Thematic Conferences & Events

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

Read our guide to hosting a Themed Conference or Event

Heritage in Danger

Koya, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

February 20-21, 2023


While the world mourns the destruction of the widely known Iraqi archaeological and heritage sites of Nimrud, Hatra, Sinjar and the old town of Mosul caused by the ISIS invasion in 2014-2017, other Iraqi archaeological and heritage sites in much safer zones were and still are underestimated and exposed to silent death via ongoing neglect and unchecked deterioration with a very limited capacity to safeguard them like in the case of Koya’s old town which reached its zenith during the Ottoman reign.

Call for Papers is closed.


States in Between: Empire and Architecture in East Europe and North Eurasia

Helsinki, Finland

June 7-9, 2023


The ongoing war in Ukraine has made it clear that there is a need to re-evaluate and retune ourselves towards the practices of colonialism, empire-building, and centre-periphery relations, and to ask questions about national identity and built heritage in Eastern Europe and Northern Eurasia, including the histories of Soviet and Russian architecture and the built environment at large.

Call for Papers is closed.


The Third Ecology

Reykjavik, Iceland

 21-23 September 2023


The effects of the anthropogenic climate crisis has compelled a resurgence of scholarship about the often fraught relationship between the built and the natural environment. The conference will be chaired by MoMA’s Ambasz Institute and Listaháskóli Íslands (Iceland University of the Arts).

Call for Papers is open.

Past conferences

For a list of  past Thematic Conferences, including books of abstracts and proceeding, visit: