Earth Day, April 22, 2016; 10 a.m.12 p.m.
This Earth Day, get inspired to take action with a thought-provoking film on climate change and global food security. A perfect environmental storm is brewing as global gene banks deteriorate and industrial monocultures continue to spread. Agricultural pioneer Cary Fowler's passionate race against time to protect the future of our food supply takes him around the globe. Follow Fowler's mission in a film screening and discussion with the filmmakers on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m at The New York Botanical Garden (2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx NY). Register online at: http://www.nybg.org/earthday2016
Join us for Wright Plus 2016, the Great American Housewalk on Saturday, May 21. Tour spectacular living spaces, experience history and enjoy a festive day with visitors from around the world.
Wright Plus is the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s internationally renowned annual housewalk, featuring rare interior tours of private homes and public buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. Guests enjoy tours of spectacular residences, learn about their history and architecture, and share a fun-filled day with Wright and architecture enthusiasts.
The featured homes are within a 3-mile radius. Walk or hop on a shuttle trolley (included with admission) to get to the homes.
The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies' principal interests are the history of western, near eastern and Asian civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations, and music studies. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Further information can be found on the web at www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement, or on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu. Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: email@example.com). Deadline: November 1 2016.
Call for Applications ~ 12 junior positions to join the research group
"Spanish Italy and the Iberian Americas"
A Getty Foundation Connecting Art Histories Project
co-directed by Michael Cole and Alessandra Russo, Columbia University
The co-directors of the Connecting Art Histories project "Spanish Italy and the Iberian Americas” seek twelve junior scholars to join the research group during the period June 2016 to October 2017. Project participants will collaborate to discern the common dynamics and study the artistic ties that developed between these two regions in the early modern period, especially during the sixteenth century. Moving beyond the concerns of national heritage and microhistory, the project depends on scholars interested in changing their conceptions about their “home” fields of “Renaissance” Italian or “Colonial” Latin American art. The project will unfold in multiple stages, centered on travel and conversation. Throughout the project, the junior scholars and a group of senior faculty will collaborate and communicate regularly, sharing bibliographies and contributing monthly to a research blog. As a group, participants will travel to Italy in January 2017 to visit and discuss works in historically Spanish regions of Italy. Each member will be responsible for introducing a series of works, engaging information across multiple fields. Six months after the visits in Italy, in a second phase of the project, participants will convene in New York City for a workshop. Each scholar will present a paper responding to the conversation and insights elicited during the trip, and considering how those ideas might provide prospects for the study of arts in the Iberian Americas. While in New York, the group will also visit archives and museums in the city. The project will cover travel expenses to Italy and New York.
Recent PhDs to junior faculty members working on early modern Italian or Latin American art are eligible to apply, though preference will be given to those who did degrees or are working in Italian and Latin American universities. Candidates should submit a statement (maximum three pages) explaining their interest in participating; a description (maximum two pages) of a current project; a CV; two letters of recommendation; and a writing sample. Application materials should be sent as a single PDF, clearly labeled, to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31st, 2016.
Worcester College, Oxford is pleased to be able to offer a two year residential Fellowship in the study of Renaissance or Baroque architectural history through the generosity of the Scott Opler Foundation.
Applications are invited from scholars of any nationality and academic affiliation in the final year of their dissertation or within the first four years after the completion of their Ph.D., D.Phil. or comparable degree.
Applicants are asked to demonstrate a high level of skill in research methods and practice in the field of Architectural History, demonstrated via successful completion or near completion of a doctorate in a relevant area, possibly supported by conference papers and publications revealing skills in research practice and presentation.
Closing date for applications to be received is Thursday 14th April 2016 and should include an official Application Form, a statement of the proposed research programme, and a current curriculum vitae. Applicants must also arrange for two confidential letters of recommendation to be sent direct to the College by the same date. Applications and references may be sent by e-mail as PDF documents. Interviews for a final group of candidates will be scheduled in June.
The Latino Museum Studies Program (LMSP) provides a national forum for graduate students to share, explore and discuss the representation and interpretation of Latino cultures in the context of the American experience.
It provides a unique opportunity to meet and engage with Smithsonian professionals, scholars from renowned universities, and with leaders in the museum field.
Created in 1994 as Smithsonian Institute for Interpreting and Representing Latino Cultures (SIIRLC), LMSP seeks to increase the representation, documentation, research, knowledge, and interpretation of Latino art, culture, and history. The program focuses on developing museum practice within a framework of Latino cultural studies and is offered in two components.
The first component consists of a series of lectures, workshops, and behind-the-scenes tours at the Smithsonian. Curators, researchers, and other museum professionals as well as invited guest lecturers, will lead interactive tours and discussions providing participants a unique opportunity to see and hear first-hand the best practices in museums and cultural centers.
The second component consists of a practicum project within a selected Smithsonian museum. Applicants are matched to a practicum based on their background and experience, and how well the project aligns to their future goals.
Checklist is at http://latino.si.edu/Content/Images/Education/Latino_Museum_Studies_Program_Application_Checklist.pdf
PhD studentship funded in collaboration by The Glasgow School of Art and Historic Environment Scotland
Funding: Home fees (UK & EU) plus £14,000 annual stipend for three years full-time.
Start Date: Summer 2016
Application Deadline: 30 April 2016
Interviews taking place: 26 May 2016
For questions regarding this studentship, contact:
Dr Robyne Calvert, Mackintosh Research Fellow, email@example.com
Applications are invited for a full-time, fully funded PhD studentship based at The Glasgow School of Art, and supervised in collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland.
The Glasgow School of Art by Charles Rennie Mackintosh is an iconic building of international significance, and its damage through fire in May 2014 has led to substantial initiatives from the UK and Scottish governments and others to aid restoration of the building and interiors. Led by Dr Robyne Calvert (GSA) and Dr Ewan Hyslop (HES), this PhD project will develop a summative analysis of the restoration of the Mackintosh building through: a survey of historical change in its spatial arrangement and use; a series of focused case studies on material conservation and reconstruction; and critical reflection on the recovery project that will significantly contribute to the field of heritage studies. Through a deeper understanding of the history of use and spatial change inside the building, this research will be able to feed into and advise in ‘real time’ current restoration work as well as related digital heritage projects; and inform new strategic plans for the wider GSA estate and for the learning & teaching, and research environments. Case studies that focus on the recovery, analysis, and reconstruction of the interiors, furniture and fittings affected by the fire will highlight the methods and approaches of the restoration process. Finally, the research will contribute to the body of knowledge on heritage and conservation through offering critical reflection on the restoration project, from its immediate impact through to project completion, which will form a model for heritage crisis management.
By fortune and to a degree by happenstance Arthur Shurcliff took part in a significant early 20th century “restoration” project: the fashioning of Colonial Williamsburg. Within the unusualness of taking on the preservation of an entire town, Shurcliff’s role was without precedent, and one he was uniquely suited to assume. He served as chief landscape architect for design and planning decisions made between the inception of what was called The Restoration in 1928, until 1941 when he retired. The complex issues that arose during the restoration, recreation, and creation within the quiet, little town—discussions that have grown and multiplied over the ensuing years— are the subject of this presentation.
ELIZABETH HOPE CUSHING, Ph.D., is the author of a book, Arthur A. Shurcliff: Design Preservation, and the Creation of the Colonial Williamsburg Landscape based on her doctoral dissertation for the American and New England Studies program at Boston University. She is also a coauthor, with Keith N. Morgan and Roger Reed, of Community by Design, released in 2013. Cushing is a practicing landscape historian who consults, writes, and lectures on landscape matters. She has written cultural landscape history reports for the Taft Art Museum in Cincinnati, the National Park Service, the Department of Conservation and Recreation of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and other institutions and agencies. Her contributor credits include Pioneers of American Landscape Design (McGraw Hill Companies, 2000), Design with Culture: Claiming America’s Landscape Heritage (University of Virginia Press, 2005), Shaping the American Landscape (University of Virginia Press, 2009), and Drawing Toward Home (Historic New England, 2010). She has received a grant from the Gill Family Foundation to write a biography of Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., which she is currently researching and writing.
The First Congregational United Church of Christ
945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
6:30 pm – reception, 7:00 pm – lecture
Reservations are not required. $10.00 for Latrobe Chapter members, student members (full time) free with ID, $18.00 for non-members. See our website for additional information.
The John Nolen Research Fund provides assistance to scholars to conduct research in the John Nolen Papers and allied city and regional planning collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University Library.
Papers will be published in DAKAM's online library and in the proceedings e-book (with an ISBN number), which will be given to you in a DVD box and will be sent to be reviewed in the "Thomson & Reuters WOS' Conference Proceedings Citation Index-CPCI"
Papers will be published in DAKAM's online library and in the proceedings e-book (with an ISBN number), which will be given to you in a DVD box and will be sent to be reviewed in the "Thomson & Reuters WOS' Conference Proceedings Citation Index-CPCI"
A two day conference at the Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow G3 6RQ, Thursday 5th May-Friday 6th May 2016
On 12 May 1976, Secretary of State for Scotland Bruce Millan announced the cancellation of the plans to expand the village of Stonehouse outside Glasgow into a New Town of 40,000 inhabitants, and the redirection of the corresponding funds to the Glasgow Eastern Area Renewal (GEAR). After three decades, the era of enhanced greenfield developments outside British cities was finally drawing to an end, and policy was increasingly focusing on the renewal of the inner city as a place of residence.
The Glasgow experience was by no means unique. Although, in reality, suburbanisation was continuing virtually unchecked, from the 1970s onwards national and municipal policies in many European countries increasingly promoted living in the inner city. The International Building Exhibition, or IBA, in West Berlin (1979-1987), the regeneration of Rotterdam’s nineteenth-century neighbourhoods (begun 1973), the redevelopments of the London Docklands (begun 1981), Amsterdam Eastern Harbour (begun 1988) and Copenhagen South Harbour (begun 1995) as well as numerous infills and industrial redevelopments in the inner cities of Barcelona, Hamburg, Vienna or Gothenburg evidence the increasing emphasis on housing in the inner cities.
The conference will examine the architectural outcomes of the “return to the inner city” – that is, the numerous variations of dense, multi-storey “New Tenement” architecture, and the conditions that generated this architecture – the political and socio-economic background as well as the different ways in which living in the inner city was both conceptualised and realised.
The University of Edinburgh, in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland, is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified applicant to a collaborative PhD studentship. Generously funded by the UK's Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) via the Scottish Cultural Heritage Consortium, the PhD will examine the work of the architects H. Anthony Wheeler and Frank Sproson. Wheeler and Sproson was leading practice that was active in Scotland between the 1950s and the 1980s and whose work included a wide range of buildings and urban projects. The detailed archive of the practice is held at Historic Environment Scotland and offers multiple possible directions for a student interested in post-war architecture and urbanism to develop a project that responds to their specific interests. The studentship will commence in autumn 2016.
Full details about the project, eligibility criteria for the studentship, and desirable experience may be found at: http://bit.ly/1XfiF6K
Applications should be submitted by 18 April.
Informal enquiries about the project can be made to Dr Alistair Fair at Alistair.Fair@ed.ac.uk
The Fourth International Conference of the European Architectural History Network
1st Homes-uP International Conference on Single-Family Homes under Pressure?
Mannheim, October 13th and 14th, 2016
The conference will bring together international researchers from different disciplines who work on single-family housing. Objective is to scrutinize the effects of demographic, socio-cultural and structural change on the utilization of single-family housing in industrialized countries from an interdisciplinary perspective. We understand single-family homes as a generic term for free standing or serial buildings containing one dwelling, including detached, semi-detached and terraced (row) houses.
We welcome contributions from architects, economists, geographers, social scientists, urban and regional planners on:
Single-family home building stock characteristics and dynamics of spatial development,
Land use, material flow analysis, ecological aspects,
Emergence of new user groups and user preferences,
Market mechanisms, pricing, vacancies and their resource-related implications,
Housing policies and single-family homes,
Distressed single-family homes: identification and counteractive measures.
Submissions on these and other aspects regarding single-family homes as an economic, ecological and cultural resource are encouraged. Inclusion in the program will be based on a high-quality peer-review process. Contributions are welcome from both established and junior researchers.
Link conference website: http://homes-up.ioer.eu/index.php?id=4
Link Call for papers: http://homes-up.ioer.eu/fileadmin/files/PDF/Homes-uP_CfP.pdf (PDF, 113 kB)
Submission deadline: May 31, 2016
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2016
Scientific committee: Shaun Bond, Andreas Blum, Clemens Deilmann, Montserrat Pareja Eastaway, Roland Füss, Johann Jessen, Huibert Haccou, Bernadette Hanlon, Donald Houston, Wolfgang Maennig, Akito Murayama, Darja Reuschke, Stefan Siedentop, Anette Spellerberg, Immanuel Stieß, Christine Whitehead, Federico Zanfi
Costs: 50 € contribution for catering
Contact Local Organiser: Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim
P.O. Box 10 34 43 • 68034 Mannheim • Germany • Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research consortium: http://homes-up.ioer.eu/
Conference and research project "Homes-uP", funded by the Leibniz Association.
Organising committee: Clemens Deilmann, Oliver Lerbs, Maja Lorbek
VAF-New England Annual Meeting
“50 Years Back, 50 Years Forward: The National Historic Preservation Act”
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA
8:30 - 9:00 REGISTRATION & COFFEE
9:00 – 9:10 WELCOME ~ Shantia Anderheggen, VAF-NE President
9:10 – 9:40 The National Historic Preservation Act and the VAF: The Populist Revolution
Kim Hoagland, Professor Emerita, Michigan Technological University
9:40 – 10:50 PANEL: Educating About the Vernacular
Moderator: Zachary Violette (Boston University, PhD) with Betsy Cromley (Independent Scholar; Professor Emeritus, Northeastern University); Kim Hoagland, Professor Emerita, Michigan Technological University; Robert Russell (Professor, Cultural and Historic Preservation, Salve Regina University); Myron Stachiw (Consultant; Visiting Lecturer in Art, Architecture & Art History, UMass Amherst)
10:50 – 11:50 GREENWOOD AWARD WINNER ~ Ian Stevenson, PhD Candidate (2019), Boston University
"Fraternity, Furlough, and Family: Maine’s Civil War Veteran Summer Cottages"
11:50 – 12:00 2016 VAF-NE Field Trip Preview
12:00 – 1:15 LUNCH
Please join in an informal box lunch at the Oliver Wight Tavern for $20/person. Other lunch options are also available at OSV as well as outside the Village in nearby Sturbridge.
1:15 – 2:00 GREENWOOD AWARD FINALIST ~ Andrew Cushing, MA Candidate (2016), University of Pennsylvania
"A Damming Problem: The Relocation and Modern Planning of Hill, NH’s New Village"
2:00 – 3:15 PANEL: The Vernacular in Practice
Moderator: Elizabeth Igleheart (National Park Service, retired) with Betsy Friedberg (MA), Peter Michaud (NH), Christi Mitchell (ME) and Jenny Scofield (CT); Laura Trieschmann (VT)
3:15 – 3:45 ANNUAL MEETING (VAF Members)
President’s Report; Secretary’s Report; Treasurer’s Report; 2015 Field Trips; Reports from 2015 VAF National Meeting (Chicago, IL); Board Nominations and Vote
To REGISTER, please go to:
* Please Note: The REGISTRATION PROCESS and DEADLINES have changed!
LUNCH reservations can only be accepted through March 24, 2016*
Questions? Email email@example.com
This is a four-week course intended for students interested in achieving a better understanding of Peruvian architecture during Viceroyal times and how it clashed and mixed in turn with the ancient architectural and territorial transformations of the indigenous people already in the region.
Since the cities of Lima and Cusco are arguably the most relevant case studies while trying to understand the incredibly complex and rich architecture and constructive tradition of the Spanish Viceroyal world in southern America, the program will allow students to attend theoretical and practical sessions in both cities, with field work in specific sites and visits to a number of contextual areas of cultural landscaping and heritage-valuable architecture as the citadel of Machu Picchu just to mention one of them.
Additional information can be found in the following links:
Students experiences: www.pucp.edu.pe/sVenON
“Ideal” homes? A history of the home
6 May 2016
London Metropolitan Archives, London, UK
Inspired by material from the Ideal Home Show found in the recently deposited Earls Court and Olympia Collection, this day of talks and document viewings will explore how the ideal and reality of the home has changed over the centuries.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are invited from across the heritage, cultural and academic sectors. Our aim is to generate a dialogue between these groups through a programme of presentations, shorts talks and document viewings.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
• Collections – How can the collections of archives, museums, libraries, galleries and other cultural organisations inform our understanding of the home and domesticity throughout history?
• “Ideal” homes? – What were people’s aspirations for their homes and domestic spaces, what influenced these aspirations, and how have they changed?
• Real Homes – What were people’s homes really like in the past? How and why did they change over time, and what influence did social standing and wealth have on the home?
We invite short abstracts of between 50 and 200 words for informal 10 minute presentations that share work-in- progress or provide an introduction to new projects or research that address these topics.
Abstract deadline: 1st April 2016
Abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org
An International Conference at The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning
Call for Papers
Good architecture brings forth a thick reality of experience. To create poetic local places (buildings, landscapes, and urban design projects), the architect has to embody the environment in which his architectural creation takes place. Meaningful architectural making always reflects and addresses the time, place, desires and needs of a shared context, but at the same time interprets, ponders, questions and manipulates it, while bringing forth the living subjectivity of the architect.
Artistic creation, in its different forms, allows the artist to embody the world poetically. Through drawing, painting, sculpture, film, music, dance, etc., the artist addresses collective cultural topics in a personal manner, questions, criticizes, and illuminates them, and thus actively participates in the shared reality.
It is not uncommon that architects immerse themselves in art making. Usually their artistic creation has been regarded as separated from their architectural work. The conference will investigate the intricate and fascinating ties between artistic and architectural making. It will aim to question, exemplify, and evaluate the connection between these two fields. Why do architects preoccupy themselves with art making? What are the relationships between their artistic works and their architectural design? Does their art making enrich their architectural designs?
Papers may articulate theoretical relationships between art making and architectural making, approach the relationship between these two fields as modes of thinking in recent decades. Papers may also attest to the relationship between art and architecture through case studies of specific architects, or shed light on the ties between specific works of art and architectural projects. Collaborative, multidisciplinary and historiographical papers are welcome.
Important Dates: We are inviting historians, theoreticians, researchers and scholars of various fields and backgrounds to submit a paper proposal for one of the below listed topics.
Please email a 500 words abstract, describing the paper proposal to the following email address: Aremail@example.com by March 17, 2016.
Accepted abstracts will be notified by March 25, 2016.
**Abstracts that have been sent until March 7, 2016 will be notified by march 14, 2016 as was initially published.
All accepted papers (based on abstract acceptation) would be included in a publication in the form of proceedings.
Please keep title short and appealing.
Mention the topic (from list of topics to be discussed in the conference), which your paper addresses.
Images (72 dpi) may be included as part of the abstract if they enhance the text and are an integral element of the abstract.
Author's full name (surname first).
Author's credentials (i.e.: Ph.D., Master Student, Professor, Architect, Artist etc.).
Author's affiliation (i.e.: university, office or organization).
Author's contact info: Full address, email, and phone number.
More than one abstract may be submitted per author.
Registration fees: please check at our website http://jebe-cities.com/archart
**Tickets for a conference dinner will be offered separately around March.
Registration deadline: April 10, 2016.
Venues: The conference will take place at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology between the 19th and the 21st of April, 2016. Israel's prominent technological institution, the Technion is located in Haifa on the Carmel Mountain. As the center of the northern Israeli metropolitan, Haifa offers a unique view on local region and culture.
Topic 1). Theoretical and philosophical aspects of art making as modes of poetic embodiment of the surroundings and interpretations of the relationship between artistic and architectural making.
Topic 2). Historiographies of relationships between art and architectural making, with emphasis on their conditions and significance in the contemporary era of enhanced technology and globalization.
Topic 3). Case studies dealing with the artistic and architectural work of architects worldwide, and the ties between specific artistic and architectural projects, methodologies and products.
Topic 4). Case studies focusing on artistic and architectural work of Israeli, Palestinian and Mediterranean architects.
Prof. David Leatherbarrow
Prof. Architect Joerg Gleiter
Architect Zvi Hecker
Prof. Architect Iris Aravot - Chair
Dr. Architect Dana Margalith
Architect Anna Shapiro
Architect Yoni Avidan
Architect Maya Weissman-Ilan
** For more information please visit our website at: http://jebe-cities.com/archart
We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic person to work on a voluntary basis as Magazine Editor on our Committee.
Named The Architectural Historian and published biannually, this full-colour, 28-page magazine is designed to appeal to our membership as well as a wider audience. It includes a variety of articles, regular features and news about the Society’s activities. The print run is 1,000 copies which are distributed worldwide.
As Editor, you will be responsible for planning the content of each issue and then commissioning features and new articles from Society members and others. You will also be required to edit and proof-read each issue, source images and liaise with the designers.
Members of the SAHGB Committee will happily offer advice and/or contacts if required, but this is a real opportunity for the Editor to take control and shape the publication’s future.
Some editing experience and a keen interest in architectural history are vital for this role. You will also be well-organised and have the ability to forward plan.
We anticipate that the work will take an average of one-and-a-half hours a week but will be more intensive at some stages of the publishing cycle. As with all posts on the Committee, this is a voluntary role. The Committee meets three times a year, usually in London. The Magazine Editor will also be part of the Communications Sub-Committee which will entail additional meetings, although some of these may be by Skype or conference call. Reasonable, standard-class travel expenses to Committee and Sub-Committee meetings will be reimbursed.
If you'd like to discuss the role informally, please contact the Honorary Secretary, Jonathan Kewley.
Visit the website to apply.