The Georgian Group is organising a day-long symposium on ‘Georgian London Revisited’, to be held at the Society of Antiquaries at Burlington House, London, on Saturday 7 November 2020. Following the successful conferences run by the Group in previous years on Women and Architecture, and on the architecture of James Gibbs and the Adam brothers, the symposium will highlight changing perspectives and new research on the architecture of London during the ‘long 18th century’ (c.1660-1830) undertaken since the publication of the 1988 edition of Sir John Summerson’s seminal Georgian London (reissued with amendments by Sir Howard Colvin, 2003). Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Housing and estate development
Public and commercial buildings
‘Improvement’: infrastructure, streets, open spaces, bridges, etc
Places of entertainment
With this in mind, proposals are invited for 15-minute papers based on original research. Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words and a copy of your CV to Dr Geoffrey Tyack (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 20 March 2020. Any questions regarding the symposium should be sent to the same address.
Successful graduates from the RSUA Conservation Course are
eligible to undertake the RSUA Conservation Diploma, and applications are now
The RSUA Conservation Diploma is research-based and involves
the writing of a dissertation of around 20,000 words drawing on both original
research and documented sources. While historical subjects are eligible,
candidates should note that practice-oriented dissertations are more likely to
contribute towards accreditation by the RIBA and RIAI. Examiners have
been selected for their conservation expertise from across these islands.
Tanja Poppelreuter is a lecturer in Architectural History
and Theory at the School of the Built Environment at Salford University. After
being awarded a PhD in Art History from Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main,
Germany she worked at the Department of Art History and at the School of
Architecture at Auckland University, New Zealand. In 2011 Tanja took a post at
Ulster University in Belfast, Northern Ireland where she taught in the
undergraduate and post-graduate programmes and supervised a number of PhD projects.
Paul Arnold is Principal at Paul Arnold Architects and has
been variously lecturer, tutor, co-director of the UCD Masters in Urban and
Building Conservation availed of by architects, archaeologists, art historians
and planners since 1986. He was the conservation architect on the
restoration of Dublin City Hall and the Ha’penny Bridge and Paul has worked on
Leinster House and the Trinity Library Conservation Plan.
by which candidates are to register and submit the title of the topic
intended for research.
in which research subjects will be agreed and an opportunity offered to put
any questions and seek guidance on sources and contacts
at which candidates will be expected to make a brief presentation about their
Submission of the draft dissertation
Date by which draft dissertations must
After which the dissertation should be
formally presented taking account of feedback from the examiners
Diplomas will be awarded by RSUA
Council at a suitable occasion (NB: RSUA
does not undertake to award the Diploma in every case)
Final copies of the dissertations must be A4 size (with
fold-outs as required), and case-bound “thesis-style” with the title, name and
year on the spine. Two bound copies should be provided, and an additional copy
of the main text, including illustrations if possible, must be submitted
digitally. Copies will be made available to the Ulster Architectural Heritage
Society on College Square North, Belfast. We reserve the right to change
dates if necessary.
RSUA, 2 Mount Charles, Belfast, BT7 1NZ
RSUA Practice Services Scheme Members £400 + VAT
RSUA Members £480 + VAT
Non-member £533 + VAT
Contact Julia Leaker (Julia@rsua.org.uk) to book by 1 April. Cheques
should be made out to RSUA and sent to 2 Mount Charles,Belfast, BT7
If you’re interested in presenting a paper at the show, we’ve got a number of speaking slots available on below subjects:
– Achieving Net Zero in Construction: Waste, Water, Circular Economy, Energy Efficiency – BAMB: Buildings as Materials Banks – Designing for Wellbeing – Digital Construction: Automation & AI – Diversity – Innovation in construction – Land & Funding: affordable & council housing – Mental Health – Planning & removing barriers for housing supply – Procuring for Public sector work/Frameworks – Retrofit for Energy Efficiency – Quality – Skills shortage – Social Value – Successful Regeneration projects case studies
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