Monthly Archives: February 2022

SAHGB Symposium – Call for Abstracts

Dear Early Career Researchers, PGR Researchers and Supervisors,

We are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for “Using What We Have: Architectural Histories of Fragments, Ruins, Rationed Resources and Obsolete Spaces”, this year’s Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain’s (SAHGB) Architectural History Symposium. The symposium, scheduled for 31st March 2022, is hosted by SAHGB grant recipients and seeks to provide a forum for PhD scholars and early career researchers. 

SAHGB are delighted to be hosting a hybrid format symposium this year. Attendance can be either on-line or in person at the University of Liverpool, School of the Arts. With support from the Liverpool School of Architecture, the in-person symposium will be held in the recently restored Arts Library

The convenors seek to raise awareness of current research from across sectors on traditions of vernacular adaptation and reuse, including cultural responses to ruins, layering of settlements, repurposed architectural fragments, temporary habitations and obsolete building typologies.

Organised into two sessions, the symposium convenors are seeking presentations on architectural histories that address the themes for historic traditions or current theoretical and practical examples informed by architectural history research. There will be a concluding round table session where examples from the past can be considered in context with current theoretical and practical design solutions.  The deadline for abstracts is Friday, 18th February. For questions and submissions, please contact the lead convenors at Please find the details and submission requirements in the call for papers. We look forward to seeing you at the symposium.