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Conf: La famosa muraglia (Berlin, 16 Feb 18)

300px-Palazzo_Medici_Riccardi_by_night_01Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik – Fachgebiet Kunstgeschichte, Technische Universität, Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 150/152, Architekturgebäude, Raum A 060, 16.02.2018

La famosa muraglia. Aktuelle Forschungen zu Architektur und Stadtraum in Florenz um 1450

Organisation: Andreas Huth
Freitag, 16. Februar 2018, 14 (s.t.)-18.30 Uhr
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CONF: Streets, Routes, Methods I (Florence, 5-6 May 17)

Florence, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, Palazzo Grifoni Budini Gattai, Via dei Servi 51, May 5 – 06, 2017

Streets, Routes, Methods I: Reflections on Paths, Spaces and Temporalities International Conference
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A cooperation of the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max Planck Institute and eikones – NCCR Iconic Criticism, University of Basel Organized by Hannah Baader, Adam Jasper, Stefan Neuner, Gerald Wildgruber and Gerhard Wolf

Paths can be serpentine, straight and anything in between; they might traverse barely accessible mountains, like the Inca Trail, or be straight, like desire lines. Paths come before roads, survive into the time of roads, or reappear in response to them. Paths tend to be overgrown, to disappear—in the desert sand—to be overbuilt or abandoned. They have their temporalities, seasons and spatialities, between proximity and distance. Paths are therefore not purely spatial affairs. Paths have a genuine temporal dimension beyond the duration of a traveler’s journey. Paths can be seen as chronotopoi, with literary, pictorial and cinematographic histories. Paths must be trodden in order to survive, exemplifying the Heraclitian formula μεταβάλλον ἀναπαύεται (‘it is in changing that things find repose’). The temporal dimension of paths ultimately allows us to overcome the sterile dichotomy between real and imagined paths (metaphors, allegories, models). They have a rich life in the world of metaphors, intrinsic to the notion of met-hodos, based on the Greek word for way, or path. This allies paths to language and, more specifically, writing, whose elements are also repetitions, tracks that are ‘inked in’. It is the remembered, the described, and thereby the reusable and transferable path. Paths within language can become ritual tools for the creation of new ones.

Beyond the above mentioned approaches to paths, the conference will explore their relationship to the environment, in line with the eco-art historical project at the KHI. How do paths, trails and routes shape or even create landscape? What is the interplay of geomorphology, flora and fauna, animal and human agency? Paths introduce directionalities, itineraries and nets into the environment, they are linked to technologies of transport and movement; they offer viewpoints, changing horizons or deep immersion into flora or architecture; experiencing them is a multisensorial endeavor. Under the hodological conditions of global urban environments and post/industrial landscapes, paths run across streets, they can be subversive, democratic or pragmatic. They can be reinstalled as nostalgic evocations of a lost or overcome past,
of rural or pastoral life, or serve mass tourism as well as new ecological approaches.

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Prize: Prix de thèse de la Société française d’histoire urbaine 2017

La Société Française d’Histoire Urbaine (SFHU) ouvre, pour sa 7e session, au titre de l’année 2017, un concours de thèses qui s’adresse aux jeunes docteur.es en histoire urbaine. Par cette initiative, la SFHU vise à encourager de jeunes chercheurs.ses et à favoriser la plus large diffusion possible de leurs travaux (voir les archives du prix de thèse sur le site : http://sfhu.hypotheses.org/la-sfhu/prix-de-these-sfhu).

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1. Objet du concours

Le.la lauréat.e du concours sera récompensé.e par une somme de 2000 euros.

2. Conditions de participation

Le prix est ouvert aux docteur.es ayant soutenu une thèse d’histoire urbaine, rédigée en français, durant l’année (civile) 2016. Les mémoires d’habilitation à diri­ger des recherches et les thèses de l’École nationale des chartes ne sont pas retenus.

Sont recevables toutes les thèses qui abordent le fait urbain dans son historicité, quels que soient la période, l’espace et la discipline académique (histoire, droit, urbanisme, architecture, histoire de l’art…) concernés.

3. Constitution du dossier de candidature

Pour s’inscrire, le.la docteur.e doit faire acte de candidature en envoyant à la SFHU (voir ci-dessous), un dossier dématérialisé qui comprendra les éléments suivants :

  • le formulaire de candidature (ci-dessous, télécharger ou copier) dûment rempli (en version électronique pdf exclu) ;
  • un résumé de la thèse entre 10 000 et 20 000 signes (en version électronique, traitement de texte, pdf exclu) ;
  • un curriculum vitae (en version électronique) ;
  • une version électronique de la thèse au format pdf (volume maximum souhaité par fichier 10 Mo, dans la mesure du possible ; voir détails ci-dessous).

NB : un accusé de réception du dossier complet sera envoyé aux candidat.es : vérifier sa bonne réception.

4. Procédure d’attribution du prix

Le jury sera composé des membres du bureau de la SFHU. Il examinera l’ensemble des thèses recevables et pourra s’adjoindre des expert.es extérieur.es, français.es et étranger.es.

5. Calendrier

Les candidatures seront enregistrées jusqu’au 5 juin 2017 minuit CET, délai de rigueur

(par voie électronique, à l’adresse Jean-Pierre.Guilhembet@wanadoo.fr).

Les résultats seront proclamés en décembre 2017au plus tard et le prix remis lors de l’AG annuelle et de la journée d’étude de la SFHU de 2018.

6. Fiche de candidature

(ci-après ou fichier à télécharger)

Prix de thèse SFHU 2017 – Fiche de candidature

(merci d’enregistrer VOTRE NOM DANS LE TITRE DU FICHIER avant transmission et de ne pas utiliser le format pdf pour ce fichier-ci)

NOM :
Prénom :
Adresse :
Téléphone :
E-mail :
Situation professionnelle :
Intitulé de la thèse :
Date de soutenance :(rappel : la thèse doit avoir été soutenue durant l’année civile 2016)
Université ou établissement de rattachement :
Nom du.de la. des directeur.e.s de recherche :
Membres du jury de soutenance : (un nom par ligne)

Source : Société française d’histoire urbaine

CFP: Defense(less) city – Revista de Historia da Arte next issue

Revista de Historia da ArteDeadline: Apr 30, 2017

DEFENSE(LESS) CITY will be the special subject of next issue of the Revista de História da Arte from IHA-FCSH-NOVA.

The city is, by definition, alterity, difference. It is the human accomplishment par excellence, standing out from nature, isolating itself from it. The presumption of defense is inherent to the very idea of the urban. The rite of the city’s birth implies first tracing its symbolic defense precincts, followed by the effective building of its walls. In the Middle Ages, the very definition of a city requires a wall. But it is in Early Modernity that speculation about the city’s defenses reaches its zenith. Defenses are theorized in treatises and tested in fortifications. Throughout the Early Modern period, war becomes an exercise of extreme defense, of siege resistance. Until the time comes for the absolute inoperability of any kind of city walls. The Contemporary city stands literally fuori mura. And yet, cosmopolitan urbanity, supposedly open, is also potentially closed.

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CFP: SAH Annual Conference (Glasgow, 7-11 Jun 17)

Canterbury Cathedral NaveGlasgow, Scotland, UK, June 7 – 11, 2017
Deadline: Jun 6, 2016

The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, June 7–11. Please submit an abstract no later than June 6, 2016, to one of the 33 thematic sessions, the Graduate Student Lightning Talks or the open sessions. The thematic sessions have been selected to cover topics
across all time periods and architectural styles. SAH encourages submissions from architectural, landscape, and urban historians; museum curators; preservationists; independent scholars; architects; and members of SAH chapters and partner organizations.

Thematic sessions and Graduate Student Lightning Talks are listed
below. Please note that those submitting papers for the Graduate
Student Lightning Talks must be graduate students at the time the talk
is being delivered (June 7–11, 2017). Open sessions are available for
those whose research does not match any of the themed sessions.
Instructions and deadlines for submitting to themed sessions and open
sessions are the same.

Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts must be under 300 words.
The title cannot exceed 65 characters, including spaces and punctuation.
Abstracts and titles must follow the Chicago Manual of Style.
Only one abstract per conference by author or co-author may be
submitted.
A maximum of two (2) authors per abstract will be accepted.

LIST OF PAPER SESSIONS

‘A Narrow Place’: Architecture and the Scottish Diaspora
Architectural Ghosts
Architecture and Carbon
Architecture and Immigration in the Twentieth Century
Chinese Architecture and Gardens in a Global Context
City Models: Making and Remaking Urban Space
Colour and Light in Venetian Architecture
Culture, Leisure and the Post-War City: Renewal and Identity
Evidence and Narrative in Architectural History
Graduate Student Lightning Talks
Heritage and History in Sub-Saharan Africa
Landscape and Garden Exchanges between Scotland and America
Mass Housing ‘Elsewhere’
Medieval Vernacular Architecture
Mediterranean Cities in Transition
National, International: Counterculture as a Global Enterprise
Natural Disasters and the Rebuilding of Cities
On Style
Penetrable Walls: Architecture at the Edges of the Roman Empire
Piranesi at 300
Preserving and Repurposing Social Housing: Pitfalls and Promises
Publicly Postmo / dern: Government Agency and 1980s Architecture
Questions of Scale: Micro-architecture in the Global Middle Ages
Reading the Walls: From Tombstones to Public Screens
Reinserting Latin America in the History of Modernism: 1965–1990
Reopening the Open Plan
Rethinking Medieval Rome: Architecture and Urbanism
Spaces of Displacement
The Architecture of Ancient Spectacle
The Architecture of Coal and Other Energies
The Global and the Local in Vernacular Architecture Studies
The Poetics of Roman Architecture
The Politics of Memory, Territory, and Heritage in Iraq and Syria
The Tenement: Collective City Dwelling Before Modernism

From: Helena Dean <hdean@sah.org>

Call for Papers: Mapping urban changes (Dubrovnik, 20-22 Sep 2017)

dubrovnik-conrad-von-grunenberg1468Dubrovnik, Croatia, September 20 – 22, 2017
Deadline: Sep 5, 2016

The aim of this scientific workshop is to compare and discuss
methodologies of visualisation of the results achieved within the urban
history research. The intention is to gather researchers from different disciplines, like art and architectural history, urban development studies, geographical history, economic, social and political history
and archaeology, who would present their work. We are looking for papers dealing with the physical changes of urban tissue, its buildings or open spaces as well as those investigating the changes of the ways they were used, perceived or governed. The research could be based on
archival data, literary sources, old maps and city views or examination of the physical realm. The visualisations of these results realised through analytic maps, especially those made with the use of GIS programs or improved with 3D models are most welcomed, as well as any other methodology applied. The discussion will be focused on possibilities, obstacles, limits and achievements of these methodologies in the improvement of understanding and dissemination of the research results.

The scientific workshop is organized within the project Dubrovnik: Civitas et Acta Consiliorum. Visualizing Development of the Late Medieval Urban Fabric founded by Croatian Science Foundation; see more at ducac.ipu.hr . The papers will be published as e-book at the project web pages by the beginning of the workshop.

Keywords: mapping, visualisation, urban history
Period: Medieval, Early Modern, Modern

Organizers: Ana Plosnić Škarić and Danko Zelić, ducac project, Croatian
Science Foundation
Scientific Committee: Donatella Calabi, Alessandra Ferrighi, Nada
Grujić, Ana Marinković, Ana Plosnić Škarić, Danko Zelić

Location: Croatia, Dubrovnik, CAAS
Working Language: English

Abstracts Due to: 5 September 2016: in English, up to 300 words with
title; with name, affiliation, address and a CV up to 150 words
Notification of paper acceptance: 25 September 2016

Full Texts Paper Submissions Due to: 31 March 2017: c. 5000 words, in
English, Italian, French, German or Croatian