Submission deadline:

January 6, 2023

Architectural Humanities Research Association Research Student Symposium 2023. Research in crisis: tactics and methods.

April 12-13, 2023
United Kingdom

We the committee is very pleased to invite research students to the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) Research Student Symposium taking place at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. The aim of the symposium is to explore the use of research tactics and methods in Architectural Humanities in the context of crisis. The committee welcomes proposals to present work-in-progress papers, poster presentations and round table discussions in the following areas:

  • Research projects that consider topics pertaining to crisis. For example, projects investigating climate change, economic change, public health issues, racism, wellbeing, and so on.
  • Research projects that consider the wider implications of crises and how they uncover or make visible existing underlying and/or structural problems.
  • Challenge-oriented research directed toward the prevention and/or mitigation of future crises, or improved data collection and decision making within crises.
  • Tactics borne out of crises such as COVID-19 related lockdowns, social distancing measures, remote working, etc.
  • Methodological innovations or new methods developed in response to research crises and/or failures.
  • Research challenges and methods or methodologies considered ‘at risk’.


About the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA):

AHRA is a non-profit academic organisation that was created to provide an inclusive and comprehensive support network of researchers in architectural humanities across the UK and beyond. It promotes, supports, develops and disseminates high-quality research in all areas of architectural humanities.

AHRA facilitates a comprehensive international network of established academics, encouraging the development of younger researchers and fostering the exploration of new and emerging areas of humanities research in architecture. It disseminates research in architectural humanities through annual refereed conferences, meetings, research symposia and high-quality research publications.

The Organising Committee plans to host content on the symposium website pages for a minimum of one year; promote said content through social media channels; and present highlights and/or selected works within the WSA end-of-year exhibition. There will be a prize for the best poster also. Further benefits from participating include potential to put forward a paper for publication within Architecture and Culture, AHRA’s international, peer-reviewed journal. Accepted papers will be strongly encouraged to submit to the journal.

The deadline for abstract submissions via Microsoft Forms is 6 January 2023. 

More information can be found here.

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