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  • Preservation Month Fair in Salem!

    Salem | Dates: 29 May, 2014

    Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with over 18 heritage organizations displaying historic military vehicles, artifacts, and engaging exhibits that tell Oregon’s story and highlight the contributions of individuals and organizations to local preservation projects.

    May is National Historic Preservation Month and for Oregon communities throughout the state it’s an opportunity to reflect on significant places, artifacts, and collections that help tell the stories of our past as well as to recognize contributions that individuals and organizations have made to local preservation projects.

    On Thursday, May 29th, Heritage Programs, a division of the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, will host the 6th Annual Preservation Month Fair at the State Capitol State Park in Salem. Community organizations from around the area and several state agencies will provide information about their efforts to help preserve Oregon’s history.

    Admission is free. The event will be held from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on the grounds of the State Capitol on the north side of Court Street, opposite the Capitol building.

    Eighteen participating organizations will highlight the history of their institutions and their local and statewide work to preserve important sites related to Oregon’s historic events, persons, and places.

    Participating exhibitors include the Salem Landmarks Commission, Historic Deepwood Estate, Bush House Museum, Salem Pioneer Cemetery, Oregon Military Museum and Historical Outreach Foundation, Daughters of the American Revolution, Oregon State Parks with friends groups from Silver Falls and Champoeg State Parks, Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Department of Transportation, Oregon State Capitol Foundation, Oregon State Archives, Oregon State Library, Oregon Historic Trails Advisory Council, and Oregon Historic Cemetery and National Register of Historic Places programs. On display a World War II M3A1 Stuart Light Tank and a Korean War Jeep.

  • Against Gravity: Building Practices in the Pre-Industrial World

    Philadelphia | Dates: 11 May – 15 Nov, 2014
    20-22 March 2015 University of Pennsylvania Call for Papers Following on the success of "Masons at Work" (held in spring 2012, and published as http://www.sas.upenn.edu/ancient/publications.html), the symposium aims to assemble specialists to examine building practices in the pre-industrial world, with an emphasis on Greek, Roman, Byzantine, medieval, and pre-modern Islamic architecture. In addition to invited speakers, we are soliciting 20-minute papers that examine the problems which pre-modern masons commonly encountered - and the solutions they developed - in the process of design and construction. Evidence may be drawn from a variety of sources, but we encourage studies based on the analysis of well-preserved buildings. Those wishing to speak should submit by email a letter to the organizing committee, including name, title, institutional affiliation, paper title, plus a summary of 200 words or fewer. Graduate students should include a note of support from their adviser. Deadline: 15 November 2014. The final program will be announced immediately thereafter. Submit proposals to ancient@sas.upenn.edu with "Against Gravity" in the subject line.
  • CityVision Spring 2014 Final Presentation

    Washington | Dates: 16 May, 2014

    During the spring 2014 CityVision semester, students from Cesar Chavez Parkside Middle School and Stuart-Hobson Middle School explored the city and learned about urban design. In collaboration with design professionals from the D.C. metro area, students learned about how to reuse existing structures and adapt them to new purposes. Students will present their plans for developing the Franklin School, the Uline Arena, and the Old Post Office.

    CityVision teaches students that they can change the world around them and enact positive change through good design. As students explore neighborhoods, brainstorm solutions, and accomplish projects together, they learn the importance of teamwork, creative problem solving, and advocacy skills.

    For more information, please contact Teen Programs at teenprograms@nbm.org or 202.272.2448.

    CityVision is generously supported by The William Randolph Hearst Foundation; the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts; and the MARPAT Foundation, Inc. Additional support for teen outreach programs is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, Hattie M. Strong Foundation, Clark Charitable Foundation, McGraw Hill Financial, The Butz Foundation, The Tower Companies, and an anonymous donor. Geppetto Catering, Inc. is the official Meal Provider for Teen Programs at the National Building Museum.

    Date: Friday, May 16, 2014 
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM 
    Address:
    401 F Street NW
    Great Hall
    Washington, DC 20001 
    United States

  • Spotlight on Design: SHoP Architects

    Washington | Dates: 04 Jun, 2014

    Over the past two decades, New York-based SHoP Architects has set the standard of creative innovation in the field and modeled a new way forward with its unconventional approach to design.Coren SharplesAIA, presents the firm's recent work, which includes Brooklyn's new Barclays Center arena and the Botswana Innovation Hub in Gabarone. Signed copies of the firm’s latest monograph SHoP: Out of Practice (Monacelli, 2012), will be available for sale in the Museum’s Shop.   

    1.5 LU HSW (AIA)

    $12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Prepaid registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

    Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

    The Museum's award-winning Shop and Firehook Café are open for one hour prior to the start of the program. Shop and Café hours are subject to change.

    Photo: 111 West 57th Street, New York City. Rendering courtesy SHoP Architects.

    Date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 
    Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM




  • CFP: 2014 Creating_Making Forum

    Norman | Dates: 30 May, 2014

    The University of Oklahoma College of Architecture invites paper proposals for its 2014 Creating_Making Forum, which will be held in Norman, Okla. Nov. 5-7, 2014.  Abstracts are due May 30. To engender a broad range of discussions, we encourage paper proposals from graduate and undergraduate students, professionals at all stages within their careers, and scholars from a variety of disciplines.  Papers may address contemporary or historical issues of creating and making within the realms of architecture, interior design, construction science, city and regional planning, landscape architecture, industrial design, engineering, and other creative disciplines such as fine arts that have impact on our everyday lives.

    Sessions

    Notification of abstract acceptance will be emailed on July 11.  Accepted papers must be submitted in full to the session chairs by Sept. 12.  Presenters must deliver their papers in person at the conference to be published in the digital conference proceedings. Additionally, presentation of your paper at the conference ensures that it will be considered for inclusion in the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture’s forthcoming peer-reviewed publication.

    All presenters must pre-register for the conference by Oct. 10.  Those who have not registered will have their papers withdrawn.  Conference registration will remain open for non-presenters through the opening of the conference.

    Click here to download the call for papers!

  • Call for Proposals, VRA 33 Denver 2015

    Denver | Dates: 14 May – 03 Jul, 2014

    The Visual Resources Association’s 33rd Annual Conference will be held in Denver, Colorado, from Wednesday, March 11th, through Saturday, March 14th, 2015, in the Westin Denver Downtown hotel.  Please mark your calendars.

    Proposals are now being solicited for the 2015 program case studies, papers, posters, sessions, special interest/user groups, and workshops.  All proposals are welcome.  Click here to go to the conference proposal form.   

    • A session is a maximum 90 minute moderated session with 3 to 4 speakers at 15 to 20 minutes each followed by a facilitated brief question and answer period.
    • A workshop is a 2, 3 or 4 hour workshop to develop skills and experience in the field of visual resources, preferably with hands-on activities.
    • A paper is an individual idea submission, which will be reviewed for possible grouping into a session.
    • A special interest/user group is a 60 to 90-minute informal facilitated group discussion on topics related to a specific community within VRA.
    • A case study is detailed information about an individual, small group, or project, generally including the accounts of subjects themselves.  Moderators are encouraged to submit proposals.  Individual case study proposals will be reviewed for possible groupings similar to the session format.

    The quality of conference content depends upon YOUR ideas and contributions, so let those creative juices flow.   Use suggested topics compiled from post-conference survey responses (see below) or your imagination to propose ideas which expand our outlooks beyond that which is familiar.  If there is an area of concern or interest that you feel has not been adequately addressed in previous programs, do consider participating in this process by submitting a proposal.  Moderators may put out calls for presenters within a proposed topic before or after submission of proposal.  The VRA Executive Board will be looking for articulate and concise submissions with lists of presenters, when applicable.  Specificity regarding audio-visual needs including live internet connectivity is recommended.

    Some suggested topics:

    • Digital preservation
      • Digital stewardship
      • Digital curation / data curation
      • Workflow management and documentation
      • Visualization
      • Visual Literacy
      • Digital Humanities
        • VR professionals as bridges for digital humanities research
    • Digital mapping
    • Image use across disciplines and the curriculum
    • Analog media
    • Legacy slide collections
    • New technology
    • Copyright
    • Linked Open Data
    • Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting (OAI-PMH)
    • Museums and Libraries: similarities and differences
    • New spaces, repurposing as collaborative learning environments
    • Expanding professional roles
    • Alternative careers
    • Institution-wide involvement
    • International issues
    • Museum imaging workflow
    • Marketing, outreach
    • Social media
    • Crosswalking & interoperability between metadata standards
    • Uses of embedded metadata

    Workshop ideas:

    • Project management
    • WordPress blogging
    • Leadership
    • Staff development, general management skills
    • Copyright permissions for publishing
    • Shared Shelf drop-in clinic

    Questions about the proposal process and the various presentation formats included in the VRA Conference program can be directed to me at <stevenk.vra@gmail.com>.

    The proposal deadline is July 3, 2014.  I look forward to hearing from you!

    Sincerely,

    Steven Kowalik

  • Second Call for Papers: VRAlocal Mini-Conference: Nashville 2014 on October 16-17

    Nashville | Dates: 15 May, 2014

    We would like to extend an invitation to submit proposals for papers focused on Visual Resources and the Digital Humanities.  Possible topics or workshops could include: Workflow, Special Projects, GIS, Cross-Discipline Collaboration, Case-Study in Digital Humanities, and  New Technology. All proposals must be 250 words or less and submitted by May 15, 2014.  Presenters will be notified of their selection by June 3, 2014.

    Submit paper proposals at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/137MeAHuRN9vokYxeHHSPUHZ-M_S2lg_-y3VHI6_J_SA/viewform

    With Nashville, Tennessee being on the border of four VRA chapters (Great Lakes, Midwest, Southeast, and Mid-Atlantic), Vanderbilt University’s History of Art Department would like to extend an invitation to all of our neighboring chapters to the fall VRAlocal Mini-Conference: Nashville 2014 on October 16-17 on the beautiful campus of Vanderbilt University.  With the success of the CaVraCon format in the west, this conference provides a less expensive way to meet with other curators that are close, exchange ideas, build collaborations, and enjoy the south in the fall.  The theme for the conference will be the Visual Resources and the Digital Humanities.

    Conference Location: 

    Cohen Memorial Hall on Vanderbilt University

    1220 21st Ave South

    Nashville, TN 37212

    Other important tidbits

    Accommodations:

    Holiday Inn Vanderbilt

    Room Rate (includes free parking, wifi, and shuttle to Vanderbilt): $134/night for King or Standard Double using the group Visual Resources Association.

    Holiday Inn Vanderbilt is the accommodations for a trip to Vanderbilt.  Not only is it in close walking proximity to a number of dining choices, it is a close walk or shuttle ride to the conference  location and directly across the street from the Nashville Parthenon (yes, Nashville has a scale replica of the Parthenon including Athena herself). During the fall, temperatures will be in the mid to low 70’s and the trees across Vanderbilts campus, a national arboretum, will be showing their colors.

    Conference Fee: 

    Early bird, online registration from April 15, 2014 – June 30, 2014: $25.00

    Full, online registration from July 1, 2014 – September 30, 2014: $35.00

    Conference Website: https://my.vanderbilt.edu/vralocal2014/

    Registration: http://www.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139014448

    Thank you very much and hope to see many of you this fall in Music City!

  • Tour of Barry Byrne’s St. Thomas the Apostle Church

    Chicago | Dates: 12 Jul, 2014

    Join the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust for a tour of St. Thomas the Apostle church, designed in 1922 by Wright’s former employee Barry Byrne. Byrne joined Wright’s Studio as an untrained novice in 1902. His first experience with ecclesiastical architecture was Wright’s Unity Temple, designed at the Oak Park Studio in 1905.

    Byrne’s St. Thomas the Apostle church is widely recognized as the first modern Catholic church. The building represents a radical departure from traditional Catholic church architecture. In place of the cruciform plan, Byrne implemented a wide, open, column-free plan that brought the congregation closer to the center of the ceremony. Sculptural ornamentation of Alfonso Iannelli, bronze relief panels by Alfeo Faggi, and stained glass by Valentine d'Ogries, contribute to the church’s modern aesthetic.

    Byrne’s vision for the church was never fully realized. As the building neared completion in 1923, a dispute with the pastor resulted in his and Iannelli's removal from the project. A new architect was hired and Byrne’s designs reworked. Despite these compromises, St. Thomas the Apostle stands today as a powerful work of modern architecture.

    Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014

    Time: 11 am – 12 noon

    Location: St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

    Admission: Free to members and volunteers; $10 general public

  • Guastavino Vaults New York: Innovation, Structure, and Splendor

    New York | Dates: 02 Jun, 2014

    Join MIT professor John Ochsendorf for a book signing and talk about the work of the Guastavino Fireproof Construction Company. When the Guastavinos arrived in New York from Spain in the late 19th century, they brought with them an innovative building technique—thin tile structural vaulting—that was lightweight, loadbearing, and incredibly beautiful. These vaults grace some 250 structures in New York City. A MacArthur “genius awardee," Ochsensdorf is the author of Guastavino Vaulting: The Art of Structural Tile (Princeton Architectural Press, 2010).

    Co-sponsored by the AIA New York Chapter and the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York.

    $15 for Museum members; $25 general public.

    For more information, or to order tickets by phone, please call 917.492.3395.

  • Social Housing in Spain

    New York | Dates: 29 May, 2014

    AIA CES 1.5 LU
    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, MAY 29
    Where: At The Center   

    This event is intended to be the first of a series of international programs by the AIANY Housing Committee, highlighting exemplary housing design around the world.

    The first decade of the XXI century has been a landmark of quality and diversity in social housing in Spain.

    During those years, Spain built more collective housing than the production of England, France & Germany combined. Approximately 4 million of units were built between 2000 and 2008. The municipal housing companies promoted, by means of open design competitions, a large number of significant works that championed research to new ways of living, hybrid typologies, construction systems linked to prefabrication and industrialization methods, and towards finding new explorations of shared space for new communities. The right to housing is guaranteed by the Spanish Constitution. Publicly protected housing in Spain represents a peculiarity compared to social housing models in other EU countries, in that it is housing provided almost entirely for owner-occupation.

    For the first program of the series, we have invited three leading architects from Spain who are currently teaching in the tri-state area. The panelists will present and comment upon innovative projects that follow the country’s strong social commitment to housing.

    From 6:00-6:30 PM

    Introductions:
    Lance Jay Brown, 2014 AIANY President 
    Rick Bell, Executive Director, AIANY Chapter
    Consulate of Spain in NYC
    Fernando Villa, AIA, LEED AP BD+C , Co-chair AIANY Housing Committee

    ModeratorDavid Burney, FAIA
    David Burney is Associate Professor of Planning and Placemaking at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture and the Chair of the Center for Active Design. 
    Burney was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Design and Construction (“DDC”) from 2004 to 2014, where he launched a City-wide “Design and Construction Excellence Initiative” with the goal of raising the quality of design and construction of public works throughout New York City.

    Panelists:
    Carmen Espegel (espegel- fisac arquitectos) www.espegel-fisac.org
    Carmen Espegel is Doctor Architect and Full Professor at the Design Department of the School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Madrid and has lectured in Italy, USA, Belgium, Holland, Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Portugal. She has written several books and numerous articles. Espegel leads the Research Group "Collective Housing" (GIVCO), directs and teaches the Projects Design Module “Housing Projects” at the Master of Collective Housing (MCH), imparts Doctoral Dissertations on Housing in the School of Architecture of Porto, and lectures Master Courses at the Master Housing (MH) in the University Roma Tre.

    Iñaqui Carnicero www.inaquicarnicero.com
    Active in both the academic field and a professional practice, Iñaqui Carnicero has been an Associate Professor of design at the School of Architecture, Polytechnic University of Madrid since 2000 and currently he is a Visiting Assistant Professor at School of Architecture, Cornell University. Carnicero is Co-founder of the architecture platform “Symmetries,” which compares Roman and contemporary procedures.

    Maria Hurtado de Mendoza, Co-founder (estudio entresitio) www.entresitio.com
    Architect and educator, Hurtado de Mendoza is Co-founder of estudio.entresitio,an international, award-winning practice with offices in Madrid and New York. She is an Associate Professor in the College of Architecture and Design at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Faculty member of the School of Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Madrid (ETSAM) for 15 years, she has also been visiting critic at the School of Architecture, Cornell University.

    Reception
    6:00PM - 6:30 PM with musical performance by the group:
    Racalmuto
     courtesy from the Consulate of Spain NYC
     

    Organized by: AIANY Housing Committee

    Co-Sponsored by:

    Price: Free for AIA members; $10 for non-members

    Register Here

  • SAH MDR Call for Papers 2014 REMINDER

    Seattle | Dates: 31 May, 2014

    Planning for the 2014 conference is now underway! It will be the 60th anniversary of the founding of our chapter and we are putting together a conference worthy of the milestone. The conference will be held in Seattle, October 3-5, 2014. This year's theme is "Museums: Building Collections, Building Community."

    The Call for Papers for the 2014 conference is now available. Please consider submitting a proposal for a paper presentation. Deadline is May 31, 2014.

  • The Griffins' Canberra: The Ambition and Reach of Chicago Progressive Architecture

    Chicago | Dates: 05 Jun, 2014

    Speaker 
    David Van Zanten, Mary Jane Crowe Professor in Art and Art History, Northwestern University

    In square miles (and there were many in this case), the largest production of Wright and his Studio before the First World War was the entire capital city of Australia, Canberra, won in competition and laid out by Wright's two former Studio assistants, Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin in 1912-1914.  

    Their first task after Walter's being named Supervising Architect [of the Australian capital] was to manage a competition for the design of the new Parliament Building, which sent them around Europe in March, 1914, put them in contact with leading modernist designers, among them Otto Wagner, Tony Garnier and the Paris city architect Louis Bonnier.  Two 1914 exhibitions of their work in Europe resulted: one of their Canberra competition designs at the Exposition Internationale Urbaine in Lyon, the other of Marion's famous colored silk renderings of Walter's house designs at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. (The outbreak of the War prevented that exhibition going on to Vienna as had been planned.)

    Far away Canberra has only recently come to be written into the history of Prairie architecture, but remains an important project folding Wright's innovations into Burnham's urbanistic theatrics. The lecture will explore this remarkable, exotic story.

    David Van Zanten (Ph.D. 1970, Harvard) has contributed to the exhibition catalogues The Architecture of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts (1975) and The Second Empire (1979-1980). His Designing Paris: The Architecture of Duban, Labrouste, Duc, and Vaudoyer won the 1988 Alice Davis Hitchcock Book Award from the Society of Architectural Historians. He extended this work in Building Paris: Architectural Institutions and the Transformation of the French Capital, 1830-1870 (Cambridge University Press, 1994). His book Sullivan's City: The Meaning of Ornament for Louis Sullivan was published by W. W. Norton in 2000. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001-02 to study the development of Paris, London, Vienna and Hamburg. Recently he held appointments at the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (2006) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (2008), both in Paris.  He helped mount the 2013 exhibition "Drawing the Future" pivoting on the Canberra project at the Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University and edited and contributed to the catalog.

    June 5, 2014
    Date: 

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    Time: 

    12 noon

    Location: 

    Gratz Center, 4th Presbyterian Church, 126 E. Chestnut St, Chicago, IL 60611

    Admission: 

    Free to members and volunteers; $10 general public

  • Influences on Frank Lloyd Wright: Blanche Ostertag and Marion Mahony

    Oak Park | Dates: 08 May, 2014

    Speaker 
    Wilbert R. Hasbrouck, FAIA

    Frank Lloyd Wright was the acknowledged leader of the development of the Prairie School of Architecture. However, a school of architecture demands more than a single practitioner, and several of Wright’s contemporaries also were active in establishing the new design aesthetic. None of them, including Wright, worked without the assistance of unsung draftsmen and designers, some of whom were women. An exception is Marion Mahony, who enjoyed recognition in her lifetime and beyond, particularly for her presentation work with Wright. But Blanche Ostertag, a designer who had considerable influence on Mahony, remains elusive. Ostertag, who worked in Wright’s office during the last year or so of the nineteenth century, deserves credit for defining the drawing techniques used in the architectural presentations that had a major impact on the development of the Prairie School.

    Wilbert R. Hasbrouck, FAIA, is a retired architect/engineer who studied architectural history at the University of Chicago. From 1964 to 1978 he was editor and publisher of the Prairie School Review, and he has published widely on architecture. Hasbrouck is a founding member of the Chicago Architecture Foundation and a former board member of the Society of Architectural Historians. 

    May 8, 2014
    Date: 

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    Time: 

    6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Location: 

    Unity Temple, 875 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301

    Admission: 

    Free to members and volunteers; $10 general public

  • Personal Experiences and the Urban Fabric

    New York | Dates: 19 May, 2014

    - CREATING THE CONNECTION THROUGH ARCHITECTURAL INTERIOR DESIGN -

    ALU in partnership with AIA NY | Center for Architecture, Coloredge and Florim will host an evening dedicated to Architecture and Interior Design. We have gathered together a panel of renowned architects, specializing in the unique discipline of retail and interior design.

    This panel will focus on the dynamic role of architects and their power to facilitate personal experiences and emotions in social and cultural contexts. Architecture is about creating reality, and a well-designed urban space is the best way to enable a real, social response:

    -          The ways stores, hotels and restaurants knit together the urban community and architecture’s contribution to urban design;

    -          Explore the contemporary design challenges and characteristics of designing a retail space and experience;

    -          Retail environments evoke emotions and an ‘experience’ rather than being simply a functional space;

    -          The relationship with architecture and its surroundings to create a holistic experience: the design aesthetics in which spaces use light, movement, materials, sounds etc.

    Moderator:

    Mary A. Burke AIA, RIBA, IIDA

    Panelists:

    Ronnette Riley FAIA, LEED AP. Firm Principal

    Michael Gabellini, FAIA, Design Partner

    Michael M. Gatti, AIA, NCAB, Studio Director

  • NCSA Emerging Scholars Prize

    Boston | Dates: 05 May – 30 Sep, 2014
    The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce
    the 2015 Emerging Scholars Award. The work of emerging scholars
    represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary
    scholarship in 19th-century studies. In recognition of the excellent
    publications of this constituency of emerging scholars, this award will
    be given to an outstanding article or essay published within five years
    of the author's doctorate. Entries can be from any discipline focusing
    on any aspect of the long 19th century (the French Revolution to World
    War I); they must be published in English or be accompanied by an
    English translation, and must be by a single author. Submission of
    essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged.

    Entrants must be within five years of having received a doctorate or
    other terminal professional degree, and must have less than seven years
    of experience either in an academic career, or as a post-terminal-degree
    independent scholar or practicing professional.

    Only articles physically published between September 1, 2013 and August
    31, 2014 (even if the citation date of the journal is different) are
    eligible for the 2015 Emerging Scholar Award. Articles published in any
    scholarly journal, including on-line journals, or in edited volumes of
    essays are eligible and may be submitted either by the author or the
    publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent
    essays. In any given year, an applicant may submit more than one article
    for this award.

    The winning article will be selected by a committee of
    nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Articles
    submitted to the NCSA Article Prize competition are ineligible for the
    Emerging Scholars Award.

    The winner will receive $500 to be presented at the annual NCSA
    Conference in Boston, MA March 26-28, 2015. Prize recipients need not be
    members of the NCSA but are encouraged to attend the conference to
    receive the award.

    Deadline for submission is September 30, 2014.

    Send electronic PDF submissions to: pcroce@stetson.edu, Chair of the
    Emerging Scholars Award, Professor Paul Croce, Department of History,
    Stetson University.  If necessary, three off-prints or photocopies of
    published articles/essays may be mailed to the committee chair. Please
    note that applicants must verify date of actual publication for
    eligibility and provide an email address so that receipt of their
    submissions may be acknowledged.

  • NCSA Article Prize

    Boston | Dates: 05 May – 30 Sep, 2014
    The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce
    the 2015 Article Prize, which recognizes excellence in scholarly studies
    from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century
    (French Revolution to World War I). The winner will receive a cash award
    of $500 to be presented at the Thirty-sixth Annual NCSA Conference,
    "Material Cultures/Material Worlds" in Boston, MA (March 26-28, 2015).

    Articles published between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014 are
    eligible for consideration for the 2015 prize and may be submitted by
    the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume
    containing independent essays. The submission of essays that take an
    interdisciplinary approach is especially encouraged. The winning article
    will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars
    representing diverse disciplines. Applicants are encouraged to attend
    the conference at which the prize will be awarded.

    Send one PDF file electronically of published articles/essays, including
    the publication's name/volume/date etc. to the chair of the committee at
    the following email address: jmhill@unr.edu. All submissions via email
    will be acknowledged; queries should be addresses to Professor Jen Hill
    at the same email address. Applicants must verify date of actual
    publication for eligibility, and one entry per scholar or publisher is
    allowed annually. Essays written in part or entirely in a language other
    than English must be accompanied by English translations. Deadline for
    submission is September 30, 2014.

  • Bruno Zevi Prize

    Dates: 05 May – 15 Jul, 2014

    With a view to developing and disseminating the teaching of Bruno Zevi and his method of critical and historical inquiry, The Bruno Zevi Foundation is holding an international competition to award a prize for a historical-critical essay offering an original analysis of an architectural work or theme or an architect of the past or present.

    The competition is open to holders of research doctorates with experience in these fields:

    - the key role of space in architecture

    - the ancient sources of the modern language

    - history as methodology of architectural practice

    - the modern language of architecture

    - landscape and the zero-degree language of architecture

    Essays already published in Italy are not eligible. The languages admitted are Italian, English and French. The prize consists of the publication of the essay and in the invitation to give a lecture on the occasion of the award.

    In this eight edition the Jury is composed of: Giovanni Carbonara, Francesca Castelli, Marco di Nallo, Manuel Gausa e Benedetto Todaro

    Those wishing to enter for the competition are required to provide the Bruno Zevi Foundation with all the documents required by no later than July, 15, 2014 (as attested by postmark).


  • CONF: Textile Arts and Textility (Florence, 9-10 May 14)

    Florence | Dates: 09 – 10 May, 2014
    Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, May
    9 - 10, 2014

    Selvedge to Selvedge – Textile Arts and Textility from Antiquity to the
    Present

    A Start-Up Workshop of the Joint Research Projects "An Iconology of the
    Textile in Art and Architecture" (funded by the Swiss National
    Scientific Foundation (SNSF) at the University of Zurich and directed by
    Tristan Weddigen) and "Networks: Textile Arts and Textility in a
    Transcultural Perspective (4th-17th Cent.)" (funded by the German
    Research Foundation (DFG) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and directed
    by Gerhard Wolf)

    Organized by Vera-Simone Schulz and Gerhard Wolf

    From an anthropological point of view, there is hardly a genre of
    artifacts that is closer to us than textiles. Across cultures, time and
    space, we are quite literally surrounded by them, from birth to death.
    Yet, despite a growing interest in recent scholarship, the study of
    textiles remains a marginal field. The aim of the research projects "An
    Iconology of the Textile in Art and Architecture" (University of Zurich)
    and "Networks: Textile Arts and Textility in a Transcultural Perspective
    (4th-17th Cent.)" (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) is to take up this
    challenge and to study the aesthetics of textiles and their vital role
    as agents of cultural interaction during the three-year collaboration.

    This first exploratory workshop seeks to propose an intellectual
    framework for this endeavor: to give insights into individual research
    projects, to stimulate discussions about specific methodologies and
    topics relevant for the projects, and to open up future themes and
    research perspectives. It will investigate textiles in regard to their
    materiality, surface structure, ornaments and figuration, including
    notions of framing, fragmentation and seriality, as well as
    performativity. It will draw attention to the specific qualities of the
    textile medium, to issues of transmediality and transmateriality, to the
    technologies of textile production and to the multi-faceted
    ‘biographies’ of textile artifacts. Easily transported and of high
    esteem in Asian, Mediterranean, and Northern European societies,
    textiles were a privileged field for the elaboration of cross-cultural
    artistic languages. The workshop addresses this migration of textiles,
    raw materials, techniques and patterns from China to the Mediterranean
    and Northern Europe, from Antiquity to the present, including the
    mythologies, origin stories, the historical discourses and narratives of
    textiles through the centuries, gender issues, and the modernity of the
    textile arts.


    PROGRAM

    May 9, 2014

    14:30
    Visit of the textile collection, Museo Nazionale del Bargello
    (speakers and moderators only)

    17:30
    Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai, Via dei Servi 51 (open to the public)

    Welcome and Introduction: The Site- and Non-Site Specificity of
    Textiles: Transcultural and Transmaterial Approaches to Textiles in
    Tuscany and Florence (Vera-Simone Schulz, Berlin/Florence)

    Presentation of the outline and the scopes of the research projects:
    Tristan Weddigen (Zurich): An Iconology of the Textile in Art and
    Architecture
    Gerhard Wolf (Florence/Berlin): Networks: Textile Arts and Textility in
    a Transcultural Perspective (4th-17th Cent.)

    18:00
    Evening Lecture:
    Birgit Schneider (Potsdam): Floral Codes. Elements of a History of
    Punchcard Weaving
    Moderation: Gerhard Wolf


    May 10, 2014

    10:00
    Visit of the Museo del Tessuto, Prato
    (speakers and moderators only)

    14:30
    Casa Zuccari, Via Gino Capponi 22 (Closed session, registration for
    participation via email: vera-simone.schulz@khi.fi.it)

    Short presentations of individual research projects
    Moderation: Tristan Weddigen (Zurich)

    Mateusz Kapustka (Zurich): Textiles and Memory
    Kyoko Nomoto (Oxford/Berlin): Chinese Silk in the Context of Eurasia, AD
    1-600
    Sylvia Houghteling (Yale/Berlin): The Figural Language of Textiles in
    South Asia, ca. 1600-1650

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    Moderation: Olga Bush (New York/Florence)

    Nynne Just Christoffersen (Berlin): Textile Trade in Sixteenth to
    Eighteenth Century Northern Europe. The Patterns of Modern Visual
    Culture
    Anika Reineke (Zurich): Textile Spaces and the Conception of Interior in
    18th-Century France
    Anne Röhl (Zurich): Gendering Textiles in Post-war and Contemporary Art

    18:00
    Casa Zuccari, Via Gino Capponi 22

    Evening Lecture (open to the public, registration for participation via
    email: vera-simone.schulz@khi.fi.it):
    Barbara Karl (Vienna): Propaganda in Silk – Ottoman Flags and the Relief
    of Vienna 1683

    Moderation: Sean Nelson (Los Angeles/Florence)

  • Pleasant Home & Hemingway Birthplace Special Tour

    Oak Park | Dates: 16 May, 2014

    Two historic homes, one delightful evening.

    On Friday, May 16 from 5-7pm, Pleasant Home and Ernest Hemingway Birthplace will present a special combined tour of both historic homes including food and drinks. 

    Tickets are $25 per person, available securely through PayPal. Contact Heidi at (708) 383-2654 or hruehlemay@pleasanthome.org for questions.


  • Flood Protection for Historic Sites - Integrating Heritage Conservation and Flood Control Concepts

    Dresden | Dates: 13 – 14 Jun, 2014

    Increasingly frequent disasters involving high water have led to efforts in many parts of the world to enhance flood protection. Although the extensive structural measures that are often undertaken also protect historic sites, at times these very measures can impair a site’s special values. Not enough attention has been given in the past to such adverse effects. This interdisciplinary colloquium will discuss relevant experiences from various contexts and professional perspectives. The conference will end with an afternoon tour on Saturday, June 14 to different flood protection projects in Dresden and Saxony.

    Simultaneous translation will be provided.

    Further information is to be found in the program and on the following website:
    http://www.flood-heritage-2014.de.