Call for Papers: SAHGB Architectural History Workshop. London, 23 March 2019

PhD/ECR Networking, Presentation and Publishing Skills

The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) invites paper proposals for the 2019 Architectural History Workshop. This is our annual event for Postgraduate Students and Early Career Scholars to share and develop their ideas; it aims to provide an informal space away from your own institution where you can discuss, debate, practice and enjoy the company of like-minded researchers working within the history of the built environment, broadly conceived.

SAHGB invites participation in a number of ‘lightning’ rounds, where contributors are asked to speak for no more than ten minutes in any appropriate format that engagingly explores and presents your research. This research can be at any stage from a research proposal that you wish to talk about, issues arising from your research, final work as you write up, post-doctoral reflections, or anything in between.

Speakers from previous events are particularly welcome to update us on the progress of their work.

The event is limited to Postgraduate students (full-time or part-time) and Early Career Scholars (those who have completed their PhDs within the last 5 years). SAHGB particularly encourages participation from masters students considering doctoral study and doctoral students in relevant disciplines.

SAHGB is interested in all periods and regions of study, and the full range of methodological approaches to architectural history. The society welcomes submissions of work relating to the history of the built environment from all disciplines, including but by no means limited to: Architecture, Art History, History (including urban, social and cultural history), Archaeology, Anthropology, Material Culture, Geography

On as diverse a range of themes as possible, including: Histories of design, Histories of planning, Histories of construction, Histories of buildings in use, Histories of interiors and interior design, Histories of practice and professionalism.

Alongside presentations, the Workshop will feature a participatory session on ‘Publishing in Architectural History’ facilitated by a panel of invited scholars, to be announced in due course. The keynote speaker will be the Chairman of the SAHGB, Professor Barbara Penner (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL).

If you are interested in making a contribution, please complete the submission form here.

The closing date for applications is Friday 18 January 2019. The result of all applications will be communicated by Friday 1 February, with confirmation from the speakers requested by Friday 15 February.

The Workshop will take place on Saturday 23 March at The Gallery, 70, Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL. No funding is available and a contribution of £10 is requested from all attendees to cover costs (inclusive of all catering).

Details of the 2018 Workshop can be viewed on the Society’s website at For further information or clarification of any sort please contact the conference organizers at


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