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The Landscape and Architecture of British Post-War Infrastructure

communications mastA one-day conference at the Manchester School of Architecture
15th February 2019

Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
Keynote Speaker: Elain Harwood (Historic England)

Infrastructure is popularly conceived as a form of material production assigned to technological advancement. However, it is not exclusively a techno-centric endeavour, it is constituted by built artefacts designed through collaboration by those with more than simply an interest in its engineering. Infrastructure has the capacity to reveal much about the society in which it was produced – the political economy of infrastructure; the socio-cultural effects of infrastructure; the formal and visual impact of infrastructure and attitudes to its celebration or containment. Continue reading

Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence

Final Call for Papers

Urban Jewish Heritage: Presence and Absence
Deadline: 11 May

For this important Conference in Krakow on Jewish Heritage we have been overwhelmed by expressions of interest from all parts of the world and have already received paper/presentation proposals from 29 countries.

In response to this global interest and to the many researchers and practitioners who still want to participate and share their research and experience with our international and inter-disciplinary audience in the famous City of Krakow, we have agreed to extend the ‘Call for Papers’ for another 4 weeks.

Help to shape our discussions around the past, present and future of urban Jewish Heritage, and join us for what will be an important event in shaping the future for Jewish Heritage across towns and cities around the world. Submit a 300 word abstract for papers/presentations as soon as possible and by 11th May at the very latest.

We are particularly keen to hear from researchers, planners and policy-makers who are working with the following:

·         The role of town, city, and municipality planning and heritage departments in developing management models for urban Jewish heritage

·         Case studies relating to the preservation, conservation, development and interpretation of Jewish heritage in towns and cities

·         Experiences of the tourism industry in running Jewish heritage tours, the touristic presentation of Jewish Heritage in towns and cities, and the touristic experience

·         The role of the museum in promoting, representing and presenting Jewish heritage

·         Intangible heritage relating to the presence and absence of Jewish heritage in urban areas.

If you have any queries or ideas or wish to discuss your involvement in this important event please do not hesitate to contact us:

To submit your 300 word abstract, please do so via our online submission platform: 

Conference Website:

Co-Organised by the Foundation for Jewish Heritage and the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham).


Visual Heritage 2018, Vienna, Austria – Call for Papers & Posters

Visual Heritage 2018 hosted by CHNT 23 2018
(Vienna, Austria – November 12 – 15, 2018)

The next edition of CHNT (Cultural Heritage and New Technologies – will be organized in cooperation with the EG GCH (Eurographics Symposium and Graphics Cultural Heritage) in the City Hall of Vienna Austria.

The aim of this federated event is again to bring different communities in the same venue, to share experiences and discuss methodologies concerning digital visual media and their use in the context of heritage applications, to document digitally on at-risk archaeological sites, historical buildings, museums… and their texts, books, paints, pictures, objects …all records of through collecting original image collection’s source.

The 2018 edition will be a special event, since 2018 has been declared by the European Commission the “European Year of Cultural Heritage”. The event will also take place during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, at 2nd half of 2018.
Therefore, Visual Heritage 2018 will be an ideal context for discussing European policies on digital heritage and digital humanities.

We invite everybody to send us your proposals to organize a session, panel, workshop, round table, tutorial or advanced archaeological training.
Content of the proposal
• Title of the session, ….
• Name of chairs / organizer (max. 2)
• Description of the planned session,… (200 – 300 words)
• Target group
• Specifics

For more questions, email at

Please send your proposal to:


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 ( and Bobby Nisha ( 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 ( 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….

2nd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology

2nd International Conference on Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology is being hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford on June 20th-21st 2016.

This conference highlights heritage science research, innovation and best practice in the interpretation, conservation and management of cultural heritage. We are particularly keen to attract presentations and posters focusing on collaborative work between academia and heritage institutions. This year’s conference aims to showcase the work being done by early-career researchers.

Abstract submissions are currently open and will close March 4th 2016. more….