[spectre] CFP: Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies (Belgrade,
14-17 Oct 2015)
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Mon Nov 17 20:26:48 CET 2014
From: Susan Klaiber <sklaiber at bluewin.ch>
Date: Nov 17, 2014
Subject: CFP: Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies (Belgrade, 14-17
Belgrade, October 14 - 17, 2015
Deadline: Jan 31, 2015
The European Architectural History Network (EAHN) is pleased to announce
the call for papers for its 2015 regional thematic conference,
"Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies," in Belgrade, Serbia,
presented in cooperation with the University of Belgrade - Faculty of
Architecture. Visit the conference website for complete information
about venue, keynote speakers, and other conference details:
ENTANGLED HISTORIES, MULTIPLE GEOGRAPHIES
Conference dates: 14-17 October 2015
Paper proposal deadline: 31 January 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS
The EAHN 2015 Belgrade Conference "Entangled Histories, Multiple
Geographies" aims to explore how different discourses emerged within
architectural historiography and have both constructed and reproduced
multiple identities, histories and perspectives on culture, nature and
society. It also aims to apprehend the complex hierarchic articulation
of these discourses, in terms of dominancy and peripherality,
normativity and transfers.
The principal aim of the conference is to shed light on how different
interpretations of architecture and the built environment have
contributed to different readings of history, culture, nature and
society, either simultaneously or in alternation.
Special attention will be given to addressing conflicting and
complementary views, explanatory systems and theories that stem from
understanding and interpreting the past by means of architecture. By
"entangled histories" we mean architecture as both a prerequisite to and
an instrument in shaping and understanding different or even competing
histories of the peoples and places, while "multiple geographies" refers
to the roles of the built environment in constructing and interpreting
time frames and spatial scales, as well as cultural and political
entities in which these histories unfold.
The conference will be structured according to three broad themes.
The first theme is historicity. This includes architectural responses to
the appropriation and interpretation of the past from antiquity to the
recent past; the roles of architecture in constructing meaning; its
roles in conceptualizing or negotiating historical time and time frames,
as well as how the interpretation of the built environment deals with
various regimes of historicity and produces conflicting identities.
The second theme considers tradition/ innovation in architecture, which
can be traced equally in modern, early modern, and pre-modern periods.
The theme explores the roles of architectural history in addressing
questions of center-periphery, globalization, and cultural, political,
or religious propaganda in the built environment. Examples might include
transfer of architectural traditions and/ or innovations within Europe
or beyond; appropriation of traditions or imposition of innovations for
cultural, political, or religious reasons; or hybrid
traditional-innovative conditions. It also opens the question of
architectural history and its role in the simultaneity of multiple
modernities, ideological restructuring of cultural and political
discourse and similar topics.
Finally the third theme looks at the role of politics, both in terms of
the direct interaction of (local) powers with the field of architecture
and of the intermediate pressure of geopolitics. The topics treated here
could range from ideological matters - such as the instrumentalisation
of architectural historiography, etc. - to operative policies related to
economic and social issues, including the role of the State (in early
modern and modern times; as a specification, during the Cold War, it can
treat both the socialist regimes and the welfare capitalist State). The
geopolitical perspective could embrace a larger chronological span and
explore, aside from the phenomenon of globalization (with all its
aspects), mechanisms that led previously to shape networks of political
We invite papers that explore one of the three main themes listed above.
These themes have been, and could be, addressed from different
conceptual perspectives central to the topic of "entangled histories"
and "multiple geographies". These perspectives might include, but are
not limited to, those of conflict and change; ruptures and continuities;
global entanglements and segregation; regional integration and
disintegration; political and cultural homogenization, and
standardization and heterogeneity.
Proposal due date: 31 January 2015, noon CET (Central European Time)
Please submit 300 word abstracts through the conference website
submission portal: http://www.eahn2015belgrade.org/submission/
Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies
EAHN 2015 Regional Thematic Conference
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Architecture
14-17 October 2015
European Architectural History Network (EAHN)
Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies (Belgrade, 14-17 Oct
2015). In: H-ArtHist, Nov 17, 2014. <http://arthist.net/archive/8922>.
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