Recent Opportunities

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  • ‘Preserving the Monuments of Antiquity: Antiquaries, Architecture and the Construction of Knowledge in Yorkshire’

    London | Dates: 23 – 23 May, 2017

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

  • SAHGB Annual Conference: York - A City and its Hinterland

    York | Dates: 31 Aug – 03 Sep, 2017
    Founded by the Romans, the city of York straddles the Rivers Ouse and Foss, and is equidistant between London and Edinburgh. It was historically linked to its hinterland as an entrepôt and market for rural economies, and as England’s second city it was a centre of royal and ecclesiastical power in the north until the Civil War. Besieged in 1644, York subsequently enjoyed a Georgian renaissance while remaining a national enclave of authority, and a regional centre providing services and entertainment to rural Yorkshire. Bypassed by much of the Industrial Revolution, during the nineteenth century York developed as a railway town, aiding confectioners Rowntree and Terry’s of York to market products nationwide; such wealth funded new architecture that acknowledged the past. Engagement with modernity has long counterbalanced York’s inheritance, and from the seventeenth century York was increasingly understood as a rare survival. This underpins its current role: a destination for historical tourism, and a centre of excellence for archaeological and architectural inquiry, and conservation practice.
     
    Two historic buildings—King’s Manor and York Minster—will host our Conference Lecture and Annual Dinner respectively. (En-suite accommodation is located at the University of York). The ancient and continuing tradition of ecclesiastical patronage that shapes North Yorkshire’s architectural character is illustrated from ruinous Byland Abbey to the RIBA award-winning Abbey of Stanbrook. We will extend that understanding through sites across the agricultural hinterland—a context informing York’s role as a continuing hub for craft, preservation, and innovation. Architectural adaptation and repurposing supplies much of interest at Markenfield Hall, Norton Conyers, and Gilling Castle.
     
    York’s Georgian townhouses accommodated country house owners whose fertile estates —of which Castle Howard is the jewel—developed architectural and agricultural innovation. Neo-Classical Sledmere showcased agricultural improvement; its buildings and monuments afford a concentrated focus on the Sykes family patronage across the Yorkshire Wolds. York Races remain a theatre for Yorkshire equestrianism, the architectural epitome of which is Hovingham Hall, with its emphasis on its Riding School. This conference will show how York’s hinterland fed into, and benefited from, the concentration of architectural and conservation knowledge generated and preserved in York.

    Conference coordinator: Dr Ann-Marie Akehurst
    Local organisers: Dr Ann-Marie Akehurst, Prof Anthony Geraghty (University of York), and Dr Lucy Jessop (Historic England) 
  • Architectural History Workshop

    London | Dates: 20 – 20 May, 2017

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

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

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

  • SAHGB Annual Symposium ‘Beyond “By”: Towards an inclusive architectural history’

    London | Dates: 03 – 03 Jun, 2017

    Annual Symposium

    ‘Beyond “By”: Towards an inclusive architectural history’

    Bookings now open. 20 free student/early career researcher places
    Open to all members and interested parties.
    3 June 2017
    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre of the London School of Economics in Sheffield Street, WC1
    Convenor: Dr Jonathan Kewley, Honorary Secretary, SAHGB
    The Symposium for 2017 will look at questions about how we study buildings, from ancient times up to the present day - questions at the heart of current architectural history debates. Click here for the programme and further information.

  • Jane's Walk Chicago 2017

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

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

    https://www.eventbrite.com/d/il--chicago/jane%27s-walk-chicago/

  • Dwell on Design Fair

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

    Dwell on Design 2017 Highlights Include:

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

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

  • Free Tours on June 8 Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th

    Oak Park & Chicago | Dates: 08 – 08 Jun, 2017

    Join the party as the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of the iconic architect with free tours and refreshments at the Trust’s popular tour sites in Oak Park and Chicago.

    Festive Neighborhood Open Houses will take place in the evening on Thursday, June 8, Frank Lloyd Wright’s birthday, at the following locations:

    • Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (1889/1898), 6-8 p.m., 951 Chicago Ave., Oak Park, Ill. Wright’s first home and studio is where the innovative architect experimented with design concepts and developed the Prairie style of architecture.
    • Frederick C. Robie House (1908-10), 6-8 p.m., 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago. This masterpiece of the Prairie style and icon of modern architecture with magnificent leaded glass windows is located on the University of Chicago campus.
    • Emil Bach House (1915), 4-7 p.m., 7415 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago. Built after Wright returned to the United States after an extended stay in Europe, this fully restored house is intimate in scale and points toward Wright’s future stylistic direction.

    Free tours at each building will be offered first-come, first-served. Refreshments will be served outdoors after guests complete their tours.

    Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Spring Green, Wis. and made his name in the Chicago area, which boasts more Wright buildings that anywhere else.

    His story is rich with the influences that sparked his imagination and shaped his completely original talent. He was a pioneer of many concepts that continue to apply to modern living in the 21st century, such as integrating architecture and interior design, combining architecture with the natural environment and incorporating an open interior floor plan in home design.

    Wright began his career in 1887 in Chicago as an apprentice and later became a key assistant in Louis Sullivan’s studio. After five years with Adler and Sullivan, Wright opened his own business and quickly built a successful practice, in demand for his distinctive, ground-hugging homes inspired by the flat Midwestern landscape. This vision for a new American architecture eventually became known as the Prairie style.

    Visit flwright.org for information about tours and programs exploring Wright’s Chicago and for updates on the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust’s 150th anniversary activities.

  • A Centennial Celebration of I. M. Pei at the National Gallery of Art

    Washington | Dates: 26 – 26 Apr, 2017

    Wednesday, April 26 at 3:30
    East Building Auditorium

    Perry Y. Chin, architect, and Susan Wertheim, chief architect and deputy administrator for capital projects, National Gallery of Art

    In celebration of the 100th birthday of architect I. M. Pei on April 26, 2017, Susan Wertheim honors Pei’s gift to the nation: his design of the National Gallery of Art East Building. Harmonizing with architect John Russell Pope's neoclassical West Building, the award-winning East Building, which opened in 1978, was designed by Pei in the modern idiom of its time. Magnificently realizing the long-term vision of Gallery founder Andrew W. Mellon and his children, Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce, the East Building has taken its place as one of the great public structures in the nation's capital. Designed at a crucial point in Pei’s long and productive career, the East Building won the American Institute of Architect’s Twenty-five Year Award in 2004, and Pei, considered a living legend, was awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1983. Wertheim first discusses Pei’s architectural legacy at the Gallery and then joins with his longtime associate Perry Y. Chin to share experiences working on the recently completed East Building renovation.

  • I.M. Pei 100th Birthday Celebrations (Suzhou Tourism)

    Boston | Dates: 26 – 26 Apr, 2017

    Join in on the excitement on April 26, I.M. Pei’s 100th birthday, when Suzhou Tourism representatives will be in the Boston Common from 3pm – 5pm with an interactive photo set-up that will allow locals to take a picture ‘with’ I.M. Pei and send digital birthday wishes. Why Boston? The city is home to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, designed by I.M. Pei in the 1970s.

    For those who can’t wait it out to Boston Common - From April 19 through April 26 (I.M. Pei’s actual birthday), Suzhou Tourism will launch a week-long social media campaign encouraging users to send the architect birthday wishes. Consumers will be asked to share a picture of their favorite building designed by I.M. Pei along with a birthday wish using #IMPei100 and #TravelSuzhou across their Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter accounts. During the week, four winners will be chosen at random to receive a mini replica of the Suzhou Museum. Additionally, the official Suzhou Tourism website, TravelToSuzhou.com, will feature an informational spotlight on I.M. Pei and the Suzhou Museum.

    For more information on Suzhou please visit www.TravelToSuzhou.com, follow us on Instagram @visitsuzhou, Twitter @VisitSuzhou and like us on Facebook at Visit Suzhou.

     

  • Call for Field Editors for caa.reviews

    Dates: 19 Apr – 01 May, 2017

    caa.reviews invites nominations and self-nominations for individuals to join its Council of Field Editors, which commissions reviews within an area of expertise or geographic region, for a term ending June 30, 2020. An online journal, caa.reviews is devoted to reviewing books, museum exhibitions, and projects relevant to art history, visual studies, and the arts.

    The journal seeks field editors for books in the following subject areas: digital humanities; Early Modern Iberian and Colonial Latin American Art; nineteenth-century art; Early Modern and Southern European Art. The journal also seeks a field editor for exhibitions in the Northeast. Candidates may be artists, art or design historians, critics, curators, or other professionals in the visual arts; institutional affiliation is not required.

    Working with the caa.reviews editor-in-chief, the editorial board, and CAA’s staff editor, each field editor selects content to be reviewed, commissions reviewers, and reviews manuscripts for publication. Field editors for books are expected to keep abreast of newly published and important books and related media in their fields of expertise, and field editors for exhibitions should be aware of current and upcoming exhibitions (and other related projects) in their geographic regions. The Council of Field Editors meets annually at the CAA Annual Conference. Field editors must pay travel and lodging expenses to attend the conference.

    Candidates must be current CAA members and should not currently serve on the editorial board of a competitive journal or on another CAA editorial board or committee. Nominators should ascertain their nominee’s willingness to serve before submitting a name; self-nominations are also welcome. Please send a statement describing your interest in and qualifications for appointment, a CV, and your contact information to: caa.reviews Editorial Board, College Art Association, 50 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004; or email the documents to Deidre Thompson, CAA publications assistant. Deadline: May 1, 2017. 

  • Princeton-Mellon Call for Fellows, 2017-18

    Dates: 19 Apr – 12 May, 2017
    The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is pleased to announce a call for fellows for the 2017-18 academic year. Two fellows will be appointed; one fellow will focus on Architecture and Humanities and the other on Urban Adaptation to Climate Change.

    For questions, please email arc-hum@princeton.edu.

    ARCHITECTURE AND HUMANITIES FELLOW

    The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities and the Council of the Humanities at Princeton University (link is external) seek to attract a fellow whose work is grounded in the humanities to collaborate with both programs. Applicants with outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply. The fellow may be expected to team-teach a new interdisciplinary design studio for undergraduates that will be required for Urban Studies certificate students, or a seminar on urbanism and the environment, with a member of the design faculty in the School of Architecture at Princeton (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty).

    Please submit a cover letter (including your teaching interests), CV, 1,000 word description of a proposed research project, and a brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample, and contact information for three references by May 12, 2017 for full consideration.

    For applicants taking a sabbatical year, please apply here (link is external).

    For applicants seeking a postdoctoral position, please apply here (link is external).

    URBAN ADAPTION TO CLIMATE CHANGE

    The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, together with the Climate Futures Initiative (link is external) at Princeton University, are seeking fellowship applications in urban adaptation to climate change for the 2017-18 academic year. 

    We seek to attract a Fellow engaged in bridging the environmental sciences, social sciences, planning and architecture and/or the humanities. Fields of specialization might include planning and architecture, cultural studies, geography, history, philosophy, politics, or public policy. We welcome research projects contemplating any given dimension of the relationships between built and natural environments. These could include scholarship on the impact of different urbanization models (e.g.: density vs. sprawl); ethical questions (who wins and who loses in various adaptation scenarios); models of deliberative governance; the arts in the 'anthropocene'; or design solutions to cope with the consequences of climate change. The individual will be required to team-teach an undergraduate course on urban adaptation to changing environmental conditions (contingent upon sufficient enrollments and approval from the Dean of the Faculty), and expected to participate regularly in the events and activities of both the Princeton-Mellon Initiative and the Climate Futures Initiative.

    This position is funded through the support of the Princeton Environmental Institute's Urban Grand Challenge, which fosters productive exchanges between students and scholars working in a variety of fields to create an innovative program that combines the study of the natural and built urban environments with a goal of identifying solutions that are sensitive to environmental issues including global change, water resource management, energy efficiency, technology innovation, human and environmental health, as well as equity and fairness, poverty and jobs creation, race, ethnicity, and more intangible notions of belonging.

    Please submit a cover letter, vita, 500-word description of a proposed course, brief (chapter or article-length) writing sample, 1,000 word description of a research project that he/she would undertake as a fellow, and contact information for three references by May 12, 2017.
  • Chicago Schools: Authors, Audiences and History

    Chicago | Dates: 10 – 10 Jul, 2017
    "Chicago Schools: Authors, Audiences, and History," the 2nd International Graduate Student Symposium, will be hosted by the IIT College of Architecture PhD Program in partnership with the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
  • China Field Seminar

    Dates: 26 Dec, 2017 – 07 Jan, 2018
    This twelve-day trip will offer an in-depth view of South China’s cities, buildings, and sites through the course of two millennia.
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  • Facades and Fashions in Medical Architecture

    New York | Dates: 11 – 11 May, 2017
    This evening is an introduction to the architectural remains of medical care in the city. While many sites of New York’s medical history have been lost, especially interiors and equipment that we can no longer view except through images, New Yorkers are fortunate that our streets still present lively remnants of the past. History professor Bert Hansen will place numerous NYC sites into the main chapters of medical development for the last 200 years. The lecture invites everyone to wander the city with new eyes for medical heritage. This lecture is an optional introduction to places Hansen will share with Friends-only tour groups on the following two Saturdays (May 13 and May 20). The lecture and the two tours are all complementary, but each event is independent and complete in itself. To join the Friends of the Rare Book Room please click here. About the Speaker Bert Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History at Baruch College of CUNY, has been teaching the history of science and medicine since 1974. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Columbia and a PhD in history of science from Princeton. His 2009 book Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Media Images and Popular Attitudes in America was honored by the American Library Association and the Popular Culture Association. His recent articles explore the connections between Louis Pasteur and the art world of 19th-century Paris.
  • What's Your Sign?

    Iowa City | Dates: 19 Apr – 01 Jul, 2017
    The Legacies for Iowa Collections-Sharing Project at the University of Iowa Museum of Artseeks proposals for papers considering the history of retail architecture signage. For as long as goods have been bought and sold, shopkeepers and traders have visually communicated their wares through signs. This breakfast symposium explores the evolution of signage from the shutter paintings of ancient Pompeii to the wooden trade signs hanging along Medieval English streets to the neon of twentieth-century American roadside signs. How have symbols of selling shifted over the centuries? How do retail signs reflect or reject broader visual cultures? What technological shifts have precipitated the most dramatic design departures? Papers may examine the iconography, typography, and materiality of retail signs as well as the cultural, financial, and geo-political forces that shaped storefront signs in the past. Papers may also contend with the future of retail sinage in an increasingly digital and global economy. This public event will be livestreamed and occurs in conjunction with the City of Iowa City Downtown District’s CoSign project, which partners local artists and craftspeople with small business to create exciting and distinctive new signs. SUBMISSION: Proposals from architectural historians, architects, designers, and related specializations welcome. Abstracts (up to 300 words) for 20 minute papers should be submitted with a CV by July 1, 2017. Please submit all materials electronically to Vero Rose Smith (veronica-smith@uiowa.edu). IMPORTANT DATES: July 1, 2017: Submissions due July 15, 2017: Participants notified August 25, 2017: Registration deadline September 9, 2017: Symposium
  • Rae and George Hammer Memorial Visiting Research Fellowship

    Queensland | Dates: 13 – 28 Apr, 2017
    Call for Applications: Rae and George Hammer Memorial Visiting Research Fellowship,
    Fryer Library, University of Queensland,

    Deadline: 28 April 2017.

    This fellowship encourages scholars to visit UQ and to access the Fryer Library collection for your research.  Honours, Masters and PhD
    students, undertaking a research project or paper, from Universities outside of Brisbane are invited to apply.

    Award
    * Up to AU$2500 to be awarded annually as a single prize or split among winners
    * Assistance in accessing the collections by Fryer Library staff

    The award is for expenses relating to a research trip to the UQ Fryer Library for your Honours, Masters or PhD including travel, accommodation, living expenses and research related costs.

    The Fryer Library collectionThe Fryer Library <https://web.library.uq.edu.au/locations-hours/fryer-library> collection embraces Australiana, rare books, literary and political
    papers, architectural plans and the papers of significant UQ scholars  and alumni.

    Enquiries: Email Simon Farley, s.farley@library.uq.edu.au<mailto:s.farley@library.uq.edu.au>, Manager of Fryer Library, about this fellowship.

    For further information, including application process, conditions and eligibility, please see: https://web.library.uq.edu.au/about-us/awards-and-fellowships/rae-and-george-hammer-memorial-visiting-research-fellowship
     
  • The Laboratory Revolution: the Rise of the Modern Laboratory and the Changing Nature of the University, 1850-1950

    Groningen | Dates: 26 – 27 Oct, 2017
    Laboratories are the ultimate place where knowledge is created. What originally had been the workplace of chemists and alchemists, by the end of the nineteenth century had become a standard element in the infrastructure of science. The rise of the laboratory revolutionized the sciences in many ways and continues to do so. This development has been studied over the past decades by many historians, but the tremendous impact the rise of the laboratory had on the university is less well studied. In the nineteenth century, simple lecture halls were replaced by purpose built science laboratories, that could dominate the city scape. Even academic disciplines that on the face of it needed no laboratory space to develop, like astronomy, psychology and linguistics, each acquired their own laboratories. Also metaphorically, the laboratory became the paradigmatic site for scientific and scholarly research, as is shown by the historians, who liked to compare their libraries to laboratories. Finally, the nature of the academic community was tremendously changed by the rise of the laboratory, each laboratory becoming a small, self-contained community of professors, technical assistants, students, and administrative personnel. The conference ‘The Laboratory Revolution’ intends to bring together scholars from different backgrounds to study how the laboratory changed both science and the university. By bringing together the expertise of historians of science and scholarship, historians of architecture, social and cultural historians, and historians of the university, the organizers hope to create a better understanding of the revolution brought about by the rise of the laboratory – a revolution that is still going on. For further information, go to the website: www.labrevolution2017.com Key Note Speakers - Antonio Garcia Belmar (Alicante University) - Klaas van Berkel (University of Groningen) - Ernst Homburg (Maastricht University) - Peter Morris (Science Museum, London) - Alan Rocke (Case Western University, Cleveland) - Geert Vanpaemel (University of Leuven) Practicalities The conference fee is € 75 for early registration, which ends on 30 June. After that date, the fee is € 100 (students pay a fee of € 50). For further information regarding accommodation, travel and registration, see the above mentioned website or contact the organizing Groningen Congres Bureau: info@gcb.nl
  • The Laboratory Revolution: the Rise of the Modern Laboratory and the Changing Nature of the University, 1850-1950

    Groningen | Dates: 14 Apr – 15 May, 2017
    Laboratories are the ultimate place where knowledge is created. What originally had been the workplace of chemists and alchemists, by the end of the nineteenth century had become a standard element in the infrastructure of science. The rise of the laboratory revolutionized the sciences in many ways and continues to do so. This development has been studied over the past decades by many historians, but the tremendous impact the rise of the laboratory had on the university is less well studied. In the nineteenth century, simple lecture halls were replaced by purpose built science laboratories, that could dominate the city scape. Even academic disciplines that on the face of it needed no laboratory space to develop, like astronomy, psychology and linguistics, each acquired their own laboratories. Also metaphorically, the laboratory became the paradigmatic site for scientific and scholarly research, as is shown by the historians, who liked to compare their libraries to laboratories. Finally, the nature of the academic community was tremendously changed by the rise of the laboratory, each laboratory becoming a small, self-contained community of professors, technical assistants, students, and administrative personnel. The conference ‘The Laboratory Revolution’ intends to bring together scholars from different backgrounds to study how the laboratory changed both science and the university. By bringing together the expertise of historians of science and scholarship, historians of architecture, social and cultural historians, and historians of the university, the organizers hope to create a better understanding of the revolution brought about by the rise of the laboratory – a revolution that is still going on. For further information, go to the website: www.labrevolution2017.com Key Note Speakers - Antonio Garcia Belmar (Alicante University) - Klaas van Berkel (University of Groningen) - Ernst Homburg (Maastricht University) - Peter Morris (Science Museum, London) - Alan Rocke (Case Western University, Cleveland) - Geert Vanpaemel (University of Leuven) We welcome abstracts for papers on topics related to the conference theme. Possible themes include: the German Model of Laboratory Science, Planning and Construction of University Laboratories, the Design and Architecture of Laboratories, Social Life in the Laboratory, the Differentiation of Laboratory Space, Laboratories as Teaching Units, and Instruments and Laboratories. See also the provisional program on the website of the conference. Please send the abstract of your proposal to Professor Klaas van Berkel (k.van.berkel@rug.nl) by May 15, 2017. The abstract must be no longer than 500 words, anonymized for the sake of blind reviewing, and sent as a doc or docx file (please do not use pdf format). The author’s name and contact information (affiliation, address and professional status) should be specified in your e-mail message. If you are not sure whether your proposal fits in the program, feel free to contact the organizers at the above e-mail address. Notification of acceptance will be sent by June 23, 2017.
  • Architecture Space and Society Centre (Birkbeck, University of London): events in May 2017

    London | Dates: 17 – 19 May, 2017
    Three events organized by the Architecture, Space and Society Centre as part of Arts Week at Birkbeck, University of London. Symposium: Art Nouveau and Modernist Architecture: Building the Narratives of Women's Professional Identity Wednesday 17 May, 2pm, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD, Room G04 Join us to explore how women engaged with architecture around the turn of the twentieth century in order to produce public statements of professional identity. This session focuses on two iconic buildings: the Jugendstil Photo Studio Elvira in Munich (1896 by August Endell) and E-1027 (1926-1929) built in the south of France by Eileen Gray with Jean Badovici. The constructed narratives of female identities are examined in the context of the wider cultural and gendered milieux of these buildings: on the one hand in Munich, a major European cultural centre, on the other in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, on the French Mediterranean coast, with an escape from the constraints of urban living to the idyll of the Côte d’Azur. Dr. Sabine Wieber, Department of Art History, Glasgow University. ‘”Intimate Collaborations” at the Photo Studio Elvira in Munich’ Dr. Tag Gronberg, Department of Art History, Birkbeck. ‘E-1027: Architectural Relationships Past, Present and Future on the Côte d’Azur’ Dr. Patrizia di Bello, Department of Art History, Birkbeck. Response. ‘Women’s Practice: the View from Gordon Square’. This event is organised by the Architecture Space and Society Centre and the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre as part of Birkbeck’s Arts Week. It is free of charge and all are welcome. This event will be followed on Friday 19 May 6pm by a screening of The Price of Desire (2014). Eileen Gray’s iconic modernist villa E-1027 (1926-1929) in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the Côte d’Azur has recently been opened to the public, following extensive restoration. ‘The Price of Desire,’ directed by Mary McGuckian and starring Orla Brady and Vincent Perez offers an account of Gray’s career and professional reputation in the light of Le Corbusier’s subsequent controversial interventions in the villa. ‘The Price of Desire’ is the product of detailed research into the designer’s life. Much of the filming took place on site at Roquebrune and involved numerous reconstructions of Gray’s villa, along with its fittings and furniture. In a context where restoration on E-1027 remains ongoing, the film raises provocative questions regarding the production of modernist histories and how these relate to photography and film. Symposium: Landscape and Power Thurs 18 May 6-7.30pm, School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD, room B03 This event brings together three speakers to share their research on the relationships between landscape, power, territory and memory at three distinct moments: colonial India, Nazi Germany, and contemporary USA/Norway. Swati Chattopadhyay, University of California Santa Barbara (Birkbeck Institute of Humanities Visiting Fellow) Territorial Expansion and the Making of an Affective Landscape in British Colonial India David Haney, University of Kent The Nazi Cultural Landscape: Strengthening Territory through "Earth-Rooted" Monuments Joel McKim, Birkbeck Memorial Landscapes: Utøya and Freshkills Park This symposium is organised by the Architecture Space and Society Centre as part of Birkbeck's Arts Week. It is free of charge and all are welcome.
  • EAHN 2017 Thematic Conference "The Tools of the Architect"

    Dates: 12 Apr – 15 May, 2017
    THE TOOLS OF THE ARCHITECT #EAHNDelft TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, The Netherlands 22-24 November 2017 Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2017 https://toolsofarchitect.com CALL FOR PAPERS We are pleased to announce the EAHN’s fifth thematic conference The Tools of the Architect, to be held at Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut HNI (Delft and Rotterdam, The Netherlands) on 22-24 November 2017. Architects have for their activities of drawing, writing and building always depended upon the potential of particular tools –ranging from practical instruments such as straight edges, French curves, compasses, rulers and pencils to conceptual tools such as working drawings, collages, photographic surveys, infographics, diagrams, casts and mass models. As technologies advanced the toolbox of architects has changed and expanded. Today architects have an extraordinary array of sophisticated tools at their disposal but also rely on many of same tools as their 18th and 19th century peers. Working drawings, pencils and tracing paper continue to appear in the designer’s studio while their role and potential is being redefined. This conference wants to focus on the changing practical and conceptual tools of the architect and their effect on the logos and praxis of architecture. Download the full Call for Papers. Abstracts (of 500 words) can be registered and uploaded on the conference website https://toolsofarchitect.com (deadline 15 May 2017). Conference Chairs Tom Avermaete, Delft University of Technology Merlijn Hurx, Utrecht University Keynote speakers Mari Lending (professor of architectural theory and history, Oslo School of Architecture and Design/ OCCAS: the Oslo Center for Critical Architectural Studies) Michiel Riedijk (professor at Chair of Public Building, Delft University of Technology/ Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Rotterdam) Key Dates • 15 May 2017: Deadline Submission of abstracts • 15 June 2017: Notification of Acceptance • 1 September 2017: Full papers All questions to the conference organisation can be addressed to: toolsofarchitect-bk@tudelft.nl
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