David Roberts (1796–1864), Edinburgh from the Castle, 1847, Oil on canvas, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon CollectionSource: Yale Center for British Art / public domain
European Architectural History Network Sixth International Meeting
Edinburgh, Scotland, 10-13 June 2020
The scientific committee for EAHN 2020 in Edinburgh 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. An additional webpage provides a convenient overview of all the panels with their individual details.
EAHN 2020 CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE 20 SEPTEMBER 2019
The call for papers (sessions) and discussion positions (round tables) is now live. The deadline is 20 September 2019, and proposals should be submitted to the Session Chairs, whose details may be found below. All proposals should include the following information:
· A proposal, in English, of no more than 300 words
· The title of the paper, or discussion position
· Your name
· Your professional affiliation
· A short curriculum vitae (maximum of two pages)
· A mailing address, email address and telephone number
Sessions will consist of either five papers or four papers and a respondent, with time for dialogue and questions at the end. Each paper will 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 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.
Please note: 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 thematic sessions and round tables listed below, open sessions may be announced in due course – details to be provided on the conference website.
Sessions and Round Tables:
● Urban planning during state socialism: global ambitions, national ideologies and local desires
● Public Health in the Early Modern City: Salutogenesis Through Architecture
● Ephemerality and Monumentality in Modern Europe (c.1750-1900)
● Splitted Cultures/New Dialogues: Research in Architectural History and Theory
● User Comfort, Functionality, and Sustainability as (Early?) Modern Architectural Concerns
● Shifting Identities of the Ottoman Vernacular
● Migration and Domesticity in the Long Nineteenth Century
● Cosmopolitanism’s Others: Transnational Architecture and Planning beyond Europe and North America
● Design as Process in Pre-Modern Architecture
● Rethinking Architecture for Friars: Process and Spatial Solutions in the Medieval and Early Modern Europe, 1200 – 1500
● English as the Academic Lingua Franca?
● The Urban Commons: Collective Actors, Architectural Agency and the City
● Multilateralism since 1945. From the Comecon to the Belt and Road Initiative
● The Role of Women in the Building of Cities in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
● Architects do not make buildings: A last call for disegno
● Drive-In Architecture, Carriage to Motor Age
● Radical Exchanges between Latin America and Europe in the Everlasting Sixties
● Hotels in the Global South and the Architectures of Contact Zones
● Empires of Heritage: World Monuments before UNESCO
● European Welfare Landscapes: Histories and Futures
● Southern Exchanges: Relocating Architectural Knowledge Production
● Territories of incarceration: The project of modern carceral institutions as an act of rural colonisation
● Flexibility and its Discontents: Techniques and Technologies in Twentieth Century Architectural Production
● Genius Loci: The Politics of Pre-Modern Architectural Style
● Cultivating the Child Eye’s View