Biennial Conferences

Since 2010, the Network has organized a major international conference every second year. The biennial conferences have proved extremely popular and have played a leading role in consolidating and promoting architectural history research in Europe and overseas.


Call for Proposals for the Biennial Conference 2024Guide to hosting a Biennial Conference

Edinburgh 2021

EAHN2021 Sixth International Meeting


Organised by the University of Edinburgh, UK
2-5 June 2021

EAHN2021, hosted by the University of Edinburgh, will take place fully online on 2-5 June 2021. It will have a wide-ranging, global programme, as planned, along with the special interest group meetings which are so important to EAHN. The conference fee will be substantially less than usual, and we hope to attract new audiences who wouldn’t have been able to come to the in-person event. Online registration will go live in January 2021. For regular updates, follow the conference on Twitter @EAHN2021 and the conference website.


Conference Chairs

  • Richard Williams
  • Richard Anderson

Madrid 2022

EAHN 2022 Seventh International Meeting

Madrid, Spain
15-19 June 2022


EAHN2022 will take place in Madrid, Spain, hosted by the School of Architecture of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The Call for Papers is now open. Find out more on the conference website and by following on Twitter @EAHN2022confer1.

CfP EAHN2022

Conference Chair:

  • Ana Esteban-Maluenda, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Thematic Conferences & Events

In addition to the biennial conference, the EAHN collaborates with institutions across the world to organize smaller, more focused thematic conferences and seminars. These events are intended to raise the international profile of the Network through local collaborations and to promote inclusivity and interdisciplinarity.

Call for Proposals for Thematic Conferences 2023Guide to hosting a Thematic Conference or Event

History in Transition: Critical Interventions in Changing Environments

Tirana, Albania
8-10 July 2021

Registration is open.


Exploring heritage and preservation during periods of major transformations, Heritage in Transition is hosted by Polis University in Tirana, Albania.

Architecture and Endurance 

Ankara, Turkey
30 September – 2 October 2021

Registration is open.


Pondering the concept of Endurance in architectural historiography, this conference will be hosted by the Middle East Technical University.

Transgression – A New Paradigm? 

Rennes, France
17-21 November 2021


Reconsidering the act of transgression as a rising paradigm, this themed conference is hosted by ENSA Bretagne (Rennes). 

Past Events

Tallinn 2018


Fifth International Meeting

National Library of Estonia

13-16 June

Conference Website



EAHN 2018 was held in Tallinn, Estonia, and featured five thematic parallel sessions over three days, ranging from panels on reinterpreting the rediscovery of antiquity in Renaissance to critical retakes on the UN Development programmes and a round table on the usefulness of the term “Eastern Europe”. There were three keynote presentations by leading architectural historians – Christine Stevenson from the Courtauld Institute, Krista Kodres from the Estonian Academy of Arts and Reinhold Martin from Columbia Univeristy. The meeting was organised and chaired by Andres Kurg (Tallinn, Estonia).

Dublin 2016

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The fourth international meeting of the EAHN was held in Dublin, Ireland, 2-4 June 2016.  It featured five blocks of parallel sessions and round tables; keynote addresses by Sibel Bozdogan, Jean-Louis Cohen, and Roger Stalley; and a full program of walking and bus tours of Dublin and Ireland’s architectural heritage. Receptions for delegates were hosted by the Irish Architectural Archive, the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin.

Details of the sessions and the full conference can be found on the conference website.

Dublin 2016 Proceedings

Chair: Kathleen James-Chakraborty (Dublin Ireland)

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)

University of Sydney, School of Architecture, Design and Planning

10-13 July 2019

Conference Website


Conference Chairs

Andrew Leach and Lee Stickells

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).

Clore Business School, Birkbeck College, London, United Kingdom

6-8 June 2019

Conference Website


Brussels 2019

Displacement and Domesticity since 1945. Refugees, migrants and expats making homes

Palace of the Academies, Brussels, Belgium

28-29 March 2019

Conference Website



Conference Chairs

Hilde Heynen, Alessandra Gola, Anamica Singh, Ashika Singh (KU Leuven)

Keynote speakers

Peter Gatrell, Romola Sanyal, Paolo Boccagni

Delft 2017

The Tools of the Architect

TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, The Netherlands

22 – 24 November 2017

Conference Website




Architects have for their activities of drawing, writing and building always depended upon the potential of particular tools –ranging from practical instruments such as straight edges, French curves, compasses, rulers and pencils to conceptual tools such as working drawings, collages, photographic surveys, infographics, diagrams, casts and mass models.

As technologies advanced the toolbox of architects has changed and expanded. Today architects have an extraordinary array of sophisticated tools at their disposal but also rely on many of same tools as their 18th and 19th century peers. Working drawings, pencils and tracing paper continue to appear in the designer’s studio while their role and potential is being redefined.

This conference wants to focus on the changing practical and conceptual tools of the architect and their effect on the logos and praxis of architecture.

Conference Chairs

Tom Avermaete, Delft University of Technology

Merlijn Hurx, Utrecht University

Keynote speakers

Mari Lending (professor of architectural theory and history, Oslo School of Architecture and Design/ OCCAS: the Oslo Center for Critical Architectural Studies)

Michiel Riedijk (professor at Chair of Public Building, Delft University of Technology/ Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Rotterdam)

Jerusalem 2017


Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem

June 13-15 2017

Conference Website



How can historians account for the predicaments of violence and uneven distributions of power in the built environment, particularly in the face of current worldwide geo-political crises?

At the heart of this conference will be the question of how eruptions of strife shape architectural and urban histories; and reciprocally, how larger architectural and planning processes, along with the histories that register their impact, intervene in the predicament of conflict. The aim of the conference is to bring together different responses to this predicament from both regional architectural and urban historians and worldwide members of the EAHN.

All queries should be addressed to Alona Nitzan-Shiftan or Panayiota Pyla.

Belgrade 2015

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Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies

Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, Serbia

14-17 October 2015

The third thematic conference will focus on the multiple perceptual forms and interpretations of architecture and their entanglements regarding conditions of historicity, notions of geographical belonging, as well as concepts of cultural or political identity.

Conference programme

Belgrade 2015 website.

Chairperson, Themed Conference Committee: Ljiljana Blagojević (Belgrade, Serbia)

Turin 2014

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Over 500 abstracts were submitted in response to the Call for Papers.  TURIN 2014 hosted 30 sessions covering a broad spectrum of subjects, periods, and thematic tracks, including Representation and Communication, Questions of Methodology and Circulation of Architectural Culture and Practices.

EAHN2014 Abstracts

EAHN2014 Programme & Tours

EAHN2014 Proceedings

Chair, Michela Rosso (Turin, Italy)

São Paulo 2013

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Architectural Elective Affinities: Correspondences, Transfers, Multi/Interdisciplinarity

School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of São Paulo. Brazil,  March 2013.

São Paulo 2013 website

Chair, Anat Falbel/ Monica Junqueira de Camargo, (São Paulo, Brazil)

Brussels 2012

The EAHN 2012  conference was held at the Academy of Sciences in Brussels and hosted jointly by Belgian Universities and Architecture Schools. Over 400 abstracts were submitted in response to the call for papers, of which 140 were accepted. There were 386 registered participants from 31 different countries, including Japan, Taiwan, US, Australia and New Zealand. Keynote speakers were Beatriz Colomina, Akos Moravanszky, Mary McLeod, and Maarten Delbeke. The conference was accompanied by lunch tours and regional tours.

EAHN 2012 Brussels Programme

Conference Chair, Hilde Heynen (Leuven, Belgium)

Edinburgh 2011

Post War Housing 

Docomomo Scotland / Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland, September 2011.

Edinburgh 2011 Proceedings

Chair, Miles Glendinning (Edinburgh, Scotland) and Carmen Popescu (Paris, France)

Guimarães 2010

The first EAHN conference took place in Guimarães, Portugal, and was hosted by the University of Minho. It had 20 sessions and 5 round table discussions. Over 250 people attended from 26 different countries, including Turkey, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Hungary, Cyprus, Canada, Cuba, Brazil, Israel, and Australia. The four keynote speakers were Paulo Varela Gomes, Denise Scott Brown, Gulsum Baydar and Antoine Picon. The conference also hosted local lunch tours and two regional full-day tours.

EAHN 2010 website

EAHN 2010 Programme

Conference Chair, Jorge Correia (Guimarães, Portugal)


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