Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies Proceedings Published

Papers from EAHN 2015, Belgrade

Most of the papers presented in October 2015 at the European Architectural History Network regional thematic conference Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies are now available in the conference proceedings. At just over 300 pages, the proceedings include thirty-seven papers, many with numerous illustrations.

Contributions consider chronologies from ancient, medieval, and early modern through modern and contemporary, with topics examining issues such as cultural transfer, historiography, restoration, identity, and the politics of conflict. The conference featured a distinct emphasis on central and eastern Europe, as well as the eastern Mediterranean region, although other geographies were also represented.

Click here to download the EAHN 2015 proceedings.

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.

Abstracts Available for EAHN 2016, Dublin

Upcoming European Architectural History Network Conference, 2-4 June 2016

EAHN 2016 AbstractsAbstracts of the papers in the sessions and roundtables of the European Architectural History Network’s Fourth International Meeting can now be downloaded from the conference website. The full program of tours, keynote presentations, and other events may also be consulted there.
With a little more than a month to go until the conference, registration is still open. If the abstracts whet your appetite for a trip to Ireland with a few intense days devoted to great offerings for architectural historians, this is the time to sign up!

Session Lineups Announced for EAHN 2016

 

Fourth International Meeting of the European Architectural History Network, Dublin (June 2016)

The EAHN 2016 organizing committee has announced the roster of speakers and papers for the sessions and roundtables at the upcoming EAHN 2016 conference in Dublin.  Over 150 participants will be chairing or presenting in the twenty-four panels from 2-4 June 2016.  Topics range from medieval tower houses through Georgian architecture to “Architecture of the Antipodes”, time travel, and big data.

For the complete listing of session topics and paper titles, visit the conference website or download the PDF of the conference roster.

By the way – early bird rates for conference registration are available before 1 March 2016.

Maps above: the urban development of Dublin from 1682 through 1915. Click on images for details.

Happy Birthday to the EAHN!

Organization Founded Ten Years Ago Today

On 19 November 2005 the bylaws of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN) were published in the French Journal Officiel, thus officially marking the foundation of the organization.

After the network’s first assembly at the SAH / INHA joint conference Changing Boundaries: Architectural History in Transition (Paris, August 2005), a first website was established in September 2005. The bylaws as an association under French law were filed on 18 October 2005, and after their publication in November the first official business meeting followed in Berlin in January 2006.

The organization rapidly expanded, with a first tour to Slovenia in autumn 2006 and adoption of its first logo in 2007. That same year its first office opened at the TU Delft, thanks to the generosity of the Delft Faculty of Architecture. The Delft office assisted in founding the EAHN Newsletter and developing an elegant new website, which went online in early 2009. In 2008, the organization held its first joint conference, Transfer and Metamorphosis, together with the Society of Architectural Historians and the ETH Zürich; two years later it held its first independent general conference in Guimarães, Portugal at the Universidade do Minho.

The second international conference, in Brussels (2012) ushered in a shift to new officers, a new website, and the foundation of the open access journal Architectural Histories. The organization’s office is now hosted and sponsored by the ETH Zürich. In addition to its dense network of individual and institutional members within Europe and overseas, the EAHN has also achieved international recognition beyond Europe as a partner organization of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and an affiliated organization of the College Art Association (CAA), as well as through its 2013 regional conference, Architectural Elective Affinities, in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

For its tenth anniversary business meeting the Network returns to the INHA in Paris in March 2016.

The photo gallery below reviews some of the organization’s highlights from its first decade in the form of logos, websites, publications, and conferences.

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European Architectural History Network Mission Statement

The European Architectural History Network supports research and education by providing a public forum for the dissemination of knowledge about the histories of architecture. Based in Europe, it serves architectural historians and scholars in allied fields without restriction on their areas of study. The network seeks to overcome limitations imposed by national boundaries and institutional conventions through pursuit of the following aims:

● Increasing the visibility of the discipline among scholars and the public.

● Promoting scholarly excellence and innovation.

● Fostering inclusive, transnational, interdisciplinary, and multicultural approaches to the history of the built environment.

● Encouraging communication among the disciplines that study space.

● Facilitating the open exchange of research results.

● Providing a clearinghouse for information related to the discipline.

Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies: Program

EAHN 2015 Conference Program Now Online

The EAHN 2015 Regional Thematic Conference Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies will be held in Belgrade from 14-17 October 2015. The conference program is now available online, and features twelve panels organized in four sessions of three panels each. The panels are further classified within eight tracks: Transfer, Politicized City, Ideology, Communities’ Roots, Historiography, Identity, Contested Heritage and Constructed Traditions. Three keynote speakers – Branko Mitrović, Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen, and Aleksandar Kadijević – and a concluding roundtable moderated by Ana Miljački frame the conference program as plenary sessions.

A detailed program for the session I will chair on 16 October, Contested Heritage, may be downloaded here as a PDF file. The images below give a preview of the themes to be covered by the five papers in my session.

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.