Tag: Architectural History

Call for Participation | Site and Space in Southeast Asia

The organisers of Site and Space in Southeast Asia seek applications for participation in a two-year funded research opportunity exploring the art, architecture, and landscape of Southeast Asia. Site and Space in Southeast Asia explores the intersections of urban space, art and culture in three cities—Yangon, Penang, and Huế—through collaborative, site-based research. With major funding from the Getty Foundation and partners from within and beyond the region, Site and Space in Southeast Asia seeks to support innovative research in the art and architectural histories of the region, foster professional networks among early career scholars, and expand engagement with an ever more global field. The concept of site offers a rich and multivalent point of entry for constructing connected histories of art, architecture, and cultural production. Engaging with cities as sites that generate cultural narratives, Site and Space in Southeast Asia will explore spaces of memory, interaction, and production…

Call for Session Proposals | SAH 2019 Annual International Conference

Deadline: January 16, 2018, at 5 pm CST Conference Chair: Victoria Young, University of St. Thomas Local Co-Chairs: Dietrich Neumann, Brown University, and Itohan Osayimwese, Brown University The Society of Architectural Historians will offer a total of 36 paper sessions at its 2019 Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, to chair a session at the conference. As SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the annual conference, non-members who wish to chair a session will be required to join SAH next August 2018 when conference registration opens for Session Chairs and Speakers. Since the principal purpose of the SAH annual conference is to inform attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session…

CFP | Architectural Histories: Digital Architectural History (2018)

Deadline: Oct 1, 2017 For a “Special Collection on Digital Architectural History”, Architectural Histories, the open access journal of the EAHN, in collaboration with the Institute for the History and Theory of architecture at the ETH Zürich (gta), seeks proposals for contributions that set a new benchmark in digital publication in the field of the history of architecture and the built environment. The journal intends to offer a platform for articles that explore what a durable and truly digital architectural history could look like. Such history activates various forms of digital visualization, data collection and management, and digital research tools; it questions how these new means affect and shape the work of the historian; and it examines how this work is made available for assessment, consultation and debate. The aim of the issue is to arrive at accessible, sustainable and…

Symposium Keynote | Contemporary Architects and the Pavilion

A public forum with Bijoy Jain, Sean Godsell and Robert Grace. Moderated by Professor Philip Goad, Melbourne School of Design. On the eve of the launch of MPavilion 2016, hear three distinguished architects discuss the contemporary pavilion and its significance for audiences today. The speakers at this public forum have all experimented with the idea of the pavilion: Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai is the designer of the 2016 MPavilion; Sean Godsell of Sean Godsell Architects designed the 2014 MPavilion; and Robert Grace, of Robert Grace Architecture, designed the Garden Room at Woodchester House in 2011. This public conversation on the meaning of the Pavilion will be moderated by Professor Philip Goad, of the Melbourne Design School. Monday 3 October 2016, 6:15pm-7:15pm. Venue: Basement Theatre (B117), Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Parkville. Free event but booking essential via…

Symposium | Pavilions

To mark of the launch of the 2016 MPavilion, the University of Melbourne is hosting a symposium that brings together leading architects, artists, curators, architectural historians, cultural historians and art historians to focus on the theme of ‘The Pavilion’, an architectural structure with an ancient lineage and continuing contemporary resonance. Experts from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds will provide different perspectives on the ‘The Pavilion’ over three sessions. The first session—held at the University’s Melbourne School of Design—will include art historians and cultural historians; the second and third sessions—held at the VCA—will include architects, architectural historians and art historians, and artists and curators respectively. Tuesday 4 October 2016, 10:00am-6:00pm. An outline of the three sessions is provided below and full details can be found on the Australian Institute of Art History website. This is a free event but places are…

Scholarships | 2 PhD Scholarships at the School of Architecture, University of Queensland

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PhD Scholarships, School of Architecture, University of Queensland – Deadline: August 21, 2016 The School of Architecture at the University of Queensland invites applications for two research projects: 1)  How Meston’s ‘Wild Australia Show’ Shaped Australian Aboriginal History  The Wild Australia Show (1892-93), staged by a diverse company of Aboriginal people for metropolitan audiences, provides the focus for an interdisciplinary study of performance, photography, collections, frontier environments and race relations in colonial Australia. Using archival and visual records, and in partnership with key cultural institutions and Indigenous communities, the research seeks to produce an authoritative and original interpretation of the Show situating it within local, national and transnational narratives informed by contemporary Indigenous perspectives. It aims to illuminate Aboriginal agency in the ensemble, reconnect Aboriginal kin to performers, and chart changing concepts of race at a critical juncture in Australian history.…

Conference | Society of Architectural Historians 70th Annual International Conference | Glasgow 2017

Society of Architectural Historians 70th Annual International Conference June 7-11, 2017 | Glasgow, Scotland, UK www.sah.org/2017  The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7–11, 2017. Meeting in Glasgow reflects the increasingly international scope of the Society and its conference, and we expect SAH members from all over the world to join us in Scotland’s largest city, world renowned for its outstanding architectural heritage. This is the first time that SAH has met outside North America since 1973, when it planned a joint meeting in Cambridge with the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals and preservationists from around the world will convene to present new research on the history of the built environment. The Glasgow conference will include 37 paper sessions, an introductory address,…

News | Melbourne Open House 2014 program announced

Melbourne Open House has announced their list of buildings for 2014. Buildings with a specific connection to the arts include: National Gallery of Victoria; Arts Centre; Johnston Collection; Australia Tapestry Workshop; City of Melbourne Art and Heritage Collection; Grainger Museum; and the Myer Mural Hall. Open House Melbourne is a free event, providing access to the city’s most significant buildings. Most buildings are open access across the event weekend, which means all you need to do is turn up. Several buildings or special tours must be pre-booked using the ballot system, which open today. this includes the NGV behind-the-scenes tour, Arts Centre Costume Archive tour and the Johnston Collection in East Melbourne. More information and the full list of buildings can be found on the website http://www.openhousemelbourne.org/.

Talk | For the Nobility, Gentry and Curious in General: Richard Dubourg’s Classical Exhibition, 1775-1819 | Melbourne Museum

History, Culture & Collections | Humanities Department Museum Victoria Seminar Series 2014 For the Nobility, Gentry & Curious in General: Richard Dubourg’s Classical Exhibition, 1775-1819 Dr Richard Gillespie and Sarah Babister Museum Victoria has a cork model of the Colosseum made by English artist Richard Duborg circa 1800. This extraordinary model was part of Dubourg’s collection of cork models of sites from classical antiquity, exhibited in London in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The exhibition brought the Grand Tour to London, aiming to educate and entertain a diverse audience – antiquarians, architects, nobility and gentry planning or recalling tours to the actual sites, families, tourists and students. Dubourg also adopted theatrical effects such as scenic set pieces and special lighting to create drama and movement in his models of the Temple of the Sibyls and Cascade at Tivoli and the…

Conversations | Balancing development and urban heritage in Melbourne – Gerard Vaughan and Ray Tonkin | Newman College

This public ‘conversation’ will be the first of a trio to be held at Newman College over the next few months on the theme of ‘conserving the past, ensuring the future’. In this first event in the series, Professor Gerard Vaughan discusses with Ray Tonkin, former executive director of Heritage Victoria, some of the prospects and problems that confront us. Date: Wednesday 9th April, 5pm Venue: The Oratory, Newman College (University of Melbourne), 887 Swanston Street, Parkville, VIC 3052 Free. Bookings can be made via this website. Future events in this series: Monday 5 May, 5pm, a conversation about The History of the National Trust of Victoria: Victories and Defeats, led by Shane Carmody Tuesday 3 June, 5pm, a conversation about The Story of Conservation in Victoria and Beyond, led by Robyn Sloggett This series provides a foretaste of a conference on urban…

Lecture | Donald Bates ‘Architecture, Imagination and Consequences’

As part of the Ian Potter Museum of Art exhibition ‘The Piranesi effect’ leading international architect Donald Bates will discuss the continuing relevance and influence of Piranesi on contemporary architectural practice today ins his lecture ‘Architecture, Imagination and Consequences’. Professor Donald L Bates FAIA, RIBA is Chair of Architectural Design at the University of Melbourne and Founder/Director, LAB architecture studio. Date: Saturday 5 April, 2-3pm Venue: Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Swanston St, Parkville Website: http://www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/public-programs/current-events/prgm-date/2014-04-05/prgm/saturday-lecture-the-piranesi-effect Free event but seating is limited – book via the Ian Potter website. Piranesi Exhibitions in Melbourne from February The Piranesi Effect at the Potter 20 February until 25 May  Piranesi’s works are  juxtaposed with Roman and Etruscan antiquities, also works by contemporary artists Rick Amor, Michael Graf, Mira Gojak, Andrew Hazewinkel, Peter Robinson, Jan Senbergs and Simon Terrill. Piranesi at the State Library of…

Lecture Series | Views of Ancient Rome at the State Library of Victoria

Views of Ancient Rome lecture series In association with ASA Cultural Tours, the State Library of Victoria is holding a lecture series that coincides with the exhibition Rome: Piranesi’s vision. The Ruins and Discoveries of Rome 1500-1700  Prof. Frank Sear illuminates the complex development of Roman architecture, examining the ruins that supplied both inspiration and material for the construction of the papal city. Thursday 27 March, 6-7pm Piranesi and Views of Ancient and Modern Rome  Prof. David Marshall talks about Piranesi and the differing views of ancient and modern Rome. Thursday 10 April, 6-7pm Piranesi, Pirro Ligorio and the Visionary Recreation of Ancient Rome in the Renaissance and Baroque Periods Prof. David Marshall explores the topic of Piranesi, Pirro Ligorio and the visionary recreation of ancient Rome in the Renaissance and baroque periods. Thursday 1 May, 6-7pm Dates: 6-7pm, 27…

Symposium | Piranesi and the Impact of the Late Baroque | Full Program

Piranesi and the Impact of the Late Baroque Thursday 27th – Friday 28th February 2014 | University of Melbourne The Australian Institute of Art History, in collaboration with the University Library and the State Library of Victoria will host a conference on Piranesi and the Impact of the Late Baroque on 27 and 28 February 2014 at the University of Melbourne. The conference is conceived in relation to the exhibition, Rome: Piranesi’s vision, 22 February – 22 June, 2014, State Library of Victoria, and the related exhibition The Piranesi Effect, 20 February – 25 May, 2014, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne. The full program is available here Piranesi Program (pdf). Speakers His Excellency Pier Francesco Zazo, The Italian Ambassador to Australia | Professor Luigi Ficacci Emeritus Soprintendete of Bologna | Professor Jaynie Anderson, Director AIAH, Herald Chair of Fine Art, University of Melbourne | Dr…

Exhibitions and Symposium | ‘Rome: Piranesi’s Vision’ at the SLV and ‘The Piranesi Effect’ at the Ian Potter

In February 2014 two exhibitions on the eighteenth-century Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi will open in Melbourne. The State Library of Victoria will host ‘Rome: Piranesi’s Vision’ – an exhibition of Piranesi’s prints, with a particular focus on his Vedute di Roma. This exhibition will draw on the collections of the State Library of Victoria and the University of Melbourne. It will also include illustrated books and paintings by his contemporaries. More information and details of related events on the SLV website. The exhibition is free and will run from Saturday 22 February 2014 – Sunday 22 June 2014 at the Keith Murdoch Gallery in the State Library of Victoria. The Ian Potter Museum at the University of Melbourne will host ‘The Piranesi Effect’. This exhibition will juxtapose Piranesi’s engravings with contemporary art. It will include objects from the Classics and Archaeology Collection…

New Book | Building a new world: a history of the State Library of Victoria 1853–1913 – Harriet Edquist

Building a new world: a history of the State Library of Victoria 1853–1913 By Harriet Edquist A free e-book published by the State Library of Victoria, November 2013 For the young colony of Victoria, the 1850s was a time of optimism and hunger for social change. Buoyed by gold-rush wealth and the freedom to create a new kind of society, key thinkers in government, arts and industry set about creating an ambitious urban vision for Melbourne as a modern city combining the best of old Europe with the spirit of progress, democracy and opportunity for all. One of the grandest innovations at this time was the building of Australia’s first public library in 1853. The Melbourne Public Library (as it was then known) was envisaged as a pantheon of the world’s knowledge, open to any citizen over the age of…