Resources in Art History for Graduate Students



 

ARCHITECTURE, URBAN DESIGN, GARDENS, AND RELATED TOPICS

SYMPOSIA AND ORGANIZATIONS OF INTEREST TO GRADUATE STUDENTS



AFRICAN ARCHITECTURE AS MUSE

18-22 April 2012. Part of the 65th annual meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. Detroit, Michigan. "This panel seeks papers that examine how African architecture and its representation have been utilized--at home and/or away--as a muse, as something that opens onto issues other than the thing itself. Topics might include, but are not limited to, the relationship of the African built environment to the articulation of "diaspora," the role of African architecture in the construction of heritage and tourism, the place of African buildings in the world of travelogues, or the use of African forms to proclaim national and nationalist identities on the continent...Session chair: Steven Nelson, Associate Professor of African and African American Art History, Department of Art History, UCLA; 310-825-2322; (nelsons@humnet.ucla.edu). All abstracts must be submitted online by June 1, 2011. For more information, please visit the website of the Society of Architectural Historians: [link above].

ARCHITECTURE AND TERRITORIALITY IN MEDIEVAL EUROPE

31 May-3 June 2012. EAHN Second International Meeting, Brussels, Belgium. Deadline: September 30, 2011. Please see the link site for details and forms.

BUILDINGS AND OBJECTS: BAROQUE, ROCOCO AND BEYOND

18-22 April 2012. Detroit, Michigan. Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. "This panel seeks to reunite the study of 17th- and 18th-century European architecture and objects." Deadline: June 1, 2011. See the Web site for more information.

CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE DI STUDI DI ARCHITETTURA ANDREA PALLADIO

Located in Vicenza, Italy. Sponsors lectures, courses, exhibitions, publications, and travelling seminars. Many opportunities for graduate students of architecture and the history of architecture.

THE CLASSICAL URBAN PLAN: MONUMENTALITY, CONTINUITY, AND CHANGE

31 May-3 June 2012. Brussels. European Architectural History Network (EAHN). Second International Meeting. "...We know that individual monuments as well as monumental architectural ensembles can today be harnessed in the service of memory scripting, just as it was--as Paul Zanker so brilliantly showed--in Roman Republican times. Can the same approach be extended to the planning grid? Does meaning change as the plan is altered? Does memory change? Can an ancient plan reflect a new cultural, political or social order? Abstracts due 30 September 2011." Please see the link for more information.

EARLY MODERN ARCHITECTURE

"Early Modern Architecture explores global, interdisciplinary frameworks for the architecture (design, theory, and practice) of Europe and its colonies, c.1400-c.1800. This site particularly disseminates and fosters international scholarly exchange of innovative research and education. We seek to showcase new methodologies that link areas of architectural history, art history, and the humanities." They also post fellowship announcements, syllabi, images, bibliography, and other sources.

EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY NETWORK meeting

31 May-3 June 2012. EAHN Second International Meeting, Brussels, Belgium. "submit proposals by 30 September 2011." See the attached wretched pdf for more information. The many calls for papers ranging from antiquity to contemporary subjects sound excellent.

GLOBAL HISTORY AS A MODEL FOR ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

18-22 April 2012. Detroit. Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting. "Architectural history has thus far underutilized pedagogical models offered by global historians who seek out patterns in areas as diverse as economics, political systems, ecosystem and resource analysis, and cultural relations...Session chairs: Daniel A. Barber, Ziff Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Graduate School of Design; 917-224-8210; (danielbarber@earthlink.net); and Kimberly Elman Zarecor, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Iowa State University; 515-294-5026; (zarecor@iastate.edu). Abstracts due 1 June 2011."

HOLIDAYS AFTER THE FALL: HISTORY AND TRANSFORMATION OF SOCIALIST HOLIDAY RESORTS

31 May-3 June 2012. Brussels. EAHN Second International Conference. "The focus of this panel is the planning history of holiday resorts in Socialist countries and their physical and economic transformations after the fall of the Iron Curtain... Abstracts due 30 September 2012. Please see the link for more details.

ICON AND ANONYMITY: WHAT IS CALIFORNIAN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY?

19 May 2012. University of California, Santa Barbara. Deadline: October 30, 2011. Please see the link for details.

IDEOLOGICAL CONTEXTS FOR THE PROPORTIONAL SYSTEMS IN RENAISSANCE ARCHITECTURE

22-25 March 2012. Washington, D.C. Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting. "Please submit your abstract (up to 150 words) and a short CV (including affiliation and contact information) no later than May 20, 2011 to: Dr. Berthold Hub, University of Vienna, (berthold.hub@univie.ac.at) and Dr. Angeliki Pollali, Deree-The American College of Greece, (apollali@acg.edu)." Please see the Web site for details.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE CONSTRUCTED ENVIRONMENT

Held 17-19 November 2010. Venice, Italy. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, may be found on the conference website [above]. Annual. {Still alive? Web site not updated 26 October 2011]

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON URBAN HISTORY

29 August-1 September 2012. Prague, Czech Republic. Biennial. Check the Web site. Abstracts are due 15 November 2011.

MEDIEVAL STRUCTURES IN EARLY MODERN PALACES

18-22 April 2012. Detroit. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. Deadline submissions: 1 June 2011. See link for details and the online forms.

NOT THE JESUITS: "OTHER" COUNTER-REFORMATIONAL ARCHITECTURE

18-22 April 2012. Detroit. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. "This session...seeks to generalize and extend an understanding of the architecture of early modern religious orders beyond Jesuit examples, and invites papers considering the architecture of any non-Jesuit counter-reformational religious groups (including older orders active in the renewal of the Church)." For full description and instructions, see the SAH link above. "Members and friends of the Society of Architectural Historians are invited to submit abstracts by 1 June 2011 for thematic sessions. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted online via the SAH website, where full details of the selection process and conference available."

PICTURING URBAN SPACE IN EUROPE SINCE 1839

22-25 February 2012. Los Angeles. Sponsored by the Historians of German and Central European Art and Architecture (HGCEA) at the conference of the College Art Association. "This panel investigates the cross-fertilization between nineteenth-century city photography and urbanization in central Europe, for example, in Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and/or other Central European cities." Contact: Miriam Paeslack, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, (paeslack@buffalo.edu).

PUBLIC ART AND CONTESTED SPACES IN EARLY MODERN ITALY

22-24 March 2012. Washington, DC. Sponsored by the Italian Art Society at the conference of the Renaissance Society of America. "This session seeks papers that address the rich and varied role of art and architecture in creating, transforming, appropriating or reinventing public spaces and public life in Early Modern Italy. Whether religious, civic or mercantile, the public spaces of Italy have long been acknowledged as important but contested sites of power and authority. This topic encompasses a broad range of approaches, and this session welcomes proposals that cover a diverse range of material and modes of inquiry...Please submit contact information, title, abstract (150 word maximum), keywords, and a one-page curriculum vitae to Felicia Else at (felse@gettysburg.edu) no later than May 23, 2011.

ROYAL INSTITUTE OF BRITISH ARCHITECTURE

The major architectural organization of the U.K. Free membership for students in U.K. architectural programs.

SACRED PRECINCTS: NON-MUSLIM SITES IN ISLAMIC SOCIETIES

18-22 April 2012. Detroit. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. "This panel invites papers which examine structures and spaces created by and for non-Muslims in predominantly Muslim societies from the emergence of Islam in the 7th century to the present day...All abstracts should be submitted online by June 1, 2011. Session chairs: Mohammad Gharipour, College of Architecture and Planning, Montebello Complex, Morgan State University: (mohammad@gatech.edu); and Stephen Caffey, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University: (scaffey@arch.tamu.edu).

SOCIETY FOR AMERICAN CITY AND REGIONAL PLANNING HISTORY (SACRPH)

17-20 November 2011. Baltimore, Maryland. The 14th National Conference on Planning History. See the Web site for details.

SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS

18-22 April 2012. Detroit. 65th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. Also current calls for papers for the conference and lists of other chapters which have conferences, tours, lectures and on and on.

SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS OF GREAT BRITAIN

Held 1-4 September 2011. Sir Gaernarvon / Caernarfonshire, UK.

SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS OF AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Held 7-10 July 2011. Brisbane, Australia. Seems to be held about the same time every year.

SOUTHEAST CHAPTER: SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS

26-29 October 2011. Charleston, South Carolina.

THEATRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA [PAPERS]

Offers a number of opportunities--explore.

URBAN HISTORY ASSOCIATION

26-28 October 2012. Columbia University, New York City. Sixth Biennial Conference. "...we encourage papers that explore the theme of the Cosmopolitan Metropolis. This encompasses issues of ethnic and social diversity and economic and cultural globalism in the richly varied metropolises of the United States and the world. We seek contributions that pertain to all types of metropolitan history not only in North America but in Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa. Sessions on ancient and pre-modern as well as modern periods are welcome. Graduate student submissions are encouraged. We prefer complete panels but individual papers are also welcome. Please designate a single person to serve as a contact for all complete panels. For traditional panels, include a brief explanation of the overall theme, a one-page abstract of each paper, and a one or two page c.v. for each participant. Roundtable proposals should also designate a contact person and submit a one page theme synopsis and a one or two page c.v. for each presenter. All those submitting individual papers should include a one-page abstract and a one or two page c.v. E-mail submissions by March 15, 2012 to Janet R. Bednarek at (Janet.Bednarek@notes.udayton.edu). Submissions should be included in attachments as either Word (2003 or 2007) or Word Perfect documents. As part of the conference the UHA will organize workshops for graduate students writing dissertations in urban and suburban history. Students who have written a prospectus and who wish to participate in a workshop should apply with a two to four page letter of interest by March 15, 2012 to (Janet.Bednarek@notes.udayton.edu). VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE FORUM

6-10 June 2012. Madison, Wisconsin.

THE WAY BACK TO AN ALTERED HOMELAND: REMIGRATION AND REEMPLOYMENT OF ARCHITECTS IN EUROPE: 1935-1970

31 May-3 June 2012. EAHN Second International Meeting, Brussels, Belgium. "Please submit your proposal (max. 300 words) plus a brief CV by 30 September 2011 to both Andreas Zeese (andreas.zeese@tuwien.ac.at) and Georg Geml (georg.geml@tuwien.ac.at), TU Vienna, Department for Art History." See the link for details.


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