Recent Opportunities

  • Defence Heritage 2018

    Dates: 18 – 20 Apr, 2018

    Defence Heritage 2018 - Call for Papers
    4th International Conference on Defence Sites: Heritage and Future
    18-20 April, 2018

    Conference website:

    Conference Topics:

    • Military heritage history
    • Castles and fortresses
    • Fortified cities
    • Transition from military to civilian life
    • Fortified heritage, culture and tourism
    • Conservation and restoration
    • Case studies
    • Community involvement
    • Simulation and modelling
    • Economic analysis

  • Brookside Gardens College Internship Program

    Wheaton | Dates: 07 Dec, 2017 – 01 Feb, 2018
    Dates: Mid-May – Mid-August (12 Weeks)

    Brookside Gardens is seeking undergraduate students and recent graduates to fill paid summer intern positions. This is an opportunity for motivated individuals to work closely with professionals in a public garden setting, learning first-hand about the varied facets of operating a public garden with extraordinary plant collections and displays, a diverse customer base, and engaging learning opportunities. Experience and skills obtained through the internship will prepare participants for professional positions in a number of related fields within the green industry, and is meant to complement undergraduate or graduate studies in horticulture or related fields. This will be a 40 hour/week position, and will include work during some evenings and weekends.

    Duties: Interns will rotate through several sections throughout the gardens, and will work on projects crucial to Brookside Gardens’ operations in each department. Interns should expect to assist with:
    Outdoor Garden Maintenance
    Indoor Garden (Conservatory) Maintenance
    Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly Exhibit
    Plant Propagation

    There will be periodic training sessions on topics relevant to the Gardens’ operations. At the conclusion of the program, interns will make a presentation reflecting their experiences throughout the summer to Montgomery Parks staff.

    Requirements: Applicants must be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from, an undergraduate program related to Horticulture, Plant and Environmental Sciences, Soil Sciences, or Landscape Architecture. Applicants should have a passion for learning new and varied skills relevant to managing gardens and be capable of working independently or on a team.

    Physical Demands / Working Conditions: Interns work both in office and outdoors. May expect exposure to summer weather conditions, dirt, dust, unpleasant odors from fumes from fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, and pesticides. May also encounter wildlife or harmful insects, and traffic hazards and noise.

    How to Apply: Go to and search for “Brookside Gardens.” We are only accepting online applications. Application closes February 1. If you have any questions, contact Ellen Bennett at or (301) 962-1402.

    Compensation: Interns will be paid an hourly wage of $12.28/hour.

    College Credit: The internship provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in plant sciences, landscape design and maintenance. Brookside Gardens will cooperate with universities and colleges that offer credit for internship programs; however, it is the responsibility of the intern to make all arrangements for receiving academic credit with their institution.

    About Brookside: With its colorful plantings, shimmering ponds, and breathtaking landscapes, Brookside Gardens is often described as the jewel of Montgomery Parks. The Gardens were founded in 1969 and named for the winding brooks and streams that surround this extraordinary public display garden. The 50-acre property features intricately designed gardens with exquisite combinations of color, texture, scent, and scale that merge together to delight the senses – all easily viewed from tranquil walking trails, comfortable benches, and shady gazebos. Brookside Gardens’ two conservatories house an intriguing tropical plant collection and seasonal plant displays, in addition to festive holiday shows. A team of fourteen horticulturists, seasonal gardening staff, and more than 650 volunteers care for the 130,000-plus plants and the ever-changing gardens from design conception to crop production and ongoing maintenance. Brookside Gardens hosts annual ticketed events, such as the captivating Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit and the amazing Garden of Lights display. Throughout the year, the Gardens provide engaging learning opportunities for all ages, including classes, lectures, and symposiums. The restorative nature of the Gardens, with its reflective quiet spaces and beautiful scenery, offers respite from the daily hustle and bustle. Come for a visit that will educate, inspire, and excite your imagination! If you have any questions about Brookside Gardens, call (301) 962-1400.
  • 2018 Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholars in Public History

    Newport | Dates: 07 Dec, 2017 – 01 Mar, 2018

    Application Deadline: Complete applications must be received by March 1, 2018

    Description: Join a team of students, scholars, and museum professionals studying and promoting the diverse and dynamic history of Newport, Rhode Island. Since 1854 the Newport Historical Society has collected and preserved five centuries of American history and continues to document Newport’s unique contribution to our national narrative. It acts as a resource center for the education of the public about the history of Newport County, so that knowledge of the past may contribute to a fuller understanding of the present.

    Fellows have access to the Newport Historical Society’s internationally important manuscript and artifact collections; engage with the public through leading tours and programs; and put theory into practice by participating in the daily operations of the Society. Training is provided.

    THE BUCHANAN BURNHAM SUMMER SCHOLARS IN PUBLIC HISTORY  program is open to students enrolled in a graduate program. Students preparing to apply to a graduate program may also apply. Ideal candidates should have public history experience and familiarity with the history and material culture of New England. Fellows lead public tours; assist with NHS programs, exhibits and ongoing initiatives; attend training sessions and workshops; and participate in the daily operations of the Newport Historical Society. A significant portion of the fellowship also involves a public history project that supports NHS initiatives. Fellows are responsible for offering a public program or writing a paper related to their project or research. NHS has the right of first refusal on any publication resulting from research produced during the fellowship.

    35 hrs/wk/11wks, 5/29/18 – 8/10/18; $5,000 stipend; 3 positions available.

    Eligibility: current graduate students with a background in museum collections, archives, or American History. Students preparing to apply to a graduate program may also apply. The Newport Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. The facilities of the NHS are not universally handicapped accessible; applicants with accessibility questions should contact the NHS for more information. 401-846-0813.

    To Apply: Send a resume, copies of transcript(s) (including both undergraduate & graduate transcripts), two letters of recommendation, and a letter stating your reasons for applying, your career goals, your area of interest or a proposed topic for an individual project to:

    Buchanan Burnham Fellowship
    Newport Historical Society
    82 Touro Street
    Newport, RI 02840

    Benefits: $5000 stipend, paid in equal installments every other week, applicable federal and state taxes will be withheld. Furnished rooms are available through a local university apartment at a rate of $150 per week. Students who wish to sign up for this housing must commit to the 11 week duration of the Fellowship. Cost of housing deducted from the stipend.

    Fellowship Selection Process: Admission to the fellowship program is competitive; candidates are selected by a committee of local scholars and NHS staff. Enthusiasm for history, historic artifacts, and public history is required. Experience studying early America, giving tours, conducting historical research, or teaching is preferred. The NHS will invite leading candidates for telephone interviews in mid March; the NHS will notify successful candidates in late March, early April.

    Internship Schedule: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, five days per week (Monday – Friday). The first 1.5 weeks are devoted to training, with ongoing training and enrichment throughout the summer. Fellows are encourage to attend NHS lectures, programs and events.

    For More Information: See, call (401) 846-0813, or send email to

  • Massachusetts Historical Society Long-Term MHS-NEH Fellowships (2018-2019)

    Boston | Dates: 07 Dec, 2017 – 15 Jan, 2018

    The Massachusetts Historical Society will award at least two long-term MHS-NEH fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019. The stipend, governed by an NEH formula, is $4,200 per month in 2017 for a minimum of four months and a maximum of 12 months. Applicants must specify the number of months for which they are applying. Tenure must be continuous. Within the constraints of the NEH's guidelines, the Society will supplement each stipend with a housing allowance of up to $500 per month plus an allowance for professional expenses. MHS-NEH fellowships are open to U.S. citizens and to foreign nationals who have lived in the United States for at least three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

    New NEH guidelines require prospective fellows to have completed their training for the terminal degree in their field (ordinarily the Ph.D.) by the application deadline. NEH-sponsored fellowships are not available to graduate students. The awards committee will pay special attention both to the quality of proposed projects and to their relationship to the Society's collections. It will give preference to candidates who have not held a long-term grant during the three years prior to the proposed fellowship term.

    How to Apply for a Long-term Fellowship

    Application Requirements

    Applicants must submit the following materials online:

    A cover letter.

    A current curriculum vitae.

    A project proposal approximately 1,000 words in length. 
      The proposal should include:
         a) a description of the project; 
         b) a statement explaining the historiographical significance of the project; 
         c) an indication of the specific MHS collections the applicant wishes to consult.

    A "Certification for Participants" form (available as a link from the application).

    Two letters of recommendation.

    Please note: All applicants will receive an email with instructions for submitting a letter of recommendation. The text of this email is available via a link on the main page of each individual's application.


    Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on 15 January 2018.


    Please direct questions to, (617) 646-0577. Stay informed about fellowship deadlines and follow all our other activities on Twitter @MHS_Research.

  • Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program at the New York State Archives

    Albany | Dates: 07 Dec, 2017 – 15 Jan, 2018

    The New York State Archives announces the availability of awards for qualified applicants to conduct research using historical records in the Archives. The Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program is intended to support advanced work on New York State history, government, or public policy by defraying travel-related research expenses. It encourages public dissemination of research products. The program honors the New York State Archivist who managed the dramatic development of the State Archives between 1981 and 1995.

    Applicant/Project Eligibility

    Residents conduct research at the New York State Archives. Previous Residents have included academic and public historians, graduate students, independent researchers and writers, and primary and secondary school teachers. Projects involving innovative uses of the Archives, such as research for multimedia projects, exhibits, and websites, are welcomed. The topic or area of research must draw on government records in the New York State Archives. Preference will be given to projects that: (1) have application to enduring public policy issues, particularly in New York State, (2) rely on records that have been little used and are not available electronically or on microfilm, and (3) have a high probability of publication or other public dissemination.

  • 2018 Museums Advocacy Day

    Washington | Dates: 26 – 27 Feb, 2018
    Museums Advocacy Day is a unique opportunity to join with other museum professionals and supporters to make the case for museums. Museums Advocacy Day 2017 brought together over 380 advocates in Washington, D.C.
  • CFP: 2018 Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy Annual Conference

    Madison | Dates: 07 Dec, 2017 – 12 Feb, 2018
    2018 Conference Call for Papers: Preserving Wright's Legacy in Wisconsin

    Considering Frank Lloyd Wright’s close, lifelong ties to Wisconsin, the Conservancy’s 2018 annual conference, held Oct. 10-14 in Madison, is an opportune occasion for exploring the multi-dimensional nature of that relationship and efforts to safeguard its tangible manifestations.

    The Conservancy’s speakers committee invites proposals for papers and for panelist participation in areas pertinent to this topic. Presentations may address, among other topics, work by Wright in Wisconsin, important Wisconsin clients, Wright’s Wisconsin family heritage, aspects of Wright’s living and working environment at Taliesin, issues pertaining to the preservation of Wright’s work in the state, and the impact Wright had on other Wisconsin architects.

    Proposals should present fresh material and/or interpretations and should be cast in an analytical rather than a descriptive framework. They should be submitted as an abstract of no more than one page, single-spaced, with the author’s name at the top. The text should concisely describe the focus and the scope of the presentation. The proposal should be accompanied by a one-page biography/curriculum vitae that includes: author’s full name, affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, email address and telephone number. Please also note audio-visual needs.

    Send all proposals to Richard Longstreth, speakers committee co-chair and director of the graduate program in historic preservation at George Washington University, at rwl [at]

    Proposals must be received no later than 12 February 2018. Material sent electronically is preferred. Notification will be sent by 12 March.

    Conference education sessions and events will take place at Monona Terrace, and the headquarters hotel will be the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, which is attached to Monona Terrace by a covered skybridge. Conference registration will begin in June 2018.

  • Manchester Metropolitan University Vice-Chancellor PhD Scholarship, "Gothic Studies: Interdisciplinary Dimensions"

    Manchester | Dates: 07 Dec, 2017 – 31 Jan, 2018


    With staff research expertise and interests ranging from eighteenth-century British Gothic literature and architecture to contemporary Gothic cinema and gaming cultures, the Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University is uniquely placed to offer specialized Doctoral training and supervision in all aspects of Gothic Studies, however broadly conceived. The recent amalgamation of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences (HLSS), The Manchester School of Art and the Manchester Fashion Institute into the Faculty of Arts and Humanities has only further underlined the Gothic’s interdisciplinary reach at Manchester Metropolitan University. To this end, we invite innovative and original proposals from suitably qualified individuals for a scholarship in any aspect of the Gothic, from the eighteenth century through to the present day, and across all possible forms, modes, cultures, mutations and disciplinary boundaries. Though the precise topic remains open and unspecified, it is expected that the successful candidate will engage with the Gothic in some of its interdisciplinary manifestations, that is, its interactions with, say, science, technology, medicine, architecture, education, history, the social sciences, fashion, art or culture and/or the creative industries more generally.

    Aims and objectives

    This project seeks to consolidate and expand the research that is currently being undertaken by staff either in or closely associated with the Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. Capitalising on the Centre’s unique strengths— at the very least, it constitutes the largest concentration of Gothic scholars worldwide—the scholarship is designed to encourage further interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange between members of staff and students within the new ‘super-faculty’ that is Arts and Humanities at Manchester Metropolitan. Through this, it aims to promote and further publicise the University as a world-leading centre for the study of the Gothic, as well as address the emphasis upon interdisciplinarity that is to characterize assessments of the research environment in REF2021.

    This project supervisory team will include Professor Dale Townshend

    Specific requirements of the project

    The successful candidate will usually hold a good Honours degree (in the first or upper-second class) as well as a Masters degree (with merit or distinction, either awarded or forecast) in a relevant field. In addition to this, proposals should demonstrate a familiarity with the research interests of members of staff in (or affiliated with) the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, including Dr Linnie Blake; Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn; Dr Emma Liggins; Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes; Dr Chloe Buckley; Dr Julian Holloway; Dr Paul Wake; Dr Lucy Burke; Dr Matt Foley; Dr Peter Lindfield; and Prof. Dale Townshend. Applications will be assessed on the extent to which they fit with, and complement, the research strengths of members of staff. Though this is by no means an exhaustive list, proposals might wish to explore such topics as Gothic and gaming cultures (Paul Wake; Chloe Buckley); Gothic, children and education (Chloe Buckley; Dale Townshend); Gothic and popular culture (Sorcha Ní Fhlainn); Gothic cinema (Xavier Aldana Reyes, Sorcha Ní Fhlainn); Gothic and international relations (Xavier Aldana Reyes, Kathryn Starnes, Sarah Ilott); Gothic heritage and tourism (Dale Townshend, Peter Lindfield, Julian Holloway); Gothic, fine art and architecture (Dale Townshend, Peter Lindfield, Emma Liggins); historical manifestations of the Gothic (Linnie Blake, Dale Townshend, Emma Liggins); Gothic and national identity (Xavier Aldana Reyes, Linnie Blake, Sarah Ilott); Gothic and medical humanities (Linnie Blake, Lucy Burke); and Gothic, philosophy and critical theory (Dale Townshend, Matt Foley). Though the studentship will be based in the Centre for Gothic Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, members of the supervisory team will, where appropriate, be drawn from other departments and faculties across the University.

    The successful candidate would be expected to start in September/October 2018

    Student eligibility

    This opportunity is open to UK/EU and International applicants

  • CFP: CIRICE 2018, "The Other City"

    Naples | Dates: 07 Dec, 2017 – 15 Jan, 2018
    CIRICE 2018 (Naples, 25-27 October 2018)
    Deadline: January 15, 2018

    History and image of urban diversity: 
    places and landscapes of privileges and welfare, of seclusion, discomfort and multiculturalism

    In modern and contemporary history, the city has taken account of social ‘otherities’, namely of privileged classes, minorities, foreigners and immigrants, and of resulting cultural and religious diversity. The urban community has structured some parts of its fabric as places of political, military or class power, other parts as spaces for arrivals, for production and trade, but also for isolation, marginalization or remedy for catastrophe.

    In the modern age, the image of the ‘other' city’ is often falsified or even denyed by rulers and powerful people for purposes of political appearance or propaganda; and if, between the XVII and XX century, new methods of representation can reveal the structure and the urban landscape in their objectivity, the city portrait still shows the contradictions of a community that sometimes includes or even enhances the diversities, other times rejects them, betraying the malaise of a difficult integration.
  • 2018 Modernism in America Awards

    Dates: 07 Dec, 2017 – 02 Mar, 2018

    Docomomo US invites nominations for the 2018 Modernism in America Awards.
    Now in its fifth year, the Awards celebrate the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes built in the United States or on U.S. territory. The Awards recognize those building owners, design teams, advocacy and preservation organizations that have made significant efforts to retain, restore and advocate for the aesthetic and cultural value of such places.
    Award Categories  

    This juried award recognizes informed, thoughtful and creative design efforts to preserve, restore or adapt a modern building, structure or landscape of local, regional or national significance, securing its presence for future generations. Design Awards are recognized in the following sub-categories:

    This juried award recognizes exceptional efforts to document, inventory and/or create a preservation plan for one or more modern buildings, structures or landscapes of local, regional or national significance. Nominations may be submitted in the form of a website, book, publication, or exhibition.

    Presented by the Docomomo US Board of Directors, this award recognizes outstanding efforts to preserve and advocate for threatened modern buildings, structures or landscapes of local, regional or national significance through advocacy efforts. This award seeks to recognize preservation and advocacy organizations and other groups (including Docomomo US chapters) who have gone above and beyond to work collectively and collaboratively to advocate for a modern site or structure. 
    Early nominations must be submitted by 11:59 PM on February 2, 2018.
    All nominations must be submitted by 11:59 PM on March 2, 2018.

  • Digital Art History Summer Institute

    Dates: 04 – 04 Jun, 2018

    Advanced Topics in Digital Art History: 3D and (Geo)Spatial Networks


    June 4-16, 2018 in Venice, Italy


    Digital Technologies for Historical and Cultural visualization are transforming the ways that scholars can study and represent works of art, as well as growth and change in urban spaces and structures.


    With the support of The Getty Foundation as part of its Digital Art History initiative, The Wired! Lab for Digital Art History & Visual Culture at Duke University, the University of Padua's Architecture and Engineering program and Venice International University are collaborating on a Summer Workshop that will support interdisciplinary teams focused on the hard questions of Digital Art History as a discipline, a set of methods, and a host of technical and institutional challenges and opportunities.


    After five editions of two-weeks summer workshops introducing concepts and methods for digital art and architectural history through hands-on tutorials and collaborative project development, the program for 2018 will shift to focus on advancing the field of digital art and architectural history through a combination of project-sharing, technology exploration, and academic discussion. After the initial two-week gathering in Venice, we still stay in touch as a community over the course of the next year, reconvening for one week in 2019 to write up and assess our work.


    This workshop is different than our earlier Visualizing Venice workshop iterations in that we are asking people to apply as teams of 2 or 3, and with a Digital Art History Mapping and/or Modeling project already in place, and which they hope to develop further in conversation with the group. The focus of applicant projects does not need to be on Venice or Visualizing Cities, though projects related to those themes are welcome. We will expect participants to share their working projects files with the group, and will work with selected participating teams in advance of the meeting to customize the curriculum to fit the needs and interests of the group.


    Alums of our previous introductory workshops are welcome to apply, as are new participants, from the US and abroad. Thanks to the generosity of the Getty Foundation, we are able to offer support for tuition, travel, board and accommodation expenses.


    More Info and Application at 

    Deadline: January 5, 2018

  • CFP: Research Project: Ed Ruscha’s “Streets of Los Angeles”

    Los Angeles | Dates: 05 Dec, 2017 – 19 Jan, 2018

    Call for Proposals
    Research Project: Ed Ruscha’s “Streets of Los Angeles”
    Proposals due: January 19, 2018 

    Scholars from a wide range of fields are invited to submit proposals for research projects investigating Ed Ruscha’s “Streets of Los Angeles” archive—including, but not limited to digital humanities, cultural geography, architecture, art history, photography, and visual culture. Interdisciplinary approaches and team-based projects are particularly encouraged. Selected researchers would collaborate with Getty Research Institute (GRI) staff as part of a larger research-technology project, which seeks to digitize and make publicly-accessible a portion of the archive in innovative ways. The goal is to publish resulting scholarship at the close of the project.

    The Ed Ruscha “Streets of Los Angeles” archive is almost certainly the most significant artistic attempt to record the urban fabric of a city in the postwar era. The archive comprises over half a million images to date—including negatives, digital files, hundreds of contact sheets and the complete production archive Ruscha’s seminal artist book, Every Building on the Sunset Strip (1966)—and results from the systematic and ongoing effort by one of the best-known living artists to document the architecture and thoroughfares of Los Angeles. Tracking the distinctive elements of the Los Angeles cityscape such as its façades, building typologies, and street signage, the project spans five decades and records many of its major streets, including Hollywood Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, and the iconic Sunset Boulevard. Although Ruscha’s book on the Sunset Strip is well known, the larger photographic project was virtually unknown before the archive entered the Special Collections of the GRI in 2012. The GRI is currently digitizing a significant portion of the photographs as well as designing an innovative, web-based application compatible with the International Image Interoperability Framework (IIIF). This application will facilitate access to the archive as well as enable new points of access through a designed user interface and software that will display the 130,000 images from the first digitization campaign. The application will make the images navigable via keyword, geographic coordinates, and possibly additional attributes such as building type or optically-recognized text from signage that appears in the photographs.

    As part of the larger digitization project, the GRI will investigate the research potential of this archive, considering questions such as: how could the images be explored for the purposes of scholarship? In what ways does the archive impact conceptions of postwar photography, vernacular architecture, and the city of Los Angeles? What visual, textual, or quantitative information will be meaningful to research? How might the data generated from this body of work be leveraged in innovative ways? What research questions will be raised in these investigations? Answers to such questions identified in the research project will inform parallel development of a public-facing digital humanities platform, thus ensuring that the applications built for the archive correspond closely to the needs and expectations of the community of scholars who might be accessing these images. At the same time, we hope to explore and demonstrate the potentials of advanced computing tools and workspaces for digital image research and analysis through collaboration with this group of scholars as they work on projects related to the “Streets of Los Angeles” archive using the technologies we develop for its access.

    Selected scholars will collaborate with the project team for a period of one to three years. To enable their research, they will receive advance access to the digitized archive as well as facilitated access to metadata, including GIS information, that is being generated for the project. They will be asked to provide feedback on user interface designs and prototypes throughout the duration of the project according to a schedule worked out in advance by the scholars and project leads. The scholars may also be invited to the GRI to participate in workshops or other group meetings, where there will be opportunities to present and share research and meet with the project team. The current plan is for the collaboration to conclude with a publication in a format to be determined with GRI staff based on scholars’ input.

    Interested researchers should submit a 1000-word project description, including a work plan and a CV by January 19, 2018. Proposals are especially welcome from interdisciplinary approaches such as digital humanities, history of urban planning, cultural geography, historians of Los Angeles, in addition to allied fields of art history, photography, architecture, and visual culture. In addition, projects are sought that will consider the collection as a teaching tool, develop unique methodological approaches, and/or employ advanced computing tools or techniques, such as computer vision or data visualization. Questions and proposals can be referred to the GRI’s Digital Art History team via

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  • Sites of Transit in Italy from WW2 to the present: History, Politics, Topography

    Dates: 14 – 17 Jun, 2018

    CALL FOR PAPERS: AAIS Conference

    The American Association for Italian Studies

    14-17 June 2018

    Sant’Anna Institute, Sorrento Italy

    Session: Sites of Transit in Italy from WW2 to the present: History, Politics, Topography

    The former POW, concentration and refugee camp at Fossoli is a key example in the complex 20th-century history of peoples and prisoners in transit. Proposals are welcome on the reconstruction of the history, politics and topography of this and other sites of transit in the European and Mediterranean context from WW2 to the present.

    Please send a 200-300 word abstract and a brief biographical note to and by December 30, 2017.


    Fondazione ex Campo Fossoli - via Giulio Rovighi, 57 41012 Carpi – MO -

    Matteo Cassani Simonetti – Dipartimento di Architettura - Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna –

    Roberta Mira – Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà - Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna -

    Daniele Salerno – Scuola Superiore di Studi Umanistici - Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna -
  • Townscapes in transition. Transformation and reorganization of Italian cities and their architecture in the interwar period.

    Sorrento | Dates: 14 – 17 Jun, 2018

    38th annual conference of the American Association for Italian Studies
    Sant'Anna Institute, Sorrento (Italy), June 14-17, 2018
    Conference deadline: December 30, 2017

    Session 24:
    Townscapes in transition. Transformation and reorganization of Italian cities and their architecture in the interwar period.

    Social change after WWI led to an accelerated change in the built environment. Within a broad stylistic scope of architectural and urban design projects, the structural ‘DNA‘ of Italian historic cities offered a basic planning guideline. Historic paradigms determined not only trends in conservation but guided new approaches to architecture as well as urban and landscape design. The result was not a single strategy to ensure continuity in urban planning and architecture, but a multiplicity of formal principles and trends. The session proposes to clarify what methods Italian architects and urban planners used to take possession of a ‘Roman’ or ‘Italian’ building and planning tradition, and how they accommodated it to the modernization of their country.

    Please submit via email a 200-250-word abstract of the presentation, a brief biographical note and affiliation to Luigi Monzo ( by December 30, 2017. Please comply with conference guidelines: 

    The conference languages are Italian and English.

    Session organizers and chairs: 

    Luigi Monzo, University of Innsbruck (Austria) Email: 

    Carmen M. Enss, University of Bamberg (Germany) Email:
  • SAH Annual International Conference Fellowship (SESAH)

    Dates: 01 – 15 Dec, 2017
    The SAH Annual International Conference Fellowship helps a graduate student or emerging professional in architectural history or historic preservation attend the Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, which in 2018 will be held in St. Paul, Minnesota, April 18-22. The fellowship includes an award of up to $1000 to support travel and attendance at the conference.
    Applicants must be members of SESAH to be eligible. To join SESAH or to renew a membership, please visit

    Student applicants must be enrolled in a college or university in the geographic region embraced by SESAH, and emerging professionals must be working within the SESAH region.
    Information about the SAH 2018 Annual International Conference is available on the SAH website,

    Preference will be given to applicants presenting a paper at the SAH conference, but persons not participating in a session at the SAH conference are encouraged to apply.
    The fellowship applications should include the following materials: (1) a statement (not to exceed two pages, typed and double-spaced) explaining how the applicant’s studies or professional work will be enhanced by attendance at the Conference; (2) a budget outlining travel costs and indicating the source and amount of any other funding that might be received (Meal reimbursements follow per diem rates for Breakfast – $11, Lunch – $12, Dinner $23); (3) a curriculum vitae; and (4) recommendation letter from a faculty advisor or principal professor (for graduate students) or other reference (for emerging professionals).

    Applications (download the attached PDF or click on the image below) may be submitted by e-mail attachment to Lee Gray,, no later than December 15, 2017. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

  • Winterthur Research Fellowship Program

    Winterthur | Dates: 02 Dec, 2017 – 15 Jan, 2018

    Winterthur invites scholars, graduate students, artists, and craftspeople to apply to submit applications for the 2018-2019 Research Fellowships!
    Fellowships include a 4-month postdoctoral fellowship, 1–2 semester dissertation fellowships, and 1–3 month short-term fellowships.

    Winterthur is once again offering short-term “Maker-Creator” Fellowships. These short-term fellowships are designed for artists, writers, filmmakers, horticulturalists, craftspeople, and others who wish to examine, study, and immerse themselves in Winterthur’s vast collections in order to inspire creative and artistic works for general audiences.

    Fellows have full access to the library collections, including more than 87,000 volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable online. Resources for the 17th to the early 20th centuries include printed and rare books, manuscripts, period trade catalogues, auction and exhibition catalogues, printed ephemera, and an extensive reference photograph collection of decorative arts. Fellows may conduct object-based research in the museum's collections, which include 90,000 artifacts and works of art made or used in America to 1860, with a strong emphasis on domestic life. Winterthur also supports a program of scholarly publications including Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture.

    Fellows may reside in a furnished stone farmhouse on the Winterthur grounds and participate in the lively scholarly community at Winterthur.

    At Winterthur, Fellows experience:

    Unparalleled Collections:
    • Printed and rare books, manuscripts and ephemera, images, museum and garden collections

    A Broad Range of Scholarly Topics and Academic Disciplines:

    • Topics in social and cultural history, art history, religion, literary studies, American studies, design history and decorative arts, material culture, and conservation studies

    • Topics related to the colonial Americas and United States from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries

    A Collegial Atmosphere:

    • Access to the expertise of librarians, curators, conservators, and research fellows, and graduate students with related interests

    A Material Culture Perspective:

    • Gain experience in seeking new knowledge from the study of the material world

    Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2018. For more details and to apply, visit the Research Fellowship web page or e-mail
  • CFP: Docomomo International Meeting Modern Heritage and Best Practices

    Santiago | Dates: 01 – 08 Dec, 2017

    The International Meeting will focus on Best Practices in Modern Heritage, in the academic and design communities through four topics. Authors are invited to submit 400 word abstracts, in English or Spanish, and a maximum of 4 images. The abstracts will be peer-reviewed. The same abstract may not be submitted to multiple topics. Authors of the selected abstracts will be invited to develop the full paper (no longer than 4,000 words) which will be published after the Meeting.

    The International Meeting on Modern Heritage and Best Practices: Sustainability, Conservation, Management and Architectural Design is open for submissions to any professional, faculty, graduate and doctoral students worldwide.

    Submission to:


  • Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration

    Dates: 01 Dec, 2017 – 08 Jan, 2018

    Indiana Landmarks seeks nominations for its annual Cook Cup, a prestigious prize for exemplary restoration of a historic Indiana structure.

    The nonprofit organization awards the Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration to the owner of a historic structure whose revitalization meets the highest restoration standards in method, materials and design and beneficially impacts a neighborhood or community.

    Cook Cup nominees may be an individual, corporation or partnership, nonprofit organization or a governmental entity. The restoration must have been completed within the past two years, and the structure must be in active use. Self-nominations are welcome.

    Indiana Landmarks inaugurated the Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration in 2007, when the prize went to the award’s namesake family in honor of its transformation of the West Baden and French Lick Springs hotels in southern Indiana. Previous winners have included Richard Ford for the Charley Creek Inn in Wabash, Butler University for Hinkle Fieldhouse, and the Delphi Preservation Society for the Delphi Opera House restoration.

    The Cook Cup winner will receive a large, engraved silver cup on April 28, 2018, at Indiana Landmarks’ annual Rescue Party in Indianapolis, where a short video produced by Road Pictures will highlight the before-and-after restoration.

    Nomination forms are available at The deadline for nominations is Jan. 8, 2018.

  • CFP: 2018 IAWA Symposium - Women Inventors in Architecture 1700-2000

    Blacksburg | Dates: 01 – 15 Dec, 2017

    Women Inventors in Architecture 1700-2000

    2018 IAWA Symposium – March 28-30, 2018      

    The International Archive of Women in Architecture (IAWA) Center
    School of Architecture + Design at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 

    The IAWA invites abstracts for the 2018 IAWA Symposium - Women Inventors in Architecture 1700-2000

    Abstract Deadline: December 15, 2017

    Selection announced: December 20, 2017

    For centuries, women in architecture have been involved in pushing the boundaries of architecture and architectural practice. Whether as registered architects, members and leaders of architectural firms, academics and scholars, or in any of the less conventional capacities, women have helped transform the discipline of architecture and the related design fields shaping the built environment. The 2018 IAWA Symposium invites abstracts that address specific women or gendered natures of architectural invention. We welcome papers that tackle subjects or inventions generated between the years 1700-2000, and that are international or domestic in scope.

    We seek papers that conceptualize architectural invention in its many guises, including (but not limited to) ideas, technology, form-making, modes of professional practice that present views into and histories of practices of women in architecture. We encourage abstracts that address how women’s practices have been expanded through invention, as well as how architectural practice has been expanded or impacted by inventions by women. 
    Please email 300-word abstract and a one-page CV to: (subject heading: 2018 IAWA Symposium)

  • Announcing the Publication of the SAHANZ 2017 Annual Conference Proceedings

    Dates: 01 Dec, 2017 – 01 Dec, 2018

    Gevork Hartoonian and John Ting would like to announce the publication of the SAHANZ 2017 annual conference proceedings. The conference was hosted by the Faculty of Arts and Design at the University of Canberra, and held at the Shine Dome in July.

    The online version of the proceedings is  available at:

    Printed versions of the proceedings are available on a print-on-demand basis - please email John Ting at

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