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  • CFP: Society for Industrial Archeology 43rd Annual Conference (May 15-18)

    Portland | Dates: 09 – 31 Jan, 2014
    The Society for Industrial Archeology invites proposals for presentations and poster displays at the 43rd Annual Conference on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Portland, Maine. Poster displays can be works in progress. Presentations on all topics related to industrial archeology, technology, social change related to industry, and historic industrial structures are welcome. Papers about regional industries and transportation in northern New England are particularly encouraged. All presentations and poster displays should offer interpretation and synthesis of data.

    Presentation Formats:
    Proposals may be for individual presentations 20 minutes in length, a group of three or four presentations on a common theme filling a 90-minute session, or a 90-minute panel discussion (formal moderator optional).

    Proposal Formats:
    Proposals should be submitted electronically (Microsoft Word .doc or OpenOffice Open Document Format Text .odt) unless special arrangements have been made. Each proposal must include: 1) the presentation or poster display title; 2) a 300- to 500-word abstract with a detailed discussion of points, findings, and conclusions; 3) a brief biographical statement of 75 to 150 words for each presenter; 4) contact information including mailing address, telephone number, and email address for each presenter; and 5) a list of audio-visual requests. Please be aware that facilities for media formats other than Microsoft PowerPoint .ppt or OpenOffice Open Document Format Presentation .odp may not be available.

    For 90-minute themed sessions or panel discussions, the organizer should submit all abstracts together as a group, accompanied by a title and a brief description of the theme. If any of these items is missing, the proposal cannot be considered.

    Presenters are encouraged to consider transforming their presentations into articles for IA: The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology. Recording of audio for free distribution by podcast is also encouraged, but prior written consent must be obtained from each presenter being recorded and from the SIA Board. No conference proceedings are published.

    The deadline for proposals is January 31, 2014. Send proposals or questions to: Justin M. Spivey, SIA Secretary, secretary@siahq.org, 790 Old York Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520, (609) 799-7799.

    The conference hotel will be the Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay. Presentation sessions will be held at the hotel.
  • Canberra: Recording a Vision, Lecture with Christopher Vernon

    Dates: 08 Jan, 2014
    THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT

    January 8, at 6 p.m.  
    Charnley-Persky House
    1365 North Astor Street
    Chicago, IL 60610


    $5 suggested donation
    Reservations required due to limited seating; call 312-573-1365 or email Anne Bird at abird@sah.org. THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT
    Reception with refreshments will follow the talk.
    Co-sponsored by the Chicago Chapter of SAH.

    In April 1911, the Commonwealth of Australia launched an international competition for the design of its federal capital, later named Canberra. Near the year’s end, in the depths of a frozen Chicago winter, Walter Burley Griffin and his new wife and professional partner, Marion Mahony Griffin, put their heads together and poured their creative energies into recording their shared vision for Australia’s capital.

    The outcome was an ensemble of 14 exquisite renderings, each, as London’s Building News and Engineering Journal reported, measuring “five feet by two feet six inches” and “delineated to a very small scale—400 ft to the inch—on account of the gigantic character of the scheme.” Like the design they represented, the renderings also were a collaborative product; the presentation’s scale, scope and production complexities mandated assistance.

    We know that the Griffins co-opted office worker Roy Lippincott—soon to be Walter’s brother-in-law—and Walter’s sister Gertrude for the job. Along with this pair, Marion recorded in her memoirs that George Elgh, another employee, “helped us out with the competition drawings in Chicago”. Graphic artist Miles Sater, later Gertrude’s husband, is another likely contributor.

    In this lecture, Christopher Vernon will survey the evolution of Marion’s graphic technique and cast new light on the talented assistants who helped produce the iconic renderings of Australia’s national capital.
      
    Christopher Vernon is associate professor at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts, at The University of Western Australia. A leading authority on the life and works of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin, he was guest curator of the National Library of Australia’s exhibition Dream of a Century: The Griffins in Australia’s Capital and a contributor to the National Archives of Australia’s publication A Vision Splendid: How the Griffins Imagined Australia’s Capital.

    Commonwealth of Australia Federal Capital Competition