Architectural History Workshop 2019

Saturday 23rd March, 2019
The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street
London EC1M 6EL

Programme

Our 2019 Architectural History Workshop will be held on 23rd March at The Gallery, Alan Baxter, 70 Cowcross Street, London, EC1 6EL. The Workshop is our annual event for Postgraduate Students and Early Career Scholars to share and develop ideas in an informal space away from your own institution. Masters students considering further postgraduate study are also encouraged to attend.

This year, in addition to paper sessions, we will be running a workshop on ‘Publishing in Architectural History.’ Guest facilitators – all current or former members of our journal’s Editorial Board – will run sessions on:

  • Conceiving of your Article Topic
  • The Peer Review Process
  • Next Steps in Publishing

Paper panels are themed around ‘Rethinking Methods’, ‘Representations’ and ‘Constructing Identities’. The keynote speaker will be the the SAHGB Chair, Professor Barbara Penner (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL). Full programme below:

Note on venue accessibility: the gallery space is in the basement floor, which is accessed via steps from a courtyard. Lift access is available from the reception area, also in the courtyard.

09:00, REGISTRATION
Tea and coffee available

09:30, WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Dr Susie West (SAHGB Research and Education Officer)

09:40, PANEL 1: RETHINKING METHODS
Chair: Danielle Hewitt (The Bartlett School of Architecture)

Palace of Confusion: Reconstructing the Hospedería Real at the Monastery of Guadalupe
Constanza Beltrami (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

The Architecture of Neolithic Orkney: From Representation to Re-Presentation
Rhys Morgan (University of Southampton)

Are we ‘Dreaming of the Middle Ages’? The Problematic Rise of Neo-Medieval Studies in Architectural History
Tommaso Zerbi (University of Edinburgh)

10:40, REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:00, PANEL 2: REPRESENTATIONS [change to the programme: sadly David Lund is unable to attend, Sam Grinsell will present a paper instead]
Chair: Elizabeth Deans Romariz (University of York)

Representing imperial engineering: official images of the first Aswan Dam, 1899-1912
Sam Grinsell (University of Edinburgh)

Pictures for Schools: Landscapes of post-war Britain
Natalie Bradbury (Independent Scholar)

The Power and Glory: A Study of John Laing & Son Limited through its Photographic Archive
Tony Presland (The Bartlett School of Architecture)

12:00, INTRODUCTION: PUBLISHING IN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
Chair: Kieran Mahon (The Bartlett School of Architecture)

12:30, LUNCH BREAK

13:15, WORKSHOP: PUBLISHING IN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
Delegates will participate in one of three Breakout Sessions

Session 1: Conceiving of Your Article Topic
Matthew Walker (Queen Mary University of London)

Session 2: The Peer Review Process
Emily Mann (Courtauld Institute of Art)

Session 3: Next Steps in Publishing
Jessica Kelly (University for the Creative Arts)

14:10, REFRESHMENT BREAK

14:20, PLENARY: PUBLISHING IN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY
Chair: Kieran Mahon (The Bartlett School of Architecture)

14:40, PANEL 3: CONSTRUCTING IDENTITIES
Chair: Sam Grinsell (University of Edinburgh)

Needing the Foreign to Build the National: Public Architecture in Chile 1818-1925
Katherine Vyhmeister (University of Edinburgh)

The Chinatown Building Project: Architecture of Identity in New York’s Chinatown, 1945-1965
Kerri Culhane (The Bartlett School of Architecture)

Constructing Beirut: Missionary Education and the Project of the City in Nineteenth-Century Lebanon
Yasmina El Chami (University of Cambridge)

15:40, KEYNOTE
Professor Barbara Penner (Chair, SAHGB and Bartlett School of Architecture)

16:00, CONCLUDING REMARKS
Professor Neil Jackson (President, SAHGB and University of Liverpool in London)

16:15, DRINKS RECEPTION

17:30, INFORMAL NETWORKING DRINKS
The Crown Tavern, 43 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0EG