit proposals related not only to Europe’s geographical framework, but also to its transcontinental aspects.

The main purpose of the meeting is to map the general state of research in disciplines related to the built environment, to promote discussion of current themes and concerns, and to foster new directions for research in the field. Session proposals are intended to cover different periods in the history of architecture and different approaches to the built environment, including landscape and urban history. Parallel sessions will consist of either five papers or four papers and a respondent, with time for dialogue and questions at the end. In addition, a limited number of roundtable debates addressing burning issues in the field will also take place at the meeting. Proposals are sought for roundtable debates that re-map, re-define, and outline the current discipline. They will typically consist of a discussion between panel members and encourage debate with the audience. The goal is to create a forum in which different scholars can present and discuss their ideas, research materials and methodologies.

Carlo and Amedeo di Castellamonte, Castello del Valentino, Turin, 1620-1665
Venue for EAHN 2014
Photograph: Riccardo Speziari / Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Scholars who wish to chair a session or a roundtable at the 2014 EAHN Meeting in Turin are invited to submit proposals by 16 December 2012 to Prof. Michela Rosso (michela.rosso [at] polito [dot] it), General Chair of the EAHN Third International Meeting (Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino, Viale Mattioli 39, 10125 Turin, Italy. Phone: +39 11 090 6509). The conference website will be online shortly.

By the time of registration for the conference, participating membership in the EAHN (with an annual membership fee) will be required to chair or present research at the meeting. A link on the website www.eahn.org is available to enable anyone to join the EAHN as a participating member.

Proposals in English of no more than 400 words, including a session or roundtable title, should summarize the subject and the premise. Please include name, professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, and a current CV. Proposals and short CVs should be submitted by e-mail, including the text in both the body of the e-mail and in the attachment.

Session and roundtable proposals will be selected on the basis of merit and the need to organize a well-balanced program. A few open sessions, special sessions or roundtables may be organized by the Scientific Committee, depending on the response to the following call for papers.

EAHN 3rd International Meeting, Turin – Italy, June 2014

Scientific committee
Cânâ Bilsel, Middle East Technical University Ankara
Maristella Casciato, Università di Bologna
Sonja Dümpelmann, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Adrian Forty, University College London
Hilde Heynen, KU Leuven
Merlijn Hurx, Universiteit Utrecht
Mari Hvattum, AHO Oslo
Valérie Nègre, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris La Villette
Michela Rosso, Politecnico di Torino

Local organising committee
Silvia Beltramo
Mauro Bonetti
Gaia Caramellino
Elena Dellapiana
Filippo De Pieri
Caterina Franchini
Andrea Longhi
Edoardo Piccoli
Michela Rosso