SAH receives $10,000
Challenge Grant for
restoration after flooding
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Honoring early initiators
of preservation in Chicago

Benefiting the restoration of
the Charnley-Persky House

Tickets $175
On sale September 8

$50K fellowship for study 
by travel for one year
Deadline October 1, 2014

2013 Brooks Fellow 
Amber Wiley visits the Yucatán 


By Amber N. Wiley

Mayan heritage in the Yucatán Peninsula is a living heritage. Mayan languages are living languages. It is because of this that I have titled this month’s blog post, “In the Yucatán, Land of Kukulkan.” Kukulkan is the Mayan feathered-serpent god, an equivalent to the Aztecs’ Quetzalcoatl. It is Kukulkan who is said to descend the stairs at Chichén Itzá on the spring and autumn equinoxes. In many ways, ancient and living Mayan cultures are omnipresent in the everyday aspects of life on the peninsula. 



    Dates: 01 – 15 Sep, 2014
    From XIX century onwards the effervescence produced by technological development made itself clear in Western culture. The creation of new theories, devises, systems and artifacts, all of them illuminated by the light of Science, redefined collective imaginary, with a new perspective of society’s environment and reality. In this context, light –always present in Human Kind’s history–was theorized, manipulated and rethought as one of the main subjects of the formal discourse of western culture. Representations and social forms, along with its architecture and cities, were never the same again. Under the light of such ideas as progress, welfare, hygiene, security –sometimes used correctly, sometimes manipulated for the worse, but always present throughout modernity– architecture, city planning and design have played a decisive part in this development. This and other issues will be discussed in Bitácora’s next edition. INSTRUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS Research articles to be submitted to Bitácora must follow the following style guide: TEXT The length of research full-texts must not be over 26,000 characters, spaces included. Text must come along with: 1.Personal information. Consists on the author’s first name and last name. Affiliation. Email address. 2.Title. First language and in English. 3.Abstract. Maximum length of 500 characters with spaces. In first language and in English. 4.Key Words. 10 at most with their English translation. 5.Critical Apparatus. It will be listed according to the criteria established by The Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition. FIGURES Images that come along with the texts must have the following characteristics: • 300 dpi resolution • Format .tiff preferable. In the absence high quality .jpg • Minimum size 20cm. In its short dimension Images must be with their correspondent caption, they will appear in an attached file following the next criteria: numbers of image (in the same order they appear in the text), work´s author, description or title of the work, file of origin, photographic credits (in its case) copyright. CITATIONS Citations shall be made as footnotes to the text, according to the requirements specified in The Chicago Manual of Style: a. Journal article citation. Teodoro González de León, “Tres Experiencias con José Villagrán”, Bitácora arquitectura 7 (2002): 30-35. b. Book citation. Thomas S. Hines, Richard Neutra and the Search for Modern Architecture (Berkeley, Los Angeles y Londres: University of California Press, 1982), 189. c. Book chapter citation. José Luis Benlliure, “Sobre la Arquitectura y su Enseñanza en México en la Década de los Cuarentas”, La Práctica de la Arquitectura y su Enseñanza en México, Alejandrina Escudero ed. (México: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1983) 9-46. Further references can be found in The Chicago-Style Citation Quick Guide:
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  • Museums: Building Collections, Building Community

    Seattle | Dates: 03 – 05 Oct, 2014
    The 2014 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Marion Dean Ross, Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians will take place in Seattle, October 3-5.
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  • CFP. The Second Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities‘, Florence, 17 – 18 October 2014

    Florence | Dates: 17 – 18 Oct, 2014
    The Second Euroacademia International Conference ‘Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities’ Florence, Italy Villa Victoria – Palazzo dei Congressi 17 – 18 October 2014 CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline for Paper Proposals: 12 September 2014 Conference panels include the following topics: ~ Welcome to the Land of Disputes: Theoretic Contributions to Understanding Identity ~ Modernity and Identity ~ Identities as Endogenous Factors in the Study of Organizations ~ Critical Approaches to Understanding Identity ~ Universal and Local in Identity Making ~ Processes of Identity Building ~ Practices of Identification ~ Identity and Inclusion ~ Identity and Exclusion ~ The Politicization of the European Identity ~ European Union and the Claims of an Emerging Supranational Identity ~ America as a Soft Power: Attraction Through Identitarian Constructs ~ Normative Powers and the Export of Identities ~ Identity and the Power of Naming the Other ~ In-Group – Out-Group Dynamics in Identity Formation ~ Identities as Endogenous Factors in Explaining Political Behaviours ~ Religion and Identities ~ Imagined Communities: Preserving Identity as A Foreigner ~ Art as an Identity Making Process ~ Folklore and the National Identity Narratives ~ History Reading and Identity Making ~ Ideal and Real Multiculturalism: How Inclusive Our Societies Are? ~ Regions and Identities ~ East/West – North/South: Imaginary Geographies of Identities ~ Core/Periphery Claims in Shaping Identities ~ Nested Identities ~ Identitarian Threats ~ Symbols of Identities: Flags, Coins, Stamps and Anthems ~ Cosmopolitanism and Supra-National Identities ~ Film and the Visual Narration of identities ~ Music and the Identitarian Signifiers ~ Literature and Identities ~ Groups, Gangs, Movements and Identities ~ Protest and Identities ~ Ethnicity and Identity ~ Regional Integration Projects and Identity Appropriations ~ Globalization and Identities ~ Uses and Miss-uses of Identities for Political Purposes ~ Organizations and Identities ~ Markets, Products and Identities ~ Consumerism and its Impact on Identity Building ~ Corporate Identity ~ Brand Identity ~ Identity and Conflict ~ Crises of Identity ~ Arts and Identity ~ Architecture and Identities For more details please see:
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