Book series “Cultures of the North: Histories of Architecture”

Mario Bevilacqua, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”
Sofia Nannini, Università degli Studi di Firenze/Università di Bologna

Advisory board:
Antonello Alici, Università Politecnica delle Marche
Michael Asgaard Andersen, Royal Danish Academy
Mari Lending, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design
Johan Mårtelius, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Atli Magnus Seelow, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Sofia Singler, University of Cambridge
Saverio Sturm, Università di Roma Tre

Cultures of the North: Histories of Architecture intends to publish innovative studies on the architectural cultures of Northern Europe. For centuries considered on the fringes of the Western world, Northern civilizations have developed architectural languages, forms and techniques that emerged from peculiar environmental and climatic conditions, material needs and specific urban models. Northern Europe was an area of migrations and settlements, clashes, contacts and exchange among Germanic, Arctic, British and Slavic populations. Between the nineteenth and twentieth century, architecture became a tool to underscore specific local, national, and even international characters, from national romanticism to neo-vernacular movements, until the emergence of modernism. Cultures of the North aims at disseminating the many architectural cultures of Northern Europe among academic and non-academic readers. It intends to publish both original research projects and translations into English of key studies only available in the Nordic languages. Its publications will share a historical-critical point of view on architecture and the city from the Middle Ages until today.

The publications of the series will be available both in digital (open-access) and print formats. They will be characterized by high quality photographs, original drawings, and unpublished archival sources. All texts will undergo a double-blind peer review process.

The publications will be available on the website of Firenze University Press.

How to submit a proposal:
The advisory board of the book series welcomes proposals for either monographs or edited volumes (collections of essays with one or more editors). The proposal should include an abstract of the research (max. 1500 words) and short CV of all contributors. The call for proposals is open year-round and the submissions are evaluated by the advisory board as soon as possible.

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For any further information about this project, feel free to contact the editors!

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