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    LOS ANGELES | Dates: 07 – 09 Nov, 2014
    Architect Ben-Ami Shulman (1907-1986) recognized posthumously as one of the significant White City modernists, emigrated to L.A. & practiced there from 1960 until his death. The video is part of the Architecture Shorts Screenings of the NEW URBANISM FILM FESTIVAL in L.A.
  • Preservation Resource Center 39th Annual Holiday Home Tour

    New Orleans | Dates: 13 – 14 Dec, 2014

    Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13 and 14

    Boutique:  9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Home Tour:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Café:  11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Tour Headquarters

    Trinity Episcopal Church - Bishop Polk Hall

    1329 Jackson Ave., New Orleans, LA  70130

    The tour is self-guided through the Garden District.


    Tour private historic homes in the Garden District, in all their holiday glory. Visit the tour headquarters for regional cuisine and holiday shopping among dozens of local artists, craftsmen and retailers. Enjoy the fascinating history and incredible architecture of a cherished neighborhood, with the tunes of talented New Orleans musicians at each destination on the tour.

  • Building Creative Communities Conference

    Santa Fe | Dates: 12 – 14 Nov, 2014

    The Building Creative Communities Conference is founded on a collaborative approach to the economic challenges our urban and rural communities face, bringing together practitioners representing the diverse fields of community building, arts, culture and redevelopment. Local and state efforts in commercial district revitalization, arts, cultural and heritage tourism and preservation are fostered though this engagement. 

    Doug Borwick, Phd., one of the county’s leading advocates for the arts and community engagement, will present one of one of four conference keynotes. Borwick will focus on the potential of arts/community partnerships to impact economic development, education, community building, and creative placemaking.

    Littleglobe, a New Mexico community arts organization, will directly engage participants in the session “Art at the Heart: Artists Drive Community Development” and share their experience of creating and sustaining a large-scale community project with multiple partners.
    They will be joined by more than thirty-seven other area specialists from New Mexico and beyond through a variety of sessions and activities over the three days.

  • Market Street Prototyping Festival

    San Francisco | Dates: 09 – 11 Apr, 2015

    The Festival
    This April, for the first time ever, Market Street will transform into a public platform, showcasing exciting ideas for improving the famed thoroughfare and how we use it. Winning entries, as diverse and exciting as the people of San Francisco themselves, will be brought to life for three days along Market Street, where millions of pedestrians from all walks of life will have the chance to experience, explore, and interact with the prototypes.

    The Goal
    The goal of the Prototyping Festival is to unite diverse neighborhoods along Market Street, encouraging these vibrant communities to work together in building a more connected, beautiful San Francisco. This unique collaboration is a partnership between the San Francisco Planning Department, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and the Knight Foundation.

    We invite you to push the limits of your creativity and submit groundbreaking ideas to the Market Street Prototyping Festival. Winning entries will be given the funding, workspace, and mentorship necessary to make their visions and reality.

    And who knows? Your idea may become San Francisco’s newest icon.

  • Charles E. “Chick” Herbert Lecture in Architecture: Tom Kundig

    Ames | Dates: 03 – 03 Dec, 2014
    Award-winning architect Tom Kundig, of Seattle-based Olson Kundig Architects will present his work at 5:30pm on December 3 at the Iowa State University, Department of Architecture in Ames, IA.
  • Construction SuperConference

    Las Vegas | Dates: 01 – 03 Dec, 2014

    The Construction SuperConference, now in its 29th year, is recognized as the preeminent construction conference developed for mid- to senior-level professionals who work in any of the legal and commercial construction markets.  Impactful plenary sessions and compelling panel discussions from top legal, consulting, and leaders of construction companies bring to the forefront challenging issues and new insights into the legal, business, and economic challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry.  Participants will walk away with invaluable information and resources to assist them in meeting today’s challenges. 

    The conference will showcase many notable and expert in-house and outside construction counselors and consultants who will take up the many challenges of advising construction industry participants in a challenging economy.

    The program design of the conference allows ample opportunity to meet and network with representatives from the leading construction firms and the industry’s top construction attorneys.

  • Michael Graves: Past as Prologue

    New York | Dates: 22 Nov, 2014

    A symposium in honor of Michael Graves on the occasion of his fiftieth year in practice.

    Speakers include: Glenn Adamson, Adele Chatfield-Taylor, Peter Eisenman, Paul Goldberger, Michael Graves, Steven Holl, Ron Johnson, Dean Kamen, David Mohney, Nicholas Olsberg, Monica Ponce de Leon, Mary-Ann Ray, Francisco Sanin, Karen Stein, Joel Towers, Billie Tsien, and Anthony Vidler

    7.0 AIA and New York State CEUs

    This symposium is organized by The Architectural League of New York and hosted by Parsons The New School for Design

    In fifty years of practice, architect Michael Graves has deeply influenced the disciplines of architecture and design.  From intense participation in theoretical debates in architecture and the creation of now-iconic buildings, to designing everyday objects for mass retail, to important contributions to the often-overlooked field of health care design, Graves has produced a remarkable and distinctive body of work. The symposium Past as Prologue honors Graves’ fiftieth anniversary in practice. Opening with an overview of his work and design career by Francisco Sanin, and closing with a discussion among Michael Graves, Peter Eisenman, and Adele Chatfield-Taylor, the symposium will include sessions focusing on three areas profoundly influenced by Graves: architectural pedagogy, drawing, and the design of objects.

  • Symposium: The Changing Nature of Nature in Cities

    Bronx | Dates: 07 Nov, 2014

    When: 9:30 AM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

    Where:The New York Botanical Garden 2900 Southern Blvd. Bronx, NY 10458

    From rampant urbanization to the alarming spread of invasive species and the rapidly increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, human activities are impacting natural systems on a global scale. Nowhere is the impact of mankind on nature more evident than in cities, where forests have been razed, wetlands paved, shorelines bulwarked, and nature has been relegated to patches of parkland and isolated remnants of woodlands and wetlands. These urban refuges retain only a fraction of their historic biodiversity, but they do provide opportunity for the more than 50% of the global population that lives in cities to engage with the wonders and mysteries of nature. The Changing Nature of Nature in Cities symposium will explore the concept of novel ecosystems that are the result of urban development, and ask if these much-maligned accidents of unbridled growth could ultimately mitigate the impacts of environmental change and re-introduce the wonder of nature in cities. CEUS available!

    Peter Del Tredici, Adjunct Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard School of Design
    Richard J. Hobbs, School of Plant Biology, The University of Western Australia
    Emma Marris, author/journalist
    Kate Orff, Founder of Scape/Landscape Architecture, and Associate Professor of Architecture at Columbia School of Architecture

    Sponsored by: NYBG Humanities Institute

    Organized by: NYBG Adult Education

    Event website:

    Cost per member: $10.00

    Cost for each guest: $20.00

  • Cocktails & Conversations: Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP, and Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, AR

    New York | Dates: 07 Nov, 2014

    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7

    Where: At The Center   

    Join us for a conversation with architect Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP andCathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record

    How do you spend Friday evening? Do you join those who jam NYC’s cultural institutions or those crowds over populating film theaters? When it hosts a pair of NYC's most interesting and provocatively creative thinkers, the AIA Center for Architecture—one of NYC's premiere cultural institutions—can certainly lift your spirits. This series of dialogues about design joins an architect with a critic, journalist, curator or architectural historian to discuss current architecture design issues. Friday night is not “Friday Night” without the appropriate beverage. We’ll provide a custom-crafted cocktail—one inspired by the architect's work and created especially for this event. Join us in growing the tradition of Delight Night in New York's Weekend Cultural Scene—Blight Night it is not.

  • The SUM: Creative Conference

    San Francisco | Dates: 06 – 07 Nov, 2014

    The Sum is a two-day conference in San Francisco designed to help guests reimagine the creative possibilities for themselves and their cities.

    The Bold Italic inspires people to think differently about San Francisco. and with our first design conference, we’re encouraging people to think differently about creativity. The Sum will empower guests to see themselves, their work, their free time, and their city from fresh angles, giving them the tools and the inspiration to collectively boost their creative output. Through interactive activities, engaging experiments, multidisciplinary panel speakers, and multiple opportunities to spark ideas with people from diverse backgrounds, The Sum will help guests re-imagine the possibilities for themselves and their cities.

    Get more details on speakers and workshops.

  • Florencia Pita + Jackilin Bloom: #colorforming

    Los Angeles | Dates: 05 Nov, 2014

    Pita & Bloom is an architectural design studio focused on producing new ways of engaging with the built environment by challenging formal and material conventions. Started in 2010 by Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom as a research collaborative, Pita & Bloom’s current investigations include the methodologies of two-dimensional contouring, developing hyper-digitized building tiles, and studying applications of chromatic color in architecture.

    The work of Pita & Bloom to date includes competition proposals for cultural buildings such as the Taichung City Cultural Center in Taiwan, an urban housing ideas project in Maribor, Slovenia and an urban park scheme in San Francisco, California. In January of 2014, Pita & Bloom were called “two female visionaries” in Architecture Magazine‘s Next Progressives. They were one of five finalists of the prestigious MoMA PS1 YAP competition in 2014 and will exhibit their proposal at MoMA in an upcoming show.

  • Taking Stock: A Morphology - Documentation of historic agricultural buildings in the Gallatin Valley, MT

    Bozeman | Dates: 30 Oct, 2014 – 30 Jun, 2018
    This drawing project was directed by Maire O’Neill, Associate Professor in the School of Architecture. Approximately 80 buildings were recorded for the project involving hundreds of hours of fieldwork and studio work with architecture student research assistants. The exhibit presents extant historic buildings on early farmsteads in the Gallatin Valley, which are rendered in pen and ink in precise plan, section, and elevation drawings. The drawings are the basis for interpretation of early agricultural building construction in the Gallatin Valley, Montana. The evolving building practices of livestock producers and farmers settling the inter-mountain west reflect a wide range of influences over time. Prior farming experience, available resources, the development of agricultural practices, an evolving understanding of climatic variability, the infusion of construction knowledge from the Midwest, availability of promotional literature, and evolving markets are a few of the major influences on the structure and form of the buildings. However, there are a wide variety of motives for the adoption and adaptation of building forms and construction techniques. Local growers and livestock producers learned to diversify and these trends are reflected in the wide variety of storage buildings and shelters they built. The drawings illustrate a cross-section of building scale, form, use, and construction type. The exhibit includes a comparative analysis of floor plans and building sections in which the structure, form, and proportions of the spaces are diagrammed, leading to a graphic typology and structural morphology. Included in the exhibit is a brief narrative chronology which highlights four eras of agricultural building and the building types and methods associated with them.
  • Design Knowledge: Making Urban Humanities

    Los Angeles | Dates: 14 – 15 Nov, 2014

    Can an action-oriented methodology at the nexus of the humanities, design, and urbanism transform our ability to comprehend contemporary culture and urban space? A two-day symposium will be convened to explore the possibility of a field called “Urban Humanities.” We seek not only to forge new disciplinary alliances between design and the humanities, but also to propose the imperative of designing knowledge, of critical reflection on the methods behind our knowledge production. This symposium seeks to investigate epistemologies of making and action, to reclaim the empty terms “urban” and “interdisciplinary,” and to recuperate the status of method. A set of six provisional methodological models that might orient this nascent field have been identified whose merits and potentials will be debated: critical cartography, artistic research, speculative literature, transgressing media, reconfigured participation, and operative history.

    Eric Cazdyn
    Lev Manovich
    Christian Philipp Müller
    John Pickles
    Sarah Whiting
    Karen Tei Yamashita

    Anthony Cascardi
    Jon Christensen
    Michael Dear
    Ursula Heise
    Miwon Kwon
    Peter Lunenfeld
    Jennifer Wolch
    Maite Zubiaurre

    Robert Chi
    Jonathan Crisman
    Dana Cuff
    Yoh Kawano
    Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris
    William Marotti
    Todd Presner
    Sarah Walsh

    To be held November 14-15 at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit or register at

  • East West Central 03: Re-framing Identities: Architecture's Turn to History 1970-1990

    Zurich | Dates: 10 – 10 Dec, 2014
    Call for Papers Conference at ETH Zurich, 11/12 September 2015 Institute gta, Theory of Architecture, Prof. Dr. Ákos Moravánszky

    Re-framing Identities
    Architecture's Turn to History 1970-1990

    The year 1990 marked the end of Europe's political division. Looking back at the two decades before this event, this conference seeks to investigate the significance of the „historical turn“ in urban design and architecture in both East and West Europe since the beginning of the 1970s in relation to the political and socio-economic transformations of this period. Moreover, we intend to reflect on the emergence of the third category of Central Europe at that time, creating a new cultural entity in order to bridge the political divide. "Re-framing Identities" follows the two previous East West Central conferences "Re-Humanizing Architecture" in May 2014 and "Re-Scaling the Environment" in November 2014.

    Our aim is to discuss the growing interest in theory, phenomenology and meaning in architecture and urban design as well as revisionist thinking and the rise of antimodernism. This radical intellectual shift that originated in discourse of Postmodernism affected East and West equally, encouraging, for example, many East European architects to reassess attempts to engage national and regional traditions under Socialist Realism in the 1950s. During the 1970s and 1980s, the recognition of architecture’s capacity to reflect and ground identity reignited the search for local, national and regional languages. At the same time, an expanded understanding of history, freed from the notion of progressive tradition, allowed for integrating regional differences and multiple histories into a wider spectrum of "heritage". In this process alternative spatial identities were developed, which questioned the ideological and territorial divide between East and West.   

    We seek contributions that: 
    - test political concepts and terminologies such as late capitalism and late socialism, addressing the notion of crisis with regard to the post-1968 cultural landscape in East and West. 
    - investigate the mutual impact of the critique of functionalism and the „historic turn“ on urban as well as architectural developments in East and West. For example, the conflict between the intended mobilization of history for critical ends and its subsequent utilization for preserving the status quo would deserve interest. 
    - examine the fabrication of identities and the will to expression by producing mythical, national or transnational, pasts – at times valorizing history in processes of urban regeneration, preservation and commercial (e.g. touristic) image-making. 

    We will discuss attempts to establish transnational networks and institutions, publish journals and pursue projects with the participation of architects from state socialist and capitalist countries, and we plan to invite some of the protagonists. This will allow considering for the first time the complex and at times contradicting dimensions of architectural culture of the recent past in East, West and Central Europe. 

    Please send an abstract of up to 300 words and a brief biography (max. 150 words)

    Abstracts can be submitted until Wednesday, December 10th, 2014. The selected participants will be informed by January 12th, 2015. Drafts to be submitted by August 2015.

    A limited number of travel allowances might be available for successful applicants. 

    For further details and updates please visit:

    Prof. Dr. Ákos Moravánszky (chair)
    Torsten Lange (coordinator)
  • New Urbanism Film Festival

    Los Angeles | Dates: 06 – 09 Nov, 2014
    New Urbanism Film Festival returns to the heart of the city for four days of illuminating documentary films, interactive events, tours and workshops.  Set in the thriving La Brea district the festival debuts its second year November 6-9, 2014.

    Launched in 2013 the New Urbanism Film Festival is an immersive experience of documentary films, events, tours, workshops and conversations that opens a meaningful dialogue about revitalizing traditional neighborhoods and cities that are walkable, healthy, diverse, thriving places between planners, developers, architects, engineers, public officials, investors, community activists and the movie-going public audiences.

    This year’s Festival will be held over four days on November 6-9th  at Acme Theater on La Brea.  Returning with an even stronger schedule of 5-fold the film submissions over last year, the Festival is set to engage a wide-audience into participating in creating and influencing our built environment. 

    The real-life stories documented through the Festival’s films connect regular people, planners, architects, designers, artists, developers, investors and city officials in creating a better urban world for today.  The films act as moving-postcards of real-world places where children play unsupervised on narrower streets, shared with slow-moving cars and cyclists; where parks and tree-lined neighborhoods are a permanently shared presence; where the freeway is abandoned for a far more efficient public transportation system; where cities cleverly grow inside their limits maintaining the surrounding farmlands; where people of all ethnicities and social status amiably join into voicing their needs and band together until the most thriving solution is found.  From architects, designers, city officials, mayors, urban planners and urban developers to the every-day citizen, the stories showcased at the New Urbanism Film Festival showcase create a powerful merging of forces resulting into better communities, healthier cities and a livelier, far more meaningful every-day life.

    The New Urbanism Film Festival’s creators are Josh Paget and Joel Karahadian.  Paget, a comedian, and Karahadian, a musician, have produced events together before.  They discovered they are both avid fans of bicycling and public transit, and are deeply passionate by the idea of “back-to-basics” neighborhoods and cities.  The Festival sprung from a monthly meet-up they initially created, called Noodles and New Urbanism, where people discussed local issues and current events on urban planning.  Once they started a blog people began to share articles, books and video materials which led the two to create the Festival.  A simple desire for better living, through a healthy, well-knit community and city, led two people to create a Film Festival on New Urbanism where the conversation can include all types in celebrating, explaining, and inspiring quality urban design.

    In its second year, the New Urbanism Film Festival is corralling an ever increasing attention from filmmakers, civic leaders and urban thinkers.  The Festival has received more than 5 (five) times submissions than the previous year, showing that change is not just wanted, but actually happening, in many cities, around the world.

    A full schedule, complete with film introductions, is to be announced in the coming weeks.

    About New Urbanism Film Festival
    The New Urbanism Film Festival is a four day immersive experience of documentary films, events, tours, workshops and conversations that opens a meaningful dialogue, about revitalizing neighborhoods and cities into walkable, healthy, diverse, thriving places, between planners, developers, architects, engineers, public officials, investors, community activists and the general public.  The films are worldwide submissions, documenting improved urban shifts from city-wide projects to individual-sized ones.  The best films go on to win the New Urbanism Film Festival competition and are screened around the country by the Congress for New Urbanism (CNU).  This year the New Urbanism Film Festival will return to Los Angeles, November 6th through 9th, at the ACME Theater.

  • AIA Guide to Chicago at the Chicago Public Library

    Chicago | Dates: 04 Nov, 2014

    The third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago brings readers up to date on ten years of dynamic changes with new entries on smaller projects as well as showcases like the Aqua building, Trump Tower, and Millennium Park. Four hundred photos and thirty-four specially commissioned maps make it easy to find each of the one-thousand-plus featured buildings. Laurie Petersen, Zurich Esposito, and Bill Hinchliff will show images and discuss the iconic new buildings as well as hidden gems featured in the book.

    Laurie Petersen edited the third edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago (and was the associate editor of the first two editions). Zurich Esposito is the executive vice president of AIA Chicago. Bill Hinchliff has lectured and given tours of Chicago architecture for over 30 years.

    Books will be available for purchase, and the author(s) will sign books at the program's conclusion.

    Seating in the library's Cindy Pritzker Auditorium is available first come, first served, 385 max. 


    University of Illinois Press, Chicago Public Library, AIA Chicago




  • World Cities Day 2014: Leading Urban Tranformation

    New York | Dates: 31 Oct, 2014

    AIA CES: 2.5 LU

    When: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM FRIDAY, ARCHTOBER 31

    Where: Offsite Public Program   

    ECOSOC Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York

    In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population was recorded to be living in towns and cities. This number is constantly on the rise and is expected to reach almost five billion by 2030 (6.3 billion by 2050).

    Cities have increasingly become concentrations of peoples with diverse backgrounds - different cultural and ethnic origins and beliefs. The challenges that this new identity anddiversity poses for countries and, more broadly, regions, are today heightened when concentrated in extremely reduced geographical spaces. Cities of all sizes often struggle to find resources and apply good practices to respond to the magnitude of this change.

    In fact, cities are faced with the end results of transnational and internal migration that further exacerbate challenges already faced by cities in providing equitable access to urban services and infrastructure, including housing, services and employment, and ensuring adequate planning for accelerated urban growth. Yet, local authorities have little if any say over international and national migration policies and have little capacity to control migratory flows into their cities.

    As urbanization develops in many parts of the world, to ensure its sustainability, balance between economic growth and social progress and harmony between man and nature have become more important. Education, employment, the social safety net, and public health services are very high on the urbanization agenda. In this regard, a more people-centred urbanization is necessary whereby social networks can be maintained and supported, and where economic development is balanced with social development and environmental protection. It is also very important for the international community to carry out urbanization cooperation, such as on improving urban and rural planning, strengthening social protection measures and promoting green cities.

    While global public debate has addressed the environmental, economic, and demographic sustainability of cities, cultural and ethnic dimensions must also be taken into consideration to preserve rights and the well-being of cities and towns. 

    National and local authorities need policies that raise urban productivity and foster economic growth, but they also increasingly need policies that manage diversity and promote cohesion among residents. Local authorities play a key role in promoting civic engagement, social cohesion, participation, and representation. It is increasingly important to make cities more socially, culturally and economically vibrant, including migrants as an integral part of their citizenry and urban wealth. Sustainable cities have the potential to empower migrants by offering equal opportunities and support for integration, broadening the horizon for all of the various groups sharing a common space. 

    On the occasion of World Cities Day, the Permanent Missions of Italy and of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations, the Alliance of Civilizations, and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) invite you to join a dialogue between international organizations, governments, mayors, and civil society representatives on the need to pursue people-centred urbanization and manage social inclusion in today’s cities. This event also aims to contribute to the ongoing discussions on the Post-2015 development agenda.

    The event will focus on sharing experiences and ideas on how to enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization, how to empower migrants for effective integration in cities, how the international community can address common challenges, how to facilitate the exchange of best practices, and what role civil society can play in this context.

    For more information, contact Francesca De Ferrari ( and check

  • Harvard xDesign Conference

    Boston | Dates: 08 Nov, 2014

    The Harvard xDesign Conference is the university’s annual exploration of all things design. Launched in 2012, the conference is a collaborative effort between student groups at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Business School, and Harvard College - and the only cross-school event of its kind. 

    The event brings together creative thinkers, design luminaries, experts from a variety of backgrounds, professors, and students to engage in and reinterpret the design process. The conference will take place this year on Saturday November 8, 2014.

  • Fondue Pot Stickers: Divergent Voices

    New York | Dates: 11 Nov, 2014

    AIA CES 1.5 LU

    When: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

    Where: At The Center   

    Roots and influences – the formation, education and development of a designer based on their milieu. 
    How is milieu defined? Is it based on geographic delineation, institutional climate or professional culture?
    What are the qualifiers of NY voices abroad and world voices in the melting pot of NYC? Other cities?
    When and how do divergent voices begin to converge?

    Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Principal at AZPML, Visiting Professor, Princeton University
    Nader Tehrani, Principal at NADAAA, former Head of Department of Architecture, MIT
    Dan Wood, Principal, WorkAC
    Jing Liu, Principal, SO-IL

    Hashim Sarkis, Dean, MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning

    about Global Dialogues ‘s (dis)covered Identities
    The AIA NY Global dialogues’ 2014 theme: (dis)covered Identities, aims to explore ways by which cultures, cities, and voices define or refine their identity through a global exchange of ideas and conversations covering multiple topics, perspectives and trends of our time.

    Organized by: AIANY Global Dialogues Committee

    Price: Free

  • CFP: Irish Fine Art in the Early Modern Period

    Dates: 29 Oct, 2014 – 12 Jan, 2015

    Deadline: Jan 12, 2015 

    Papers are invited for a forthcoming book which will showcase new scholarship focused on the history of fine art in Ireland in the early modern period (c.1600-c.1815). Publication by Irish Academic Press is due in 2016.

     Dedicated research in the past decade into Irish fine art of this period has produced some excellent – though isolated – examples in the form of displays, publications and articles. In notable contrast are coeval fine art studies in Britain which currently enjoy a revival in research funding, museum partnerships, publishing opportunities, exhibitions, and active expertise networks, all of which provide vital scholarly momentum to the field.

    While a more sustained format for focused scholarly output in this area remains a desideratum, this project provides an opportunity to draw together and highlight substantial new work on the production and reception of fine art in Ireland in this period, and its contemporary discourse.

    Contributions are warmly welcomed from academics and graduate students working in art history and associated humanities disciplines, curators and independent scholars actively engaged in related research. Papers should engage with fine art media – painting, drawing, miniatures, sculpture, and print culture – and demonstrate original and previously unpublished research.

    Possible topics for papers include, but are not confined to, the following themes as considered in an Irish context:

    •    Artistic patrons, patronage and collecting

    •    Modes of acquisition and display

    •    The impact of contemporary politics and ethnographic change on

    artistic production and consumption

    •    Artistic networks

    •    Artistic genres

    •    Artist biographies

    •    Artistic training and education

    •    Foreign travel for formal or informal artistic education

    •    Amateur artists and artistic production

    •    Fashioning an artistic career; artists’ means of self-promotion

    and engagement with patrons and the art market

    •    Art writing, published or otherwise

    •    Art historiography of the early modern period

    Please send an abstract of your proposed paper (approx. 400 words) and a brief biographical note (max. 200 words) to by Monday 12 January 2015. If you have any queries please address them to the same email. Final papers will be in the region of 9,000 words, but abstracts for shorter papers are also welcome (please indicate if possible when submitting your abstract). Authors are welcome to submit more than one abstract for consideration by the editorial committee, which comprises Dr Jane Fenlon, Dr Ruth Kenny, Caroline Pegum, and Dr Brendan Rooney. Final papers will be peer-reviewed.