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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

17th annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF)

The 17th annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), taking place in Denver, Colorado, USA, February 13-15, 2017, has announced a Call for Papers and invites interested parties to submit their abstracts by September 1, 2016 online here.

ILMF is a technical conference and exhibition focused on surveying and mapping technologies including aerial, mobile and bathymetric lidar as well as other emerging remote sensing technologies including UAV/UAS. Other technologies include topo/bathymetric solutions, Geiger-mode and single photon lidar, multi and hyperspectral imaging. Data processing content addresses latest innovations to solve for big data, data fusion, data integrity and data interoperability.

  • Topics include asset management, infrastructure inspection and maintenance for utilities, process & power, coastal zone mapping and surveying, emergency and disaster response, land and natural resource management, urban modeling and construction.
    We invite abstracts addressing the following topics. Case studies and recent project examples presented by owner/operators are encouraged.
  • Data acquisition – airborne, mobile and bathymetric lidar
  • Developments in lidar including Single Photon, FLASH and Geiger-mode. Comparisons of lidar technologies.
  • Applications/Integration of lidar, photogrammetry, survey data and dense image matching
  • LIDAR point clouds & large data sets including automated feature extraction
  • UAV/UAS developments & applications; comparisons of manned versus sUAS
  • Emerging technologies in remote sensing and mapping
  • Data fusion and processing technologies
  • Engineering collaboration systems and cloud-hosted data management
  • Developments in point data classification and GIS modeling
  • Mobile mapping and survey
  • Systems integration
  • Industry issues

The ILMF Advisory Board will review each abstract and the final program will be announced in November. Case studies and recent project examples presented by owner/operators are encouraged. Vendor product presentations are welcomed in the Product Preview section of the program and will not be accepted for the main program.

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).

NEW PRESSURES ON CITIES AND REGIONS

Abstract submission deadline: 24th August 2016

There are bursaries available for this Conference

Submission Details

Please submit your abstract (400 word abstracts) through the Regional Studies Association conference portal by 24th August 2016. To  read more about the conference and submission please click here.

Proposals will be considered by the Conference Programme Committee against the criteria of originality and interest, subject balance and geographical spread. For questions please contact Wanda Miczorek atwanda.miczorek@regionalstudies.org.

Academic Organisers: Professor Martin Jones, the University of Sheffield, UK and Professor Ron Martin, the University of Cambridge, UK

Join the conversation on Twitter with #RSAWINTER2016

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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

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.

CALL FOR PAPERS
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…