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EAHN Sixth International Meeting, Edinburgh 10-13 June 2020

The Call for Papers and Rountables for EAHN2020 is now available. Please find all details here and on the conference website. The deadline for proposals is 31 December 2018.



Guest editors: Alona Nitzan-Shiftan and Nancy Stieber

Special Collection launched: 13 June 2018

This collection explores the inextricable ties between knowledge and geopolitics, asking what is the role that the idea, legacy and institutions of Europe play within the new distributions of global power, and how it currently affects the production of architectural knowledge. Authors were asked: first, to probe the relationship between the geopolitics of disciplinary organizations and the creation and dissemination of knowledge in our field; second, to locate ‘Europe’—the hitherto primary site of architectural historiography—within the shifting geographies of architectural narratives; and third, to question the position of ‘Europe’ in the geopolitics of academia.

Following an editorial that introduces the issues at stake, field notes present a roundtable discussion of 1) the historiography of European architectural history in the aftermath of the former Three Worlds and 2) the institutional perspective on the ‘European’ designation of the EAHN. Four position papers follow. The first questions the epistemological position underlying the roundtable, suggesting an alternative historiography. Thereafter, in the light of European identity, three authors present specific historical case studies in the East Bloc, Turkey, and South Africa respectively. Each of these papers challenges the assumption of a diminishing European power by invoking the ways in which the idea of Europe continues to live in people’s imagination.

Access the full collection of articles here.

EAHN Business Meeting, Zaragoza, 16-17 February 2019

Please save the date for our next Business Meeting which will be hosted by the Universidad Zaragoza, Spain, from 16 to 17 February 2019.

See the preliminary programme here.

There are several EAHN Themed Conferences scheduled for 2019, please see our conference page for details.

Brussels 2019

Displacement and Domesticity since 1945. Refugees, migrants and expats making homes. Palace of the Academies, Brussels, Belgium, 28-29 March 2019

London 2019

Building-Object/Design-Architecture: Exploring Interconnections. A conference jointly organised with the Design History Society and the Architecture Space and Society Centre (Birkbeck), 6-8 June 2019.

Sydney 2019

Distance Looks Back: A Thematic Conference of the European Architectural History Network, held in conjunction with the 36thAnnual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ), 10-13 July 2019


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