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Context – the latest edition

The themes for forthcoming editions of Context, the journal of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) Context, are regularly published on the Context page of the IHBC web site.

The theme of each issue takes the form of three or four main articles and allows us to look in detail at a conservation issue or building type

Themed issues of Context also include more general conservation articles as well as news, book reviews and reports from IHBC’s officers.

If you have any suggestions for articles or other material contact Fiona Newton at: editorial@ihbc.org.uk

New Insights into 16th- and 17th-Century British Architecture (London)

21 January 2017: New Insights into 16th- and 17th-Century British Architecture (London)
This seventh conference in a series will be held at the Society of Antiquaries. Proposals in the form of short abstracts (up to 250 words) are invited for 30-minute long papers. While the emphasis remains on new developments in architecture, we welcome proposals on related themes, such as decorative arts, gardens, sculpture and monuments. The proposals should be submitted by mid-August and the final programme will be announced in September.
For further information, please contact Fellows Paula Henderson FSA (henderson.paula@comcast.net) or Claire Gapper FSA (claire.gapper@btinternet.com).

Objects & Possessions: Material Goods in a Changing World 1200–1800

Chris Woolgar is organising a conference at the University of Southampton, 3-6 April 2017, to focus on objects and possessions between AD1200 and 1800 across Europe and its overseas colonies, the connections and relationships facilitated by the exchange of goods, the importance and interpretation of the inheritance of goods and objects, and the ways in which goods brokered relations between Europe and the wider world. He invites proposals for single papers and whole sessions (three papers).
Abstracts (maximum 200 words) to C.M.Woolgar@soton.ac.uk. Keynote speakers include Chris Briggs (Cambridge), Giorgio Riello (Warwick) and James Walvin (York).


Arena Journal of Architectural Research

About this Journal
AJAR is an online Open Access peer-reviewed journal for all kinds of design research and scholarly research within the architectural field, and has been set up by the Architectural Research European Network Association (ARENA) network. It welcomes the submission of essays by doctoral students and younger researchers as well as by established architects and academics. Content for the journal will be organised under 4 sections: Design, Technology, Practice, Humanities.

OPEN CALL: The Editors for ARENA Journal of Architectural Research (AJAR) welcome all submissions on any subject related to the field of architecture, ranging from Design to Technology to Practice to Humanities. AJAR is published as one continuous online issue per year, with rapid publication as soon as articles are ready, thus ensuring authors do not experience unnecessary delay. All submissions are subjected to double blind peer-review, which has been shown to decrease gender bias in publication. There is no processing charge at all for contributors, meaning that AJAR is free and open access for authors as well as readers.

We accept online submissions via our journal website. Full submission guidelines can be found here.

World Heritage Education

This is a Call For Papers for contributions to a new, open access, postgraduate/ graduate journal called furnacethat is edited by young scholars in the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (IIICH) at the University of Birmingham. furnace hopes to be a facilitator for sparking debates and discussions surrounding the expanding and diversifying disciplinary field of cultural heritage. more….

UCL Press

Submissions for book publication series are through the Housing – Critical Futures conference series. The first of these is: “Government and Housing in a Time of Crisis: Policy, Planning, Design and Delivery” more….

Abstract submissions: 30 May 2016. Conference Dates: 08-09 September 2016

SAH 2017

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 32 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. more…

Book project: Public Space Design and Social Cohesion – Call for Chapters

An interdisciplinary group of researchers from the Department of Urban studies and Planning, The University of Sheffield are currently working on a book project on Public Space Design and Social Cohesion: a Comparative Perspective between the Western World and Global South to place it in the Routledge series on Planning and Urban design. Initial contacts with the publishers have indicated a strong interest, and we are now at the stage of putting together a list of authors and abstracts to finalise an agreement with Routledge.

An abstract of 300 words should be submitted by email to the editors Patricia Aelbrecht (p.aelbrecht@sheffield.ac.uk) and Bobby Nisha (b.nisha@sheffield.ac.uk) by 15 April, 2016.



Scottish Catholic Architecture and Material Culture
Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh, 29th October 2016

To coincide with the Scottish Government’s 2016 Year of Architecture, Innovation and Design, the Scottish Catholic Historic Association (SCHA) will hold its annual conference on the theme of Scottish Catholic architecture and material culture.

The conference seeks to capture the unique heritage of Scottish Catholic architecture and material culture — from stone crosses and hidden spaces to cathedrals, and churches, including movable objects such as religuaries, rosaries and more — reflecting the long history of Catholicism in Scotland.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by 31 March 2016 to: Darren Tierney (Darren.tierney@glasgow.ac.uk) along with the title of paper, author’s name, affiliation and a single page CV. Independent/ unaffiliated scholars are also encouraged to apply.

All papers will be considered for possible online publication and for inclusion in a thematic special issue of the Innes Review in 2017.

National Trust Conference 2016 – Heritage Rising

The National Trust for Canada invites individuals and organizations interested in presenting at National Trust Conference 2016 to submit a proposal for consideration.

National Trust Conference 2016, Heritage Rising, is inspired by Hamilton, a resilient city with an exceptional heritage legacy. In Hamilton, heritage-led regeneration is transforming the city’s urban fabric and creating a dynamic new civic identity.

Heritage Rising will explore the cutting-edge of heritage thought and practice – in Canada and abroad, urban and rural – including Indigenous heritage, community revitalization and climate change. It will also build on Hamilton’s experience to examine how heritage reflects cultural diversity and contributes to social goals like poverty reduction, food security and public health. more….