Recent Opportunities

  • State Library of New South Wales Fellowships

    Sydney | Dates: 18 May – 17 Jul, 2017

    A range of research fellowships have been announced by the State Library of New South Wales to pursue both collections-based research and broader studies in the humanities. Details are available here:

  • CFP: Money: Economies of Architecture (Ardeth Issue 03)

    Dates: 18 May – 21 Jul, 2017

    The discussion of architecture, with all the visibility of its objects, tends to downplay the invisible flows of money that sustains its production. It is as if the dependency on economic forces is too much to face up to; better then to celebrate the catalytic genius of the architectural hero and then the glorious outputs, and try to ignore everything else that goes on in between. In the spirit of Ardeth, however, this issue intends to probe the that in between space of the operations of architecture, examining the intersection of the projects of architecture with economies, and with it their associated social and political contexts and implications. This builds on recent work in the field, such as that by Peggy Deamer and The Architecture Lobby on work, and by Doug Spencer on architecture and neoliberalism. Both of these clearly show the submission of the theories and discipline of architecture to the forces of global capital. It is only through a better understanding of the the way that contemporary economics cut across architectural operations that one can learn to deal with these dominant forces in a resistive and transformational manner.

    This special issue of Ardeth invites contributors to discuss the economies of architecture, with the following as potential areas to explore:

    • The Economies of Work: following Deamer et al, how are the various modes of architectural work (in practice, in education, in competitions) overseen by economic systems, and what are the possibilities to escape the dominance of the norms?
    • The Economies of Theory: the so-called ‘post-critical’ turn in architectural theory and practice may be read as at best a pragmatic acceptance of, at worst a complicity with, the prevailing economic orthodoxy. What types of theory might best provide a new critical edge that opens up that orthodoxy to inspection and transformation in an architectural context?
    • The Economies of Stuff: architectural operations are at heart about the manipulation of stuff, and this stuff is generally treated as commodity. What are the possibilities for new forms of the supply chain, of the commons, of reuse and so on that reconsider the use of stuff beyond its exchange value.
    • The Economies of Value: architecture, at least the 1% version of its stars, is employed to increase the cultural capital, and hence economic value, of development. Essays that investigate this process are invited, as well as those that look at the way that architecture might intervene in alternative value systems such those of social and environmental capital.
    • The Economies of the Future: with the spectre of the collapse of capitalism haunting much current political debate, we need to start thinking about other economic models and their spatial implications. This section of the issue asks how such alternative models might inflect on architectural operations, from the nature of practice to new spatial and material figurations.
  • CFP: Southern Studies Conference

    Montgomery | Dates: 14 May – 16 Oct, 2017
    Southern Studies Conference, February 9-10, 2018
    Auburn University at Montgomery, AL
    Deadline for submissions: October 16, 2017
    Contact email:

    Now in its tenth year, the Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) Southern Studies Conference invites proposals for pre-formed panels or individual papers on any topic pertaining to the history and culture of the American South from any time period, including presentations on art practice, American history, the history of science and medicine, the history of art, anthropology, history of music, foodways studies, theatre, literature, and sociology.

    In particular, the conference organizers invite proposals on any aspect of the history of art and architecture of the Southern United States. Topics might include:

    - Southern architecture: the plantation and/or back house, urban architecture and city/suburban planning, landscape design, the Rural Studio, Samuel Mockbee, church, camp, or meeting architecture, historic preservation, or the post-modern
    - Native American art, material culture, and manuscripts, or contemporary Native American art made of/in the American South
    - Southern folk, outsider, and self-taught art and artists, including Howard Finster, Mose Tolliver, and William Edmondson
    - Considerations of the status of categories of folk, self-taught, and outsider art in relation to Southern geography and art history
    - Southern sculpture of any tradition, including studies of makers, materials, monuments, or markers
    - Southern natural history and illustration, or studies of Mark Catesby, John James Audubon, or William Bartram and the South
    - Southern sculpture or painting, including studies of portraiture and its social functions, the southern landscape tradition, plantation views, still lifes or genre scenes, or considerations of style and regionalism, or modernism in the American South
    - Slavery and its legacies in Southern art, nostalgia for the “Old South,” or the Southern Gothic
    - Reflections, case studies, or papers on Southern museums, collections, museological practice, patronage, exhibitions, or curation in the American South
    - The Civil War and/or its legacies in American art of the South
    - The art and visual and material culture of the Civil Rights Movement in the South
    - Southern material and visual culture, including metalwork, decorative arts, textiles, furniture, prints, book illustration, or Southern illustrators, lithography firms, and printers
    - Southern photography (both by makers born or practicing in the South and images of the South), from early portrait studios to photography of the Civil War, from WPA photography to the color photography of William Eggleston and William Christenberry
    - African American art rooted in or created of the American South, including the fine arts, quilt making, grave decoration, metalwork, sculpture, ceramics, and basket weaving
    - Considerations of the place of “Southern Art” within the canon of American art history or papers that address pedagogy and teaching of the “Arts of the American South”
    - Southern media, including film, cinema, or video
    - Contemporary art in/of the American South

    Proposals should be emailed to and include a 250-word abstract and a brief CV. The deadline for proposals is October 16, 2017. For more information, please visit the conference website:
  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar Opportunities in the Arabian Peninsula

    Dates: 12 May – 01 Aug, 2017

    The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is currently accepting applications for grants to begin in 2018-19. U.S. Scholars to the region immerse themselves in one of the most dynamic cultural and social landscapes in the world, contributing to the region's legacy of excellence in scholarship through a wide range of awards. We encourage you to explore the awards in the countries below, and Contact Us at with any questions.

    Bahrain: Applicants sought in educational administration and teacher education, and business and economics. An All Disciplines award is also available for scholars of any specialization. Grant lengths of 10 months.

    Kuwait: Applications accepted in Multiple Disciplines; preferred specializations include but are not limited to American history and literature, communications/journalism, educational leadership. Grant lengths of 10 months, or Flex.

    Oman: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of five or 10 months.

    Qatar: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of five or 10 months.

    Saudi Arabia: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of three to 10 months, or Flex.

    United Arab Emirates: Applications accepted in All Disciplines. Grant lengths of 10 months for applicants with a teaching component; three to nine months, or Flex for applicants conducting research-only.

    During their grant period, Scholars in the region may apply for a short-term regional travel grant (five to 14 days) for participation in a variety of activities including faculty and student lectures, graduate or faculty seminars, curriculum development, public lectures, panel presentations, needs assessment, conferences, or some combination thereof.

    Applicants may also want to consider the Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Program (8475-MC) for projects that require research in two or more countries in the region.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens. The deadline for complete applications is August 1, 2017.
  • Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live

    Bristol | Dates: 25 – 26 Jan, 2018
    Health: The Design, Planning and Politics of How and Where We Live
    25th to 26th January 2018
    Bristol, United Kingdom

    Architects for Health and WHO keynotes at this major international / interdisciplinary conference. Multiple publications. Disciplines range from health to architecture. Themes - healthy cities, homes, design for life, accessibility and more.

    Web address:
    Sponsored by: University of the West of England 
  • Architecture and Adventure Tour to Iceland

    Dates: 25 Aug – 04 Sep, 2017
    Iceland - Architecture and Adventure
    August 25 - September 4, 2017


    This tour will be an outstanding experience for us! Iceland, which is about the size of Kentucky, has some rather interesting contemporary architecture and amazing natural wonders and our tour will incorporate both aspects of this island country. We’ll spend time in Reykjavik where our guide - who is also an architect - will lead us through the most exciting architectural buildings in the city, such as Harpa – Icelandic Concert and Conference Centre by Henning Larsen Architects and Olafur Eliasson, Hallgrimskirkja (Hallgrimschurch), Perlan (“The Pearl”), Austurvollur Square and Asmundur Sveinsson Sculpture Gallery to name a few. A high point will be our meeting with architects Steve Christer and Margrét Harðardóttur who designed Reykjavik City Hall and the Supreme Court Building. Steve and Margrét will guide us through both of these buildings. We will also visit Nordic House, a cultural institution opened in 1968 and operated by the Nordic Council of Ministers with a library designed by Alvar Aalto. Its goal is to foster and support cultural connections between Iceland and the other Nordic countries. Our next destination will be Gerdarsafn - a progressive art museum that specializes in modern and contemporary art. We'll spend three nights at the ION Adventure Hotel near Gullfoss, which will provide us with both architecture and adventure. In addition, we will fly to Akureyri on the northern side of the island where visits will include Hof, the new cultural center, and the main church Basalt Akureyrarkirkja (1940) that was designed by Guojon Samuelsson and the Diamond Circle. Plus, as long as there's darkness, there’s the possibility of seeing the Northern Lights.
  • Linda F. Dietz Prize

    Dates: 05 May – 15 Aug, 2017
    The Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d'histoire annually awards the CJH/ACH Linda F. Dietz Graduate Essay Prize of $500 for the best article submitted by a graduate student registered at a Canadian university, or by a Canadian graduate student registered at any university in the world. The essay must be based on original research and meet scholarly standards. Articles may be written in English or French and should not exceed 10,000 words, including notes. As a rule, footnotes should make up no more than 20 percent of the article’s total word count. The best submissions will undergo double-blind peer review and be judged by the CJH/ACH editor.

    Please review our current submission guidelines and instructions for uploading in the “Author and Reviewer” tab of our website.

    Indicate on the title page that your submission is intended for consideration in the Linda F. Dietz Graduate Essay Prize Competition.

    Submissions deadline: 15 August of each year.
  • CFP - An Exploratory Journey of Spirituality in Design and Architecture

    Dates: 05 May, 2017 – 01 Mar, 2018
    CALL FOR PAPERS JOURNAL OF INTERIOR DESIGN An Exploratory Journey of Spiritualty in Design and Architecture Special Journal Issues Sponsored by the Journal of Interior Design Under the auspices of Interior Design Educators Council Spirituality is defined as “… the search for transcendent meaning” – can be expressed in religious practice or … expressed exclusively in their relationship to nature, music, the arts, a set of philosophical beliefs, or relationships with friends and family” (Astrow et al. 2001). What is spirituality? Whether from a historical or modern perspective, spirituality develops around a universal human experience that resonates with each of us in some way. While contemporary interpretations of spirituality focus around a deep sense of vitality or interconnectedness, historical accounts of spirituality discuss religious interpretations such as Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, to poet Rumi’s definition which centers spirituality around creativity that evolves within the inner self rather than from external sources (Paintener, 2007). Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) advocated spirituality as an independent scholarly area of transcendentalism and modernists such as Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) and Jackson Pollack (1912-1956) believed spirituality centered on art and creative expressions. The National Center for Cultural Competence promotes spirituality as a means of expression through religious or secular practices of creativity, the arts, music, philosophy or relationships with family or friends. Regardless of one’s personal definition of spirituality, compilations of definitions of spiritualty focus upon such concepts as higher purpose, sacred transcendence, deep sense of aliveness, contemplative spaces, interconnectedness with oneself, search for meaning and strong senses of self-actualization. Accounts of spirituality also discuss the importance of adaptability of spirituality to one’s time in life, the family life cycle, one’s relationship through art or nature and search for meaning in life. According to Parker (2014), Stanford anthropologist Tayna Luhrmann’s research claims that spirituality evolves through cultural understanding and therefore impacts interior spaces (Parker, 2014). Today, issues of population shift, conflict, technology, natural resources, intercultural competence and a more interconnected world has manifested a global exploration and broad curiosity about spirituality. People across the world, in response to a complex, interconnected world, are seeking spirituality in many different forms. This special issue of the Journal of Interior Design welcomes visual essays, research papers, or case studies that explore the breadth and meaning of spirituality in the context of interior space. Examples of themes for submissions include, but are not limited to: • Contemplative spaces and healing • Sacred space as cultural/individual identity • Designing for transcendence • Cultural, social and/or geographic influences upon spirituality • Interdisciplinary approaches to designing spiritual places • Historical definitions of spirituality throughout time in architecture and interiors • Critical analysis of spiritual spaces through the lens of the designer, architect, artist and/or end user(s) The list of topics is not all-inclusive and all research should be original and demonstrate exceptional rigor in the search for new knowledge/ideas. Astrow, A., Pulchalski, C., and Sulmasy, D. (2001). Religion, Spirituality, and Health Care: Social, Ethical, and Practical Considerations. American Journal of Medicine. 110: 283-287 as cited in National Center for Cultural Competence (2017), Body, mind, spirit, retrieved April 26, 2017 from Paintener, C. (2007). The relationship between spirituality and artistic expression: Cultivating the capacity for imagining. Spirituality in Higher Education Newsletter, 3, (2), 1 – 6. Parker, C. (December 16, 2014). Spirituality shaped through cultural understandings, Stanford Report, Retrieved April 20, 2017 from Definitions Visual essays are understood to communicate the ideas by using visual and verbal language. They will often also have written elements that are integrated and linked with the visual elements of the text. While demonstrating and presenting speculative research and practice-based visual media, the visual elements of the essay form an integral part of an argument, interpretation, reading or idea expressed in an interior design. Rather than rely on the authority of textual language, images, photographs, drawings, sketches and diagrams that play a pivotal role in shaping an intellectual inquiry; it is important that the visual essay maintains a level of criticality. Visual essays should target one to eight high-resolution images and 2000-4000 words depending on the image-word relationship at play. Examples abound in recent years, though explicit to interior design/architecture and offering a range of approaches and strategies, one might refer to: • Julieanna Preston, “Dear Rosa”. IDEA Journal: Design Activism, guest edited by Dr. Lorella Di Cintio, 2014, pp. 4-13. ( • Chapters 4-8, by Hammond, Preston, Leski, Weinthal and Chee respectively in Lori Brown (ed.), Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary approaches to women in architecture, Ashgate, 2001, pp. 83-168. Research papers are those that demonstrate development and engagement centered upon the theme of spirituality within the built environment. Interior design/interior architecture history, theory and practice through analysis, critique and synthesis are methods to explore the themed topic of spirituality under discussion. It is important that such research papers also reach to generate new understandings of spirituality and have the potential to build strong relationships between the theme and built environment and offer trajectories for its future as a making-thinking-doing practice. This mode of contribution should be between 5,000 – 7,000 words and include one to eight high-quality images. • Walker, S. (2017). Design for life: Creating meaning in a distracted world. New York: Routledge. • Hariri, S. (March, 2017). How do you build a sacred space? TED Ideas worth spreading. Retrieved April 26, 2017 from: Case Studies are in-depth and holistic approaches to investigating interior and architectural spaces within a specific context. Through critical investigation and process, case studies present the real-life context for spirituality and explain the many players and behavioral conditions of the space. Authors of case studies present analysis of the space through observation of the end-user within the space, identify and analyze real-life situations that document their analysis of the space that evokes the interpretation of spirituality that is being presented. Process and outcomes are important to case studies which may be: • exploratory in nature by presenting an idea or theory of spirituality through the investigation of a space and presenting questions for further inquiry; • descriptive by documenting an established model of spirituality through space, or • interpretive by utilizing a single or multiple case studies to support or challenge models/theories of spirituality. There are other types of case studies that may be utilized. The critical piece for this submission category is an in-depth process to evaluate spirituality in a specific context. Further information on case studies is available through Zainal (2007) work on this particular research method. This mode of contribution should be between 5,000 – 7,000 words and include one to eight high-quality images. Zainal, Z. (2007). Case study as research method. Journal Kemanusiann, 9, 1-6. Retrieved April 20, 2017 from Examples of Case Studies: • Schwarz, B. & Brent, R. (1997). Eero Saarinen's firestone baars chapel: Poetics of a sacred place, Journal of Interior Design, 23. (1), 1997, 37-47. • Asojo, A, & Asojo, T. (2015). The influence of indigenous forms, art, and symbols on sacred spaces: A study of two Catholic churches in Nigeria, Journal of Interior Design, 40, (1), 1-17. Note: The Journal of Interior Design has a print and online presence. The latter can host videos. DUE DATES FOR SPECIAL ISSUE: May 15, 2017 Call for papers July 1, 2017 Registration of Interest – Authors are asked to register their intent to submit a paper by sending a 150-word abstract to Jane Kucko at Please put your surname and “JID On Spirituality Issue” in the subject line. Registration of interest is not refereed, nor is it requirement to submit. However, the acknowledgement of registration facilitates development of a proposal to full research paper by providing confirmation of fit with the special issue. Recognition of fit does not guarantee publication. March 1, 2018 Full visual essays, research papers, and case studies are due. See submission guidelines below. March 2019 Publication of JID Special issue: An Exploratory Journey of Spiritualty in Design and Architecture For questions regarding the call for papers, submission deadlines, or anything related to the content of the Special Issue contact Jane Kucko at Please put your surname and “JID On Spirituality Issue” in the subject line. GUIDELINES FOR JID SUBMISSIONS: Authors should follow the author guidelines found on JID’s website at Wiley Blackwell. ( Technical questions regarding the submission of documents through the ScholarOne website should be addressed to Claire Hicks at In addition to the visual essay, research paper, or case study, contributions should also include a 250-word abstract formatted in APA or Chicago Manual of Style. The paper should be aligned with the topic of the special issue and comply with the descriptors above. Authors must submit papers via the ScholarOne Manuscripts system on the JID website ( Papers must be original work of the author or authors and are not being considered for publication in other journals. Submissions may be checked for originality using plagiarism-detection software. The Journal of Interior Design is a scholarly, refereed publication dedicated to issues related to the design of the interior environment. Scholarly inquiry representing the entire spectrum of interior design theory, research, education and practice is invited. Submissions are encouraged from educators, designers, anthropologists, architects, historians, psychologists, sociologists, or others interested in interior design and environments. GUEST EDITOR: Jane Kucko, Ph.D., FIDEC Vice Provost for Global Education University of Tulsa Emeritus Faculty, Texas Christian University Jane Kucko serves as the Vice Provost for Global Education at the University of Tulsa where she oversees comprehensive internationalization across TU. TU’s internationalization plan includes such initiatives as study abroad, TU Global Scholars, a staff global development program and internationalization grants for faculty. Kucko was previously at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth where she served as Director for the Center for International Studies and was on faculty of interior design. As a faculty member, her research focused upon critical thinking and design concept. Of particular note is her research on Fay Jones resulting in the co-authorship of Thorncrown and the Mildred B. Cooper Chapels: Sacred Structures Designed by Fay Jones (Watson & Kucko, 2001). Her narrative research has focused upon North Texas quiltmakers and her current focus is upon global citizenship. She holds a Ph.D. from Texas Woman’s University, a Master’s from Oklahoma State, and her B.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Watson, S., Kucko, J. (2001). Thorncrown and the Mildred B. Cooper chapels: Sacred structures designed by Fay Jones, Journal of Interior Design, 27, (2), 14-25.
  • Archiletture - Narrative forms between architecture and literature

    Bologna | Dates: 03 – 05 May, 2017
    At the centre of attention of this conference are the relationships between literature and architecture. Such relationships are not merely references found in works of literature to architectonically significant concepts or places; rather this conference aims at exploring the possibility of deeper structural relationships between these two disciplines. Modern design processes, in their ideational and operative means, exalt visual instruments confining writing mainly to theory or to bureaucracy. But architecture is forced to imagine past and present lives flowing within its spaces and giving them form. As a consequence, architecture implies a narrative in its creation as long as it deals with possible inhabitants and assumes them and their bodies as a measure. On the other side, literature invents lives and in outlining these lives is forced to conceive frame, structure and forms of space and places where actions and concrete lives occur, considering their transformation in time as well. At the centre of interest of this conference are case studies in which structural affinities between literature and architecture are central elements in the creative process. Architectonic form as a matrix for a literary work Proposals for this section should focus attention on literary works whose matrix is an architectonic form, that is to say an archetypal form, an object, a building or a city. The latter, as a “matrix image”, can be visual, oneiric, plastic or metaphoric. Situated at the centre of a representative and aesthetic universe they generate forms and propose new ways to represent space and its figures or new narrative models, devices and strategies. The constructivist and productive nature of the relationship between architectonic space and literary space that has its illustrious precursor in the Proustian "cathedral" or in the Borgesian “labyrinth” can be found in the multiplicity of the paradigm of "global" works, such as cycles, serial novels, long narratives and world novels, as well as in the theoretical and poietic project that explores the formal laws embedded in the spatial setting-up of the work, opens up its possible worlds, reinvents its relationship with reality and with the way it belongs to the world and the world to it. Narrative structures in the architectonic project This section addresses works of architecture - drawing, texts, constructions - in which writing has a non-subsidiary role in the creative process and in this way provides a way to include in the projects the circumstantial element of the kind of existence that one imagines in the places or in the objects to be designed and realized. The search for a narrative structure in architectonical projects addresses both the creative processes based on literary procedures - the moment of ideation when a place or an object is created prior to its graphic realization and its program defines the articulation of the project not merely in functional terms – and the use of writing at every stage of project development, in particular with reference to the relationship between visual image and written text. At the centre of attention here are all those literary genres that find an application in architecture - essay, cahier, captions and paratexts related to the different phases of conception - provided that they give a substantial contribution to the ideation or construction of architectonical forms understood in all their possible meanings and without limitations of scale. Program May 3, 2017 9.00-18.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna 9.00 Welcome greeting (Ezio Mesini – Presidente della Scuola di Ingegneria e Architettura, Andrea Boeri – Direttore del Dipartimento, Alberto Destro –Associazioni letteratura comparata) Session 1: Luoghi e strutture della narrazione - Chair: Giovanni Leoni 9.30 Keynote lecture: Jacques Neefs - Johns Hopkins University Baltimore e Institut de textes et manuscrits modernes-CNRS-ENS Paris Structures narratives et architecture d’œuvre 10.15 Jasna Galjer - University of Zagreb The doors of perception: the city as a space of modernity in 20th century Croatian novel 10.40-11.00 Break 11.00 Antonio Pizza - Escola Tècnica Superior d’Arquitectura de Barcelona (UPC) La Parigi «moderna» di Charles Baudelaire e Walter Benjamin 11.25 Herman van Bergeijk - University of Technology in Delft Narrativity and the work of H.P. Berlage 11.50 Roberta Malagoli - Università di Padova Il luogo inesistente delle affinità elettive 12.15-13.00 Discussion 13.00-14.30 Lunch breack Session 2: Metropoli di carta: gesti, visioni, ornamenti - Chair: Andrea Borsari 14.30 Keynote lecture: Raffaele Milani - Università di Bologna Mitopoiesi delle forme e delle figure. Per una filosofia del gesto e della parola 15.15 Laura Ricca - Università di Bologna Nagai Kafū e la logica del luogo nella città delle situazioni: Tokyo 15.40 Federico Farnè - Università di Bologna Distopie da un futuro passato: la visione di James G. Ballard 16.05-16.25 Break 16.25 Ivano Gorzanelli – Università di Bologna Siegfried Kracauer. Una biografia tra sociologia e architettura. 16.50 Mauro Pala - Università di Cagliari L’ornamento e la metropoli. Gli impiegati di Kracauer come decostruzione della ratio poli(s)tica nella spazialità del moderno 17.15-18.30 Discussione May 4, 2017 9.00-13.00 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Session 3: Case e corpi, libri e geografie - Chair: Giulio Iacoli 9.00 Keynote lecture: Bertrand Westphal - Université de Limoges Una gita sulla collina del mormorio, ovvero una passeggiata fra arte, letteratura e architettura 10.10 Maria Gabriella Adamo - Università di Messina Architettura, memoria e riscritture dall’Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499) al Songe de Poliphile (1546). 10.35-10.55 Break 10.55 Gloria Bonaguidi - Università “l’Orientale” di Napoli Per una grammatica del romanzo condominiale 11.20 Riccardo Donati - Università degli Studi di Urbino "Carlo Bo" Forma della casa, forma del corpo, forma del testo. Magrelli nel «condominio di carne» 11.45-13.00 Discussione 13.00-14.30 Lunch breack 13.00-14.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Poster session: Architetti e narratori Vladimir Bojkovic - Università Politecnica delle Marche Architecture as Metaphore in the Novel The Master and Margarite by Mikhail Bulgakov Sofia Nannini - Università di Bologna Narrare senza architettura: l'Islanda nei romanzi di Jón Kalman Stefánsson Giovanni Poletti - Università di Bologna Tempo «atmosferico» e tempo «cronologico» nella scrittura autobiografica di Aldo Rossi: dall’oblio alla memoria Francesca Privitera – Università di Firenze La morfologia della Medina di Tunisi come narrazione urbana negli studi di Roberto Berardi 14.30-18.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Session 4: Mondi di mondi - Chair: Federico Bertoni 14.30 Keynote lecture: Susi Pietri - Università di Macerata Architetture mondo: i cicli di opere 15.15 Pierpaolo Ascari - Università di Bologna Léon Daudet e lo stradario della vita 15.40 Paola Carmagnani - Università di Torino La «wonderbox» di Henry James: The Turn of the Screw (1898) 16.05-16.25 Break 16.25 Ugo Cornia - Università di Bologna Spazi, oggetti e strane pratiche in Samuel Beckett 16.50 Stefania Sbarra - Ca' Foscari, Venezia Tra la villa prussiana di Th. Fontane e il colombario romano di Fr. Nietzsche: case, dimore e ambienti nella prosa del realismo tedesco 17.15-18.30 Discussione May 5, 2017 9.00-18.30 Dipartimento di Architettura, Aula Magna Session 5: Spazi per immagini nel tempo - Chair: Fabio Vittorini 9.00 Keynote lecture: Sergio Porta - University of Strathclyde L’Innocenza dei Luoghi. Cronaca di un Pellegrinaggio 9.45 Marina Guglielmi - Università di Cagliari Anti luoghi e contro-spazi: alcune rappresentazioni letterarie del perturbante dell’architettura 10.10 Lamberto Amistadi - Università di Bologna Una casa come lui: John Hejduk e la new England Masque 10.35-10.55 Break 10.55 Stefano Ascari - Università di Bologna Qui e (non) ora: la spazializzazione del tempo in Here di Richard McGuire 11.20 Michele Righini – Università di Bologna «...AND THIS IS WHERE I'LL PUT THE LIVING ROOM». Architetture a fumetti: Richard McGuire e Chris Ware 11.45-13.00 Discussione 13.00-14.30 Lunch breack Session 6: Scritture e costruzioni tra intérieurs e cityscapes - Chair: Paola Mildonian 14.30 Micaela Antonucci - Università di Bologna Un «libro tradotto in pietre vive»: la simbiosi artistica tra Gabriele D'Annunzio e Giancarlo Maroni nella costruzione del Vittoriale 14.55 Daniel Naegele - Iowa State University Architecture in a Book. Le Corbusier’s Le Poème de l’Angle Droit 15.20 Cettina Rizzo - Università di Catania Dal «Cabinet d’objets précieux» alla «Maison musée»: Architetture di interni nel XIX secolo tra collezionismo, arti decorative e applicate. 15.45 Fabio Vittorini - IULM, Milano «New York Cityscapes»: moltitudine e invisibilità metropolitana nella narrativa statunitense contemporanea 16.10-16.30 Break 16.30-18.30 Round table Architettura e letteratura: Andrea Borsari, Matteo Cassani Simonetti, Riccardo Donati, Giulio Iacoli, Giovanni Leoni, Rosita Tordi Castria. Scientific Committee Federico Bertoni - Università di Bologna Andrea Borsari - Università di Bologna Giovanni Bottiroli - Università di Bergamo Alberto Destro - Università di Bologna Giulio Iacoli - Università di Parma Giovanni Leoni - Università di Bologna Paola Mildonian - Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia Rosita Tordi Castria - Università I.U.L.M. di Milano Scientific secretariat Matteo Cassani Simonetti - Università di Bologna Giulio Iacoli - Università di Parma Promoters SICL - Società Italiana di Comparatistica Letteraria COMPALIT - Associazione per gli Studi di Teoria e Storia comparata della Letteratura Consulta di Critica letteraria e letterature comparate Università di Bologna - Dipartimento di Architettura - Dottorato di Ricerca in Architettura
  • Expressions of Interest: Co-editors, The Journal of Architecture

    London | Dates: 01 – 22 May, 2017
    The Editorial Board of The Journal of Architecture is seeking expressions of interest to fill two co-editor positions. These positions have been newly established as a consequence of The Journal’s growth. Expressions are sought from established architectural academics with strong scholarly track records, and who are keen to contribute to the development of architecture through the publication of high-quality research and scholarly inquiry. Joint expressions are also welcomed from editors who would undertake the role as a team of two. The Role of co-editor The co-editors would become members of the editorial board, working closely with the editor in chief and the executive editor to produce each issue of The Journal. The role involves: • calling upon and further developing an extensive network of academics and scholars internationally in order to maintain high-quality peer review, and to reinforce The Journal’s reputation as a leading publication in the field • evaluating submitted papers and organising The Journal’s peer review process (via the Scholar One content management system) on a day-to-day basis • managing individual papers through the peer review, revision and approval process, offering detailed editorial feedback, and working with authors to achieve timely publication • soliciting and evaluating proposals for special issues, and working with guest editors to steer these issues through the peer review and revision process to publication • promoting The Journal and encouraging high-quality submissions by being active in the field, including in scholarly conferences and forums • attending editorial board meetings and taking an active role in the development of The Journal While the week-to-week workload of the role will vary, each co-editor would need to commit around five hours per week to the role. A modest honorarium is paid by The Journal’s proprietor as a recognition of this time commitment, and to defray costs associated with the role. There is an expectation that the co-editors would receive acknowledgement and in-kind support from their employing institutions to carry out the role. It is expected, also, that the co-editors would make every effort to attend in person at least one of The Journal’s bi-annual editorial board meetings in London. Videoconferencing would also be available if attendance in person were not possible. Submitting an Expression of Interest Expressions of interest should include a full CV, a statement of interest in the role, and names and addresses of two academic referees. Candidates are expected to be established academics in the field of architecture, and should demonstrate a strong track record of significant publications, and experience in working collegially to deliver outcomes such as events, symposia or publications. Expressions of interest should be emailed to Charles Rice ( by Monday 22 May 2017. Interviews will take place in London in the second half of June 2017. For those outside London videoconferencing will be utilised. Successful candidates will be expected to commence the role from January 2018. About The Journal The Journal of Architecture is the peer-reviewed, scholarly journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Established by Allen Cunningham and Peter Gibbs-Kennet in 1995, The Journal was initially published by E&FN Spon and then by Routledge from 2001 onwards. Over this time, The Journal has established itself internationally as the pre-eminent peer-reviewed journal for research and scholarship across a broad range of architectural topics. Since 2016, The Journal has published eight issues and approximately 1400 pages annually. The Journal is included in key indexes such as Thomson Reuters Web of Science and Scopus, and has been ranked at the top of journal ranking lists worldwide. Editorial Structure Chair of the Editorial Board: Jack Pringle - Perkins+Will, London, UK Editor in Chief: Charles Rice - University of Technology Sydney, Australia Executive Editor; Secretary, Editorial Board: Peter Gibbs-Kennet - Gloucestershire, UK Co-editors: Two positions vacant Commissioning Editors: John Allan - Avanti Architects, London, UK Fredie Floré - KU Leuven, Belgium Mari Hvattum - Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway Barbara Penner - University College London, UK Sunand Prasad - Penoyre & Prasad LLP, London, UK Honorary Commissioning Editor: Allen Cunningham - France Essays and Reviews Editors: Ross Exo Adams - Iowa State University, USA Mark Campbell - The Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK Building Reviews Editors: Christoph Grafe - University of Wuppertal, Germany; Flemish Architecture Institute, Antwerp, Belgium Helena Mattsson - KTH School of Architecture, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Frank Lloyd Wright: Looking Forward and Thinking Back

    Chicago | Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2017
    To mark the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on June 8, 1867, the Newberry Library hosts a free lecture by John Waters, AIA, who will speak on two important written works by Frank Lloyd Wright and their connections with his built work. The works are “The Art and Craft of the Machine,” presented to the Chicago Arts and Crafts Society in 1901, and Genius and the Mobocracy, published in 1949. In the first, Wright laid out a way of thinking about progress and, in doing so, began to define himself and his expectations for his career. In the second work, he reviewed his achievements in the context of the career and legacy of his mentor, his lieber meister, Louis H. Sullivan. In the nearly half century between these works, Wright created some of the most recognizable examples of American architecture, including Robie House, Unity Temple, and Fallingwater. Join us for cake and coffee, to celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday.
  • Diversity Scholarship Program

    Chicago | Dates: 27 Apr – 12 May, 2017

    The Diversity Scholarship Program (DSP) provides support for attendance to PastForward every year. If you are a young and emerging preservation professional representing or working in an underrepresented community apply today! Diversity scholarships provide recipients complimentary conference registration and lodging.

    Celebrating 25 Years!

    Look back on 25 years of the program and find out how we'll be celebrating this year in this Forum blog post–National Trust Diversity Scholarship Program Has Been Promoting Equity in Preservation for 25 Years.

    Visit to learn more about PastForward 2017.

  • 2017 RIBA President's Award for Research

    Dates: 01 – 31 May, 2017

    Open from 1 May to 31 May 2017

    Submissions are welcome across four categories: 

    • Design + Technical
    • Cities + Community
    • History + Theory
    • 2017 Annual Theme: Housing

    The submissions form for the President’s Awards for Research, 2017 can be accessed here.

     Please read the Submission Guidelines thoroughly in order to complete the submission form correctly and to maximise your chance of success.

    Submission Guidelines 2017

    If you have any queries about the awards or issues accessing the submission form or guidelines, please email RIBA Research 
    or call 020 7307 3714.

  • Carter H. Manny, Jr. Memorial Celebration

    Chicago | Dates: 20 – 20 May, 2017
    We invite you to celebrate the life and work of Carter H. Manny, Jr. and honor his service to the field of architecture with family and friends.

    Saturday, May 20, 2017
    11 am program, reception to follow

    S.R. Crown Hall
    Illinois Institute of Technology
    3360 S State Street
    Chicago, Illinois

    For more information and to RSVP click here.

    Please contact or call 312-787-4071 with additional questions.
  • Fantasy in Reality: Architecture, Representation, Reproduction

    London | Dates: 15 – 16 Jun, 2017
    From the capriccios of Piranesi and Canaletto to Vladimir Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International, Archigram’s drawings in the 1970s, and contemporary video game architecture, architectural fantasies have been produced and reproduced for centuries. On the one hand, architectural fantasies stir the imagination, represent future possibilities, and utopian dreams, on the other, they reflect and reproduce political ideologies, societal aspirations and anxieties. Though by definition, fantasy relates to that outside reality, or beyond possibility, the examples listed above engage directly with reality and they exist as realised projects in the form of architectural representations – on paper, as models, as reproductions or as digital files.

    This symposium aims to consider the intersection of fantasy and reality by examining a broad range of architectural production from the middle ages to the present day across different cultures and media. It invites explorations of the often blurred lines, or tensions between fantasy and reality in architecture and its representation. This could include, the consideration of fantasy architecture in all its multi-media forms as ‘realised’, looking at the ways in which built projects are rendered fantastic through representation and reproduction, or the ways in which fantasy architecture engages with reality by highlighting society’s aspirations or anxieties.

    Architectural fantasies created in drawings, paintings, computer renders, etchings, photographs and films and three dimensional examples in models, pavilions, or virtual reality will be considered, along with built structures, as vital forms of architectural production that both reflect and produce reality. How does the production of architectural fantasies relate to reality and attempt to shape it? How do representations of architecture construct or perpetuate fantasies of the built environment? How have architects, city planners and/or politicians and rulers used architecture to reinforce fantastical notions of reality? What is the role of the mass media in the production and dissemination of architectural fantasies in popular culture? In what ways do representations of built or soon to be built projects contribute to the construction of fantasy? The conference seeks to address these questions and more.

  • Call for Case Studies: Small Settlements in China and Southeast Asia

    Dates: 24 – 30 Apr, 2017

    The WHITRAP (World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of Unesco) based in Tongji University, Shanghai, invites experts and scholars in related field to submit case studies and good practices on sustainable development of small settlements in China and in the Southeast Asia Region.

    A publication with selected case studies will be prepared by WHITRAP, in collaboration with UNESCO, and it will be presented at an International Conference in Guizhou Province in September 2017.

    The project, included in the framework of the UNESCO discussion on the role of Culture for Sustainable Development, has the objective to describe the current situation of the research on sustainable development of Small Settlements in the Southeast Asia Region. The aims of the publication are: identifying case studies, problems and good practices; improving understanding of planning policies on small settlements and their surrounding regional contexts; raising awareness about the cultural role of small settlements in the sustainable development of their landscape and regional environment.

    Submissions requirements:

    We consider case studies on planning, management and design projects conducted in Chinese and Southeast Asian Small Settlements, Rural and Urban Villages.

    Submission should include:

    Abstract (around 500 words in English and/or Chinese): title, author(s) names, affiliations, contact information, description of the case studies (location, number of inhabitants, project, experience, considerations), 5 keywords.

    Supporting Material: map of the village and its surroundings (linear scale and spatial coordinates should be included), 2 to 4 photographs, supplementary material (max 3 images) that may help the reviewing committee to understand why this work is of interest (e.g., drawings, diagrams, sketches). A list of the auxiliary documents should be included.

    The submission should be sent as as a single file (word or pdf) not exceeding 1mb to: <> before April 30, 2017.

    Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection within 2 weeks. Authors of accepted submissions will receive instructions on how to prepare and submit the publication-ready version. 

    Target groups:

    Members of research institutes, universities, government, engineers, architects, historical building preservation institutions, construction units, engineering companies, enterprises and associations. 

    For enquiries please contact:  Anna-Paola POLA
  • ‘Preserving the Monuments of Antiquity: Antiquaries, Architecture and the Construction of Knowledge in Yorkshire’

    London | Dates: 23 – 23 May, 2017

    Open to all members and interested parties
    23 May 2017, 6.00pm
    Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
    Convenor: Dr Ann-Marie Akehurst
    The evening is centred on a collection of topographical drawings and prints of Yorkshire. This long-hidden treasure trove of archival material has recently been revisited by researchers, who have begun analysing and interpreting the collections, acknowledging their significance to architectural and archaeological history. Architectural historian and SAHGB Conference Co-convenor Ann-Marie Akehurst - who has been working with the collections - will showcase some of the prints and drawings, and discuss how and why they – and the architecture they represented -  were produced and used by Antiquaries. Focussing largely on Yorkshire, she will also introduce some of the sites the SAHGB will visit in this coming September’s Annual conference that is centred in York. After her talk, participants will have the opportunity to discuss some of the more esoteric pieces, and examine some of the manuscripts displayed around the Library, before partaking in nibbles and drinks.

  • Architectural History Workshop

    London | Dates: 20 – 20 May, 2017

    Aimed at graduate students and early career researchers
    20 May 2017
    The Gallery, Cowcross Street, London
    Convenor: Dr Julian Holder, Education Officer, SAHGB
    Student Co-convenors: Kieran Mahon, The Bartlett (UCL) and Matthew Wells, RCA/V&A.

    This new event, which replaces the hugely successful Graduate Student Research Forum, provides a venue for students and new researchers to present new research and research in progress. It also provides networking opportunities and sessions useful for career development.

    The event is run by and for students, and aims to support the next generation of architectural historians including our own PhD Scholars. Composed of a mixture of formal and informal sessions we aim to make this an unmissable event in the architectural history calendar..

  • Jane's Walk Chicago 2017

    Chicago | Dates: 04 – 07 May, 2017
    The movement – held the first weekend in May each year to celebrate Jacobs’ birthday – now encompasses hundreds of cities on six continents.

    Mark your calendar for Jane's Walk Chicago 2017, May 4-7.  In Chicago, the weekend of May 6 and 7 will feature 20 Jane's Walks across the city. To kick start the weekend, you may also want to join the Pedway Walk on Thursday, May 4 or the pub crawl on Friday, May 5. Registration is free and not required, but we encourage advance registration for the Walks, so we know how many people to expect. Select your favorite walks to join on May 4-7 here:

  • Dwell on Design Fair

    Los Angeles | Dates: 23 – 25 Jun, 2017
    Dwell on Design brings together the brightest people, latest products, and curated content in modern design under one roof. Held each year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the exhibition and conference showcases the best in modern design materials, furniture and accessories, home technology, garden and outdoor materials, kitchen & bath, and international design. Dwell on Design features world-class speakers, continuing education classes for interior design professionals, and talks for design-seeking consumers on Saturday and Sunday.

    Dwell on Design 2017 Highlights Include:

    • Architect Sir David Adjaye will speak on Friday, June 23. Adjaye is a leading architect with prestigious commissions around the world including the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo and the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. There will be a special meet and greet with Sir David following his speech.
    • Interior decorator Martyn Lawrence Bullardwill appear on Saturday, June 24, as a featured speaker. Renowned for his broad range of styles and eclectic, yet sophisticated interiors, Bullard is a staple of Architectural Digest’s AD100 and ELLE Decors A-List. Martyn will doing a book-signing his new title Design & Decoration following his lecture.
    • The popular Home Tours will return giving the opportunity for attendees to explore a selection of unique, design- forward homes located all throughout Los Angeles.
    • Attendees can learn about the inspiration and creative vision behind the homes in the Home Tours during Meet The Architects, Thursday, June 22 at the Pacific Design Center.
    • Dwell on Design will welcome the Architecture & Design Film Festival at the Dwell Outdoor Pavilion, screening design centric feature and short films.
    • The Shop will make is debut where guests can shop unique creations from designer- makers and artisans, exhibited in a boutique shopping setting.
    • Silent Auction that benefits the MADWORKSHOP, will take place with 100% of the proceeds going to their work on the LA homelessness crisis.
    • Free One-on-One Consultations from both architects and interior designers are available to all attendees seeking any kind of design advice for their current or upcoming projects.
    • The popular featured panels and sessions with top leaders in design will cover one of the five major content pillars: Technology/Smart Home, Health & Wellness/Aging, Urban Space/Densification, Resiliency, and Business of Design, including Designing a Cook’s Kitchen…Best Practices from Celebrity Chefs and Design Professionals; Psychological + Physiological Effects of Color in Design; and Passive is Aggressive…Passive Design for the Future.
    • Returning pavilions include Dwell Outdoor, prefab homes by Method Home and Cocoon9, and the emerging designers pavilion, Prime Edition.

    Dwell on Design will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Friday, June 23 from 10am to 6pm; Saturday, June 24 from 10am to 5pm; and Sunday, June 25 from 10 am to 4pm. 

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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