Recent Opportunities

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  • Foundation for Landscape Studies 2019 Book Prizes

    Dates: 08 May – 01 Dec, 2018

    The Foundation for Landscape Studies invites you to submit publications from your press for this year’s John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize and David R. Coffin Publication Grant. Please see the list of previous winners of these prizes on the website.

     

    The John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize is awarded to books published in the last three years that have made a significant contribution to the study and understanding of garden history and landscape design.  The David R. Coffin Publication Grant supports the research and publication of a book in the field of landscape studies. 

     

    Award recipients will be selected by a jury composed of members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Detailed descriptions of the eligibility requirements and the application procedures for each award can be found on the website. The application deadline for both awards is December 1, 2018

     

    We welcome nominations for the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize and the David R. Coffin Publication Grant from both publishers and authors.

    Please submit all inquiries to:

     

    Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, President
    Foundation for Landscape Studies
    7 West 81st Street
    New York, NY 10024
    elizabethbarlowrogers@gmail.com

  • Bauhaus Effects

    Dublin | Dates: 07 – 09 Feb, 2019

    Call for Papers: Bauhaus Effects

     

    Dublin, Ireland, 7-9 February 2019

     

    A collaboration between the National College of Art and Design, University College Cork, University College Dubin and the Goethe Institut Dublin.

     

    Keynote speakers will include Prof. Heike Hanada, the architect of the Bauhaus Museum currently under construction in Weimar.

     

    As the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus approaches, we seek contributors to reflect on the legacy and resonances of the innovative artistic, architectural, design and teaching practices developed there.

     

    Bauhaus Effects aims to assemble an interdisciplinary collection of papers that analyse the repercussions of the legendary Bauhaus school in the hundred years since its inception, considering the ways in which the broad range of practices -- including material analysis, models of pedagogy, textile and wallpaper composition, theatre staging and costume design, photography, and interior systems – have transformed everyday experiences from the 1920s to the present day.

     

    Bauhaus innovations and models of thought continue to resonate within the contemporary built environment, from chair construction to skyscraper design, from interior spaces to urban topographies, warranting a thorough, methodologically diverse studies of its effects a century after the school was founded. 

     

    Bauhaus Effects aims to investigate the continuing impact of the Bauhaus on an impressive range of contemporary practices across the globe.  We propose that the Bauhaus was not just a radical art school but in fact initiated a fundamental paradigm shift in design culture whose import is ripe for assessment a century on.

     

    We welcome papers from a wide range of perspectives, including urbanism, city and regional planning, architecture, drama and theatre studies, art school pedagogy, photo history, art history, contemporary art practice and theory, design history, corporate design and diaspora/exile studies.

     

    Please submit a 300-word abstract and a 50 word biography by 1 July 2018 to:

     

    Kathleen James-Chakraborty: Kathleen.jameschakraborty@ucd.ie

    Francis Halsall: hasallf@staff.ncad.ie
    Sabine Kriebel: s.kriebel@ucc.ie

  • Journal of Architectural Education 73:2 Work

    Washington | Dates: 10 May, 2018 – 01 Feb, 2019
    CFP Deadline: 
    February 1, 2019 - 5:00pm

    Architects have always been concerned with the effects of what their design produces: What do our buildings/environments look like? How are they experienced? How do they perform? Concerns for 
    how architecture is produced, however, have been largely sidestepped until more recently when digital fabrication and various types of information delivery systems recast the nature of how we work and the types of skills necessary to perform various tasks related to the production of buildings.
     
    Our social and ethical responsibility as designers in relation to labor does, however, have a legacy. Nineteenth and early twentieth century theorists’ attention to workers, be they builders (think John Ruskin) or designers (think Adolf Loos and Walter Gropius) addressed issues of labor in a period of industrial and economic transformation. Today, in a radically changed global context, can we similarly rethink work? With our work increasingly undervalued and often unrewarding, is it possible to reevaluate the nature of what we do, how we perform tasks, with whom we collaborate, and under what ethical directives? Within broader shifts in what constitutes labor for design professionals, how can architects lead, nudge, and recalibrate the labor of those in related fields and for ourselves? And furthermore, how can architectural education acknowledge, assist, and even innovate in this recalibration?
     
    Without making an Arendtian distinction between work and labor, we make the assumption that work and labor are two sides of the same coin. Work is what an architect does in their daily life; labor is their role in the larger economic equation. But even here, historical and theoretical positions of this sort – as they pertain to architecture – need to be debated. Where should our labor be focused – in service, in making, or in the production of information? Are there constructive moments of intersections between these activities? If we still believe that architectural production operates in the midst of historical conditions of labor, management, and resources, is it now possible to survey where, in this digital and neoliberal era, architectural work is or is not singular, in the past and in the present, in order to theorize a more meaningful future? How might studio, history/theory, professional practice, and fabrication/structures courses all become arenas for this speculation?
  • Touring Belgium. A nation’s patrimony in print, ca. 1795-1914

    Ghent | Dates: 23 – 23 Nov, 2018

    Call for papers

    Touring Belgium. A nation’s patrimony in print, ca. 1795-1914.

    Ghent, 23/11/2018

     

    We invite contributions to a study day intending to examine how and why, over the course of the long 19th century, a variety of actors ranging from tourists over writers to artists and historians, explored the nascent architectural and artistic patrimony of Belgium. This process occurred at the very time a patrimony was established by such diverse forces as emerging tourism, the historical endeavours of learned societies and academia, the imagination of literary authors, official heritage policies, and the building of (subsequent) new nations (the Austrian Netherlands were annexed in 1795 to the French Republic, and became part of the (United) Kingdom of the Netherlands in 1815, until in 1830 an independent Belgian state was declared). More in particular, we are interested in how different printed media – from travel guides and travel literature to albums and illustrated newspapers – contributed to inventorying, debating, broadcasting, promoting, and ultimately constructing this patrimony in a national and international context, in word and image. How did the printed medialisation of a nascent architectural and artistic patrimony affect historical artefacts and the ways in which they were preserved, transformed, collected, viewed and experienced? We also hope to clarify how in printed media ‘Belgium’ operated as a notion that invited reflection on art and architecture from outsiders looking in – such as the numerous French authors who visited Belgium in the 19th century, Hugo and Baudelaire chief amongst them – and from insiders, ‘Belgians’, addressing their fellow country(wo)men or looking outward and defining the significance of a national patrimony in an international context.



    We invite 500 word proposals for 25 minute presentations at a study day jointly organized by the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Ghent University and the Chair of the History and Theory of Architecture of the ETH Zürich, and sponsored by Printing the Past. Architecture, Print Culture, and Uses of the Past in Modern Europe (PriArc), an international, multidisciplinary research project funded by the Humanities in the European Research Area Program (HERA). Proposals should be sent to ben.vandenput@ugent.be and nikolaos.magouliotis@gta.arch.ethz.ch by June 15th, 2018. Notification of acceptance will follow by June 25th.

     

    Organizing committee:
    prof. Maarten Delbeke (ETH), prof. Maarten Liefooghe (UGent), Nikolaos Magouliotis (ETH), Ben Vandenput (UGent), dr. Jan Vandersmissen (UGent)

  • Call for Paper - Urban Planning : "Housing Builds Cities"

    Dates: 03 May – 31 Dec, 2018


    CALL FOR PAPER for a special issue of the journal "Urban Planning” 

    "HOUSING BUILDS CITIES"

    Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2019



    Editors : Luca Ortelli, Chiara Monterumisi, Alessandro Porotto
       (Laboratoire de construction et conservation - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne - Switzerland)

     






    «The most important part of the problem in fact is how to construct, in every detail and thoroughly, the individual dwelling cell. Apart of this task  architects have to solve the problem  how to incorporate the total of those cells, that is the neighbourhood, into the general aspect of the town in a way which will create equally favourable conditions to every section of inhabitants». 
    These insightful lines pronounced by Ernst May at the occasion of the second C.I.A.M - Congrès Internationaux d’Architecture Moderne held in Frankfurt (1929) illustrate how mass housing became a social utility (and still is), so that it demanded different line of actions starting from the typological concern stretching towards the town planning aspects. Although German housing projects occupied a central position, the international conference worked as a stimulating platform for introducing other perspectives. Indeed, “Die Wohnung für Das Existenzminimum” played a significant role for all those experiences recognised as modern housing because, as pointed out by Catherine Bauer in her seminal study (“Modern housing”, 1936), they have certain qualities and embodied certain methods and purposes which distinguish them from the typical residential environment of the past century.
    2019 marks the 90th anniversary of the second C.I.A.M and it represents a springboard for this special issue of “Urban Planning”, which aims to widen the debate over housing experiences beyond any geographical and time frameworks. We invite scholars and Ph.D. students to submit contributions focused on case studies or particular planning strategies starting from Neues Bauen to the present days.
    Nevertheless, this issue of “Urban Planning” will be arranged around some key topic expressed in C.I.A.M programme – e.g. urban policiesspatial models and ideastypological aspectstechnological and standardisation aspectssocial factors – because they are still relevant starting points for a comparative perspective. This would lead to demonstrate how housing has always embodied a social, morphological and structural unit for living, which has affected, and still does, the form and evolution of the city.




    Deadline for submission of abstracts
    31 December 2018

    Deadline for full papers
    31 March 2019

    Issue Release
    September 2019

    Instructions for Authors
    Authors interested in submitting a paper for this issue are asked to consult the journal’s editorial policies and to send their abstracts via email to the academic editors by 31 December 2018. The editors will then select a limited number of contributions arranged according to the key topics highlighted in the call for issue. 
    Accepted authors will be notified by 15 January 2019. After that, editors will commission authors to prepare their full papers by 30 March 2019. 
    Authors of full papers accepted for consideration will be asked to confirm their agreement with the journal’s policies and to provide a list of at least 5 potential reviewers before the manuscript is sent out for review. The reviewers must fulfil the journal criteria. The list will be carefully reviewed by the editors and it is not guaranteed that the suggested researchers will be contacted to review the manuscript. In the end, the submissions accepted will go through a double blind peer-review process. 

    Address for submitting abstracts

    Details for abstracts
    200-250 words, with a tentative title

    Details for full papers
    6000 words including definitive title, abstract and references list. 


    Manuscripts have to be original research results that has not been published elsewhere. Further explanations for journal editorial process and structuring the manuscript (APA Style) following the journal guidelines can be found at https://www.cogitatiopress.com/urbanplan-ning/pages/view/forauthors

    Open Access
    The journal has an article publication fee to cover its costs and guarantee that the article can be accessed free of charge by any reader, anywhere in the world, regardless of affiliation. We defend that authors should not have to per-sonally pay this fee and advise them to check with their institutions if funds are available to cover open access publication fees. Institutions can also join Cogitatio’s Membership Program at a very affordable rate and enable all affiliated authors to publish without incurring any fees. Further information about the journal’s open access charges and institutional members can be found here.


    Do not hesitate to us if any doubt will arise.
     

     
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    Luca Ortelli

    Chiara Monterumisi

    Alessandro Porotto


    LCC - Laboratoire de construction et conservation 
    EPFL ENAC IA 
    BP 4232 Station 16
    1015 Lausanne
    Switzerland

     
  • Polish Art Deco Tour 2018

    Dates: 22 Sep – 07 Oct, 2018

    Readers of the SAH newsletter might remember an article from the May 3, 2013  by Anna Jozefacka entitled "Documenting Modern Warsaw" which covered the various styles of architecture in Poland's capital.  The newsletter format allows only a brief introduction and if Paris is not all of France, Warsaw is not all of Poland.  This fall, in conjunction with Poland's celebrations of her 100 years of independence,  there will be a tour of Poland from the aspect of the interwar period.

    The tour will start in Gdynia, the port city transformed from a fishing village to the most dynamic port on the central Baltic sea.  From there we drive to Poznan in north western Poland that has regional and International Trade Fairs since the times of the German Empire.    We drive to Wroclaw and visit Centennial Hall (designed by Max Berg in 1910) and one of the latest additions to Poland's UNESCO world Heritage sites.  We arrive in Katowice, heart of Poland's industrial and coal mining region -Silesia.  During the inter-war period, the central government supported the provincial government in its competition with German Silesia - with workers' lodging, vacation areas and sanitoriums for children and workers.  Its a short drive to Krakow, the royal and cultural capital of Poland, where we take a short break from the 1920s and 30s and visit a series of UNESCO listed sights.  Leaving Krakow we visit Stalowa Wola, center of the Central Industrial Region (COP in Polish) where the government tried to alleviate rural poverty by building a series of industrial defense related works in the late 30s.  The area was so developed that neither the Germans nor the Soviets destroyed it 1939 or 1944.   From there its on to Warsaw the capital.  While the Center of the city was demolished, certain areas built in the 1930s were saved to include the famous Zoo made popular by the movie "The Zookeepers Wife" and the modern racetrack. opened i n May of 1939 and still functioning.  From Warsaw we will have an excursion to Plock site of an Art Nouveau Museum with an Art Deco Museum scheduled to be open in 2019. (Underlined and bold cities indicate overnight or longer stops)

    The land only tour price is $3,175 per person double occupancy.  Single supplement is $1,000.00.  Lodging is in 4 and 5 star hotels with breakfast daily and 5 dinners.  There will be an English speaking tout escort and English speaking tour guides in each city,  Flights are on your own, but our Travel bureau in Chicago can arrange a flight from Chicago to Poland and Warsaw to Chicago

    Jan Lorys is the director emeritus of the Polish Museum of America in Chicago.  He has organized 8 tours and introduced 225 people to the wonders of Poland and Central Europe.  A version of this tour in 2010 gathered four Australians, six Canadians and 16 Americans.  He is also a  member of the Chicago Art Deco Society and presented two lectures on Polish Pavilions at the 1925 and 1939 World Fairs at Congresses of the International Conference of Art Deco Societies -ICADS,  He has lectured on Polish transatlantic liners in the Grand Salon of the Queen Mary for the LA Deco Society.  Hew has participated in Modernism in Gdynia, Modernism in Europe conferences in Gdynia.  He has been honored by the Polish government and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. 

     

    A full itinerary can be obtained electronically by writing to  janlorys@yahoo,com    

     
  • Call for Submissions: Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture

    Dates: 25 Apr – 25 Oct, 2018

    Bloomsbury Publishing is pleased to announce the start of a new book series: Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture, which will be edited by Tom Avermaete and Janina Gosseye. This book series will focus on the modern movement in architecture - a sweeping and multivalent phenomenon, which changed the lives of millions of people across political, cultural and geographical boundaries worldwide.

    'Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture' aims to create a more comprehensive history of the modern movement, by bringing to light the work of a wide range of architects whose significance is reappraised in contemporary scholarship. The series aims to:

    - Uncover the so-called 'shadow canon', the work of 'forgotten' architects of the modern era that lingered as it were 'in the shadow' of their canonical peers and demonstrate their critical importance in architectural history;

    - Offer a collection of in-depth monographic studies of modern architects and architecture firms, bringing valuable new research to scholarly attention;

    - Broaden the geographical and cultural scope of the history of modernism.

    'Bloomsbury Studies in Modern Architecture' seeks to nuance and enrich our understanding of the history of modern architecture, and explore the breadth and complexity of the global networks that underwrote the modern movement. To this end, the series editors are currently particularly interested in proposals that focus on Latin American architects and architecture firms.

    Please contact the series editors, Tom Avermaete (t.l.p.avermaete@tudelf.nl) and Janina Gosseye (j.gosseye@uq.edu.au) directly, if you wish to submit a book proposal.

  • IASTE 2018: Sixteenth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments

    Coimbra | Dates: 04 – 07 Oct, 2018

    “The Politics of Tradition” is the theme of the Sixteenth Conference of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) to be held in Coimbra, Portugal from October 4-7, 2018. Past IASTE conferences have dealt with themes as diverse as Value, Myth, Utopia, Border and many others. This conference intends to prolong this collective reflection by foregrounding an examination of the ways in which the domain of the political and traditions in and of the built environment are intertwined. While the political in traditions has always been part of the debate at IASTE conferences, at a time of struggles globally around the meaning and the practices of political participation in making the built environment, it is valuable to address how the built environment has been shaped by state apparatuses or by citizens to advance diverse political positions, often deploying imaginaries of tradition, purportedly rejecting emerging spatial practices and political subjectivities.

    This year's distinguished keynote speakers and plenary panelists include: Ali Al Raouf, José Forjaz, Nelson Graburn, Jyoti Hosagrahar, Walter Rossa, Niel Silberman, Eyal Weizman, Mabel Wilson, Shundana Yusaf. The deadline for pre-registration at the special rate (US$450) is May 14, 2018.

    All registration inquiries should be directed to IASTE 2018 Conference, 390 Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1839, USA. Phone: 510.642.6801, e-mail: iaste@berkeley.edu, website: iaste.berkeley.edu.

  • APT Buffalo Niagara 2018

    Buffalo | Dates: 22 – 27 Sep, 2018
    We look forward to welcoming you to a conference like no other in APT’s history. Events and sessions in the United States AND Canada.  Richardson, Sullivan, Wright, Olmsted & Vaux.  Bunshaft, Yamasaki, Pei. Grain Elevators that inspired Le Corbusier. Forts on both sides of the border. World class parks, waterfront, vineyards. And of course, Niagara Falls.

    And now a renaissance fueled by the adaptive reuse of historic buildings.  Three workshops – terra cotta, windows and non-destructive evaluation.  Over 20 field sessions. “The Next Fifty” Symposium. And Canada Day – a day of celebrating our heritage and our future, together.

    Buffalo was the 6th largest port in the world in 1906.  By 1951, it was the 11th largest industrial center in the country, the largest inland water port, the 2nd largest railroad center, and the 15th largest city in the country.  It was literally and physically one of the most important points of departure on the continent. 

    A group of preservation and conservation professionals from both the United States and Canada came together in New Richmond, Quebec in 1968 to form a new organization called The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT).   As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we see this conference as a point of departure for our next 50 years.  We are a joint American-Canadian organization, with chapters around the world.  One of our founders was from Niagara-on-the-Lake, across the river from Buffalo, making Buffalo Niagara the perfect place to celebrate our cross-border heritage. 
  • CFP, Contemporaneity Edition 8: “Yesterday’s Contemporaneity: Finding Temporality In The Past”

    Dates: 15 – 15 Oct, 2018
    Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture
    CFP, Edition 8: “Yesterday’s Contemporaneity: Finding  Temporality In The Past” 
     
    In recent decades art historians across the discipline have offered new insights into how communities in the global past understood their own positions in time. For example, Marvin Trachtenberg has made the case that twelfth- and thirteenth-century European architecture articulated a form of medieval modernism. Conversely Paul Binski has argued for how the same material could be understood as not only innovative, but also firmly historicist in nature. Studies of eschatology in artworks ranging from Renaissance wall paintings in Italy to Pure Land Buddhist Mandalas in Japan have highlighted how people in the past used theology to conceptualize their own place in time in the face of an uncertain but infinite future beyond their death. Meanwhile, studies of the visual cultures that emerged under different eras of imperialism and colonialism have illuminated how local and foreign definitions of time, history, and contemporaneity could directly shape the identities of both conquered and conquering peoples.  
     
    Contemporaneity asks what it means to be contemporary. The term is often invoked in reference to the current lives of citizens of today’s world, but this edition seeks to highlight contemporaneity across a wider variety of historical contexts. The aim is to uncover how cultures throughout the global past have negotiated temporalities, modernities, and historicisms, to come to terms with what it means to be present in their own moment. How can both history and modernity be visualized, contextualized, or conceptualized to create a sense of contemporaneity? How have institutions created temporalities for the cultures they study, and how can a historical object or space shape a person’s perception of an entire culture’s identity or agency? What is at stake in defining a work of art’s place in time? 
     
    Submissions on all topics will be considered. Potential topics may include, but are not limited to: 
     
    -modernism, medievalism, and historicism 
    -modernity and history in a global context 
    -anachronisms, futurisms, and revisionist histories  
    -Orientalism and other uses of the temporal in cross-cultural exchange 
    -spoliation, re-use, and/or appropriation 
    -museums, the ethics of collecting and “Grand narratives” 
    -traditional or historical art and crafts and the preservation of style 
    -contemporary interventions on historical objects or sites  
    -creation myths, apocalypses, beginnings and end times 
     
     
    The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2018. Manuscripts (circa 6,000 words) should include an abstract, 3-5 keywords, and adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. To make a submission, visit contemporaneity.pitt.edu, click Register and create an author profile to get started. Proposals for book and exhibition reviews, interviews, or other scholarly contributions will also be considered, and we recognize that these submissions may take many forms.

    Proposals and questions can be directed to the editors at contemporaneityjournal@gmail.com

    Contemporaneity is a peer-reviewed online journal organized by the History of Art and Architecture Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Visit contemporaneity.pitt.edu and constellations.pitt.edu for more information.

  • Charles S. Keefe (1876-1946): Colonial Revival Architect in Kingston and New York

    Kingston | Dates: 05 May – 27 Oct, 2018

    An exhibition at the Friends of Historic Kingston of drawings, prints, and photographs documenting the career of Charles Keefe, who developed a national reputation as a designer of Colonial Revival houses while practicing in New York before the Depression forced him to retreat to an office in his Kingston home. The exhibition coincides with Black Dome Press's publication of a book of the same title by longtime Colonial Revival scholar William B. Rhoads. In his Foreword, Richard Guy Wilson observes that "Charles Keefe . . . all but vanished from architectural history. But now . . . Keefe reemerges as a major figure . . . . As this study of Keefe shows, even small-town architects can make an impact."
  • Weekly Architectural Trolley Tours, Sarasota, Florida

    Sarasota | Dates: 29 Mar – 27 Dec, 2018

    Every Thursday during October to May, the Center for Architecture Sarasota is holding weekly architectural trolley tours. With local experts Harold Bubil and Lorrie Muldowney, these alternating tours (Sarasota Architectural Gems, North Side; and Historic Neighborhoods of Sarasota) allow you to visually explore unique buildings and historic neighborhoods throughout Sarasota on delightfully entertaining and informative tours.

    Thursdays (to May 3; resumes October 4)

    10:00AM to 12:00PM

    Center for Architecture, Sarasota
    265 S. Orange Avenue
    Sarasota, FL 34236

    $35/members; $45/non-members.

    Buy your tickets in advance at cfasrq.org!
  • Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela

    New York | Dates: 17 May – 28 Oct, 2018
    With some 75 buildings to his credit, Rosario Candela played a major role in shaping the architectural legacy of 20th-century New York—the distinctive “prewar” streetscapes of Park and Fifth Avenues and Sutton Place in particular. Elegance in the Sky: The Architecture of Rosario Candela revisits the setback terraces and neo-Georgian and Art Deco ornament of Candela-designed high-rise apartments. His buildings established new standards of chic urban living for some of New York’s wealthiest citizens and still rank among the most prized in the city, almost a century after they were built.
  • CGTrader Digital Art competition

    Dates: 15 Mar – 30 Sep, 2018
    CGTrader, the world's largest database of 3D models and 3D designers, has introduced the Digital Art Competition, which invites all CG artists (both 2D and 3D)!

    You can submit up to three works of art to each of the six categories: Character Illustration, Character Concept Design, Environment Illustration, Environment Concept Design, Object Design, and Object Concept Design. Contestants will also have the chance to achieve the Public Award.

    There are no hard requirements, and artworks do not have to be created exclusively for the competition, so feel free to show everyone your best and favorite works. For more details, visit the competition page and be sure to check out the Categories & Prizes section!

    The CGTrader Digital Art Competition gives participants exposure in our 1.2M+ designer community and the chance to win prizes valued over $60,000.
  • Community Policing in the Nation's Capital: The Pilot District Project, 1968-1973

    Washington | Dates: 31 Mar, 2018 – 15 Jan, 2019

    In 1968, the eyes of a worried nation were on Washington, D.C. After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the ensuing widespread neighborhood destruction that followed in the district and nationwide, what would come next? Would D.C.’s political and community leaders rise to the occasion?

    A new exhibition organized as part of a city-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination explores the Pilot District Project (PDP), a local experiment in community policing. The PDP centered on several African American residential and business neighborhoods hardest hit by fires, looting, and other civil disturbances in the spring of 1968. This neighborhood stood in for other streets in other cities where police and the community were often at odds. The neighborhood itself became a training ground for a new type of policing.

    This exhibition will display for the first time a newly discovered collection of posters, maps, and other materials from this innovative community policing plan. Connections between the PDP and other D.C. community groups will illuminate the context of activism in the capital city. The exhibition will introduce visitors to this compelling and timely story of urban policing, community participation and resilience, federal intervention, and a program with good intentions that perhaps was never up to its herculean task.

    This exhibition is a collaboration between the National Building Museum and the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

  • Institute for Advanced Study, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2019-2020

    Princeton | Dates: 01 Jun – 15 Oct, 2018
    The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations.  Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research.  Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year.  Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership.  Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis.  Open to all fields of historical research, the School of Historical Studies' principal interests are Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, art history, the history of science and philosophy, modern international relations and music studies.   Residence in Princeton during term time is required.  The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research.  The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required.  Further information can be found in the announcement on the web at https://www.hs.ias.edu/mem_announcement, or on the School's web site, www.hs.ias.edu.  Inquiries sent by post should be addressed to the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: mzelazny@ias.edu).  Deadline: October 15, 2018.
  • Docomomo US 2018 National Symposium

    Columbus | Dates: 26 – 29 Sep, 2018

    The 2018 National Symposium, Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation, will take place September 26–29 and feature four days of engaging programming, exclusive tours, evening keynote conversations with visionary leaders, and the American Institute of Architects’ Trade Show showcasing an array of new and innovative building products and services.

    Docomomo US is collaborating with Exhibit Columbus to create the theme of this year’s symposium, which will explore how investing in the value of good design can make communities better for everyone and how new approaches to preservation are positively incorporating our modern heritage into the future of cities.

    “Design and community are central to what makes Columbus a remarkable place to live and visit. We are thrilled to be exploring these topics while also showcasing preservation projects that are growing new communities that care about modern heritage,” said Richard McCoy, Director of Landmark Columbus. “Working with these excellent partners allows us to expand this conversation nationally, regionally, and locally.”

    The symposium will begin with a kick-off keynote conversation produced in partnership with the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, and then sessions will continue for three days inside many of the iconic buildings throughout Columbus. Finalists in the 2018 J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Competition will be introduced during the symposium, and participate in sessions. The symposium will also feature exclusive tours – including the Miller House and Garden – and offer rare glimpses inside some of the modern masterpieces of the city.   

    “Modern design has been and continues to be an integral part of Columbus’ community,” said Theodore Prudon, President of Docomomo US. “In its ability to move the modernity of its past forward into a modernity for its future, it offers Docomomo US an example of how design can play a role in preservation and achieve results that can be best called progressive.”

    Keynote speakers and registration details will be announced in late spring. 
  • PastForward 2018

    San Francisco | Dates: 13 – 16 Nov, 2018

    PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places.

    At the PastForward 2018 conference, we'll feature iconic San Francisco, but also show you a progressive city that is tackling climate change and urban density while maintaining its cultural landscape and intangible heritage—issues that will resonate with preservation practitioners across the country.

  • SESAH 2018 Annual Conference

    Manhattan | Dates: 03 – 06 Oct, 2018
    Manhattan, Kansas
    October 3-6, 2018

    The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) will host its 2018 Annual Conference, October 3-6, in Manhattan, Kansas, with Kansas State University serving as our host. SESAH members will convene our annual "family reunion" at the School of Architecture building for a program of engaging keynote talks, papers, presentations, and the awards ceremony. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour architectural landmarks in Manhattan and Topeka. Details coming soon at www.sesah.org.
  • Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships

    Dates: 01 Feb – 26 Sep, 2018
    The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce a new fellowship program for community college faculty. The Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships, made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support the research ambitions of humanities and social science faculty who teach at two-year colleges.
     
    “Community colleges are a vitally important component of the higher education ecosystem in the United States and of the academic humanities in particular,” said ACLS President Pauline Yu. “Not only do a substantial proportion of undergraduates experience their first or only encounters with college-level humanities in community college classrooms, but community college faculty produce important humanistic knowledge, scholarship on teaching and learning, and innovative methods of classroom teaching and community engagement. These fellowships aim to support and valorize the research endeavors of these teacher-scholars.”
     
    These fellowships deepen ACLS’s commitment to extending the reach of its programs to humanities scholars from a broader range of institutions as the organization approaches its centennial in 2019. Last fall, the Council announced that it was expanding the number of awards offered in its central ACLS Fellowship program with the goal of increasing support for scholars at teaching-intensive colleges and universities. The program is also part of a larger Mellon Foundation initiative. Since 2014, Mellon has made 12 grants in support of humanities faculty at community colleges.
     
    ACLS will award up to 26 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships in 2018-19, which will be the first of three competitions funded by this grant. The research projects in the humanities or humanistic social sciences to be supported by this program may have a wide range of outcomes, including scholarly or pedagogical articles, book chapters, or books; course plans and textbooks; exhibitions and community/campus events; online resources, etc. Fellowships carry a stipend of $40,000, which may be used flexibly as salary support, research funds, or for any other activity that advances the proposed project.
     
    Proposals must be submitted through ACLS’s online application system, which will begin accepting applications in late July. Further information about the program and eligibility criteria are available online at www.acls.org/programs/community-college-faculty/. The application deadline is September 26, 2018.
     
    Contact: fellowships@acls.org

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