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CALL FOR PAPERS: What is Unique about Cornish Buildings?

22–23 March 2019: What is Unique about Cornish Buildings? (Cornwall)

The Cornish Buildings Group in association with Historic England will host a two-day conference to celebrate 50 years of the Group, at a venue to be announced. New and challenging paper submissions are invited to explore and discuss the conference question: What is unique about Cornish buildings? The theme will unite aspects of Cornish architectural design with distinctiveness and exclusivity. The Group welcome contributions from any area or discipline relative to the past, present and future of buildings in Cornwall and how they impact and affect the natural environment.

The conference will embrace research looking at Cornish distinctiveness in the widest possible sense. Submissions of 250 words to  Paul Holden FSA  at  by 31 August 2018.  Details online .

CALL FOR PAPERS: New Insights into 16th- and 17th-Century British Architecture

9 January 2019: New Insights into 16th- and 17th-Century British Architecture (London)
The ninth conference on this topic, organised by  Claire Gapper FSA  and  Paula Henderson FSA , will be held at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House. Proposals in the form of short abstracts (up to 250 words) are invited for papers of 30 minutes long. While the emphasis remains on new developments in architecture, we welcome proposals on related themes, such as decorative arts, gardens, sculpture and monuments.
They should be submitted by 31 August, and the final programme will be announced in September. Please include a short biography with your proposal. For further information contact Claire Gapper at , or Paula Henderson at .

CALL FOR PAPERS: Reading the Country House

16–17 November: Reading the Country House (Manchester)

Country houses were made to be read – as symbols of power, political allegiance, taste and wealth. ­This places emphasis on the legibility of their architecture and decorative schemes, and their paintings, collections and furniture. It also draws our attention to the skills required to decode the signs. ­The messages and processes of reading were carried further by 18th- and 19th-century images: in private sketch books and journals, in engravings and in guidebooks. These allowed the country house to be read in very different ways, as did its appearance in novels as backdrop and social symbol. ­This conference at Manchester Metropolitan University seeks to explore such perspectives on reading the country house, and link them to how the house is read today, by managers, visitors and viewers of period dramas. Keynote speakers  Phillip Lindley FSA  (Loughborough) and Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford). If you would like to present a paper please send title and 200-word abstract with a very brief biography to Jon Stobart at  by 31 August 2018.

Heritage of War and Conflict: Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts

The journal Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built

Environment, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, invites submissions for the Fall 2019



Guest Editor: William Chapman

Sites of war and conflict that symbolize collective loss or that served as pivotal moments in

national or global history are sometimes elevated to the status of “heritage.” Battlefields, sites

of bombings, or places of terrorist attacks are all marked by human tragedy and acts of violence

and their interpretation is inherently conflictual. This issue of Change Over Time examines

heritage produced by violent acts of destruction and our efforts to commemorate the complex

narratives these sites embody.

To support the interpretation of sites characterized by absence, we have often erected

commemorative memorials of various forms from plaques and commissioned statuary to the

presentation of charred and damaged remnants of what stood before. Examples featuring the

vestiges of physical destruction include: the hull of the USS Arizona, sunk during Japan’s 7

December 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor; the skeleton of the domed administrative building that

marked the zero point of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in August 1945; the stabilized walls of

St. Michael’s Cathedral in Coventry, a victim of the German Luftwaffe’s November 1940 blitz;

and the “Survivors’ Stairs,” the last remaining element of the World Trade Center following its

destruction on 11 September 2001. In this issue, we invite contributors to interrogate the types

and nature of heritage produced out of war and conflict, the forms of its commemoration, and

the challenges associated with its conservation. We encourage contributors to consider the

influence of class, politics, and culture in commemorative expressions; the technical and

conceptual challenges of conserving objects or places of destruction; inclusive or conflicting

(re)interpretation; and evolving perceptions of places over time.

We welcome contributions representing a broad array of geographic, cultural, temporal, and

historical contexts that may or may not include vestiges of destruction but that do address the

complex attributes of collective place based tragedy. Submissions may include, but are not


limited to, case studies, theoretical explorations, and evaluations of current practices or policies

as they pertain to the conservation and commemoration of heritage of war and conflict.

Abstracts of 200-300 words are due 1 August 2018. Authors will be notified of provisional

paper acceptance by 1 September 2018. Final manuscript submissions will be due late

November 2018.


Articles are generally restricted to 7,500 or fewer words (the approximate equivalent to thirty

pages of double-spaced, twelve-point type) and may include up to ten images. See Author

Guidelines for full details at, or email Senior Associate Editor, Kecia Fong at for further information.

100 Years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?


100 Years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?
01 March 2019, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

DOCOMOMO Deutschland, the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture and the project ‘Reuse of Modernist Buildings (RMB)’ invite you to the 16th DO-COMOMO Germany & RMB Conference. This first event in Berlin on the 1st of March 2019 at the Akademie der Künste continues the tradition of the Karlsruhe DOCOMOMO Germany Conferences. The EU project RMB initiates a pedagogical framework on the European level based on common definitions, methods, and approaches for the ‘reuse’ of modern buildings, with the aim of offering a ‘Joint Master on Reuse of Modernist Buildings’. In this context, the conference will take place in a new format as a combination of invited keynote speeches and selected scientific lectures – in 2019 with the theme: 100 years Bauhaus: Which interest do we take in Modern Movement today?


DOCOMOMO Deutschland DOCOMOMO Germany takes the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus as an opportunity to discuss the significance of modernity in the 21st century. The focus should not be on the Bauhaus itself, but on the concepts, visions and impulses emanating from modern move-ment. They should be related to today’s social, economic, cultural and in particular creative issues. Are the social, spatial and constructional concepts formulated by moden movement and post-war modernism still sustain-able today? What role do cultural and climatic conditions play in the preser-vation, renovation and transformation of spaces, buildings and modern movement sites? How can the basic ideas of classical modernism be continued 100 years later and thus contribute to solving current challenges? What contribution must academic and vocational training make and which for-mats are suitable for this?


The invited keynote speakers will comment on these questions and in particular introduce the role of architecture as a planning and design discipline. David Chipperfield will report on the preserva-tion and transformation of the listed National Gallery of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Berlin, which challenges the icons of modernity in conceptual and constructive terms. Minsuk-Cho Minsuk-Cho from Korea won the Golden Lion as curator of the Korean Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Biennale. He will talk about modernity in Korea with a special focus on his restoration and expansion of the French Embassy in Seoul. The building of Kim Jung-eup, a former LeCorbusier employee, is one of Korea’s most important modern buildings. Wiel Arets Wiel Arets was Dean at the IIT for five years, succeeding Mies van der Rohe as an architecture teacher and working in a restored building de-signed by Mies van der Rohe in Chicago. He has a close connection to the legacy of the Bauhaus in the USA. In his speech, he will comment on the significance of the mod race today, among other things, based on his design for the Antwerp Tower. In the evening there will be a moderated podium discussion with the speakers


The event will be accompanied by various excursions to sites of modern movement and post-war modernism in Berlin. These take place on Thursday and Saturday before and after the conference: Hansaviertel, Neue Nationalgalerie, Akademie der Künste. Further information later.


Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 1055 Berlin-Tiergarten, U-Bahn Hansaplatz


Actors from academia, teaching and practice involved in processes of conservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the Modern Movement to address the conference theme. DOCOMOMO Germany is pleased to receive abstracts related to one of the following topics according to the Docomomo working groups and international scientific committees:
o Education + Theory (about programs, concepts and approaches)
o Register (about buildings, typologies or architects / planners),
o Urbanism + Landscape (about building ensembles, outdoor spaces and policies)
o Technology (via components, materials or techniques)
o Interior Design (about interiors, extensions and atmospheres)

Abstacts in English or German must follow the abstract submission guidelines below. Thematic sessions (dt or en) are defined after the abstracts have been selected. Selected contributions will be published in a conference proceedings. Please send the abstract by June 30, 2018 (12.00 GMT) to the following email:


The submission must be done, in English or German, by filling the following required information:
1. Title (65 characters max) & Abstract (300 words max); Keywords (5 words);
2. Topic selection (Urbanism+Landscape, Education+Theory, Technology or Interior Design).
3. Authors information (Name, University/Company/Organization, Country);
4. Biography (100 words max); please indicate your email and phone number here.
• Abstracts should define the subject and summarise the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The paper’s content should be the product of well-documented original re-search that is primarily analytical and interpretive rather than descriptive.
• Papers may not have been previously published, nor presented in public.
• Only ONE submission per author/co-author will be accepted, due to the personal presenta-tion.
• Each speaker is expected to pursue their own institutional or other support for registration and for travel and accommodation. DOCOMOMO Germany can not provide financial support.
These guidelines will also be published on the website of docomomo Germany.


12. February 2018 Call for Abstracts
30. Jun 2018 Submission of Abstracts
31. August 2018 Notification on Acceptance
30. September 2018 1. Submission of Papers
30 November 2018 Final submission of Papers


For the evaluation of the abstracts and papers, a Scientific Committee consisting of members of DOCOMOMO Germany and the initiative RMB is founded.

Call for Papers: International Conference on Cultural Heritage

EuroMed 2018 International Conference
Dedicated on Digital Cultural Heritage Documentation, Preservation and Protection.

October 29th – November 3rd, 2018,
Filoxenia Center, Nicosia, Cyprus

Final extension of Papers

Oct. 29th – Nov. 3rd, 2018; Cyprus
Paper submission deadline: 30th of June, 2018 (24:00 London-UK time).
Dear colleagues,
The 7th biannual  European-Mediterranean (EUROMED)  conference brings together researchers, policy makers, professionals, fellows and practitioners to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning Cultural Heritage today. In particular, the main goal of the conference is to focus on interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research on tangible and intangible Cultural Heritage, using cutting edge technologies for the protection, restoration, preservation, massive digitalization, documentation and presentation of the Cultural Heritage contents. At the same time, the event is intended to cover topics of research ready for exploitation, demonstrating the acceptability of new sustainable approaches and new technologies by the user community, owners, managers and conservators of our cultural patrimony.
Topics and themes:
Researchers and practitioners willing to participate to the EUROMED 2018 conference are invited to submit papers on original works addressing the following subjects and research themes:
More detail information regarding the themes can be found at:
Submission of Papers:
Submissions for the event are completely electronic through the on-line submission website available at
The conference accepts only original, unpublished work written in English which will be blind-reviewed and published on SPRINGER-NATURE LNCS.

We are soliciting three types of contributions:
1.  Full research papers: they present new innovative research developments and results. They will feature a full-length oral presentation and will be published in a high-quality proceedings volume. Each submitted paper must not exceed 12 pages in total.
2.  Project papers: they focus on the description of project organization, use of technology and lessons learned. They will feature a short oral presentation and will be published in a high-quality proceedings volume. Each submitted paper must not exceed 10 pages in total.
3.  Short papers: they present preliminary ideas and works-in-progress. These papers will have a short oral presentation and will be also available also as posters in conference breaks. Each short paper must not exceed 8 pages in total.
The 20 best submitted papers will be published on a special issue of upcoming International Journal Heritage in the Digital Era.
Important Date for Paper submission: 30th of June, 2018 (24:00 London-UK time) →

Towards Transformative Practice Frameworks: Planners, Professional Agency & Sustainable Urbanism

Towards Transformative Practice Frameworks: Planners, Professional Agency & Sustainable Urbanism

Call details at this link

Context: In the UK, a number of our part-time students (young practitioners) seem to be disappointed by what they see as planners having a limited ability to make a difference – And they also appear to be unaware of the range of strategies the preceding generation in the 1990s adopted – to change the status quo – for example, on planning’s role in promoting Sustainable Design and Construction at the time.

One aim of this Thematic Issue is to capture the inspiring legacy of pro-active sustainable planning practices from various perspectives of the recent past – And to use that record to look to the future role & potential opportunities to move the sustainable urbanism agenda forward, regardless of neoliberal barriers.

Another aim is to generate a discussion between Educators and Practitioners about planning expertise and emerging forms of agency – to enable frameworks for future transformative practices to emerge. Consequently, we would also welcome, and would look to include a couple of commentaries, opinion pieces and considered replies from readers – to the papers in this issue.

The theme of agency in planning is also relevant to designers experience of interacting with planners – and critical papers / case studies from a range of (academic, activist, design practitioner, &/or community) perspectives would be particularly welcome.

Please send us an expression of interest with your potential topic – Abstracts due by 15th Nov 2018.


CESB19 Prague Call for Abstracts Extended

Central Europe towards Sustainable Building Prague 2019 (CESB19) event is a part of 2019 international Sustainable Built Environment conference series convened under auspices of the four international organizations: iiSBE, CIB, UNEP-SBCI, FIDIC and the Global Alliance for Building and Construction.

CESB19 is the fifth conference in a row held in Prague on the actual research in sustainable building (more on previous CESB conferences here).

CESB19 is now announcing, that the extended date for abstracts submission is 31 May 2018. Until this date, you can still submit your abstract (up to 250 words) via conference electronic system accessible at

Conference topics

Buildings and climate change
New materials and products for sustainable buildings
Innovative technologies and systems for energy efficient and energy positive buildings
Decision-support tools and assessment methods for sustainable built environment
Retrofitting of existing building stock
Sustainable urban development
Industrial heritage regeneration
Policy and public awareness

Abstracts submission

Abstracts of 150–250 words in English shall be submitted electronically using conference system available at by 31 May 2018.

All papers accepted by the Scientific Committee and presented at the Conference in oral or poster form will be published in collaboration with IOP Publishers as open access papers in electronic proceedings within IOP Conference Series Earth and Environmental Science (EES, and submitted for indexing by ISI (Web of Science) and Scopus. Papers from previous CESB conferences are indexed and available for readers in databases.

Key dates

31 May 2018 Extended abstracts submission
15 September 2018 Acceptance notification
01 November 2018 Full papers submission
15 February 2019 Results of full papers’ review process
15 March 2019 Implementation of reviewers’ comments into full papers
01 April 2019 Presenting author’s registration

CESB series

The organizers have track record in organizing CESB events since 2007. Last time, CESB16 contributed to sharing knowledge among 337 participants from 47 countries.

All papers from previous CESB series are available here: CESB07 | CESB10 | CESB13 | CESB16.

More information at
We are looking forward to interesting abstracts and meeting you next year in Prague!

Call for Papers: Bauhaus Effects

Dublin, Ireland, 7-9 February 2019

A collaboration between the National College of Art and Design, University College Cork, University College Dubin and the Goethe Institut Dublin.

Keynote speakers will include Prof. Heike Hanada, the architect of the Bauhaus Museum currently under construction in Weimar.

As the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus approaches, we seek contributors to reflect on the legacy and resonances of the innovative artistic, architectural, design and teaching practices developed there.

Bauhaus Effects aims to assemble an interdisciplinary collection of papers that analyse the repercussions of the legendary Bauhaus school in the hundred years since its inception, considering the ways in which the broad range of practices — including material analysis, models of pedagogy, textile and wallpaper composition, theatre staging and costume design, photography, and interior systems – have transformed everyday experiences from the 1920s to the present day.

Bauhaus innovations and models of thought continue to resonate within the contemporary built environment, from chair construction to skyscraper design, from interior spaces to urban topographies, warranting a thorough, methodologically diverse studies of its effects a century after the school was founded.

Bauhaus Effects aims to investigate the continuing impact of the Bauhaus on an impressive range of contemporary practices across the globe.  We propose that the Bauhaus was not just a radical art school but in fact initiated a fundamental paradigm shift in design culture whose import is ripe for assessment a century on.

We welcome papers from a wide range of perspectives, including urbanism, city and regional planning, architecture, drama and theatre studies, art school pedagogy, photo history, art history, contemporary art practice and theory, design history, corporate design and diaspora/exile studies.

Please submit a 300-word abstract and a 50 word biography by 1 July 2018 to:

Kathleen James-Chakraborty:

Francis Halsall:
Sabine Kriebel:

2nd Call for Papers – 21st IIWC Symposium York, UK – 12-15 September 2018

Wood has been one of the most commonly used construction materials throughout history, the result being a wide range of architectures reflecting different cultures and spread across every region of the world. Wooden built heritage is pervasive across time, belief systems and typologies: from waterlogged Mesolithic sites to painted church screens, shipwrecks to barns, temple shrines to portable huts, and from window frames to roof trusses.

In 1994 the Nara Document on Authenticity addressed the need for a broader understanding of cultural diversity and cultural heritage. The discussions that eventually led to the Nara Document were is some way influenced by the varying approaches to conservation of wooden heritage in different world cultures.

The 21st IIWC Symposium in York will have as its theme ‘New Horizons in the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage’, and will give experts, professionals and practitioners the opportunity to discuss and exchange knowledge and insights about the many different perspectives of conservation of wooden heritage. It will be an interchange for new research and technical advancements, and a forum to engage our diverse community with the common goal of exploring new multi-disciplinary viewpoints and potentialities in the field of conservation.

The IIWC York symposium will provide a platform for experts, professionals and practitioners to showcase their work and obtain feedback from other symposium delegates.

Who should attend? ICOMOS members and non-members alike are welcome including: foresters, ecologists and archaeobotonists, carpenters, joiners and archaeologists, wood scientists, anthropologists and librarians, mill wrights and cultural historians, academics and conservators, financiers, property owners, legislators and project managers, engineers and architects, and researchers, educators, archivists, curators and students.

2nd Call for Papers:

On behalf of the ICOMOS International Wood Committee and ICOMOS-UK we invite papers to be presented at New Horizons, York 2018.

Papers are invited from both ICOMOS members and non-members.

Important dates:

  • 2 March 2018: 1st Call for Papers
  • 8 April 2018: 2nd Call for Papers
  • 15 May 2018: Deadline for submission of Abstracts; those sent after the deadline will not be considered.
  • 12 June 2018: Selected speakers notified of their selection
  • 12 -15 September 2018: ‘New Horizons’ – IIWC Symposium York 2018
Please find attached for your reference a copy of the Symposium notification and Call for Papers. Further information can be found at

We look forward to receiving your contributions and to seeing you in York this September.