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Evidence and Narrative in Architectural History

  • Dates: 23 – 23 Mar, 2018
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Address: 8 St. Mary's Street
  • Contact: Daniel Abramson
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  • Phone: 781.862.2563, 781.864.3098

The Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative presents

Evidence and Narrative in Architectural History: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Friday, March 23, 2018 • 2:00 - 6:00 PM

Boston University • Photonics Building, rm. 203 • 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston

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How does architectural history's use of evidence and narrative relate to other fields in the humanities, arts, sciences, social sciences, and professions?  How specifically do architectural historians choose evidence to make arguments and develop structures for telling stories?  And how can architectural history both learn from and teach other disciplines about evidence and narrative?  Featuring six architectural-history presentations, responded to by specialists in other fields, with audience participation, this public symposium invites the architectural history community, plus all others interested in intertwined issues of evidence and narrative.   

Presenters:  Erik Carver (Columbia University); Edward Eigen (Harvard University); Janna Israel (The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art); Lauren Jacobi (Massachusetts Institute of Technology); Ijlal Muzaffar (Rhode Island School of Design); Daria Ricchi (University of Oxford)

Respondents (Boston University Faculty): Ross Barrett (History of Art & Architecture); Amy Brodeur (Anatomy & Neurobiology); Arianne Chernock (History)



 Organizers: Daniel M. Abramson, Michael Osman, Zeynep Çelik Alexander

Questions?  Daniel M. Abramson • • 617.353.1441

Supported by the Boston University Center for the Humanities

with the Department of the History of Art & Architecture

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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