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2014 SAHGB Graduate Student Research Forum

The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain is pleased to announce that the second annual Graduate Student Research Forum will be held in Cambridge on Friday, 2 May 2014. This is a student-led event that offers post-graduate students in architectural history an opportunity to present their research while engaging with others studying and working in the field. The Forum will break away from more traditional conference models by creating a lively and friendly event where students, established academics and professionals can exchange knowledge, skills and experiences. The conference aims to provide a supportive atmosphere in which to discuss all the trials and pleasures of research in architectural history. The day is structured to include a number of student presentations covering a wide range of topics. The format consists of ‘lightning round’ talks where each student is given ten minutes to present their research; grouped sessions will be followed by a fifteen-minute discussion period. Lighting rounds will be interspersed with keynote panels led by scholars and professionals from the architectural history field who will discuss their personal experiences while providing useful insight for navigating research, publication and career opportunities. Proposals are welcomed from students studying for a PhD or Masters degree in any aspect of architectural history. Papers may cover the entire scope of a research project or focus on individual issues. We encourage submissions that present work in progress, as well as more finished research. The programme will include a broad selection of presenters at various stages in their degrees. Each talk should be accompanied by a visual presentation composed of a careful selection of key images. This year’s student organisers are Richard Butler, Bridget Hembree and Otto Saumarez Smith. Please submit inquiries or proposals (maximum 300 words) to SAHGBforum2014@gmail.com no later than 31 January 2014. Location Details Forum Venue: Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School, St. John’s College, 9:00am-6:00pm Evening Reception: Main Hall, Old Divinity School, St. John’s College, 6:00pm-7:00pm Dinner: Hall, St. John’s College, 7:30pm-9:00pm (Optional; approximately £15) An architectural tour of Cambridge will be given the following morning from 9:30am-11:30.