Dates: 05 Apr, 2014
April 5, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$23 members / $28 non-members
Preservation Austin is very excited to announce our 22nd annual spring Homes Tour “Austin 1964!” spotlighting Mid-Century Modern architecture. This special tour will offer a snapshot of a transforming Austin, when Austin’s first tech company Tracor made its initial public stock offering, a group of friends first gathered to celebrate Eeyore’s Birthday Party, and a little honky-tonk named the Broken Spoke was built on the outskirts of town.
The spotlighted homes will pay homage to the city’s modernist roots and honor some of Austin’s premier mid-century architects. Preservation Austin believes that one of Austin's great assets is the historic fabric that comprises our unique neighborhoods that stabilize and enhance our central city. Our popular Homes Tour provides a valuable resource to our community by raising awareness and appreciation of these noteworthy neighborhoods. Attendees learn about our community’s history and architecture and witness how residents value older neighborhoods, preserving the qualities that made them special.
We are seeking sponsors for what promises to be a truly unforgettable tour with an anticipated attendance of 1,000 guests. Response by March 1 will allow recognition on the print invitation.
Preservation Austin seeks the in-kind donation of items or services valued at least $250 for an on-line auction associated with our Homes Tour. Auction donors will be recognized on the event home page and in eblasts to a list of 4,000.
Call for Volunteers will be issued in February 2014.
Dates: 18 Jan, 2014
Saturday, January 18th
9:30am - 12:30pm
Habitat for Humanity ReStore
310 Comal Street
Free for PA members, $10 for non-members
Preservation Austin brings back the popular series, How to Green your Historic Home. In this session, Improving the Thermal Envelope, you'll learn how to turn a drafty old house into a cozy temperature-controlled, energy-saving abode, while maintaining its historic character.
Presenters John Hindman, owner of Red River Restorations and Nathan Doxsey, a custom homebuilder, will include the following topics:
Where and how to use insulation,
Retrofitting and maintaining HVAC systems,
Maintaining windows and doors,
Interior and exterior window shading.
Light snacks and coffee will be provided.
Dates: 27 Feb, 2014
Thur., February 27, 2014
Gillespie & Agnes Stacy House
Home of Lulu Flores & Scott Hendler
1300 Alta Vista, 78704
Featuring cocktails from the Roarin' Twenties
$35 per guest
Preservation Austin is pleased to present a series of cocktail parties with a unique twist. Join us as we gather in beautiful historic homes and enjoy hand-crafted cocktails that match the house's era, served up by Alamo Drafthouse's award winning mixologist, Bill Norris.
Gillespie Stacy, son of Gen. William Stacy, and his wife, Agnes Doran, built one of Travis Height’s most remarkable homes. A particular challenge in designing the 1928 Stacy House was incorporating the numerous architectural artifacts acquired by Stacy from the University of Texas, an old hotel and a variety of other places. Stacy acted as his own contractor, with Mexican labor and, in his words, “A site nobody would have bought... for love nor money.” Stacy’s home cost very little, yet it was featured in a 1926 Dallas Morning News article and won a prize in a national home building contest. A rambling, well-crafted villa in the Spanish Colonial Revival style, it was expanded in the 1970s with sympathetic additions by noted architect Sinclair Black.
Guests will enjoy 1920s cocktails and live music, and catering by 34th Street Catering.
No Member discount is available for this event.
Dates: 04 – 06 Apr, 2014
Known for its verdant landscape rich with mountains, lakes, rivers and Puget Sound, the Pacific Northwest has long been a preferred home for people who have an affinity for nature and has attracted artists and architects who endeavor to express a special reverence for nature. Frank Lloyd Wright’s fondness for the region began early in the 20th century as he traveled through Seattle en route to Japan. Although he had previously designed buildings for the area, the first executed Northwest commission was the Chauncey Griggs House (1946) in Tacoma, Washington. Two more buildings in Washington State—the Brandes House (1952) in Sammamish and the Tracy House (1955) in Normandy Park—followed within a decade.
Join the Conservancy on Saturday, April 5, for an all-day event that will include tours of the Wright-designed Brandes and Tracy Houses as well as several private homes by contemporary architect George Suyama. Prior to the architectural tour Grant Hildebrand, professor emeritus at the University of Washington in Seattle and author of The Wright Space, will expand on themes from his recent book, Suyama: A Complex Serenity, as he discusses the philosophical connections between Wright and Suyama. The lecture will be held at the Rem Koolhaus-designed Seattle Central Library, which in 2007 was listed as one of the 150 structures on the American Institute of Architects list of “America’s Favorite Architecture.” The day will culminate in a reception at The Orchard, a 26,000-square-foot home designed by Suyama for former Microsoft president Jon Shirley and home to his extensive collection of modern art. As described by Hildebrand, the Orchard “is a space of remarkable and pervasive complexity, yet among those who experience it, the most commonly expressed reaction is a sense of palpable
On Friday, April 4, Conservancy Leadership Circle members and the board of directors are invited to the extraordinary lakefront house of Barney Ebsworth for an evening reception with wine provided by Conservancy sommelier Robert Volz. The home, designed by Jim Olson of Olson Kundig, houses Ebsworth’s world-class collection of 20th century American art and is comprised of three individual pavilions linked by glass-enclosed walkways. Described as both a place superbly suited to display works of art as well as being a work of art in its own right, touring the house is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a complete and harmonious integration of art, architecture and nature.
A separately ticketed architectural tour on Sunday, April 6, will take attendees south from Seattle to nearby Tacoma. Highlights of the half-day tour include the Wright-designed Griggs House, a private Suyama designed residence and the Arthur Erickson-designed Tacoma Museum of Glass, complete with bridge of glass connecting downtown Tacoma to the shore. Lunch will be provided and the bus will make a stop at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport by 2:30 p.m. before returning to Seattle.
A special group rate of $145/night is available at the Hotel Monaco Seattle, conveniently located in the heart of downtown Seattle and across the street from the Seattle Central Library. To make a reservation, call 206.621.1770 and mention the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy room block.
New York |
Dates: 01 Feb – 01 Jun, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal celebrates the recent joint acquisition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s extensive archive by MoMA and Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library. Through an initial selection of drawings, films, and large-scale architectural models, the exhibition examines the tension in Wright’s thinking about the growing American city in the 1920s and 1930s, when he worked simultaneously on radical new forms for the skyscraper and on a comprehensive plan for the urbanization of the American landscape titled “Broadacre City.”
Visitors encounter the spectacular 12-foot-by-12-foot model of this plan, which merges one of the earliest schemes for a highway flyover with an expansive, agrarian domain. Promoted and updated throughout Wright’s life, the model toured the country for several years in the 1930s, beginning with a display at Rockefeller Center.
This dispersed vision is paired with Wright’s innovative structural experiments for building the vertical city. Projects, from the early San Francisco Call Building (1912), to Manhattan’s St. Mark’s-in-the-Bouwerie Towers (1927–31), to a polemical mile-high skyscraper, engage questions of urban density and seek to bring light and landscape to the tall building. Highlighting Wright’s complex relationship to the city, the material reveals Wright as a compelling theorist of both its horizontal and vertical aspects. His work, in this way, is not only of historic importance but of remarkable relevance to current debates on urban concentration.
Organized by Barry Bergdoll, Acting Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, and Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, with Janet Parks, Curator of Drawings & Archives, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, and Phoebe Springstubb, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.
Dates: 03 Feb – 01 Mar, 2014
The Chicago Expander at Archeworks is a research initiative that brings together thinkers, designers and practitioners to construct new discourses on regionalism and develop new models addressing large- and small-scale urban design.
Co-directed by Iker Gil and Antonio Petrov, the Chicago Expander workshops examine our region’s micro-geographies, boundaries, networks and systems through the lenses of energy, food, economy, water and transportation.
This workshop will explore water as space by drawing on the geographic as a research and design paradigm. In what ways does water surpass typical boundaries of jurisdiction and governance, and impact larger geographies? How do designers engage with it spatially? With water and its possible intersections across systems central to our investigation, we will develop new design-driven strategies for reshaping region formation processes in Chicago. Individuals with diverse disciplinary backgrounds are welcome to apply.
Five evening sessions (6-8pm)
Feb 3, Feb 5, Feb 10, Feb 12 & Feb 19
Three Saturday sessions (10am-5pm)
Feb 8, Feb 15 & Mar 1
Application Deadline: January 16, 2014
Dates: 14 Jan – 28 Feb, 2014
From antique and early modern forms of trade, exploration and colonization to more modern
forms of cultural contact through immigration and the development of the internet, cultural
exchange continues to have an impact on the construction of the arts and art trends around the
world. This multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore the relationship between assimilation
and appropriation in the arts, in any of its forms, from antiquity to the contemporary.
Sophisticated networks of trade, world exploration and cultural sovereignty established and
experienced throughout antiquity and the early modern period changed local arts and impacted
cultural exchange. This form of contact can be traced back as early as 700 BCE, as influential
Greek colonies were established in what is today known as Italy. Similarly, the Dutch invasion
and colonization of Indonesia during the seventeenth century also had a major lasting impact on
the cultural makeup of the region. Cultural exchange has not been limited to physical avenues,
however, and the movement of ideas by visual forms of exchange has fostered artistic inspiration
and aesthetic amalgamation. For example, upon encountering African masks in Parisian
museums, Pablo Picasso appropriated certain African aesthetics for his cubist studies. Similarly,
late nineteenth century American artist William Merritt Chase borrowed motifs inspired by
Japanese prints and ceramics. These brief examples serve to demonstrate our expanded approach
to the idea of assimilation and appropriation as integral aspects of artistic and cultural
development, absorption or resistance.
Among the questions we seek to address are: How may cultural and aesthetic authenticity be
threatened by the loss of national identity? How have methods of appropriation and vehicles of
distribution changed over time through the development of transportation, mechanical
reproduction and the internet? What is the overall lasting impact of various forms of exchange,
whether experienced through personal travel or cultural invasion, whether accepted or
unwelcome, whether voluntary or forced? Approaches to these questions could come in the
forms of fine art, fashions, foods, design, architecture, literature, race, religion, and many more.
We invite abstracts of no more than 300 words for 20-minute paper presentations examining the
intersection of the arts and assimilation and appropriation, in any of its forms. We encourage
papers that demonstrate an interdisciplinary approach to the art-historical record.
Please email abstracts to email@example.com by Friday, February 28, 2014.
will be held at the California Museum of Photography in downtown Riverside, CA, on Saturday,
May 17, 2014.
We are honored to host Los Angeles based scholar, Sofia Sanabrais, as this year’s keynote
Dates: 14 Jan – 10 Jun, 2014
In order to encourage research and writing effort among university
students in the area of automotive history, the Society confers its annual
award for the best student paper in the auto history field. The award is
named for Richard Scharchburg, the late Professor of History at Kettering
University, eminent automotive historian, and past vice president of the
Society of Automotive Historians. Persons submitting papers must be
enrolled at educational institutions (upper-class undergraduate or
graduate level) at the time of submission. This competition is
international in scope, but papers must be in the English language.
Papers already published or scheduled for publication will not be
Manuscripts should not exceed 10,000 words, and should be double-spaced.
An abstract is requested. Judging criteria include clear statement of
purpose and testable hypothesis, accuracy and thoroughness of research,
originality of the research, documentation, quality and extent of
bibliographic resources, and writing style. Diagrams, graphs, or
photographs may be included. Submissions are to be electronic, in Word
1997-2003 format or pdf files only, to the e-mail address below.
Possible subjects include but are not limited to historical aspects of
automobile companies and their leaders, regulation of the auto industry,
financial and economic aspects of the industry, the social effects of the
automobile, highway development, environmental matters, and automotive
marketing, design, engineering and safety.
A cover letter should be included stating the student’s address, school,
program, advisor, and stage in studies. The student should indicate how
the paper submitted will relate to his or her professional future.
Submissions must e-mail dated by June 10, 2014. All papers submitted will
Recent Previous Award Winners:
2013 -- John Emerson Mohr, Auburn University
2012—Samuel Kling, Northwestern University
2011 – Andrew Mabon, James Madison University
2010 – No award
2009 – Peter Cajka, Marquette University
Upon recommendation of the judges, the winning paper will considered for
publication in the Society’s Automotive History Review. The award
consists of a plaque and a cash prize of $500.00.
Submissions should be sent to:
John Heitmann, Ph.D
Chair, Student Awards Committee
President, Society of Automotive Historians (SAH)
Professor of History
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469
Dates: 25 Jan – 01 Mar, 2014
You are invited to join Preservation Buffalo Niagara's award-winning Buffalo Tours Docent Training Program!
Want to share your passion for Buffalo, or give a tour of architecture, or bring the history of Buffalo's historic waterfront alive? Want to learn more about Olmsted’s park and parkway system, the 1901 Pan-American Exposition, or the magnificent Mansions along Delaware Avenue? Enroll in PBN's Docent Training Program and become a volunteer ambassador to thousands of visitors to our region every year!
The 2014 Docent Training Program
Saturday, January 25th
9:00am - 12:30pm
at the Buffalo History Museum
One Museum Court, Buffalo, NY 14216
Dates: 22 Jan, 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Pizza and beverages will be provided. Please feel free to bring a dessert to share if you wish. There is no charge for Philadelphia Chapter SAH members and each member is invited to bring one guest. Additional guests are welcome at $15.00 each.
Please RSVP to William V. Kriebel, Phila SAH Treasurer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-735-3697.
If you would like to bring a few slides or digital images to give a short (5 minute/10-15 image) talk on a recent project, current research, or "What I did on my summer vacation," please contact Bruce Laverty at laverty@PhilaAthenaeum.org or 215-925-2688. Slides will be loaded into carousels; digital images should be placed on a CD or thumb drive as individual image files or in a Power Point file.
Please join us for an evening of fun and good food!
Dates: 20 Mar, 2014
Thursday, March 20
A century ago Chicago was suddenly beset by a traffic crisis in the Loop. The streets and sidewalks were clogged with consumers seeking pleasure in the city’s elegant new department stores, hotels, restaurants, soda fountains, and theaters. In their search for a solution, civic officials and influential industrialists raised a particular outcry against lady shoppers. Emily A. Remus examines campaigns to sweep ladies out of the public space of Chicago’s downtown and illustrates how Daniel Burnham’s new plan for development ultimately created a consumers’ metropolis that pushed industry to the margins and opened up the Loop to the leisure class.
This lecture is part of the Driehaus Museum’s 2014 Samuel M. Nickerson Lecture Series, a program which serves to situate the Nickerson Mansion within the context of social artistic developments of the period and against the wider background of America’s Gilded Age.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for any attendees who would like to explore the Museum and its collections. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. As space is limited, advance reservations are highly recommended.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Emily A. Remus is a doctoral candidate in American history at the University of Chicago. She researches and teaches courses on urban history, gender history, and the history of capitalism. Her current project explores Chicago’s transformation into a modern consumer city in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. An article drawn from this work is forthcoming in the Journal of American History.
Dates: 28 Jan, 2014
Tuesday, January 28
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The Driehaus Museum introduces the Winter Book Club! Join us for lively discussions of Gilded Age fiction, biographies, and history with the authors where we will expound upon the book from a literary perspective as well as discuss the larger historical context of its content.
Our first Book Club meeting explores the fascinating details of Bertha Honore Palmer’s life including her impact on the social life of Chicago in the late 19th century, her leadership as Chairman of the Board of Lady Managers for the Columbian Exposition of 1893, and her influence on the Art Institute of Chicago with popular Chicago historian Sally Kalmbach.
The Jewel of the Gold Coast: Mrs. Potter Palmer’s Chicago has 55 illustrations, including pictures of the historic Gold Coast mansions. In the 1870s, Potter Palmer boldly developed the land north of Oak Street, blocks away from then-fashionable Prairie Avenue. He filled that swamp land with sand from Lake Michigan and began selling lots to his very rich friends—hence the name “Gold Coast.” A picture of the Palmer “Castle” is included, along with views of the ballroom/art gallery, entry way and items rescued after the Castle was razed. Sally Sexton Kalmbach’s gem is packed with carefully researched stories, which she tells with her unique sense of humor and easy style.
In these 90 minute book clubs museum patrons will gather to discuss what they have read with fellow museum goers and the author of the book. The book is available in the Museum store and light refreshments will be provided. A welcome email will introduce the book, the author, and discussion topics. Participants should arrive to each book club having read the book. Tickets include Museum admission.
Dates: 15 – 18 May, 2014
The Society for Industrial Archaeology is an SAH partner organization.
The Society for Industrial Archaeology 2014 Annual Conference will head to northern New England and Portland for a look at the region’s industrial heritage with a strong emphasis on maritime subjects. We expect to offer both an early bird Thursday and a Friday tour to the Bath Iron Works and the Maine Maritime Museum.
Established in 1884, the Bath Iron Works (BIW) is a “must-see” site that is currently actively building private, commercial, and military vessels, including advanced missile destroyers for the U.S. Navy. Since 1995, BIW has been a division of General Dynamics. Tour arrangements are still being confirmed, but we are looking forward to an opportunity to view a number of processes, including the Land Level Transfer Facility, a gigantic concrete platform that allows hulls to be moved horizontally onto a moveable dry dock.
The Maine Maritime Museum in Bath Maine, located on the banks of the Kennebec River at the site of the Percy & Small Shipyard, is one of the nation’s premiere maritime heritage sites. In addition to five original shipyard buildings, the museum features a range of permanent exhibits, including its popular lobstering exhibit and a floating waterfront exhibit aboard the Sherman Zwicker, a wooden Grand Banks fishing schooner built in 1942.
The hotel will be the Holiday Inn Portland By the Bay. To reserve a preferential rate, call (207) 775-2311 or (800) 345-5050 and indicate Society for Industrial Archeology when making reservations. The Saturday banquet will be a full lobster dinner (chicken as an alternative) on board a cruise ship touring the bay. The Friday night “filmfest” will take place in a public theater at One Longfellow Sq., and for the first time will be open to the general public with purchase of a ticket.
Dates: 13 Jan, 2014
The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is currently recruiting interns for the Spring 2014 term:
Archival intern will assist the Archivist and the Byzantine Research Associate with the research and archival processing of the collection “San Marco in Context.”
Cataloging intern will assist the Metadata and Cataloging Specialist with the migration of legacy image metadata for implementation into a new collection management system.
Processing intern will assist the Archivist with the final stages of archival processing for three collections that have been preliminary processed.
For more information about joining the ICFA team, please check: Internship Policies.
Galloway Township |
Dates: 13 – 15 Jan, 2014
"The Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) VAF Ambassadors Awards provide funding for student groups (undergraduate and graduate) from North American institutions, with a faculty sponsor, to attend VAF's annual conference. We hope through this program to enhance the VAF's recruitment of students, to diversify the membership and interest in the work of the VAF, to provide support to programs that teach vernacular architecture, and to increase the VAF's visibility on campuses. Please send complete proposals to Paula Mohr, email@example.com
, or contact her for further information. Please send all elements of your proposal as a single file named as follows: NameofschoolAmbassador2014. Application information can be found at: http://www.vernaculararchitectureforum.org/awards/ambassador.html
For the 2014 conference in Galloway Township, New Jersey, the Ambassadors Awards application deadline is January 15, 2014."
Dates: 30 Jun – 11 Jul, 2014
Smithsonian-Mason Field School at University of Glasgow
June 30 – July 11, 2014
Join the Smithsonian-Mason MA in the History of Decorative Arts program for a summer experience that will enrich and inspire you. This 3-credit graduate-level course is led by curators and specialists in the research and preservation of Scotland's artistic and cultural heritage.
Treasure Houses of Scotland
Collectors and Collections
Explore Scotland’s great houses and gardens, known for magnificent architecture and interiors filled with the finest collections of furniture, ceramics, silver, textiles and other decorative arts. This varied and stimulating summer course offers students the opportunity to closely study Scotland’s preeminent collections of decorative arts. Particular focus is paid to the history of individual collectors and collections, as well as 18th- and 19th-century social and architectural history. The course features behind-the-scenes visits to historic houses and gardens, master classes with renowned experts, study sessions at museum collections in Glasgow, and access to the University Library for research.
Open to all current graduate students and those holding a bachelor’s degree, this 3-credit graduate-level course (earned through George Mason University) offers first-hand experiences in Scotland’s treasure houses and guided access to its historic decorative arts collections. Don’t need graduate credit? Contact us for information about auditing.
Tuition and Housing: $4,900
(includes 13 nights in University housing—single room with private bath)
For more information, please visit hda.gmu.edu/glasgow
or contact Nenette Arroyo (202-633-8629; firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates: 19 – 20 Feb, 2014
CONFERENCE: War Graves / War Cemeteries / Memorial Shrines (Berlin,
19-20 Feb 14)
Berlin, 19. - 20.02.2014
War Graves, War Cemeteries, and Memorial Shrines as a building task
(1914 to 1989)
Despite the spadework of scholars such as Meinhold Lurz, Monika Kuberek, Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn, and Christian Fuhrmeister, the analysis of war graves and soldier cemeteries still is a desideratum in the fields of art history and architectural history. Particularly in reference to the centennial of the events of World War I and the concomitant centenary of the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgraeberfuersorge e.V. (German War Graves Commission, founded 1919), a critical reflection on the current state of research is essential. The colloquium will discuss this theme from different perspectives and methodical approaches, with a focus on an analysis of memorial architecture as well as the full range of traditional visual and textual sources. The central question is to what extent an approach that is genuinely centered on objects and sources related to soldier graves, collective cemeteries, and war gravesites of the first and second World Wars can contribute to our understanding of the history of war and death in the 20th century.
Other academic fields dealing with this subject area – such as garden history, landscape and open space planning, anthropology and empirical cultural studies as well as military, social and contemporary history – provide important interdisciplinary points of contact for the colloquium. In individual cases a decidedly comparative perspective will be required in order to distinguish the singularities of the semi-governmental German commemoration of the dead from the commemorative architecture of other nations. Finally, given the current tendency towards an increasingly virtual memory culture, the history of the use of these necessarily “uncomfortable” facilities – somewhere between political funerary cult, the right of eternal rest, architectural monument, cultural heritage, and international learning center – must be addressed.
The first part of the colloquium will be hosted by the Institut fuer Kunst- und Bildgeschichte, Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin on February 19th and 20th, 2014. The second part will take place at the Zentralinstitut fuer Kunstgeschichte in Munich on September 11th and 12th, 2014.
Prof. Dr. Kai Kappel, Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin / PD Dr. Christian Fuhrmeister, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Teil 1: 19.-20. Februar 2014
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Senatssaal Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin
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.
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).
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, email@example.com, 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.
Dates: 08 Jan – 01 Mar, 2014
CFP: International Journal of Islamic Architecture
> Deadline: Mar 1, 2014
> CALL FOR PAPERS
> International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA)
> Special Issue on the Conception and Use of Expertise in the
> Architecture of the Islamic World since 1800
> Thematic volume planned for Summer 2015
> Proposal submission deadline: 1 March 2014
> As traditional narratives go, the internal religiously-driven
> architectural production of the medieval and early modern Islamic
> world ended around 1800, when Europe’s impact on the Islamic world
> became characterized more by force than by affinity. These
> long-standing, yet dynamic internal forms of expertise, ranging from
> mathematics and geometry to the mastery of certain crafts like
> metalwork, tile production, and masonry, faced enormous external
> pressure that rid the arts of Islam of their (supposed) purity. As
> several have argued, this transmutation of European “modernity,” as it
> is known, subjected most of the Islamic world to both political and
> psychological pressures that stymied intrinsic expertise and the
> monolithic notions of autonomous, universal, and divine creativity. In
> the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, such transformations are
> more widely described under the rubric of “globalization,” a system
> where access to expertise is open to so many and so readily that its
> structure merely mimics capitalist culture writ large with its
> tendencies towards designification, mimesis, kitsch, and ubiquity.
> The binaries of periodization (“apex” vs. “decline”) and
> characterization (“autonomy” vs. “dependency”) traditionally used to
> characterize these transformations have been duly challenged by recent
> scholars, but rarely with an eye toward the immensely important and
> mutable notion of what expertise means to those it impacts on a
> day-to-day basis. Although “expert” and “expertise” are commonly
> deployed terms for describing both historical and contemporary
> production processes in architecture, the meanings of the terms are
> markedly devoid of a critical perspective. Defined as comprehensive
> and authoritative knowledge of or skill in a particular area, the
> notion of expertise is clearly tethered to the entanglement of power
> and knowledge at the core of postcolonial studies; yet its inherent
> function in applied “real world” and collateral design matters has
> exempted it from the scrutiny directed toward other economies of
> knowledge in the last three decades. This special issue joins the
> newer synthetic frameworks that opt out of dualizing narratives of the
> Islamic world and its other, but in the specific context of
> understanding the conception and use of expertise in the period post
> 1800 and its vital role in the reconfiguration of artisanal
> production, the circulation of knowledge and skills, and the
> transformation of style.
> Some contemporary thinkers from other humanistic fields have suggested
> a new sociological paradigm of “interactional” expertise that
> generates knowledge production through transactional and multilateral
> engagement, while others have theorized expertise as a system of
> knowledge management and contend that “expert” knowledge has no single
> source (such as a monolithic “West”). The resulting questions are
> wide-ranging. How, for example, were the dynamics of competition
> between associations of craftsmen in medieval and early modern Islamic
> cities reconfigured after 1800, and how were the key urban spaces
> where information was exchanged—the storehouse, the market, and the
> university—reshaped or muted in the process? With rapidly increasing
> contact with Europe, but also Africa, East Asia, and later North
> America, how did conceptions of expertise shift in light of the crafts
> and skills of formerly unknown populations? To what extent has
> technology (perceived as originating outside the Islamic world) from
> the nineteenth century to the present reinforced the stereotype of an
> expert “West,” and to what extent has such technology facilitated new
> forms of autonomous creative production in the Islamic world? What are
> the promises and the pitfalls of the contemporary free market
> economy’s ability to import foreign expertise to develop local built
> environments, as in China’s intense engagement in developing much of
> the housing sector in Nigeria or the rapid development of oil-rich
> landscapes in the Islamic world designed by European and North
> American “experts” and executed with South Asian labor?
> This special issue invites papers that explore the notion of expertise
> in the architecture of the Islamic world since 1800 in a new light,
> focusing on the history and practice of architecture and its allied
> design fields, including geography, anthropology, and civil
> engineering. Themes that might be addressed include, but are not
> limited to, the following:
> 1. Who and/or what (e.g., guilds, masters, systems of formal training)
> has defined expertise in the production of architecture in Islamic
> lands from the late eighteenth century to the present day, and how has
> the definition been socially, religiously, or culturally informed—for
> example by the European university system?
> 2. How have “outsider” forms of expertise in the production of
> architecture—such as the German apprenticeship system for Ottoman
> engineers in the construction of the Hejaz Railway to Mecca or the
> introduction of brick production in Dutch colonial Indonesia—been
> legitimated, imposed, or appropriated in the modern Islamic world?
> 3. What are the contours between different forms of expertise, from
> the highly technical to the theoretical, in the modern Islamic world,
> and in what ways have these divisions had greater or lesser cultural
> or economic importance? For example, which forms of design expertise
> have been sought from abroad in major projects since decolonization,
> which have not, and are there patterns that divide along the lines of
> particular forms of technical, artistic, or theoretical expertise?
> 4. To what extent is expertise an integral part of the power/knowledge
> genre? How can we understand—through examples such as the importation
> of French architects to Egypt in the 19th century, which had a defined
> relationship to a French civilizing mission, or the strong connection
> forged between the early Turkish Republic and German and French
> architects and planners, which was elective—the ways in which
> expertise is both an extension of and separate from the established
> power/knowledge genre and its geopolitical landscape? Is this
> contingent on the status of the state (colony vs. republic), the
> historical period, or something altogether different?
> 5. What are the relationships between author and expert, authorship
> and expertise, in the architecture of the Islamic world—for example,
> in massive collaborations such as Masdar—and how are hierarchies for
> giving credit established and culturally constructed by the host
> cultures and the cultures of those providing the expertise?
> 6. How can scholars, practitioners, professionals, and artists
> address, define, and critically theorize expertise, and what
> particular relevance does this have for the study of Islamic architecture?
> Essays that focus on historical and theoretical analysis (DiT papers)
> should be a minimum of 5,000 words but no more than 8,000 words, and
> essays on design (DiP papers) can range from 2,000 to 3,000 words.
> Contributions from practitioners are welcome and should bear in mind
> the critical framework of the journal. Contributions from scholars of
> craft history and preservation as well as scholars and critics of
> sustainability in the broadest sense are also particularly welcome.
> Please send a 400-word abstract with essay title to the guest editor,
> Peter Christensen, Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Technische
> Universität München, (firstname.lastname@example.org), by 1 March 2014.
> Those whose proposals are accepted will be contacted soon thereafter
> and requested to submit full papers to the journal by 25 July 2014.
> All papers will undergo full peer review.
> For author instructions regarding paper guidelines, please consult:
Dates: 08 Jan – 11 Mar, 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
and Proposals for Teacher Workshops
Conference on Illinois History
September 25–26, 2014
Proposals for individual papers or panels on any aspect of Illinois' history, culture, politics, geography, literature, and archaeology are requested for the Conference on Illinois History. The Conference welcomes submissions from professional and avocational historians, graduate students, and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies.
Proposals for teacher workshops. Are you a teacher who has created an innovative, comprehensive, or timely curriculum on some aspect of Illinois’ history, culture, politics, geography, literature, or archaeology? Share your expertise with other teachers at the Conference on Illinois History. The conference is accredited by the ISBE for CPDUs.
To submit your proposal for a paper, panel, or teacher workshop, send:
1. A summary of the topic
2. A one-page resume of participant(s)
3. Paper summaries should include a description of major primary and secondary sources used.
The deadline for proposals is March 11, 2014.
Send proposals to:
Conference on Illinois History
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
1 Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone 217/524-6045, Fax 217/785-7937