Recent Opportunities

  • Leaving Traces - Living Politics in the City - Symposium

    Rennes | Dates: 22 – 23 Nov, 2018

    Leaving Traces - Living Politics in the City - Symposium - no registration fee, all Welcome

    Public space and life in the polis were from the beginning tightly connected, both in terms of city governance and shared actions of its inhabitants. Whether carefully designed or loosely articulated, public space shapes behavior, providing a frame for the norms and rules of society. At the same time, it implicitly invites transgression. From the agora of Athens to the central squares in the former Communist Bloc, from the streets of San Francisco to the paths in the favelas or other informal communities, public spaces are arenas of political expression, where official discourse and unofficial voices meet/overlap/come into conflict with each other.

    Scientific committee:
    Marion Hohlfeldt
    , EA 7472 PTAC, Université Rennes 2 —Flavia Marcello, Centre for Design Innovation at Swinburne University, Melbourne— Carmen Popescu, GRIEF, École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Bretagne, Rennes —Frédéric Sotinel, GRIEF, École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Bretagne, Rennes —Ian Woodcock, Centre for Urban Research RMIT University, Melbourne

    Thursday, November 22, 2018

    ENSAB (45 boulevard de Chezy)

    9H00 Welcome/Coffee

    9H15 Introductory speech

    9H30 Welcome Flavia Marcello, Swinburne University, Melbourne Framing the symposium


    Chair: Hélène Jannière, Université Rennes 2

    10H00 Alexandra Biehler, École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Marseille         Les conditions de l’émergence d’Espaces Publics : études de cas à Ouagadougou et Marseille

    10H20 Sahjabin Kapier, UNICEF, Dhaka & Papon Dev, Technische Universität Berlin, Correlation between Political Discourse and Public Space in Metropolis: A Case Study from Dhaka, Bangladesh

    10H40 Discussions 11H00 Coffee break 11H20 Nuno Grancho, Instituto Universitario de Lisboa

    Space, ritual and display in the colonial city of Diu

    11H40 Maja Babic, (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

    Macedonia Square: negotiating the present 12H00 Discussion

    12H30 Lunch Break


    Chair: Lionel Prigent, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest

    14H00 Barbara Rief Vernay, (Technische Universität Wien)

    The Spittelberg quarter (Vienna) 1975 - 2018: From Contestation Zone to Touristic Showcase

    14H20 Pavel Kunysz, Université de Liège

    Building (in) the void: Enquiry on the roles for architects faced with the multiplicity of imaginaries of an urban void

    14H40 Tracey Bowen, University of Toronto, Mississauga

    Visualizing Gentrification: Marginalized voices speak through the writing on the walls

     15H00 Discussion

     15H30 Coffee break

     16H00 Round table: What are the Rules about Breaking Rules?

    Chair: Ian Woodcock, Centre for Urban Research RMIT University, Melbourne Panel: Marion Hohlfeldt, Flavia Marcello, Carmen Popescu, Frederic Sotinel.

    17H30 Discussion 18H00 Closing

    Friday, November 23, 2018

    Maison des Sciences de l’Homme en Bretagne (Avenue Gaston Berger)

    9H00 Welcome/Coffee


    Chair: Marion Hohlfeldt, Université Rennes 2

    9H30 Francesca Romana Dell’aglio, Royal College of Art, London

    Saint Paul’s Cathedral: The rise and fall of collective space in London

    9H50 Claudia Faraone & Giovanna Muzzi, (Università degli Studi di Padova & Università Ca’Foscari Venezia)

    Urban Space and Collective Practices as a Political Matter

    10H10 Daniel Talesnik, (Technische Universität, Munich)

    Sao Paulo’s Avenida Paulista

    10H30 Discussion

    11H00 Coffee break


    11H30 Colleen Kron, (Ohio State University, Columbus)

    Myth on the Wall: Classical Antiquity in Contemporary Street Art

    11H50 Catherine Grout, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille

    Traces et monde commun

    12H10 Dimitri Szuter, (École nationale supérieure d’architecture Paris La Vilette)

    La transgression: un espace pour faire bouger les lignes de l’invention! 12H30 Discussions

     13H00 Lunch Break

    14H30 Final debate/ Carmen Popescu, ENSAB:

    Wrap up 16H00 Closing

  • CIHA FLORENCE 2019 – MOTION: TRANSFORMATION (Florence, 1st - 6th September 2019)

    Dates: 16 Nov, 2018 – 15 Jan, 2019

                                    CIHA FLORENCE 2019 – MOTION: TRANSFORMATION (Florence, 1st  - 6th  September 2019)






    The CIHA Italia Committee invites proposals for 8 of the 9 Sessions of the 35° CIHA World Congress Motion: Transformation . 

    Provide a title, an abstract of 350 - 450 words in length, a short biographical note of no more than 100 words, a CV, your institutional affiliation (if any), reference letters from supervisors, a list of publications, etc. Please submit your proposal uploading all documents as one PDF file at the following link:


    Please make sure the title is concise and reflects the contents of the paper, because the title is what appears online, on social media and in the printed programme. 

    Please name your submission file and clearly describe in your abstract the case and the themes you intend to engage with. Your proposal is meant to be pertinent in the topics of the Session you would like to participate in. 


    Young scholars, graduate students, PhD students and candidates have the opportunity to attend the Congress presenting a Paper or a Poster, qualifying for grants provided by the Getty Foundation - Los Angeles.

    Applicants coming from low GDP countries worldwide are especially welcome.

    If you are presenting a proposal for a Paper, please remember that it is meant to be pertinent in the topics of the Session you would like to participate in. If you apply for a Poster presentation instead, it is not necessary to indicate a specific Session.

    Applicants for the Getty Grants should not upload their proposals using the platform.

    They are instead kindly asked to submit their proposals and documents sending an e-mail at the following and pointing out they are applying for the Getty Foundation grants.

    To the grant holders will be given more information once they will receive an acknowledgement of receipt. 

    The awarded Papers and Posters will be published on the CIHA Italia Firenze 2019 website as content proceedings of the Congress.


    - Deadline for submissions: January 15th, 2019


    - Notification of acceptance: February 28th, 2019


    - Draft paper submission: in the two months prior to the conference the conveners will be in contact with the Congress organizers and the Chairs to discuss draft versions of their papers/posters.

    Regarding the Papers, the Congress organizers are aiming at 20 minutes presentations + 10 minutes for debating.


    - Language differences will be accommodated as follows: everyone will be allowed to speak in their own language, but an English version of their own contribution is meant to be provided to the Congress organizers and will be projected on a screen during each talk. Debates will be moderated in English.


    - CIHA plans to refund Speakers with a grant of about 500 € that will be handed at their arrival in Florence.  


    -The registration fee for Speakers is of 150 €.   It includes congress kit, participation in all the sessions, Opening cocktail and keynote speeches. More information on terms of payment will be given soon.


    -The registration fee for young scholars, PhD students and graduated students is of 80 €.


    -Travel and accommodation: travel organization will be up to each Speaker, as well as the accommodation option (the CIHA Italia Committee Secretariat will provide soon a list of suggestions). It is expected that candidates are able to seek funding in their own country to cover travel and accommodation expenses.

    For any further information please contact us using the following email address:

  • Le Corbusier: Béton Brut Travel Tour

    Dates: 29 May – 08 Jun, 2019

    Le Corbusier: Béton Brut
    May 29, 2019 - June 8, 2019

    Le Corbusier: Béton Brut explores the life and work of one of the greatest architects of the 20th century. Travelers will experience the life and work of Le Corbusier, a prolific painter, sculptor and design theorist, from the projects he designed to the places, people and forces that shaped his life and his thinking.

    This exclusive ten-day, nine-night travel tour across France features many of Le Corbusier’s most iconic works including Villa Savoye and Unité d’Habitation and will conclude along the banks of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin where Le Corbusier lived the last years of his life. Highlights of the tour include an overnight at Sainte Marie de La Tourette monastery, a visit to Eileen Gray’s iconic Villa E-1027, a stop to the UNESCO World Heritage hilltop town of Vézelay where Le Corbusier spent time during the war as well as guided visits to many privately-owned homes and sites not typically open to the public.  

    Deadline for deposits is January 29, 2019.
  • CFP: 2019 Interstices Under Construction Symposium

    Auckland | Dates: 15 Nov, 2018 – 25 Jan, 2019


    2019 Interstices Under Construction Symposium

    18 – 19th July 2019, Auckland, New Zealand

    University of Auckland & Auckland University of Technology

    By considering architecture beyond academic and aesthetic analysis, and more than a mere branch of traditional art history or a civilisation’s will to form, this symposium addresses the relation between architecture and the political. We invite papers that reflect on and analyse the disciplinary and oppressive regimes accommodated by architectures at different levels—individual, social, cultural, environmental, economic or legal. More so, in this symposium we seek to formulate the hopeful, active and productive role architecture may have in the formation of social movements and in transformations of everyday contemporary life. This symposium, then, invites papers that address the possibilities for alternatives—specifically architecture with new rationales and organisation beyond scenographic or ready-made solutions proffered in the excluding interests of market economies. Preference will be given to papers that engage with theory as a way to expand the traditional narrations of the built environment.

    We welcome papers that intersect architecture and spatial orientations with the political from fields as diverse as philosophy, sociology and international relations, media, arts, architecture, urbanism and human geography. Submissions may centre on the following aspects:

    • Architecture as an instrument of power and control, including the political role of architecture.
    • The political possibilities for architecture beyond the expression of hegemonic order.
    • The implication of architecture’s political dimension for pedagogical orientations.
    • Rethinking the contemporary urgency of theorising the nexus between politics and space as found in, say, the works of Michel Foucault, Giorgio Agamben, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Hannah Arendt, Chantal Mouffe, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Judith Butler and Paul Virilio.
    • The role architecture assumes amidst increasing border control, permanent security, aestheticised threat, human rights violations, displacement and spatial violence, and how it can assist in transgressing the present modes of governing.
    • Ways of engaging with questions of conflict, security and territorial stability but not at the expense of dehumanising the Other, or ways of addressing rights to territory and ownership without denying the rights of people to access or dwell in that space.
    • Architectural alterity arising at peripheries or in transitional contexts and with disavowed or occluded histories relative to identity reconstruction.
    • The spatial techniques through which power relations permeate into human flesh, desire and action.

    Information for Applicants

    Please submit your abstract to  by 25 January 2019.  The submission should contain two Word documents:

    • An abstract of 300 words containing the title, core theme or hypothesis, the proposed approach or methodology, and broad findings to be delivered in your paper;
    • A short biography (approximately 100 words) for each author including name, affiliation, contact details (postal address, phone number and e-mail) and abstract title.

    Important Deadlines

    >    07.11.2018  – Call for papers open

    >    25.01.2019  – Deadline for abstract submission

    >    01.03.2019  – Notification of selected abstracts

    >    02.04.2019  – Registration opens

    >    01.05.2019  – Deadline for early bid registration

    >    01.06. 2019 – Final Symposium programme

    >    18.07. 2019 – Symposium Opens

    >     01.08.2019  – Call for papers for Issue 21 of Interstices: A Journal of Architecture and Related Arts.

    >     01.10.2019  – Deadline for paper submission

    >     01.02.2020  – Journal publication (estimated date)


    Professor Felicity Scott, GSAPP Columbia University, U.S.

    Professor Ian Buchanan, University of Wollongong, Australia.

    Bernard Khoury/DW5, Architect, Lebanon (TBC).

    Interstices Under Construction Symposium:

    18 – 19th July 2019, Auckland, New Zealand

    University of Auckland & Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Abstracts will be assessed by an academic committee appointed by the symposium organisers and then be subject to a double-blind review process. Accepted abstracts will be published on the Interstices website:

    The symposium will be followed by a call for papers on the same topic for Issue 21 of Interstices: Journal of Architecture and Related Arts. The deadline for submission of 5000 words papers for issue 20 of Interstices will be, subject to review, on 1st October 2019, with the estimated publication in February 2020. For Journal’s submission guidelines see:


    Farzaneh Haghighi, University of Auckland, New Zealand

    Nikolina Bobic, University of Plymouth, UK

    Andrew Douglas and Sue Hedges, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

  • The Avery Review Editorial Fellow 2019

    Dates: 15 Nov – 14 Dec, 2018

    The Avery Review, a journal of critical essays on architecture published by the Office of Publications at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, is calling for candidates to apply to be the Avery Review’s 2019 Editorial Fellow. 

    The Editorial Fellow will commission and develop essays based on their interest, will contribute their own essay, and will take part in our regular editorial process, including for our annual Essay Prize. They will likely be a recent graduate (or will soon be graduating) from an architectural degree program—but there are no explicit requirements. The Editorial Fellow will receive a stipend.

    Should you be interested, please send us:

    – Brief CV (two pages maximum)
    – Contact information for two potential references
    – A cover letter that discusses your particular editorial interests and topics you might want to pursue

    Candidates need not be located in the United States. The Avery Review aspires to broaden the diversity of voices in publishing, to support a wide range of perspectives on what constitutes architectural thought, and to encourage writers pursuing underexplored ideas. We welcome applicants who illuminate architecture’s blind spots, who oppose its many complicities, who resist its production of norms and its participation in spatial violence, and who champion a more open, more equal built environment.

    Please forward to any candidates who you think would be right for the Avery Review! Applications can be emailed to with the subject line “Editorial Fellow.” Applications due December 14, 2018.

  • 2019 Modernism in America Awards

    Dates: 15 Nov, 2018 – 15 Feb, 2019
    Now in its sixth year, Docomomo US' Modernism in America Awards celebrate the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes built in the United States or on U.S. territory. The Awards recognize those building owners, design teams, advocacy and preservation organizations that have made significant efforts to retain, restore and advocate for the aesthetic and cultural value of such places.

    Early nominations must be submitted by 11:59 PM on January 18, 2019
    All nominations must be submitted by 11:59 PM on February 15, 2019

    Award Categories  


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

    • Residential,
    • Commercial
    • Institutional/Civic


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


    Presented by the Docomomo US Board of Directors, this award recognizes outstanding efforts to preserve and advocate for threatened modern buildings, structures or landscapes of local, regional or national significance through advocacy efforts. This award seeks to recognize preservation and advocacy organizations and other groups (including Docomomo US chapters) who have gone above and beyond to work collectively and collaboratively to advocate for a modern site or structure. 

  • CFP: Gardens: History, Reception, and Scientific Analyses

    Nagoya | Dates: 15 Nov – 10 Dec, 2018

    Nagoya University, Japan, February 23 - 24, 2019
    Deadline: Dec 10, 2018

    Gardens: History, Reception, and Scientific Analyses

    The heat wave in Summer 2018 has revealed designs of historic gardens in the UK that have been lost and only known to us through prints and publications. Unlike these discoveries, finding historic gardens usually involves time, patience, as well as archaeological practice.

    It is often difficult for modern visitors to visualize and understand historic gardens that have not survived. But researchers employ various approaches, techniques, and resources to understand gardens of the past. For example, Wilhelmina F. Jashemski commenced the excavation of Pompeian gardens in the 1960s and showed how people planted trees and embellished the garden area. She collaborated with natural scientists in order to determine what types of plants had been planted in Pompeian gardens. Around the same time in Japan, the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties excavated an ancient palatial block in Nara and discovered a garden which was later reconstructed based on finds such as branches, leaves, seeds, and pollen.

    The study of historic gardens requires an interdisciplinary approach: historians studying gardens via texts and inscriptions, archaeologists analysing gardens by excavation, archaeobotanists examining finds, and natural scientists scrutinizing samples provided by archaeologists. In addition, we should not disregard the influences and legacy of historic gardens. Without the collaboration of all these disciplines, our perceptions of such gardens will remain incomplete.

    This conference aims to deepen our understanding of garden history by bringing together specialists working in various fields. Confirmed papers will cover areas including: gardens in Classical Antiquity (Y. Kawamoto, Marzano, Purcell, and Suto) and in the Renaissance (Higaya, Kuwakino), garden excavation in Pompeii and the Villa Arianna (Gleason), excavated (and reconstructed) gardens in Nara and Kyoto (Ono and S. Kawamoto), radiocarbon dating analysis of archaeological finds (Oda), and the latest survey of a garden in the villa in Somma Vesuviana (Italy) employing cosmic-ray Muons (Morishima).

    Keynote speaker:

    Nicholas Purcell (Roman History; Oxford)

    Confirmed Speakers (alphabetically):

    Kathryn L. Gleason (Roman Archaeology and Landscape; Cornell) Jyunichiro Higaya (Renaissance Architectural History; Tohoku) Shigeo Kawamoto (Japanese Architectural History; Kindai) Yukiko Kawamoto (Roman History; Nagoya) Koji Kuwakino (Renaissance Art and Architecture; Osaka) Annalisa Marzano (Roman History; Reading) Kunihiro Morishima (Astro Physics; Nagoya) Hirotaka Oda (Radiocarbon Dating; Nagoya) Kenkichi Ono (Japanese Garden History and Archaeology; Wakayama) Yoshiyuki Suto (Greek Archaeology; Nagoya)

    We invite submission of abstracts related to topics of discussion in this conference of no more than 300 words (excluding bibliography) for a 30-minutes paper. Please submit your abstract and a brief CV to Yukiko Kawamoto by email at: by 10th December 2018. Selections will be made and announced by the 31st December 2018.

  • CFP: Delineating the Nation-State: Fences, Blockades, or Taking Care?

    Dates: 15 Nov – 15 Dec, 2018

    Call for submissions for:

    Delineating the Nation-State: Fences, Blockades, or Taking Care?

    Issue 12 of Scapegoat: Architecture / Landscape / Political Economy Co-edited by Adrian Blackwell (University of Waterloo) and David Fortin (Laurentian University) The building of a nation-state involves the drawing of lines on piece of paper and the transcription of those lines onto a territory. All architects? drawings are constrained and structured by these primary processes of delineation. This journal issue will stimulate a discussion about this history in Canada by bringing together two foundational discourses about national space that have remained almost mostly separate until now: an architectural discourse about the relationship between property division and architectural form, and the history of the settler colonization of an undivided natural territory inhabited by First Nations peoples.

    Inspired by the work of Aldo Rossi, Bernard Huet and Christian Devillers, George Baird and his students in Toronto undertook detailed research on the morphology and typology of North Jarvis Street in 1977. At roughly the same time Unit? d?Architecture Urbaine, based at the University of Montreal, including Melvin Charney, Denys Marchand, Alan Knight and Irena Latek, undertook similar research. These approaches to the study of urban form had deep influences on the practice of architecture in their respective cities. In parallel, Phil Monture, a Mohawk historian, and the Six Nations Land Research Office, began a detailed study of land appropriation and division in the former Haldimand Tract, an area of land granted to the Six Nations in 1784, which now includes four mid-sized Ontario cities.

    This issue of Scapegoat will draw connections between these two different forms of history, examining the delineation of the nation-state as an act of creative destruction, and as the foundation for contemporary uneven development, through three dimensions of modern property: fences, blockades, or ?taking care?. The first section will focus on the ways in which the nation state was delineated during French, British and Canadian regimes of colonial land division, appropriating indigenous territory to form the infrastructure of contemporary urban space. The second will illustrate contemporary indigenous architectures of resistance to this practice, through barricades, blockades, and other actions. Finally, this issue will explore property as ?taking care?, through Indigenous conceptions of property that existed before colonization and in examples of common property that still exists, or is being invented anew in Canada today.

    Scapegoat takes submissions in the form of feature essays (4500-6500 words), projects (drawings, maps, photographic documentation accompanied by up to 2500 words of explanatory test) and reviews (1000-15000 words).

    Please send an abstract of between 300 and 500 words, describing your proposed submission, to, by December 15, 2018.

    If your abstract is selected, the completed submission will be due by March 30, 2019.  Issue 12 will be launched in September of 2019.

  • One Hundred Years of Architectural Education in Queensland Symposium

    Brisbane | Dates: 22 – 23 Nov, 2018

    This symposium seeks to consolidate our understanding of architectural education in Queensland, to mark the establishment of the Diploma of Architecture at the Central Technical College (CTC) in 1918. It will examine the historical context of this moment, relationships with the profession, and the events and personalities that shaped its trajectory, with a focus on the period up to 1975. Of particular interest are the circumstances surrounding the close proximity and inter-relationship between the CTC and University of Queensland that lasted nearly twenty years (1937-1956). This historical overview will provide a backdrop to discussions about student experience and approaches to architectural education today, culminating in a moderated discussion between heads of architecture of the region. With the pressures on tertiary education that are a by-product of ongoing uncertainties about levels of university funding, greater student mobility, geopolitical tensions, and challenges!

      faced by the profession, including paucity of women in leadership roles, how might schools of architecture most effectively privilege student agency, indigenous education, effective moments of assembly, advancement of a strong architectural culture, and foster platforms for research and practice in the built environment?

    This event is a collaboration between the University of Queensland School of Architecture, QUT School of Design, and Australian Institute of Architects, Queensland Chapter.

    The event is sponsored by the University of Queensland?s Architecture Theory Criticism and History Research Centre. 

  • CFP: Rebel Streets: Urban Space, Art and Social Movements

    Tours | Dates: 15 Nov – 15 Dec, 2018


    University of Tours 
    28-29 May 2019

    Art’s practical place in reconstituting the urban space, as one of the defining elements of urban culture, renders a twofold role. The role of art in the neoliberal urban planning shows that art is an integral part of current capitalist processes that are turning the neoliberal art subject in a source of capital—both as a resource for tourism and a real estate investment. However, recent research has found that arts and art establishments are not as significant in gentrification processes as before (Grodach, Fostor, Murdoch 2018). Indeed, art has been both a product of and a response to the unequal distribution of resources and visibility in the city through the processes of new urban planning. For example, a growing resistance against neoliberal urbanism in Europe (Colomb & Novy 2016) demonstrates the relationship of artist communities and neighborhood organizations and challenges the prescriptive approaches to art’s role in neoliberal aestheticization.

    Art’s presence in the urban space is dynamic and interactive that communicates the complex forms of globalization, cultural hybridity, and plurality in contemporary daily life—where we experience politics. The new forms of agencies and strategies of urban creativity in the form of graffiti, wall paintings, yarn bombing, stickers, urban gardening, street performances, tactical art, creative campaigns and theatrical actions—among others—demand an active spectatorship (Whybrow, 2011) and have a growing power to renegotiate space for new forms of political participation.

    Social mobilization in the neoliberal cities constitute a common theme in texts inspired by Henri Lefebvre’s colossal work on production and reproduction of urban space (Lefebvre, 1968) and David Harvey’s book Rebel Cities (Harvey, 2012). Urban creativity has a broad scope of interests from a clear “right to the city” perspective with its ecological, spatial, and ideological agenda to the struggles of civil rights, and individual and collective freedoms. While this aspect has opened the research into recognizing street art as a genre for “political democratization” (Bengtsen 2014), the growing significance of art in social and spatial justice movements has been neglected by both social movement theory and art theory. Thus, the analysis of art and urban social movements is still academically insufficient, although street art is well-recognized to have had an essential part during the Egyptian (Abaza 2016), Tunisian (LeVine 2015) and Syrian (Cprooke 2018) revolution, Spanish Indignados (Ramírez Blanco 2018), Greek Aganaktismenoi movement (Tsilimpoudini 2016) and the Gezi Uprising (Tunali 2018).

    Rebel Streets conference aims to shift the focus from a rather disempowering critical perspective towards urban art to one that stresses its aesthetical and political powers as a part of the urban social resistance. We ask participants to investigate the hypothesis that the aesthetic reconfiguration of the neoliberal city does not only allow for a hegemonic restructuring of the urban environment, but it also facilitates the growth of counter-hegemonic resistance.

    Critical inquiries should adhere to one of the three areas of the conference theme:

    1. Street art and everyday life in the city

    2. Art and anti-gentrification resistance

    3. Art and the urban social movements

    We invite papers from all humanities and social sciences disciplines that investigate the way art:

    --exists in the increasingly policed, surveilled, designed and otherwise controlled urban contexts,

    --confronts and reconstitutes the concept of public space,

    --provides citizenry with new and innovative ways to engage,

    --activates, captures, and subverts the experience of the urban space,

    --enables reflexive processes and co-creation of knowledge and worldview,

    --reveals hegemonic and counterhegemonic interactions among city authorities, urban developers, and artists,

    --empowers the resistance movements in the gentrified neighborhoods,

    --is a part of the aesthetics of the urban social movements and its commitment to participative (direct) democracy.

    Rebel Streets conference will engage in the questions that scrutinize the complex relationships between urban space, social resistance, and art, such as: How can art in the public space be used as a weapon of resistance and a means of reconstruction? Are street artists obliged to be a part of the urban resistance against neoliberalism? How does art respond uniquely to gentrification? How do public artistic expressions reveal, delimit or question the complexity of neoliberal urbanization? How can we interpret the poetics of urban art from the perspective of subcultures, freedom of expression, and the limits of criminality? How is street art activism perceived by the authorities, politicians, businesses, and the wider public? What prompts urban artists to communicate with urban dwellers with their marks on the city’s surface? What kind of public should critical urban art try to constitute and what kind of public spaces are needed to that effect? What can we learn from street art about visual resistance in the interplay with political power structures? Under what conditions could art become effective in reclaiming the cities as sites of resistance and change?

    The 2-day conference will be held on the campus of the University of Tours France on 28-29 May 2019. There is 25 Euros attendance fee and the presenters are expected to cover their travel and accommodation expenses.

    Confirmed keynote speakers:

    Peter BENGTSEN (Art History and Sociology, Lund University)

    Myrto TSILIMPOUNIDI (Geography, University of the Aegean)

    The paper proposals and presentations can be in English or French, but the conference language will be in English and no interpretation services will be provided. Interested participants are requested to submit an abstract of maximum 500 words accompanied with a 2-page CV no later than 15th December 2018 to the organizers: Tijen Tunalı and Gülçin Erdi  The final papers (3500-4000 words) are expected to be submitted by 1st April 2019.

    International Scientific Committee

    Tijen TUNALI (Art History and Visual Studies Université de Tours)

    Gülçin ERDI (Sociology, French Center for Scientific Research-CITERES)

    Bénédicte Florin (Geography, Université de Tours)

    Temenuga TRIFONOVA (Visual Studies, York University)

    Christophe GENIN (Philosophy of Art, Université de Paris 1 Sorbonne)

    Christian GERINI (Philosophy, Université de Toulon)

    Peter BENGTSEN (Art History and Sociology, Lund University)

    Myrto TSILIMPOUNIDI (Geography, University of the Aegean)

    Tatiana DEBROUX (Geography, Université libre de Bruxelles) 

    Julia RAMIREZ-BLANCO (Art History, Universitat de Barcelona)

    Ilaria Hoppe (Art History, Katholische Privat-Universität Linz)

    The scientific committee will notify the authors of paper acceptance or non-acceptance in late January 2019. The conference proceedings will be published as a special issue.
  • The Humanities Institute - Call for Fellows 2019

    Bronx | Dates: 15 Nov, 2018 – 07 Jan, 2019

    The Humanities Institute, a research division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden, is pleased to offer two full-time, residential Research Fellowships for 2019 for current Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral researchers.  Candidates are invited to submit a proposal for independent research in topics related to the environmental humanities.

    Fellows will conduct research that involves innovative interdisciplinary approaches to areas such as landscape and garden design; urban planning and social history; cultural anthropology; the history and philosophy of botany; botanical exploration, arts and illustration, with a primary focus on areas of inquiry that connect nature to the human experience. Specific collections at NYBG should also be taken into consideration as part of the research topic. Recipients will have access to the unique, historical collections of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library, the Archives, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, and the Living Collections, including the 250-acre historic landscape. Recipients are also encouraged to take advantage of the cultural and educational resources of New York City.


    Current Ph.D. candidates and recent post-doctoral researchers (no more than four years since graduation), who would like to further their studies in a large, international plant-based research center. Students from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

    Tenure of Fellowship: nine months (tenure can be activated from June 1, 2019 onward and no later than September 5, 2019). Deferral of this Research Fellowship is not permitted. Fellowships at NYBG’s Humanities Institute are full-time residential awards that place great emphasis on the exchange of ideas among fellows and the spirit of community within the larger institution. Fellows are expected to devote themselves fully to their studies and give a presentation about their own research. They are also requested to participate in the Humanities Institute’s activities, including symposia, colloquia, and workshops, as well as important lectures and exhibits held Garden-wide.

    Fellowship award: $50,000 (fifty thousand US dollars), plus health benefits. Fellows are also eligible for a Travel stipend during their tenure to conduct research directly related to their project (travel maximum three weeks, arranged in consultation with the administrative manager).

    How to apply: 

    The application must be submitted as a single documentMicrosoft Word or PDF file—to:

    Letters of recommendation, in PDF file format, must be submitted directly from the recommender to the Humanities Institute Research Coordinator, Vanessa Bezemer Sellers, at  

    All applications will receive an email acknowledgement of receipt.  If you have further questions, please contact the Humanities Institute Research Coordinator, Vanessa Bezemer Sellers at

    Applications should include:

    • Complete curriculum vitae of education, professional experience, honors, awards, and publications.
    • Project Proposal, including a 2-3 page (max. 750 words) statement that provides an overview of the project you plan to include with an explanation of your research’s significance in the field and the manner in which it will contribute to new scholarship in the environmental humanities.
    • Copy of your Graduate Transcripts (electronic copies will be accepted).
    • Tentative schedule of work to be accomplished during the fellowship.
    • Three letters of recommendation (PDF) to be send by the recommenders directly to
    • The Deadline for all application material, including transcripts and letters of recommendation, is Monday, January 7, 2019 at 5pm (EST). Applications are to be written in English and submitted electronically. Late applications will not be accepted. Awards will be announced by March 1st , 2019.

    Upon acceptance of the fellowship, applicants will discuss their academic-year plan (a period of nine months)—including their schedule for residence in New York/New York Botanical Garden, and their specific contribution to the Humanities Institute and related institutional projects—with the Humanities Institute Research Coordinator.

    Housing for Fellows:  Fellows are responsible for their own housing arrangements, but suggestions will be provided. 

    Health Insurance for Fellows:  A comprehensive Health Benefit package is offered in addition to the fellowship payment (details of coverage to be finalized in consultation with Human Resource Dept.).

    Learn more about the Humanities Institute at    

  • 2019 German Studies Association Call for Proposals

    Portland | Dates: 03 – 06 Oct, 2019

    2019 German Studies Association Call for Proposals

    GSA 2019 German Studies Association


    The German Studies Association (GSA) will hold its 43rd Annual Conference from 3 to 6 October 2019 at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon (USA).

    The Program Committee cordially invites proposals on any aspect of German, Austrian, or Swiss studies, including (but not limited to) history, Germanistik, film, art history, political science, anthropology, musicology, religious studies, sociology, and cultural studies.

    Proposals for entire sessions, for interdisciplinary presentations, and for series of panels are strongly encouraged (though we discourage thematic series of more than four panels).  Individual paper proposals are also welcome. The call for seminar proposals has been distributed separately.

    Please see the GSA website for information about the submission process for ‘traditional’ papers, sessions, and roundtables, which will open on 5 January 2019. The deadline for proposals is 15 February 2019.

    Please note that all proposed presenters must be members of the German Studies Association. Information on membership is available on the GSA website (

    In order to avoid complications later, the Program Committee would like to reiterate two extremely important guidelines here (the full list of guidelines is available on the GSA website):

    1.  No individual at the GSA conference may give more than one paper or appear on the program in more than two separate roles.  (Participating in a seminar counts as delivering a paper.)

    2.  If a paper proposal requires high quality sound equipment, that justification must be made in detail at the time of submission.

    For more information, visit the GSA website, where previous conference programs and a detailed list of submission guidelines may be found (, or contact members of the 2019 Program Committee:

  • SHERA Graduate Student / Independent Scholar Travel Grant for participation in CAA 2019 | Submission deadline: December 9

    Dates: 10 Nov – 09 Dec, 2018

    The Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce the 2018 SHERA Graduate Student / Independent Scholar Travel Grant to defray travel costs through the awarding of up to $1,000 for local travel and up to $1,500 for international travel to one member presenting a paper at the CAA Annual Conference or the ASEEES Annual Convention. Thank to the generous anonymous donation, the grant is given for five consecutive years (2017-2021), alternating between the CAA conferences and the ASEEES conventions, beginning with CAA 2017 in New York City. The alternating order of the subsequent grants is as follows: CAA 2017, ASEEES 2018, CAA 2019, ASEEES 2020, CAA 2021.

    Applications will be evaluated based on the academic merit of the paper topic and financial need. SHERA is especially committed to subsidizing a graduate student or independent scholar who is attending the conference for the first time and presenting a paper, and who has no local institutional resources for travel support. Eligible independent scholars are those SHERA members who have been awarded the Ph.D. within the previous five years. For the CAA 2019 grant, applications are limited to those who have received the Ph.D. no earlier than 2013. Applicants must be SHERA members in good standing. All application materials should be submitted to the SHERA Board at

    -     the title and a brief description of their paper (no more than 250 words);

    -     a brief CV (no more than two pages);

    -     the names of the chair(s) and the title of the panel in which the applicant is participating;

    -     a brief statement demonstrating need.

    For more information on membership or to become a member, see Within two months after the conference, the recipient is required to submit to the SHERA Board a brief report outlining how participation in the conference furthered the development of their research. If the recipient has to withdraw from the conference for any reason, all funds must be returned to SHERA no later than the opening day of the conference. Applications are due December 9 for notification on December 21.
  • CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for a series of three one-week seminars on periodization in the history of art to take place at the New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest

    Bucharest | Dates: 01 May, 2019 – 01 May, 2020



    for a series of 

    three one-week seminars on periodization in the history of art 

    to take place at the New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest 

    A program supported by the Getty Foundation 

    as part of its Connecting Art Histories initiative 

    We propose a series of three seminars of one-week duration each on periodization and related issues in the history of art, whose addressees are to be early-career art historians from East-Central Europe, and which would include a number of invited guest speakers, from this region, and outside it. Though a sense that the conventional periodizations are in need of revision can be detected earlier, a more pointed reflection on this topic can be noticed after the demise of communism and the dismantling of the colonial system. In the aftermath of the 1989 events in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, a number of scholars felt the pressing need to reconsider the place of local art histories within the established narratives, and to reflect on how these local histories might fit within the Western canon, or to question its authority. Art historians dealing with modern and contemporary art were particularly sensitive to such questions, but this gradually became a more general concern, affecting the writing of histories of art of earlier periods. Frictions between the generally accepted periodizations and local trajectories in art became more apparent, making it necessary to reflect on approaches that could address such concerns, and on the instruments art historians may put to use in order to tackle particular case studies. It thus seems to us that periodization, with the many issues related to it, is a topic likely to elicit interest from colleagues and younger scholars from countries in the region, and to lead to fruitful exchanges not just across the discipline, but across national borders, and – through the presence of the invited speakers – across regional ones. While we don’t expect the invited speakers to concentrate on topics of exclusively regional interest, we feel that sensitivity towards questions concerning periodization in local contexts may prove productive when bringing together younger scholars from this region and inviting them to reflect on periodization with their own scholarly concerns in mind. Taking into account these concerns seems to us of crucial importance: “anachronism” proved to be a very productive concept in rethinking the Renaissance, as Alexander Nagel and Christopher Wood did, e.g., but it is not always obvious how one can expand its use; or how one could work with such concepts as “horizontal art history”, and how to best handle “entangled histories”, “transfers”, not to mention “canons” in specific art historical situations. 

    This series of seminars aims, on the one hand, to address questions that are (or so we deem) of interest to art historians in the countries of East-Central Europe in ways that would counter a piece-meal approach, mostly dictated by national borders, in favor of a more unified one, and would provide an opportunity to identify common concerns, and perhaps also case studies that could (or should) encourage cross-border collaboration. It hopes to contribute in this manner to a better communication between art historians in this region, which has been – and up to a point may be said to have remained, despite slight improvements – wanting. A broad framework for researching art historical narratives in the region on a comparative basis is still lacking. There is also limited cross-cultural knowledge at the level of curricula and teaching methodologies. In universities across the region Western Art is researched and taught mostly according to the established periodization and categories (the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, historical avant-gardes, contemporary art etc.). Should it, and could it be taught differently? There is less consensus regarding the same categories in Eastern and Central Europe, which is not a homogenous cultural entity. Can such a consensus be reached? In what ways would this prove productive? 

    Structure and content 

    The Program will consist of a series of three one-week seminars with the participation of up to 20 early career scholars from East-Central Europe, up to 4 keynote/guest speakers, the Coordinator and the Consultants. Each seminar will have three main components: 

    - Talks delivered by keynote/guest speakers, followed by discussions; 

    - Discussions taking as a starting point key texts relevant for the topics approached in the seminars; 

    - Presentations of works in progress/case studies by the addressees of the Program, that is, early career scholars from East-Central Europe, and discussions on them with colleagues, guest speakers, coordinator and consultants. 


    Talks by keynote/guest speakers may be supplemented by (and in some cases substituted with) panel discussions, with the participation of Western scholars and scholars from East-Central Europe. 

    Key texts will be suggested by the Coordinator and Consultants, with input from the invited guests, as well as from the addressees. They will be circulated in advance among them. 

    During each of the seminars we would expect about a third among the participants to present their work in progress on a case study, which would make for six-seven papers in all. Scholars presenting papers will be identified in advance (and their agreement to do so secured), and papers will be – whenever possible – circulated before the seminar among the participants, so as to make possible a productive, in-depth discussion. 

    These activities will alternate during the working days of the seminars, which will make for an overall duration of slightly more than a week. 


    - First seminar: mid-May 2019

    - Second seminar: first half of November 2019

    - Third seminar: last week of May 2020 


    The seminars will be hosted by New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study in Bucharest. It has the necessary infrastructure and staff for such an undertaking, and while NEC hasn’t been in the habit of organizing events of exactly this kind, it did organize over the years a large number of international and regional workshops, symposia, conferences etc. of variable duration. It also hosted over the years several Fellowship programs supported by the Getty Foundation. 

    Guest speakers 

    Zdenka BADOVINAC, curator and writer, since 1993 Director of the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana; 

    Mieke BAL, Professor of Theory of Literature and founding Director of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), University of Amsterdam; 

    Patrick FLORES, Professor of Art Studies at the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines, Curator of the Vargas Museum in Manila, and Adjunct Curator at the National Art Gallery, Singapore; 

    Andrea GIUNTA, Professor of Art History at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and former Chair in Latin American Art History and Criticism at UT Austin; 

    Krista KODRES, Professor at the Institute of Art History and Visual Culture of the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, and Head of the Doctoral Curriculum in Art History; 

    Saloni MATHUR, Professor, Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, Department of Art History, UCLA; 

    Matthew RAMPLEY, Professor, Department of Art History, Curating and Visual Studies, Chair of Art History, University of Birmingham; 

    Miodrag ŠUVAKOVIĆ, Professor of Theory of Art and Theory of Culture at the Transdisciplinary Master and Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Media and Communication, University of Arts in Belgrade; 

    Christopher WOOD, Professor and Chair, Department of German, New York University (Affiliated Faculty, Department of Comparative Literature and Institute of Fine Arts). 


    Edit ANDRÁS, PhD, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Art History, Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary; 

    Ruxandra DEMETRESCU, PhD, Professor of History and Theory of Art, Head of the Doctoral School, National University of Arts, Bucharest, Romania; 

    Emil Cristian NAE, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Art History and Theory, Faculty of Visual Arts, “George Enescu” National University of Arts, Iași, Romania; 

    Bojana PEJIĆ, PhD, curator, independent art historian and lecturer based in Berlin; 

    Mara RAȚIU, PhD, Associate Professor within the Theory Department at the University of Art and Design in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. 

    Consultants will act during the seminars, alongside the Coordinator, as “tutors” or “mentors” to the participants, e.g. during the discussions we propose on a number of key texts, and during the presentations of the participants. We also count on them to act as guest speakers or as “respondents” to the interventions of other invited speakers, especially of Western colleagues. 

    Coordinator of the Program 

    Anca OROVEANU, PhD, Academic Coordinator of the New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Professor of History and Theory of Art at the National University of Arts in Bucharest. 


    The program targets early-career art historians from Central and Eastern European countries. They should hold a PhD or be in a demonstrably advanced stage of work on the thesis and be citizens of one of the former socialist states in East-Central Europe or of the post-Soviet republics. Once selected, the applicants are expected to take part in the whole series of seminars. 

    Travel, accommodation and meals will be arranged and covered by the organizing institution. 


    Applications will be submitted in electronic format only, to the address: 

    Candidates are asked to enter in the Subject field of their e-mail message “Periodization seminar series”. 

    There is no application form for this program. The applications will include, besides their CV, publications list and two letters of reference from scholars acquainted with their activity and written specifically for this series of seminars, a letter of intent, explaining as fully as possible the reasons of their interest to take part in this series; applicants would be asked to include, in addition, the sketch of a project (or a more elaborate form of it) addressing a case study or a question/questions pertinent to the themes of the seminar series, that might be presented and 

    discussed during the seminars. These elements will all constitute criteria of selection. Special weight will be accorded to their engagement (as shown by their previous and current interests) in the questions we propose to raise during this series of seminars. 

    The deadline for the submission of applications is November 30. 

    The results of the selection process will be communicated by February 15 

    Once the team of participants is decided, you will receive additional information on the first seminar, including reading suggestions. 

    Should you need during the application process additional clarifications/information, please address them to Ana-Maria Sîrghi (

  • APT / WGLC and CHSA 2019 Symposium

    Chicago | Dates: 17 – 17 May, 2019

    Call for Abstracts


    Preservation of Industrial Archaeology and its Construction History

    Friday, May 17, 2019
    Program:  8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Reception: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Ballroom
    112 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL

    The Association of Preservation Technology, Western Great Lakes Chapter (APT WGLC) and the Construction History Society of America (CHSA) invite interested parties to submit abstracts for presentations to be considered for the joint 2019 Symposium on the theme:Preservation of Industrial Archaeology and its Construction History.  The program will offer a single track, intermingling the two disciplines of preservation technology and construction history with a scientific committee composed of members from APT WGLC and CHSA.

    Abstracts focusing on subjects related to industrial construction during the 19th C. in the mid-west are encouraged such as:

    -  Mill design and construction

    - Fireproofing options for industrial buildings

    - Lighting solutions prior to electricity

    - Industrial power sources

    - Railroad construction in the area

    -  Iron & steel manufacturing innovations

    - Evolution of industrial structural design

    -  Canals, waterways and Great Lakes transportation

    - Incorporating historic industrially zoned sites with modern approaches to urban planning

    - Challenges of preserving industrial sites and buildings

    - Interpreting historic equipment in a modern reuse of an industrial site

    - Archaeology at an industrial site – how discoveries inform design

    - Abatement of archaeological sites

    Professional presentations (including five minutes for Q&A) should be 20 minutes, while Student presentations should be 10 minutes. See below for further submission clarifications.

    Abstracts for Professional presentations should be no more than 4000 characters and should include:

    •           Title of presentation

    •           Author’s name & contact information (include title and/or credentials as preferred for publication)

    •           200 word or less biographical statement (for speaker introductions) 


    Abstracts for Student presentations should be no more than 4000 characters and should include:

    •           Title of presentation/research study

    •           Student Name, University & contact info (include title and/or credentials preferred for publication)

    •           200 word or less statement of future professional or research interest (for speaker introductions) 

    All abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair –

    Deadlines and notification dates will be:

    •           Deadline to submit:                              January 7, 2019

    •           Author Notification                              January 25, 2019

    •           Speaker Registration Deadline              February 8, 2019

    •           Presentation submission:                      April 17, 2019

    •           Symposium                                          May 17, 2019

    Presenters are not required to be members of APT WGLC or CHSA. Each accepted abstract will receive discounted conference registration for one Member-presenter. Discounted registration will be provided for a second Member presenter and Non-member presenters. 

    Accepted abstracts will be published on APT WGLC and CHSA websites. Submission of an abstract implies agreement that if accepted the abstract may be posted on said websites or other symposium marketing materials.

    For more information, please visit:

    Should you have questions regarding this call for abstracts, please email the APT WGLC board at or CHSA at

  • CFP: 2019 XJTLU International Conference: Architecture across Boundaries

    Suzhou | Dates: 08 – 20 Nov, 2018



    2019 XJTLU International Conference: Architecture across Boundaries

    Boundaries in architecture become increasingly apparent when working in an international context. Boundaries can mean geographical borders or physical territories but also can refer to social, cultural and professional difference. Architectural practitioners working in an international or global context often find that while the projects are international, regulation and professional practice methods and procedures remain at the national level. The aims of this conference are to bring together practitioners, academics and professional bodies from across China and internationally to discuss the key issues, challenges/opportunities, surrounding architectural practice in the global context and showcase the innovative and best practice methods architects develop. The conference will build a platform to share knowledge and foster collaborations in order to develop research links and practice collaborations between professional bodies, academia and industry

    We welcome contributions on topics belonging to, or ?crossing the boundaries? of the below four themes<>, and more in general relating to international architectural practice around the world. Both practitioners and academics, including postgraduate research students, are encouraged to submit abstracts and/or posters illustrating research, critical reflections, best practices and case studies.

    Theme 1. Trans-national Architecture: Global Practice in the Local Context Theme 2. Architecture across Cultures: Making, Representation and Material Theme 3. Education and Professional Practice across Borders Theme 4. Future Cities, Sustainability, Workflows, BIM

    Conference proceedings will be published with the University of Liverpool Press as journal articles and selected papers will be invited to contribute to the Architecture across Boundaries edited book.

    Deadline for Abstracts 20th November 2018.

    For more information on the conference themes and keynote speakers or to submit an abstract, visit our website:

    For enquires email<>.

    This conference is supported by the University of Liverpool as well as the following professional bodies and architectural practices: the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the China office of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Architects Council of Europe (ACE), the Union of International Architects (UIA), the Italian Council of Architects (ICA), Building Design Partnership (BDP), and Atkins Global.

  • Winterthur Research Fellowships 2019-2020

    Winterthur | Dates: 08 Nov, 2018 – 15 Jan, 2019
    Winterthur Museum, Garden, & Library
    Application deadline: Jan 15, 2019

    The Winterthur Research Fellowship Program is accepting applications for 2019-2020.

    Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library is Opening Doors to Scholarship! Winterthur invites scholars, graduate students, artists, and craftspeople to begin brainstorming and planning projects for application to the 2019–2020 Research Fellowship Program!

    A research fellowship at Winterthur offers:

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

    A Broad Range of Scholarly Topics and Academic Disciplines:
    - Topics in social and cultural history, ethnic and religious history, art history, literary studies, American studies, design history and decorative arts, geography and landscape studies, material culture, museum studies, and conservation studies
    - Topics related to the colonial Americas and the United States in a global context from the 17th to the 20th centuries

    A Collegial Atmosphere:
    - Access to the expertise of librarians, curators, conservators, graduate students, and other research fellows with related interests

    A Material Culture Perspective:
    - Experience gained in seeking new knowledge from the study of the material world

    Fellowships Offered:

    Fellowships include a 4-month postdoctoral fellowship, 1–2 semester dissertation fellowships, and 1–3 month short-term fellowships.

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

    Fellows have full access to the library collections, including more than 87,000 volumes and one-half million manuscripts and images, searchable online. Resources for the 17th to the early 20th centuries include printed and rare books, manuscripts, period trade catalogues, auction and exhibition catalogues, printed ephemera, and an extensive reference photograph collection of decorative arts. Fellows may conduct object-based research in the museum collection, which includes 90,000 artifacts and works of art made or used in America from about 1600 to 1860, with a strong emphasis on domestic life. Winterthur also supports a program of scholarly publications including Winterthur Portfolio: A Journal of American Material Culture.

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

    Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2019. For more details and to apply, visit the Research Fellowship webpage:
    or e-mail:

    Research Fellowship Poster

    Apply for Fellowship
  • Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize

    Washington | Dates: 08 Nov, 2018 – 15 Jan, 2019

    Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
    Deadline: Jan 15, 2019

    The Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize recognizes excellent scholarship by a non-U.S. citizen working in the field of historical American art. Manuscripts should advance the understanding of American art by demonstrating new findings and original perspectives. The prize winner will be given the opportunity to work toward publication in American Art, the peer-reviewed journal copublished by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the University of Chicago Press.

    The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award and a travel stipend of up to $3,500 to give a presentation in Washington, D.C., and meet with museum staff and research fellows.

    Eligibility requirements:

    Authors must be non-U.S. citizens who have achieved doctoral candidacy or completed a doctoral degree (or the equivalent), and have not previously had a manuscript accepted for publication in American Art. Essays may focus on any aspect of historical (pre-1980) American art and visual culture; however, architecture and film studies are not eligible. Essays may be submitted in any language; abstracts must be submitted in English.

    Submissions for the 2019 prize must be sent to by January 15, 2019. For information on the prize, available in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, please consult

  • CFP: 2019 Symposium on Preservation of Industrial Archaeology and its Construction History

    Chicago | Dates: 08 Nov, 2018 – 07 Jan, 2019

    The Association of Preservation Technology, Western Great Lakes Chapter (APT WGLC) and the Construction History Society of America (CHSA) invite interested parties to submit abstracts for presentations to be considered for the joint 2019 Symposium on the theme:  Preservation of Industrial Archaeology and its Construction History.  The program will offer a single track, intermingling the two disciplines of preservation technology and construction history with a scientific committee composed of members from APT WGLC and CHSA.

    Abstracts focusing on subjects related to industrial construction during the 19thC in the mid-west are encouraged such as:

    -  Mill design and construction

    - Fireproofing options for industrial buildings

    - Lighting solutions prior to electricity

    - Industrial power sources

    - Railroad construction in the area

    -  Iron & steel manufacturing innovations

    - Evolution of industrial structural design

    -  Canals, waterways and Great Lakes transportation

    - Incorporating historic industrially zoned sites with
    modern approaches to urban planning

    - Challenges of preserving industrial sites and buildings

    - Interpreting historic equipment in a modern reuse of an industrial site

    - Archaeology at an industrial site – how discoveries inform design

    - Abatement of archaeological sites

    Professional presentations should be 20 minutes, while Student presentations should be 10 minutes. See below for further submission clarifications.
    Abstracts for Professional presentations should be no more than 4000 characters and should include:

    • Title of presentation
    • Author’s name & contact information (include title and/or credentials as preferred for publication)
    • 200 word or less biographical statement (for speaker introductions) 

    Abstracts for Student presentations should be no more than 4000 characters and should include:

    • Title of presentation/research study
    • Student Name, University & contact info (include title and/or credentials preferred for publication)
    • 200 word or less statement of future professional or research interest (for speaker introductions) 

    All abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair

    Deadlines and notification dates will be:

    • January 7, 2019  -  Deadline to submit
    • January 25, 2019  -  Author Notification
    • February 8, 2019  -  Speaker Registration Deadline
    • April 17, 2019  -  Presentation submission
    • May 17, 2019  -  Symposium 

    Presenters are not required to be members of APT WGLC or CHSA. Each accepted abstract will receive discounted conference registration for one Member-presenter. Discounted registration will be provided for a second Member presenter and Non-member presenters. 
    Accepted abstracts will be published on APT WGLC and CHSA websites. Submission of an abstract implies agreement that if accepted the abstract may be posted on said websites or other symposium marketing materials.
    For more information, please visit:

  • Call for Contributing Authors - World Architecture and Society

    Dates: 08 Nov, 2018 – 31 Dec, 2018

    World Architecture and Society (ABC/CLIO, 2020)

    World Architecture and Society is a general-audience reference book, written at a high school/first-year college reading level, that introduces buildings of global significance from prehistory to the present-day. The lead author (Peter Louis Bonfitto) will write the majority of the publication. In addition, a number of individual entries will be written by contributing authors. The two-volume publication will be separated into four regional sections: 1) Europe, 2) the Americas, 3) Africa and the Middle East, 4) Asia and the Pacific.  Each section will include 25 major buildings or structures from each region for a total of 100 entries. Introductory essays for each section will be written by the lead author. The writing needs to be well-researched and very accessible.  Each entry will be 1500-2500 words. The focus of each entry is architectural, but with strong consideration of the social impact, importance, and significance each building or structure has had in the past and in the present.

    Each entry will have the following elements:

    -At A Glance Information Box 
    -History of Construction and Financing the Project 
    -About the Creator/Designer
    -Important Events and Role in Popular Culture
    - Use Today and Impact on Society

    This call is for authors interested in the following entries:

    Burj Khalifa: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2010)

    Fasil Ghebbi: Gondar, Ethiopia (17th-18th century)

    Meroe, Pyramids of: Bagrawiyah, Sudan (720-300 BCE)

    Aanischaaukamikw, the Cree Cultural Institute: Quebec, Canada (2011)

    Castillo de San Pedro de la Roca: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba (1700)

    Château Frontenac: Quebec City, Canada (1893)

    Montreal Biosphére: Montreal, Canada (1967)

    Niterói Contemporary Art Museum, The: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (1996)

    Gur-e Amir: Samarkand, Uzbekistan (15th-century)

    Himeji Castle: Hyōgo, Japan (early 17th)

    Potala Palace: Tibet (1645)

    Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

    Paoay Church, Philippines (1710)

    Palace of Culture and Science: Warsaw, Poland (1955)

    Heydar Aliyeu Center: Baku, Azerbaijan (2012)

    Kronborg Castle: Denmark (16th-century)

    Shard, The: London, England (2012)


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