Recent Opportunities

  • Call for Nominations: 2017 “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award

    Lynchburg | Dates: 30 Mar – 01 Jul, 2017
    CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

    2017 “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award

    The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) seeks nominations for the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves, rehabilitates, or restores a historic property - including a building, a structure, or a complex of buildings and/or structures - in an outstanding manner and that demonstrates excellence in research, documentation, design, and execution. Projects with a public interpretation component are encouraged, but not required. Projects in the twelve-state SESAH region - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia - that were completed in 2015 or 2016 are eligible. 

    Criteria for consideration:
    • Quality of the project documentation, research, and/or design plan;
    • Importance of the property type within its particular context (national, regional, state, local);
    • Quality of execution;
    • Anticipated benefits; and
    • Degree to which the project saved a historic property from likely demolition.

    Nominations should consist of no more than two pages of project description and be accompanied by illustrations and any other supporting material, including a project budget and timeline. A cover letter should identify the owner of the property, the historic and current use of the property, and the names and contact information of all the major participants of the project. 

    Email the nomination as a single PDF or as a link to a single PDF posted on Google Drive/Dropbox the 2017 “Best of the South” award committee chairperson, Blake Wintory at lakeport.ar@gmail.com.

    Deadline: July 1, 2017.  

    The 2017 “Best of the South” Award winner will be announced at the 2017 SESAH Annual Meeting held in Lynchburg, Virginia, from October 11-14. 

    For more information about the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award and SESAH, visit www.sesah.org.
     
    Southeast Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians [SESAH]
    Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture
    Criteria for Consideration
    2017

    A preservation/rehabilitation/restoration project (a building or complex of buildings) that demonstrates excellence or innovation in one or more of the following categories:

    • Architectural history research (documentary or physical)
    • Architectural documentation (investigative details or a record of work performed)
    • Architectural design plan
    • Technique of conservation and/or restoration of fabric
    • Interpretation of the project to the public

    This award is for "historic preservation" of historic architecture.  It is for projects completed in either 2015 or 2016.  Projects with completion dates prior to 2015 or that have not yet been completed will be eliminated from consideration.  

    A "preservation," as opposed to a “rehabilitation” or "restoration," project can mean very different approaches and outcomes; therefore, a project's stated goals and outcome will be judged against projects of like nature.  If a project is an adaptive use, how innovative or successful was the project in preserving the architectural character of the building(s)?  Also, does the project sustain cultural heritage in a way that engages the community to consider and preserve its architectural character?

    Each project will be judged using these factors:
    • Quality of project documentation, research, and/or design plan
    • Importance of property type within its particular context (national, regional, local)
    • Quality of execution
    • Anticipated benefits
    • Degree to which the project saved a historic property from likely demolition.
     
  • A New Scholarly Society is Doing the Urgent Work of the Past - African American Intellectual History Society

    Dates: 30 Mar, 2017 – 30 Mar, 2018
    A combination of factors — elections, funding scarcity and funder mandates, metrics for “impact” — has helped produce among scholars a burst of enthusiasm for public engagement. But in the last few years it may be that the urge to advocate and teach eclipses them all. Things that seemed obvious and of clear public benefit are newly vulnerable:  science now needs a march on Washington.

    But the very thing that required the March on Washington in 1963 still demands advocacy and teaching. In a compelling turn, and at a moment when older scholarly societies worry about membership declines and formulating new sustainability models, a new scholarly society exemplifies a fresh approach to the history and meaning of race in America. The African American Intellectual History Society began in early 2014 as a group blog, founded by Professor Christopher Cameron of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Cameron undertook this work to “provide a space for scholars in disparate fields to discuss the many aspects of teaching and researching black intellectual history.” The blog soon acquired an organization, which begat some familiar scholarly society structure including officers, bylaws, and a program for scholarly communication. AAIHS officers are mostly early career, but also have a depth of experience as scholars and writers. The society held its second annual conference this past weekend at Vanderbilt University.

    Continue reading at The Scholarly Kitchen.
  • PastForward 2017 in Chicago

    Chicago | Dates: 14 – 17 Nov, 2017
    PastForward 2017 • November 14-17 • Chicago

    We want to see you in Chicago this fall for PastForward—the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places! Mark your calendars and sign up to receive updates about registration, speakers, and programming.

    "This was one of the most extraordinary conferences I’ve ever attended, and I’ve been to many. I don't think I've ever been around so many intelligent, forward-thinking, encouraging individuals who took my thinking into areas I never imagined."

    2016 PastForward Attendee, Kay W. Moore, co-coordinator, Travis College Hill Historic District, Garland, TX 

    What to expect: Art, advocacy, and innovation are the hallmarks of preservation in Chicago, where outstanding architecture and diverse neighborhoods have become a proving ground for preservation approaches. At PastForward 2017 we'll focus on "forward," exploring the next generation of preservation tools and techniques.
    Registration will go live July 5—rates and early bird deadline information are already available online.

    Watch videos from PastForward 2016 to revisit programming from last year’s conference, including TrustLive presentations from John Valadez, documentary filmmaker, and Nina Simon, executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

    See you in Chicago!

    PastForward 2017 is brought to you by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and presented in partnership with Landmarks Illinois.
     
  • CFP: Histories of Postwar Architecture (HPA)

    Dates: 30 Mar – 02 May, 2017

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the first issue of Histories of Postwar Architecture (HPA): https://hpa.unibo.it/issue/viewIssue/611/44

    Histories of Postwar Architecture is a biannual open-access peer-reviewed Journal which publishes innovative and original papers on postwar architecture, with no geographical, methodological, historiographical or disciplinary restrictions. HPA is published by the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna in partnership with the Department of Visual, Performing and Media Arts and the Department for Life Quality Studies of the same University.

    The call for abstracts for the second issue, titled Histories of the Future, will be open until 2nd May. Please consider submitting a proposal, after reading the Call for Paper and the Author Guidelines on our website: https://hpa.unibo.it/

    The issue will be published in December 2017.

    For any further information or collaboration proposals, please write us at: redazione.hpa@unibo.it

  • Architecture, Citizenship, Space: British Architecture from the 1920s to the 1970s

    Oxford | Dates: 15 – 16 Jun, 2017
    How did individuals and groups concerned with architecture and the built environment respond to, and seek to shape, the challenges and opportunities of twentieth-century life? Engaging with themes such as democracy, citizenship, leisure, culture and new subjectivities, and showcasing scholars at the forefront of emerging methodological approaches to architectural history, this conference considers how key aspects of British modernity informed architectural form and space between the 1920s and the 1970s.
  • Free to a Good Home--JSAH 1962 to the present

    Dates: 31 Mar – 30 Apr, 2017
    A long-time member of SAH who lives in Manhattan is seeking a good home--institutional or individual--to take his collection of print copies of JSAH from 1962 to the present. The new owner would be responsible for moving the journals from an apartment in mid-town Manhattan.
  • Royal Palaces in the Age of Revolutions, 1750-1850

    Paris | Dates: 27 – 28 Apr, 2017
    Since the publication of Nikolaus Pevsner’s History of Building Types in 1976, architectural historians have been alert to the importance of typologies for rethinking their discipline.  As analyzed by Werner Szambien or Jacques Lucan, thinking through types allowed for the articulation of concepts of convenance, character and composition in both public and private commissions.  Along with metropolitan churches and royal basilicas, in ancien régime Europe princely palaces represented the most prestigious program an architect could expect.  For a period in which the divine right of kings was being called into question, however, what happened to the physical structures of royal or princely power, symbol of political authority and dynastic seats?  Did the national models of the Escorial, Versailles, Het Loo or Saint James palaces still hold, even in light of new models made available through the publication of archeological discoveries in Rome or Split?  The second half of the eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth century represent a moment of intense construction or reconstruction of the principal European palaces, from Caserta to Buckingham Palace, Saint-Petersburg to Lisbon, Versailles to Coblenz.  This trend, addressed by Percier and Fontaine in their Résidences des souverains de France, d’Allemagne, de Russie, etc. (1833), took place in a Europe that was undergoing political developments that altogether changed the nature and symbolic structure of princely power.
     
    This symposium, focused on Europe from roughly 1750 to 1850, aims to interrogate the manner in which architects and their patrons integrated the changing concepts of character in architecture and symbolic place of dynastic palaces, reconciling them with theory and/or practice through rethinking issues of distribution, construction, environmental situation, décor, function, reuse of interpretations of printed or drawn sources.
  • INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2018-2019

    Princeton | Dates: 28 Mar – 01 Nov, 2017
    INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2018-2019. 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. Art and Architectural History are among the School’s principal interests, but the program is open to all fields of historical research. 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. The Institute provides access to extensive resources including offices, libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services. 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. Information and application forms may be found on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu, or contact the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: mzelazny@ias.edu). Deadline: November 1 2017.
  • John Nolen Research Fund

    Ithaca | Dates: 27 Mar – 01 May, 2017
    The John Nolen Research Fund provides assistance to scholars to conduct research in the John Nolen Papers and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University Library. Any qualified researcher interested in the history of city and regional planning before 1950 with a project that can be augmented by using the Nolen Papers is eligible to apply. Applications are due by April 30, 2017; awards will be made by May 31 for support to begin on July 1, 2017. For fellowship information and application requirements, please visit https://rare.library.cornell.edu/services/funding/nolen.
  • Conference on cultural heritage and new technologies

    Vienna | Dates: 08 – 10 Nov, 2017
    Integrating historical maps and archaeological data using digital technologies Irmela HERZOG | David BIBBY, Germany Adding life to written sources by studying the dead David BIBBY, Germany | Ann DEGRAEVE, Belgium | Raphael PANHUYSEN, The Netherlands | Karin WILTSCHKE-SCHROTTA, Austria New realities 3: virtual, augmented reality and other techniques in Cultural and historical Heritage for the general public Willem BEEX, The Netherlands | Giorgio VERDIANI, Italy | Bernard FRISCHER, USA 3D digital reconstruction and related documentation sources Fabrizio I. APOLLONIO, Italy | Krzysztof KOSZEWSKI, Poland | Piotr KUROCZYŃSKI, Germany 3D Documentation in Underwater Archaeology: Photogrammetry, Georeferencing, Monitoring, and Surveying Marco BLOCK-BERLITZ, Germany | Luca BEZZI, Italy | Moritz MENNENGA, Germany New Approaches to Medieval Structures and Spaces Meredith COHEN, USA Reflections and research on archaeological practices in the digital era Suvi DEBENJAK, Austria | Isto HUVILA, Finland | Peter TÓTH, Hungary PhD / Master Session Martina POLIG, | Benjamin STANGL, Austria The Employment of Mobile Applications for Survey, Documentation and Information Claudiu SILVESTRU, Austria
  • 2017 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Summer Field School

    Milwaukee | Dates: 23 Jun – 04 Aug, 2017
    This summer course provides students an immersion experience in the field recording of the built environment and cultural landscapes and an opportunity to learn how to write history literally “from the ground up.” The 2017 field school focuses on Sherman Park, a racially, economically and culturally diverse neighborhood known for its artist communities and active neighborhood groups. This summer we will study residential building types in this neighborhood—everyday residences, duplex and four squares, single- and multi-family units, boarded up homes, refabricated and reused homes, homes transformed into stores and workplaces, homes as works of art, homes remembered in family histories and homes in domestic worlds. This project seeks to employ the enduring creativity of storytelling, the power of digital humanities, and depth of local knowledge to galvanize Milwaukee residents to talk about their homes as repositories of community memory, spaces of caring and markers of civic pride. Students will learn how to “read” buildings within their urban material, social, ecological and cultural contexts, create reports on historic buildings and cultural landscapes and produce multimedia documentaries. The five-week course calendar covers a broad array of academic skills. Workshops during Week 1 will focus on photography, measured drawings, documentation and technical drawings; no prior experience is necessary. Week 2 will include archival and historical research focusing on the study of the built environment. Week 3 schedule includes workshops on oral history interviewing and digital ethnography. Week 4 is centered on mapping and archival research. Week 5 and 6 will be devoted to producing final reports and multi-media documentaries.
  • Special Preview of Frank Lloyd Wright at MoMA

    New York | Dates: 02 – 02 Jun, 2017
    Join curators and scholars at The Museum of Modern Art on June 2 for a one-of-a-kind, daylong preview of Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, a major exhibition on one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century. The exhibition, which opens to the public on June 12, marks the 150thanniversary of the American architect’s birth and the fifth anniversary of the transfer of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives to the joint stewardship of MoMA and the Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. Co-curators Barry Bergdoll (MoMA and Columbia University) and Jennifer Gray (MoMA) will lead a tour of the exhibition, which comprises approximately 450 works from the 1890s through the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, as well as a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited.

    Frank Lloyd Wright at 150 is structured as an anthology and divided into 12 sections, each of which investigates a key object or group of objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives. SAH members will hear from Mabel O. Wilson (Columbia University), Ken Tadashi Oshima (University of Washington), and Juliet Kinchin (MoMA) as they unpack objects and share critical insights on Wright’s work. Wilson will examine Wright’s proposed design for a Rosenwald School for African American children, Oshima will explore a rare photo album of the Imperial Hotel, and Kinchin will investigate Wright’s design for an experimental farm.

    Study Day participants will be among the first to use the newly extended Bauhaus staircase in the Museum's original 1939 building, where a long-missing connection between the ground floor and second floor galleries has been re-established by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and is among the first stages of MoMA's expansion and renovation, scheduled to open fully in 2019.

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  • SAH Awards Gala

    Chicago | Dates: 17 Nov, 2017
    The 8th annual SAH Awards Gala will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Racquet Club of Chicago. Save the date!
  • Islamic Art and Architecture (Zurich, Schaffhausen, 4-6 Jun 17)

    Zurich and Schaffhausen | Dates: 04 – 06 Jun, 2017
    Zurich and Schaffhausen, May 4 - 06, 2017 Registration deadline: Apr 30, 2017 <http://www.transculturalstudies.ch/en/index/conferences/display-conference.html/registration.html>

    A l’Orientale - Collecting, Displaying and Appropriating Islamic Art and Architecture in the 19th and early 20th centuries

    International conference

    Organizers: 
    Prof. Dr. Francine Giese (University of Zurich), Prof. Dr. Mercedes Volait (CNRS/InVisu), Dr. Ariane Varela Braga (University of Zurich)

    Cooperations: 
    Museum Rietberg Zürich,
    Moser Familienmuseum Charlottenfels der Heinrich und Henri Moser Stiftung in Neuhausen bei Schaffhausen

    Keynotes Speakers: 
    Kjeld v. Folsach (The David Collection, Copenhagen),  Yannick Lintz (Musée du Louv-re, Paris), Tim Stanley (Victoria and Albert Museum, London), Stefan Weber (Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin)

    Registration open: 
    http://www.transculturalstudies.ch/en/index/conferences/display-conference/registration.html
     
  • CFP: Standard Architecture: From Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand to BIM (Frankfurt, 20-22 Oct 17)

    Frankfurt | Dates: 23 Mar – 01 Jun, 2017
    Call for Papers
    Standard Architecture
    From Jean-Nicolas-Louis Durand to BIM

    From 20 - 22 october 2017, the international symposium Standard Architecture will be held at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt am Main. With this open call, we are soliciting lecture proposals for the Young Researcher Forum on 20 October 2017. To submit a proposal, please email your abstract and CV in PDF form (max 5 MB) by 1 June 2017 to oswalt@asl.uni-kassel.de. We will select around five proposals from the different submissions by mid of June. We can offer a grant for part of the travelling costs.
    We especially welcome contributions that address how standardization influences architectural design and the role of architects. We're interested in diverse approaches to the topic--whether the proposal undertakes a critical analysis of technical developments and their ramifications, or instead engages with something like the associative cultural resonances of standardization processes in the designs of O.M. Ungers and Superstudio.

    About the symposium's theme: 
    Standardization has played a key role in architecture and construction since the Enlightenment. It accelerates building production, reduces costs, and assures quality control, at least in theory. The classical modernists of the 20th century treated standardization and normalization as engines of social and technical progress. Even though concepts for mandatory, form-giving standards--like those proposed by Ernst Neufert--never established themselves, there are more standards today than ever before. Despite appeals to cultural specificity, standards shape processes and products all around the world through the digitization and rationalization of cognitive processes. With the introduction of BIM (Building Information Modeling), these processes are becoming increasingly relevant Both building elements and processes of design and production are undergoing standardization:

    Standardized Design Processes
    Modernity has given rise to processes that rationalize, systematize, and accelerate the designing of buildings. More structures need to be built more quickly all the time. Designs are often executed by unskilled or semi-skilled workers. Buildings are being erected in disparate places around the world through the use of identical specifications. To make all this possible, design tools have been created that enable people to generate and implement a great number of design-related tasks simultaneously. Today, Building Information Modeling Systems (BIM) use standardized forms of information to automate planning and design and to supplement human with artificial forms of intelligence.   

    Standardized Building Elements
    Ernst Neufert tried to standardize architecture at all scales, from the very small to the very big. Adopting paper formats as his model, he sought to systematize building components using (among other means) his octametric system of dimensional coordination. This project reached its climax in the 1970s, but lost a good deal of its currency in the years thereafter. Today, there are more standards than ever--and they often operate on a national and international level--but their influence on form-making has proven harder to trace. It goes without saying that they continue to shape the design of spaces that have a great number of technical needs and requirements (kitchens and offices, for example), as well as temporary buildings and storage facilities (containers and container ports, for example).  
    Standardized Building Processes 
    While knowledge rested squarely with the individual producer in premodern societies, it can be said that it is anchored today in objectified rules and specifications, many of which are sanctioned by liability concerns and multi-national contractual agreements. Arguably, standardization ensures that products that are manufactured by different companies are in fact compatible. This is important where the manufacturing of building components is concerned.  According to some, however, it can also stifle innovation and compromise the exercise of know-how and common sense.   

    Speakers will include: 
    Keller Easterling (Professor of Architecture at Yale University), Manfred Grohmann (Universität Kassel, Professor for Structural Design),  Alexander Klose (Author/ Container Researcher); Markus Krajewski (Universität Basel Professor für Medienwissenschaft), Antoine Picon (Harvard University, GSD, Director of Research), Christina Sonderegger (Swiss National Museum, Zurich) Gernot Weckherlin (BTU Cottbus, Professur für Architekturtheorie), Aashish Velkar, (University of Manchester, Lecturer in Economic History), Nader Vossoughian (New York Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Design), Georg Vrachliotis (KIT-Karlsruhe, Professur für Architekturtheorie), Christine Wall (University of Westminster, Reader in Architectural and Construction History) Detailled program soon at http://www.uni-kassel.de/go/standard

    Drawing on the results of the symposium, ARCH+ will publish a special issue dedicated to the topic.
    Supported by Forschungsinitiative Zukunft Bau - BBSR/  BMUB (Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung / Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft DFG, Wüstenrot Stiftung and Pfeiffer Stiftung Organized by the Department of Architectural Theory and Design, University of Kassel in cooperation with ARCH+ , Deutsches Architekturmuseum and project Bauhaus.
     
  • Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon

    Barcelona | Dates: 24 Mar – 01 May, 2017
    Barcelona´s Museo Marítim presents the exhibition "Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon". 
    After being presented at CCB - Cultural Center of Belém and Bogotá’s Architecture Museum Leopoldo Rother, this exhibition will be shown in cities like Madrid, Montevideo, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro.

    This is not an exhibition exclusively about João Luís Carrilho da Graça or his work, nor is it even about his designs. Despite it´s anthological nature, the exhibition is above all a manifestation of a way of looking that Carrilho da Graça exemplified, something that has been present since the start of his career. This gaze is illustrated here using the city of Lisbon, over which he has worked for over 30 years.

    The materials presented in this retrospective enable us to draw closer to a theory of territory, expressed in a ground plan and model of Lisbon, and reiterated by the models of the individual projects. 
     
  • Summer School: University and Diversity: The Bolognese Experience (1088-2017)

    Bologna | Dates: 06 – 14 Oct, 2017
    University and Diversity: The Bolognese Experience (1088-2017) Studienkurs of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut In 2013, the Municipality of Bologna set up a competition to find a logo that represents 'at a local, national and international level' all the 'features and elements that make up the face of the city'. The winning project 'è Bologna' provides a visual translation of the endless perceptions of the city, linking letters to geometrical forms inspired by archetypical Bolognese images, such as the city walls and the brick mosaic of Santo Stefano. By typing a script, these forms are superimposed with fixed proportions and chromatic relationships. Thus, written words generate different but related signs that render the 'multiplicity of elements which describe Bologna'.

    The 2017 Summer School (Studienkurs) of the KHI focuses on 'universitas' and 'diversitas', concepts that are emblematic of Bologna from the medieval to the modern period. The idea that the sum of all things comprises a whole entity ('universum') provides a starting point for exploring the city, whose urban fabric is characterized by its former canals, medieval towers and porticoes. Bologna's university, the 'Alma Mater Studiorum', considered to be founded in 1088, encapsulates the city's manifest identities through its original organization as a conglomeration of loose societies called 'nations'; the teaching of canon and civil law and medicine; and the training of personages such as Petrarch, Leon Battista Alberti and Copernicus. Bologna as a cosmopolitan city is shaped further by its relationship to religious institutions (the Dominicans and the Papacy, for example); by persons acting on an 'international' scale, such as the Bentivoglio, Gabriele Paleotti, Ugo Buoncompagni (Pope Gregory XIII), Pier Paolo Pasolini; and by the artworks within the city of Nicola Pisano, Giotto, Raphael, Giambologna or the Carracci. Carlo Cesare Malvasia, writing in the seventeenth century, described Bologna as the 'metropolis of a kingdom' due to its role as the capital of ancient Etruria and as the 'school of the universe' for having taught philosophy, letters and religion before all other cities. The images of the city as an important geographical crossroad linking central and northern Italy to the rest of Europe and as hub of learning, culture and avant-garde thinking pervades into modern times. They impacted, for example, the tragic bombing of the city during World War II or the Neo-Fascist attack at the Central Station in 1980, a site that in recent years witnessed the construction of the Alta 'velocità' railway, with its projected architectural complex by Isozaki-Maffei.

    The seemingly disparate histories of Bologna will be explored through notions of 'universitas' and 'diversitas' in an attempt to better understand the common links that, just as in the dynamic logo, comprise the character of the city and will allow the Summer School to engage, more generally, with the mechanisms that contribute to the cultural constructions of multi-faceted urban centres and their relationship to surrounding and interconnected environments. Shifting between synchronic and diachronic approaches, topics to be explored, through individual presentations and discussions, include: Santo Stefano and its artistic and religious connections to the Eastern Mediterranean; Bolognese manuscript illumination and its 'international' impact; the open-air tombs of professors of law and medicine; 'foreign' cults within the city, such as the Madonna di San Luca and the Madonna of Guadalupe; spaces as places for display and as sites of alterity: relics, bodies and burials of saints (e.g., St Dominic and St Caterina Vigri), anatomical waxes, collections of natural objects and artefacts with transcultural trajectories, especially to the New World and the Ottoman Empire, and their role in the history of science and scientific knowledge (Ulisse Aldrovandi and Ferdinando Cospi); as well as the writing of artistic traditions and the so-called Bolognese School of Painting. How does the city space and the civic cultures embodied within it participate in connecting the local with the universal? How can shifting notions of university/universality and diversity be described and analyzed within the interplay of individuals and groups that together make up the experience of the city?

     The KHI Summer School invites applications from the fields of Art History and related disciplines, from graduate students, doctoral candidates and scholars who are embarking on post-doctoral research. The number of participants is restricted to fifteen. Each participant is expected to contribute to the success of the course not only with a presentation, but also by actively engaging in the discussions. To allow for active participation in the discussion, good passive knowledge of Italian and German is required. The Institute will bear the cost of accommodation and will reimburse half of the incurred travelling expenses; in addition, participants will receive a daily allowance. Applications should include: a letter of interest comprising a research statement, a one-page Curriculum vitae and a presentation proposal (ca. 300 words). These materials can be written in English, Italian or German. Please send your documents by 1 May 2017 in a single PDF file (max. 2 MB), referencing 'Studienkurs 2017', to the attention of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wolf (dirwolf@khi.fi.it). Concept and organization: Annette Hoffmann, Marco Musillo, Jessica N. Richardson and Gerhard Wolf
  • CFP: VISTAS: 39th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association

    Dates: 15 – 18 Mar, 2018
    VISTAS: 39th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Philadelphia, March 15-18, 2018 Keynote: Elizabeth Milroy (Drexel University) In honor of the 100th anniversary of Philadelphia’s Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the NCSA committee invites proposals that explore the notion of the vista in the nineteenth century. From personal gardens to public parks, from the street level to the top of a skyscraper, or from the microscope to the panoramic photograph, the nineteenth century was a moment when the idea of the vista changed from a narrow sightline to a sweeping, expansive view. How did theorists alter our historical perspective, broadening our notion of the world through science or religion? In what ways did power systems affect urban vantage points? How did man-made vistas reflect socio-cultural ideals? How did domestic spaces or nightlife transform with the widespread use of gas or electric lighting? How does the conceptual vista operate metaphorically? Topics might include horticulture, landscapes and seascapes, new technology, photography, sightseeing, film and the theater, urban planning, visions and dreamscapes, shifting perceptions of the gaze, or literary or artistic descriptions or depictions of viewpoints. In contrast, papers may consider the absence of vistas, such as mental or physical confinement or elements that obfuscate a view. Please send 250-word abstracts with one-page CVs to ncsaphila2018@gmail.com by September 30th, 2017. Abstracts should include the author’s name, institutional affiliation, and paper title in the heading. We welcome individual proposals and panel proposals with four presenters and a moderator. Note that submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend if accepted. Presenters will be notified in November 2017. We encourage submissions from graduate students, and those whose proposals have been accepted may submit complete papers to apply for a travel grant to help cover transportation and lodging expenses. Scholars who reside outside of North America and whose proposals have been accepted may submit a full paper to be considered for the International Scholar Travel Grant (see the NCSA website for additional requirements: http://www.ncsaweb.net).
  • New Journal on Built Heritage - Contributions Welcome

    Dates: 16 Mar, 2017 – 16 Mar, 2018
    Built Heritage is a blind-peer-reviewed international journal devoted to all aspects of the research, conservation, and regeneration of historic buildings, settlements, and sites. It is the first journal integrating built heritage conservation in a multidisciplinary sphere of architecture, urban and rural planning, and landscape architecture, administrated by the Minister of Education of China, sponsored by Tongji University, and published by Tongji University Press. The editor-in-chief Chang Qing is a professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Tongji University and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The co-editor-in-chief Zhou Jian is a professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning in Tongji University and the Secretary-General of the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO. 

     Aims 

    The conceptual basis of BH lies on the fundamental differences concerning built heritage conservation with regard to global cultural diversity, recognising these differences as a source for creativity. Published in English, the aim of BH is to foster scientific exchange between Chinese and international scholars, offering a platform to record the latest developments in the field, allowing for further homologation of scientific research and the recognition of cultural diversity. BH will enhance the awareness for the conservation of the built environment in China, offering support to the debate from a critical perspective, engaging with current hot discussions such as: the role of contemporary architecture in historic environments; the definition of authenticity; new tools of heritage management; politics, culture and identity; energy consumption and sustainability. 

    Scope 

    BH will introduce the most recent international scientific research production in built heritage conservation theory and practice. It encompasses the conservation of architecture, urbanism and landscape architecture in urban and rural environments from a multidisciplinary approach. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 

    1. The empirical study of built heritage. Articles on this topic shall include thematic studies on built heritage, regarding information on its current and historical condition, the definition of socio-cultural values and the description of its historical environment through empirical and logical reasoning methods. 

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    2. History and theory, which is the critical reflection and theoretical construction of the discipline. The articles on this topic shall be thematic studies on the histories, legacies, and theories about the development of built heritage conservation by using historical documentation, physical evidence and related theories. 

    3. Conservation projects, referring to the process of implementation, control and management. Articles on this topic will include cases of preservation, restoration, renovation, addition, and revitalization from planning, design, and technological perspectives, bearing innovation in their material research methods and regeneration strategies. 

    4. Heritage management, based in the roles of social participation in policy-making: This part is to introduce thematic studies on the laws, regulations, codes, charters and guidelines for the conservation of built heritage and case studies of the management of conservation projects. 

    Articles should NOT be previously published and should demonstrate a full command of the scholarly literature and available archival and field sources. Manuscript submissions and subsequent correspondence between authors and the BH are through E-mail. 

    The E-mail address is built-heritage@tongji.edu.cn. Complete guidelines for preparing and submitting your manuscript to this journal are provided below. 

    Contents of the Submission 

    Manuscripts must include three separate Word files, presented in this order: 

    1. Cover Page. Title of article should be succinct. Subtitle is allowed if is necessary. All the authors of a paper should include their full names, affiliations, postal addresses and email addresses. First time submissions should be provided with a brief introduction of the authors, including nationality, affiliation (with address and postcode), title and post, academic degree, research area, and recent academic achievements. 

    2. Main manuscript. It should contain: 

    a) Title and subtitle. Both should be succinct and descriptive of the content of the article. 

    b) Abstract. In no more than 200 words, the abstract should summarize the significant points of the paper, and be written in the third person. 

    c) Keywords. Supply three to eight keywords separated by semicolons. 

    d) Text and accompanying endnotes. 

    3. Tables and Illustrations. Tables and illustrations should be included in an independent file. Figures should be numbered by Arabic numerals according to the order of usage, labelled with name and resource, and illustrated with a few words if necessary. 

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    Preparation: Language, format, length and copyright 

    English style 

    Papers are accepted in English. Please use British-ise spelling style consistently throughout your manuscript. 

    Referencing 

    BH follows the 'Chicago author-date' referencing style. Your manuscript will be referenced with short endnotes, which connect to an alphabetical bibliography listing all the sources and works on which it is based. 

    Length 

    A typical manuscript for this journal should be no more than 8000 words; this limit includes tables, references, figure captions, endnotes. Papers for 'Project Analysis' can be between 3,000-4,000 words. 

    Illustrations 

    It’s important to illustrate your paper with a good spread of high quality images. At manuscript submission stage your figures and tables are not embedded but kept apart from the text and submitted as separate files, numbered in the order in which they appear in the paper (i.e. Figure 1, Figure 2). In multi-part figures, each part should be entered as a separate file (e.g. Figure 1(a), Figure 1(b)). Number the captions correspondingly in a list following the bibliography of the main text. 

    Figures should be high quality (1200 dpi for line art, 600 dpi for grayscale and 300 dpi for colour, at the correct size). Figures should be saved as TIFF, PostScript or EPS files. 

    Please avoid using scanning images. But if their use is absolutely necessary, the author is responsible for correcting the pattern (descreening) in PhotoShop and alerting us to the problem. 

    Copyright material 

    You must obtain the necessary permission to reuse third-party material in your article. The use of short extracts of text and some other types of material is usually permitted, on a limited basis, for the purposes of criticism and review without securing formal permission. If you wish to include any material in your paper for which you do not hold copyright, and which is not covered by this informal agreement, you will need to obtain written permission from the copyright owner prior to submission. 

    Queries 

    Should you have any queries, please contact us at built-heritage@tongji.edu.cn. 

  • CFP: Architectural Theory Review 22:1 Resist, Reclaim, Speculate

    Dates: 16 Mar – 01 Jun, 2017
    Architectural Theory Review
    Deadline: Jun 1, 2017

    Resist, Reclaim, Speculate 
    Situated Perspectives on Architecture and the City

    In search of new forms of critical and creative resistance, the Editors 
    of this issue of ATR call for situated, relational, and embodied 
    perspectives in architectural scholarship rather than distant, 
    autonomous, and authoritarian ones. In this we draw our inspiration 
    from radical (feminist) thinkers including Donna Haraway, Isabelle 
    Stengers, Jane Bennett, Rosi Braidotti, Maria Puig de la Bellacasa and 
    Karen Barad. Whilst the relevance of these perspectives for 
    architectural and urban studies—and more specifically Donna Haraway’s 
    “situated viewpoints” and Isabelle Stengers’s “ecology of practices” 
    and “cosmopolitics”—have now, arguably, become evident, this issue asks 
    how such approaches as these can also inform new critical engagements 
    with architecture and the city. Through slowing down, hesitation 
    (Stengers, 2005), and “category work” (Haraway, 2006), scholars are 
    invited to resist the taxonomies and conceptual categories through 
    which they have become accustomed, or feel obliged, to think. The 
    Editors invite scholars to reconnect with (hi)stories and (radical) 
    imaginations that tell alternative stories; stories that went unnoticed 
    because they were considered odd, unrealistic, or inconvenient. From 
    the authors named above, we learn that by reclaiming and reconnecting 
    with alternative stories, other forms and imaginations of engagement, 
    of resistance, can emerge.

    This issue of ATR articulates embodied-relational and feminist 
    perspectives as a form of critical engagement that can be, but are not 
    necessarily, intertwined with the feminist struggle. It contends that a 
    wider scholarly openness to feminist epistemologies and situated 
    perspectives suggests valuable approaches to addressing timely and 
    urgent questions regarding the ethical, political and critical agency 
    of architecture and urban design. We seek accounts of concrete 
    situations that challenge the authority of theoretical taxonomies and 
    analytical categories, or that offer alternative forms of resistance 
    that are embodied, situated, experimental, risky, and probing. It also 
    asks how embodied-relational perspectives can inform not just critical 
    analysis, but how they can inform critical (design) practices. What is 
    the transformative potential and what are possible “speculative 
    gestures” (Stengers and Debaise, 2015) of relational perspectives, for 
    research, for theory, and for design?

    The Editors invite contributors to examine the potential of situated 
    perspectives for the study of architecture and the city and to 
    demonstrate the possibility of a critical engagement in research and 
    design through the analysis of concrete practices and practices of 
    thought: architectural and urban, contemporary and historical. We 
    welcome contributions from architectural and urban studies, and from 
    fields outside (but pertinent to) the study of architecture and the 
    city. Contributions may include papers that recount stories that do not 
    fit neatly into the current discourses and paradigms; present models of 
    critical engagement; or discuss material instances of the realization 
    of feminist perspectives in speculative design practice.

    Guest Editors
    Isabelle Doucet isabelle.doucet@manchester.ac.uk 
    Hélène Frichot helene.frichot@arch.kth.se 
    Chris L. Smith chris.smith@sydney.edu.au

    Submission Instructions
    The deadline for the submission of completed manuscripts is 1 June 
    2017. Please submit manuscripts to the journal’s website: 
    https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/ratr 

    When uploading your manuscript please indicate that you are submitting 
    to this special issue: vol. 22, no. 1 – Resist, Reclaim, Speculate. The 
    Editors welcome expressions of interest prior to paper submissions and 
    are available for discussing possible contributions.

    Manuscript submission guidelines can be found on the Architectural 
    Theory Review Website: 
    http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=ratr20&page=instructions
     
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