The Vernacular+Heritage International Symposium
Or, What Did Liang Sicheng Miss at Mount Wutai?
April 5-6, 2016, Tsinghua University, Beijing
In conjunction with
The 2016 Conference on the Restoration of Chinese Villages
April 7-9, 2016, Xin County, Henan
Between 2009 and 2013, a small group of researchers made several visits to Mount Wutai tracing the footsteps of Liang Sicheng and his research of the ninth-century Tang structure, the Temple of Buddha’s Light (Foguangsi). The first project—measuring and mapping the site and structure—was completed in 2010 and the result was published in 2011 (ISBN: 9787501031542). The second project—documenting the history of the Temple of Buddha’s Light and translating Liang Sicheng’s research account of this architecture—was completed in 2013 and published in 2015 (ISBN: 9789814441032/hard copy, 9789814441049
/e-book). Yet there is also the third project, an unexpected discovery of what Liang Sicheng missed: the strange intertwining and disconnect of traditional and vernacular architecture at Mount Wutai.
In April 2016, an international symposium will be held at Tsinghua University in response to that unexpected discovery at Mount Wutai. The reputed father of Chinese architectural history was not the only one who overlooked the connection between grand temples and village architecture in the famous abode of Manjusri, for generations of preservationists, historians, and architects have followed suit. The invited speakers—anthropologists and architectural historians, UNESCO consultants, architecte-en-chef des monuments historiques, policy planners and field reporters—will engage in a series of talks and debates about the intertwining and disconnect of two of the most challenging concepts in social sciences and humanities: “vernacular” and “heritage.”
Under the auspices of the President of Tsinghua University and Tsinghua’s School of Architecture and the Architectural History and Vernacular Architectural Preservation Institute, and with cooperation from Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the symposium is free and open to the public, all sessions are free and open to the public.
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will preside over the symposium’s official opening on April 5, at 12.45pm, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University.
Chinese and English are the main languages of the symposium. Translators—English-Chinese, French-Chinese, Japanese-Chinese, and Italian-Chinese—will be available to on site.
Dell Upton and Michael Herzfeld will deliver the keynote addresses. For a full program, please visit: http://www.ivillages.org/?p=220
This symposium is also held in conjunction with the 2016 International Conference on the Restoration of Chinese Villages, Xin County, Henan, April 7-9, 2016. (http://www.ivillages.org
The symposium, conference, and their weeklong associated events are organized by Dr. Luo Deyin and Dr. Vimalin Rujivacharakul, Associate Professors of Tsinghua University and the University of Delaware, respectively.
For further inquiries: “vernacular_THU@163.com”
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Water Sensitive Urban Design
Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia, Brisbane
Job No: 498651
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING, ARCHITECTURE, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
The successful applicant will participate in the on-going and forthcoming research undertaken at the School of Architecture that is part of the CRCWSC Program D5.1. Urban Intensification & Green Infrastructure: Towards a Water Sensitive City.
The primary purpose of the position will be to develop and complete research that will examine the issues and processes involved in delivering best-practice Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) outcomes by designing demonstration projects for precinct scale development and redevelopment in Australian cities. The research will address a variety of aspects such as strategic urban planning, building regulations, climate, site availability, and local catchment issues including ecology, water quality and flood risk.
Applicants should hold a PhD with a research background in architecture, urban design or environmental design. Furthermore the successful applicant will have a track record of high quality publications relative to opportunity. You should have an active research profile as evidenced by publication, refereed papers and conference participation and the ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote CRCWSC at university and wider community levels. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate research or best practice background in WSUD and flood resilience at urban and/or building scale.
The School of Architecture:
The School of Architecture offers a three year Bachelor of Architectural Design and a two year Master of Architecture that are professionally accredited by the Board of Architects of Queensland and the Australian Institute of Architects through the Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA). Postgraduate training in research is provided through the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy. The Architecture Program at The University of Queensland is recognised for the quality of its contribution to the fields of Architectural Design, Environmental Technology, History and Theory of Architecture and Environment and Society. It has an international profile for its design education and the high quality of the buildings and publications of staff and graduates.
Further details can be found at:
Applications close: 28 Mar 2016 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time
You are warmly invited to submit proposals for Designs on eLearning 2016: Anxiety and Security, an international conference in partnership with The New School, University of the Arts London (UAL), Penn State University and Texas State University.
The conference will be hosted at The New School, New York City on 21 – 22 September 2016. Application deadline: April 1st, 2016.
DeL brings together a diverse community of practitioners, recognising that the digital is woven through many aspects of education in the creative disciplines. We welcome contributions from art and design educators, technical and support staff, researchers, artists and designers, cultural theorists and other practitioners whose work intersects with technology in higher education in the creative disciplines.
Submissions for workshops and short paper presentations can be made on the following themes:
Anxiety and Security in the curriculum
Identity and Privacy in Online Educational Spaces
Digital Presence and Professionalization
Selection will occur through double-blind peer review, with submitters notified by mid-May.
About DeL 2016
Designs on eLearning (DeL) is an international conference exploring the use of technology in art and design Higher Education. As digital technologies continue to transform the creative and pedagogic landscape, we face exciting possibilities and new challenges for the future of education. Themed Anxiety and Security, DeL 2016 aims to explore digital anxieties in art and design higher education, and collectively build ideas for reaching states of security and wellbeing.
KTH Stockholm, School of Architecture, November 17 - 19, 2016
Deadline for abstracts: Apr 15, 2016
13th Architectural Humanities Research Association conference
ARCHITECTURE AND FEMINISMS:
ECOLOGIES, ECONOMIES, TECHNOLOGIES
The 2016 AHRA conference will address connections between architecture and feminisms with an emphasis on plural expressions of feminist identity and non-identity, acknowledging that feminist claims continues to be tested and contested. Between architecture and feminisms our specific focus will be upon transversal relations across ecologies, economies and technologies. Specifically, we are concerned with the exploration of ecologies of practice, the drawing out of alternative economies, and experimentation with mixed technologies, from craft to advanced computational technologies.
We invite responses to our six thematic areas:
Ecologies – Economies – Technologies – Histories – Pedagogies – Styles
We assume that each thematic area inherently organises diverse ecologies of practice, and that the question of precarious mental, social, environmental ecologies pertains to all.
We invite individual and group proposals for 20 minute papers and full sessions from architectural historians, theorists, designers and practitioners, as well as those working on relevant themes across the design disciplines, in the humanities and social sciences.
We welcome proposals that explore alternative means of academic dissemination through film, small exhibition, performance.
Please send a 300 word abstract, including a title, and a 50 word biographical note to:
Dr Hélène Frichot Associate Professor Docent
Critical Studies and Gender Theory in Architecture
Director of Research Studies School of Architecture
School of Architecture and the Built Environment
KTH (Royal Institute of Technology)
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*
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