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.

Guide to hosting a Biennial Conference

Tallinn 2018


Fifth International Meeting

National Library of Estonia

13-16 June

Call for Papers

Conference Website


Abstracts are now invited for the fifth European Architectural History Network International Meeting, in Tallinn, 13-16 June 2018. Please submit your abstract by 30 September 2017 to one of the sessions and round tables listed in the Call for Papers. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted straight to the session convenor(s).

Chairperson, Organising Committee: Andres Kurg (Tallinn, Estonia)

Key dates:

  • 30 September 2017 Submissions of paper proposals and roundtable discussions to session chairs
  • 31 October 2017 Communication by session chairs of acceptance or rejection and comments on accepted abstracts
  • 30 November 2017 Submission of Final Edited Abstracts to Session and Conference Chairs
  • 15 February 2018 Submission of Complete Draft of Paper or Position Statement to Session Chairs
  • 15 March 2018 Comments on Papers and Position Statements to be Returned by Session Chairs
  • 1 April 2018 Submission of Final Paper or Position Statement to Chair and, if to be included in Conference Proceeding, to Conference Chair

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.

Guide to hosting a Themed Conference or Event

Past Events

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)

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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