European Architectural History Network (May 2012, Brussels)

Second International Meeting of the European Architectural History Network
Brussels, Belgium, 31 May – 3 June 2012
Call for Session and Roundtable Proposals
Deadline: 19 December 2010

The European Architectural History Network (EAHN) is organizing its Second pan-European meeting in Brussels in 2012. In accordance with the EAHN mission statement, this meeting proposes to increase the visibility of the discipline of architectural history, to foster transnational, interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment, and to facilitate the exchange of research results in the field. The main purpose of the meeting is to map the general state of research in disciplines related to the built environment, to promote discussion of current themes and concerns, and to foster new directions for research in the field.

Though the scope of the meeting is European, members of the larger scholarly community are invited to submit session proposals related not only to Europe’s geographical framework, but also to its transcontinental aspects. Session proposals are intended to cover different periods in the history of architecture and different approaches to the built environment, including landscape and urban history. Parallel sessions will consist of either five papers or four papers and a respondent, with time for dialogue and questions at the end. In addition, a limited number of roundtable debates addressing burning issues in the field will also take place at the meeting.   Proposals are sought for roundtable debates that re-map, re-define, and outline the current discipline. They will typically consist of a discussion between panel members and encourage debate with the audience.  The goal is to create a forum in which different scholars can present and discuss their ideas, research materials and methodologies.

Scholars wishing to chair a scholarly session or a roundtable debate at the 2012 EAHN Meeting in Brussels are invited to submit proposals by 19 December 2010 to hilde.heynen@asro.kuleuven.be , Prof. Hilde Heynen, General Chair of the EAHN Second International Meeting, KU Leuven, Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning, Kasteelpark Arenberg 1, 3001 Leuven, Belgium. Phone: +32 16 321 361. A conference website will be online shortly.

By the time of registration for the conference, participating membership in the EAHN (with an annual membership fee) will be required to chair or present research at the meeting.  A link on the website www.eahn.org will soon be available to enable anyone to join the EAHN as a dues-paying participating member.

Proposals in English of no more than 400 words including a session or roundtable title should summarize the subject and the premise. Please include name, professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, and a current CV. Proposals and short Cvs should be submitted by e-mail, including the text in both the body of the e-mail and in the attachment.

Session and roundtable proposals will be selected on the basis of merit and the need to organize a well-balanced program. A few open sessions or roundtables may be organized by the Advisory Committee, depending on the response to the following call for papers.

This call for session and roundtable proposals may be downloaded in PDF form at: http://www.eahn.org/resources/uploads/494/Call_for_Proposals_2012.pdf

For more information about the EAHN, visit www.eahn.org.

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About Fil Salustri
I'm a design methodologist and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada. Adjectives that describe me include: secular humanist, meritocrat, and long-winded. Some people call me a positivist too, as if that were a bad thing. Go figure. My real home page is http://deseng.ryerson.ca/~fil.

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