Recent Opportunities

  • CFP: Architectural Fantasies (London, 13-15 Jun 17)

    London | Dates: 13 – 26 Jan, 2017
    The Courtauld Institute of Art, June 13 - 15, 2017
    Deadline: Jan 26, 2017

    Fantasy in Reality: Architecture, Representation, Reproduction

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

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

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

    Topics could include, but are not limited to:

    - Unbuildable architecture
    - Architecture as symbol
    - The use and abuse of digital renderings and 3D modeling in contemporary architecture
    - Architectural photography and the construction of mediated views of architecture
    - The reproduction of architecture in mass media
    - Architecture in film and theatre sets
    - Paper architecture
    - Architectural models for built and un-built architecture, models as tools for teaching,
    - The Pavilion as a test bed for architecture, and/or as an expression of National mythology
    - Dolls houses and play houses, or other examples of architecture and play
    - Architecture and taste, class, and consumption
    - Futurism, historicism, utopisanism and distopianism
    - Representations of architecture in popular culture

    The first day of the symposium, 13 June will be an opportunity for the participants to visit architectural collections in London. This will be followed by presentations of papers on 14 and 15 June.

    Proposals are welcome from postgraduate, early-career and established researchers working in all relevant disciplines. Please send a title and an abstract of no more than 300 words together with a short CV and 100 word biography to Marie Collier ( by Thursday 26 January 2017. Successful candidates will be notified in mid-February.
    Papers should not exceed 20 minutes in length.

    Partial funding may be available to cover some travel costs.
  • Early Modern Viewers and Buildings in Motion

    Cambridge | Dates: 25 – 25 Feb, 2017
    Movement, both literal and metaphorical, lies at the heart of early modern European architectural theory, design and experience. Architectural authors invoked the notion of progress as temporal motion, structured their books as tours of buildings, and followed the ancient Roman Vitruvius in explaining how to manipulate the motions of winds through building design. Simultaneously, poets led their readers on tours of house and estate, and Aristotelian as well as mechanistic philosophers averred that motion was inherent to human perception from particle vibrations in one’s senses to neural vibrations in one’s brain. Across a range of scales in lived experience, moreover, viewers and buildings were frequently in motion; people walked through built spaces, interiors contained portable furnishings, and travelers and prints circulated ideas of buildings internationally. This conference seeks to examine the range of scales, media, and theoretical discussions which foreground early modern intersections of architecture and motion. In so doing, it both puts into motion the usually static viewer and building of historical narratives and merges often independent yet overlapping strands of analysis – for instance, the ‘mobile viewer’ studied by art historians Michael Baxandall and Svetlana Alpers and the tensions surrounding early modern globalization discussed by cultural historians. These and other strands of inquiry are brought together by an international, interdisciplinary group of speakers examining case studies encompassing England, France, Italy, German-speaking areas, and the New World during the fourteenth through nineteenth centuries. Speakers include: James Campbell (University of Cambridge), Andrew Chen (University of Cambridge), Donal Cooper (University of Cambridge), Stefano Cracolici (Durham University), Daniel Jütte (New York University/University of Cambridge), Emily Mann (University of Kent), Kimberley Skelton (Durham University), Allison Stielau (University College London), Edmund Thomas (Durham University), Rebecca Tropp (University of Cambridge), Caroline van Eck (University of Cambridge), Bram Van Oostveldt (Amsterdam University/Leiden University). Registration deadline: 12 February 2017
  • NESAH Annual Meeting and Lecture

    Boston | Dates: 09 – 09 Feb, 2017
    NESAH Chapter Annual Meeting 6pm and Lecture 7pm.
  • Edgar Miller, The Architect: The Radical and Transformative Architecture of Edgar Miller

    Chicago | Dates: 09 – 09 Feb, 2017
    This talk will feature a panel of experts on Chicago’s architectural and cultural history to bring to life the story of Edgar Miller, Chicago’s not-so-forgotten genius of art, design, architecture, and philosophy of everyday creativity. Miller was a self-taught artist and master craftsman—a true “Renaissance Man” of the modern era—who transformed old buildings into modern works of livable art. This program will feature Todd Palmer, Executive Director of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, and Michaelangelo Sabatino, Professor and Director of the PhD Program in Architecture at the IIT College of Architecture. Presentation will start at 6:00pm. Refreshments will be served.
  • EAHN Themed Conference Jerusalem 2017: extended deadline.

    Jerusalem | Dates: 09 – 15 Jan, 2017
    Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem

    June 13-15 2017


    We are pleased to announce the EAHN’s third thematic conference Urban Histories in Conflict.

    On the 50-year anniversary of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem and the contentious unification it legislated,  we ask how can historians account for the predicaments of violence and uneven distributions of power in the built environment, particularly in the face of current worldwide geo-political crises?

    The conference aims to open up questions about the purpose of writing histories of urban conflicts.  We welcome papers that consider urban conflict and urge investigation into its related aspects of change and heterogeneity.

    At the heart of the conference will be the question of how eruptions of strife shape architectural and urban histories; and reciprocally, how larger architectural and planning processes, along with the histories that register their impact, intervene in the predicament of conflict. The aim of the conference is to bring together different responses to this predicament from both regional architectural and urban historians and worldwide members of the EAHN.


    Download the full Call for Papers:

    Abstracts of 500 words and a short CV should be sent to the conference committee:

    Key Dates

    Abstract submission - January 15, 2017

    Abstract selection and notifcation of speakers - January 25, 2017

    Full papers due by 1 May 2017.
  • Resonance and Remembrance: An Interdisciplinary Bell Studies Symposium

    Ann Arbor | Dates: 31 Mar – 02 Apr, 2017
    Resonance and Remembrance: An Interdisciplinary Bell Studies Symposium Call for Papers and Works Proposal deadline: January 15, 2017 Date: Friday, March 31 - Sunday, April 2, 2017 URL: Location: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Keynote speaker: Steven Feld (Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Music Emeritus at the University of New Mexico), featuring Rahim AlHaj (oud) Tower bells such as the carillon are hidden in plain sight: the instruments and their players cannot be viewed on performance stages, yet they provide soundscapes and focal points for thousands of cities and towns worldwide. The School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor will host the campanology symposium Resonance and Remembrance as part of the U-M Bicentennial. We invite proposals from any discipline concerning bells and bell-ringing practices of all periods and cultures, as well as proposals for the presentation of creative campanological works. Scholarship and artistic practice will be put in dialogue on combined panels and performances. We encourage proposals from fields ranging from musicology and sound studies to art history, anthropology, urban studies, architecture, the history of the senses, science and technology studies, new media, Dutch studies, legal studies, media arts, creative writing, performance studies, and more, as well as from artists working in any medium. Presentations in diverse formats are encouraged, including papers, poster sessions, workshops, roundtable discussions, lecture-recitals, and themed panel sessions. U-M has two carillons available for performances. Possible paper topics include but are not limited to: How do bells regulate the progression of institutional and social time? How have they shaped their cities over time? How have developers of sound synthesis and digital fabrication technologies approached the creation of bell sounds? How do bell towers serve as both reified symbols of institutional power and longevity as well as instruments of resistance and transformation? How can artistic and technological interventions enable open-ended audience interaction with the carillon, formerly an instrument for the disciplining of everyday life? Email proposals to See website for submission guidelines.
  • Taliesin: Preservation Process and Achievement

    Chicago | Dates: 02 – 02 Feb, 2017
    During the last two decades work at Taliesin has progressed steadily as its preservation team has completed projects ranging from the augmentation of foundations and the replacement of mechanical systems to the restoration of interpreted spaces and the conservation of historic objects. John Waters, AIA, a consultant to Taliesin Preservation, Preservation Programs Manager at the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, and co‐director of the Victorian Society in America Chicago Summer School, will present an overview of work at Taliesin and discuss the preservation team’s approach. In particular, the team seeks to learn from the buildings at Taliesin themselves and follow the cues they give in their development of solutions to meet preservation goals in the unique environment created by Wright’s at his Wisconsin home and studio. This talk, which begins at 6:00pm, will include a short presentation on the VSA’s Summer School programs located in London, Newport, and Chicago. Register at
  • NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day

    Washington | Dates: 13 – 14 Mar, 2017
    Connect with a growing network of humanities leaders from around the country
    Communicate the value of the humanities to Members of Congress
    Explore national humanities policy
    Become year-round advocates for the humanities
  • CFP: National Humanities Conference 2017 (Boston, 2-5 Nov 17)

    Dates: 06 Jan – 15 Mar, 2017
    The Program Committee invites proposals focusing on a wide range of public and academic humanities work. We especially encourage proposals that address one (or both) of the following broad questions:

    What role can and do the humanities play in re-envisioning public life? In addressing this question, proposals might consider established and possible roles the humanities play in:
    ■ Offering new insights to public conversation on a wide range of issues
    ■ Engendering civic dialogue, discussion, and convening in the context of social conflict and division
    ■ Contributing to large-scale efforts, such as placemaking and urban change, environmental sustainability,
    public health, and infrastructure planning
    ■ Reorienting K-16 education and workforce development

    How can collaborations within and beyond the humanities community magnify the public role of the humanities? More specifically, proposals might consider how collaborations:
    ■ Engender new approaches to addressing local and global challenges in sustainable ways
    ■ Redefine and expand audiences
    ■ Enable the development of digital humanities technology and tools that can serve as catalysts for social change
    ■ Enhance both pedagogy and research and deepen the public impact of both
    ■ Establish new approaches to case-making for the broad relevance of the humanities
    ■ Expand the array of funders open to supporting humanities work both locally and nationally
    ■ Engage partners across public sectors, including civic and community organizations, government agencies, STEM fields, and the private sector to deepen the impact of the humanities 
  • CFP: Contested Pasts: Urban Heritage in Divided Cities

    Dates: 06 – 31 Jan, 2017
    Call for Book Chapters

    Contested Pasts: Urban Heritage in Divided Cities
    Mirjana Ristic and Sybille Frank
    Important Note
    This call for book chapters is specifically aimed at attracting contributions that would cover case studies of urban heritage in divided cities of Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas.

    Editors? Details
    Dr Mirjana Ristic, Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute for Sociology, TU Darmstadt,<>
    Professor Sybille Frank, Institute for Sociology, TU Darmstadt,<>

    Topic and Objective of the Book
    Through history, urban heritage has played a prominent role in the construction of collective memory and identity of national, ethnic or sectarian groups. Historic places, buildings, and monuments invested with ?myths? about glorious periods of the past gave a group of people a sense of continuity and strengthened their collective unity. Nevertheless, urban heritage also includes places invested with ?contested pasts? recalling violence, oppression and division during wars, periods of political unrest or colonial and authoritarian political regimes. Relics, traces and memories of such events in the cityscape have been regarded in the academic literature as ?dissonant heritage? (Tunbridge and Ashworth), ?difficult heritage? (McDonald) and ?places of pain and shame? (Logan and Reeves) due to their capacity to impose collective trauma or stigma upon a social group and create the grounds for continuous political tensions and disputes.

    This book seeks to explore the role of contested urban heritage in mediating and/or overcoming political conflict in the context of divided cities. We take urban heritage in a broad sense to include tangible elements of the city such as ruins, remains of border architecture, traces of violence in public space, and memorials; as well as intangible elements of city, including urban voids, everyday rituals, place names and other forms of spatial discourse. These can be both designated and undesignated urban heritage sites. We look for contributions that will cover one of the following themes:

    1. Heritage at war
    Recent political events show that urban heritage in divided cities plays a role in the war not merely as the site of violence and terror, but the very tool through which they are mediated. The Old Bridge in Mostar was bombed out in 1993, the Nablus old town was bulldozed and demolished by tank fire in 2002, while Syrian ancient sites are still being pulverized by ISIS.

    We ask: Why is urban heritage so often rendered a target of the war? What are the political, social and urban effects of its destruction? How can urban heritage be used as a tool for political resistance to war, conflict and violence?

    2. Divided heritage
    Urban heritage is often re-designed, re-invented and employed as an instrument of political division in the cityscape. Discrete religious heritage dominates the Greek and Turkish sides of Nicosia, urban parades invested with separate sectarian traditions are held in Belfast, streets in Sarajevo and East Sarajevo acquired different commemorative names after the war.

    We ask: What role do spatial remnants, practices and discourses of the past play in the demarcation of urban territories and construction of collective identities? What happens when heritage of one social group becomes ?displaced? on the side of the other? How does urban heritage mediate and contest socio-spatial marginalization, discrimination and exclusion?

    3. Dealing with contested heritage
    The political division of the city itself often leaves contested urban heritage in the cityscape. The legacy of ethnic clashes is still visible in the cityscape of Beirut, while traces and memories of the Berlin Wall still haunt the city.

    We ask: What should be done with remnants of the city?s division in the post-conflict scenario? What influence do preservation and commemoration of these places have on transformation of the city?s spatial morphology, flows of urban life and place identity? In what ways can transformation of such heritage contribute to reunification and reconciliation?

    4. The Everyday Life of Urban Heritage in Divided Cities Common research on urban heritage often focuses on representational capacities and the symbolic role of heritage sites.

    We ask: How are the official discourses of history and memory embedded in these sites accepted, contested and/or transformed through their use? In which ways are new popular and unintended meanings inscribed in these sites through spatial practices around them?

    Target Audience
    The book will be of interest to academic audiences seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the socio-spatial role of urban heritage in the context of political conflict. The main fields include: sociology, political sciences, history, cultural studies, human geography, urban design and planning, architecture and landscape architecture, archaeology, ethnology and anthropology. It will also be useful to a number of professionals involved in governing, planning, designing and transforming urban heritage, including: heritage practitioners, policy makers, government and city officials, urban planners and designers, and architects. The book will also be relevant for undergraduate, Masters and PhD students who are engaging in socio-spatial analysis of contested urban heritage.

    Type of Contributions and Submission Procedure This book will expand on a conference panel entitled ?Contested Pasts: Urban Heritage in Divided Cities?, held as a part of the third biannual conference of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies in Montreal from 3rd to 8th of June 2016. The conference panel included presentations focused on the case studies from Europe and the Middle East. In contrast, the book will be of a global scope. We specifically seek for contributions that would cover the cases of urban heritage in divided cities of Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. We welcome chapter proposals from different disciplines including but not limited to: urban studies, architecture, human geography, sociology, political sciences, history, cultural studies, human geography, archaeology, ethnology, anthropology and other. We look for both empirical and theoretic chapters.

    Submission deadlines and guidelines:

    31 Jan 2017     An abstract of up to 300 words is to be submitted to the editors by email.
    15 Feb 2017     Editors will select chapters on the basis of the following criteria: relevance to the theme and goal of the book, originality of the contribution, theoretical rigour and wealth of the empirical material. All authors of submitted abstracts will be informed about the editorial decision via email.
    31 May 2017    The 1st draft of all chapters is to be submitted to the editors by email. Chapters need to be 6-8,000 words in length and written in English. Authors of chapters are responsible for the language and style editing. The guidelines for the editing style, references and bibliography will be sent to authors of selected chapters with the editorial decision.
    31 Aug 2017     Feedback and comments of the 1st review of chapters will be emailed by editors to authors of all chapters.
    30 Sep 2017     The 2nd draft of all chapters is to be submitted to the editors by email.
    30 Nov 2017     Feedback and comments of the 2nd review of chapters will be emailed by editors to authors of all chapters.
    24 Dec 2017     Final editing of chapters and book submission.
    Jun/July 2018   Book publication.
  • 2017 Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition

    Dates: 06 Jan – 22 Mar, 2017
    ACLS invites applications for the seventh competition of the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program. This year, the program will place up to 22 recent PhDs from the humanities and humanistic social sciences in two-year term staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these organizations and receive professional mentoring. Fellows receive a stipend of $67,500 per year, with individual health insurance and up to $3,000 to be used toward professional development activities over the course of the fellowship term.

    This initiative, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to expand the role of doctoral education in the United States by demonstrating that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. The Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program allows PhDs to gain valuable, career-building experience in fields such as public policy, development, conservation, arts and culture, and digital media.

    ACLS seeks applications from recent PhDs who aspire to careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.
  • NEH 2017 Public Scholar Program

    Dates: 06 Jan – 01 Feb, 2017
    The Public Scholar Program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership. Although humanities scholarship can be specialized, the humanities also strive to engage broad audiences in exploring subjects of general interest. They seek to deepen our understanding of the human condition as well as current conditions and contemporary problems. The Public Scholar Program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and have lasting impact. Such scholarship might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Books supported by this program must be grounded in humanities research and scholarship. They must address significant humanities themes likely to be of broad interest and must be written in a readily accessible style. Making use of primary and/or secondary sources, they should open up important and appealing subjects for a wide audience. The challenge is to make sense of a significant topic in a way that will appeal to general readers. Applications to write books directed primarily to scholars are not appropriate for this program.
    By establishing the Public Scholar Program, NEH entered a long-term commitment to encourage scholarship in the humanities for general audiences. The program is open to both individuals affiliated with scholarly institutions and independent scholars or researchers. Projects may be at any stage of development.
  • The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin

    Washington | Dates: 06 Jan – 16 Apr, 2017
    Lawrence Halprin (1916-2009) was one of the most influential landscape architects of the 20th century. Over a career spanning more than five decades, he designed significant projects across the United States and even overseas. His eponymous firm became a seedbed for many talented designers now celebrated in their own right, and the innovative techniques that he pioneered changed the field of landscape architecture forever.

    Born in Brooklyn, Halprin studied at Cornell University, the University of Wisconsin, and Harvard University before entering military service in World War II. After the war, he settled in San Francisco, where he developed close associations with prominent architects and other designers on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley. He opened his own firm there in 1949.

    Halprin’s revolutionary work was set apart by strong, expressive forms that evoked the structures and processes of nature, often with terracing enlivened by flowing water. By animating a wide array of urban areas (including industrial zones and spaces around freeways) with designs that were artistically composed and ecologically sensitive, Halprin showed that landscape architecture could be a force—indeed, the dominant force—in re-invigorating American cities.

    Marking the centennial of Halprin’s birth, this exhibition charts his career from early residential commissions in San Francisco to major projects such as Seattle’s Freeway Park, the first park built over a freeway. Among the earliest featured works is the dance deck he created at his own California house for his wife Anna, a renowned choreographer. Mid-career projects include San Francisco’s iconic Ghirardelli Square and the landscape design for the Sea Ranch community in Sonoma County. Later-in-life “capstone” projects include the Yosemite Falls approach at Yosemite National Park. A centerpiece of the exhibition is the Portland (Oregon) Open Space Sequence with the Ira Keller Fountain, completed in 1970, which New York Times architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable called “one of the most important urban spaces since the Renaissance.”

    In the Washington area, Halprin designed the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, a sequence of outdoor rooms located across the Tidal Basin from the Jefferson Memorial and next to the Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial. He also designed the downtown pedestrian mall in nearby Charlottesville, Virginia. Both projects are included in the exhibition.

    This traveling exhibition features more than 50 newly commissioned photographs of Halprin projects, which beautifully depict how these landscapes have matured. Included exclusively in the National Building Museum’s presentation of the exhibition are original drawings, notebooks, and other artifacts from the Lawrence Halprin Collection at the Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania, and early drawings from Edward Cella Art + Architecture in Los Angeles.

    The Landscape Architecture of Lawrence Halprin is organized and curated by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) in collaboration with the National Building Museum. The exhibition is organized as part of TCLF’s Landslide program, which calls attention to threatened and at-risk works of landscape architecture. Along with the photographic exhibition, there will be a dedicated website and a gallery guide.
  • The Humanity Photo Awards 2017

    Beijing | Dates: 06 Jan – 15 Apr, 2017
    The Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) is a biennial photography contest focusing on folklore cultures, including portrait & costume, architecture, living custom, production & commerce, festivities and traditional rites. It was founded in 1998 by China Folklore Photographic Association and was blessed with UNESCO’s support since its 2nd session in 2000. HPA aims to encourage photographers, both amateur and professional, all over the world to document folklore cultures in an extensive and profound way. It is committed to the promotion of recording, spreading, exchanging and sharing of diverse cultures with images. During the past 18 years, photographers from 162 countries have participated in HPA and HPA has accumulated images about folklore phenomena of 178 countries and regions in the world. What makes the HPA 2017 remarkable and significant? 1. HPA 2017 is a photo contest that devotes itself to documenting, sharing and celebrating the diversity of cultures in the world; 2. HPA 2017 is an international photo contest that is free to enter and open to all photographers who love to capture the vibrancy of cultures and peoples through the power of imagery; 3. HPA 2017 only accepts photo stories/portfolios (8-14 pictures allowed for each photo set); 4. HPA 2017 provides transport allowance for more than 66 prize-winning photographers so that they can attend the Award Ceremony in China and make friends with photographers around the world; 5. Photographers from Arab States, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean who have received Nomination Awards in HPA 2017 will have an opportunity to receive transportation allowance. It demonstrates an effort made by HPA 2017 to encourage photographers from those parts of the world to document cultures of their homelands. Five awards will be offered in accordance with the judging criteria: Grand Awards, Documentary Awards, Jury’s Special Awards, Nomination Awards and Performance Awards. All prize-winning photographers will be invited to attend the award ceremony and related events that last for 3 to 6 days. 6 Grand Awards winners will receive US$2,000 of cash prize and transport allowance. 1) Entry period: September 16, 2016 — April 15, 2017 2) Submit entries only via: 3) Rules on entries: each entrant can submit 3 sets of photos at most; each set should consist of 8-14 photos. 4) Contact: ● Tel: 86 10 62252175 ● Twitter: @cfpa1993 ● Email:
  • Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Architecture and the Humanities

    Houston | Dates: 06 Jan – 03 Mar, 2017
    Rice University's Humanities Research Center, in association with the School of Architecture and the Department of Art History, is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow with a terminal degree in the history or theory of modern or contemporary architecture, including urban history. This fellowship is intended to give promising early career scholars the opportunity to teach and conduct independent research in a supportive environment. Aside from developing or continuing individual or collaborative research projects, the fellow will play a pedagogic role in the School of Architecture and/or the Department of Art History, participating in the core history and theory courses and workshops at the graduate and undergraduate levels in architecture as well as teaching and informal advising of both graduate and undergraduate students in art history. Total teaching obligations will not exceed one course per semester in addition to occasional participation in collaboratively taught courses, to be determined in consultation with the Department of Art History and/or School of Architecture. Selection of the fellow will be made on the basis of his/her scholarly record and career trajectory. Preference will be given to applicants who would particularly benefit from and contribute to the intellectual life of the campus. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, one-year appointment, renewable for a second year, with an annual salary of $55,000 and allowances for research and relocation to Houston. Applicants from any humanistic, architectural, or urban design discipline are eligible to apply and must have received their Ph.D. no earlier than July 1, 2009. The fellow will be expected to reside in or near Houston during the academic year in order to fully engage in the broader Rice University community. To apply:
  • Canada's Modern Architecture, 1886 to the Present: An Authors Event

    Chicago | Dates: 26 – 26 Jan, 2017
    Authors Michelangelo Sabatino and Rhodri Windsor Liscombe will discuss their new book, Canada (Modern Architectures in History). Architecture in Canada has been fashioned by the nation’s immense size, as well as its concentrated and diverse geography and demography. This richly informative history reveals how the country has contributed in no small measure to the spread of architectural modernity in the Americas and beyond. During the twentieth century, a distinct Canadian design attitude coalesced: a liberal, hybrid, pragmatic mindset intent less upon the dogma of architectural language than on thinking about the formation of inclusive spaces and places. Taking a fresh perspective on design production and its context, Canada maps the unfolding of architectural modernity across the country, from the completion of the transcontinental railway in 1886–87 to the tumultuous interwar decades, the period of Reconstruction post-1945, and the politically conflicted era of the late 1960s and ’70s. It also examines the broad pattern of Canadian political, industrial and socio-cultural evolution, urban–suburban expansion, and the technology of building. The book will be available for purchase and signing at a special price of $25 (including tax; suggested retail price is $30 + tax). Refreshments at 5:45pm. Presentation will start at approximately 6:00pm. Speakers: Michelangelo Sabatino is Professor and Director of the PhD Program in Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He is the author of Pride in Modesty: Modernist Architecture and the Vernacular Tradition in Italy (2011) and co-editor of Arthur Erickson: Layered Landscapes (2013). Rhodri Windsor Liscombe is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia. His books include The New Spirit: Modern Architecture in Vancouver, 1938–1963 (1998) and Architecture and the Canadian Fabric (2011).
  • Abaton - Spanish Journal on Architectural Representation

    Madrid | Dates: 03 Jan – 30 Oct, 2017
    This is a call for contributions to a journal on architectural representation titled Abaton, published by the Complutense University Editions.
  • Kaira Looro Competition for Sacred Architecture

    Tanaf | Dates: 20 Jan – 23 Apr, 2017
    A tribute to the sacredness in a remote place of the earth. A national symbol for the spirituality of Senegal. Introspection, spirituality and divinity. These are the elements around which the sacred architecture revolves. The light and the lightness of the materials join sacred and profane, creating an architecture that, through spaces and forms, try to invite humans to an introspective research. The competition is open to architects, designers, engineers and students. It’s possible to participate as a team or individually. COMPETITION THEME The challenge is to celebrate this cult philosophy by designing a sustainable and culturally-driven architecture, for a place with a lack of materials and with low technology. To design place of worship means creating a new landmark, but also giving substance to a culture of a community, being lightweight and graceful to understand its spirituality. This competition has to show and describe the theme thanks to an impressive design also being integrated and able to become a symbol for all the country. Carefully included into the landscape, it will represent the conjunction between earthly and divine. JURY The internationally jusy is composed by Kengo Kuma, Ko Nakamura (University of Tokyo), A. Ghirardelli (SBGA ), A. Muzzonigro (Stefano Boeri Architects), R. Bouman (Mohn + Bouman Architects) C. Chiarelli (Arcò), A. Ferrara (Juri Troy Architects), Pilar Diez Rodriguez, R. Kasik (X Architekten), S. D'Urso (University of Catania), I. Gomis (Tanaf Mayor), I. Lutri (InArch), W. Baricchi (CNAPPC).
  • CFP: 2017 Conference on Illinois History

    Springfield | Dates: 01 – 01 May, 2017
    October 5 & 6, 2017 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Springfield The Conference on Illinois History is accepting paper or panel proposals on any aspect of Illinois’s history, culture, politics, geography, or archaeology. The Conference especially welcomes submissions exploring the upcoming bicentennial of statehood. We encourage submissions from professional and avocational historians, graduate students, and those engaged in the study of Illinois history at libraries, historic sites, museums, and historical societies. Proposals are also being accepted for teacher workshops. If you are a teacher who has created an innovative, comprehensive, or timely curriculum on an aspect of Illinois’s history, culture, politics, geography, or archaeology, please share your expertise with other teachers at the conference. The deadline for proposals is May 1, 2017.
  • PhD Studentships in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Open University

    Dates: 19 Dec, 2016 – 11 Jan, 2017
    Application deadline: Jan 11, 2017

    PhD Studentships in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the Open 
    University (UK)

    The Open University’s Medieval and Early Modern Research Group invites 
    applications for October 2017 entry to its PhD programme.

    The Medieval and Early Modern Research Group brings together staff from 
    a variety of disciplines across Arts and Humanities at The Open 
    University, including Art History, Classical Studies, English, History 
    and Music. We have wide-ranging expertise in social, political, 
    religious and cultural developments of the medieval and early modern 

    We welcome applications for MPhil and PhD studies concerning the 
    primary research interests of our group:

    •People and objects in movement: courts and cities
    •Symbolic and material witnesses: letters, objects, music and art
    •Bodies: religion and medicine
    •Elizabethan society: politics, religion, gender
    •Uses of the arts, uses of knowledge: The Mediterranean and the Italian 
    •Performance and performativity: music, theatre, poetry
    •Intellectual, cultural and cross-cultural networks:  patronage, 
    production and intermediaries.

    Further details of the PhD studentships and the application process can 
    be found here:

    Please note that the deadline for all postgraduate research degree 
    applications, including for studentships, is 11 January 2017.

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