AHRA Newsletter:
July / August 2009

This is the latest issue of the newsletter highlighting forthcoming events, conferences, publications and other research activities, including additions to the AHRA website.

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The next newsletter will be issued in early September 2009.

CONFERENCES and SYMPOSIA:  CALLS FOR PAPERS

MONITORING SCENOGRAPHY 3:  SPACE AND DESIRE / RAUM UND BEGEHREN
Zurich University of the Arts
Ausstellungsstrasse 60, 8005 Zurich
Switzerland

8-10 October 2009
http://sceno.zhdk.ch

CALL FOR PAPERS
We would like to bring your attention to the 3rd symposium in the ‘Monitoring Scenography’ series at the Zurich University of the Arts (hosted by the Doctorate Program Scenography, directors Prof. Dr. Thea Brejzek, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Greisenegger, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Marschall, Prof. Lawrence Wallen). 

We hereby issue a call for papers at the intersection of architecture, theatre, exhibition and media.

For further details, please visit our website: http://sceno.zhdk.ch => Symposia
Please send your proposals to:
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Deadline for submission of proposals:  1 July 2009
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NARRATIVE SPACE
An international interdisciplinary conference exploring the interpretive potential of architecture, exhibitions and design
University of Leicester

20-22 April 2010
http://www.le.ac.uk/museumstudies/profdev/nspace.html

CALL FOR PAPERS:
A collaboration between the Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester and the School of the Built Environment, University of Nottingham, NARRATIVE SPACE is a 3-day international interdisciplinary conference exploring the creation of narrative environments in museums, galleries, historic sites, buildings and landscapes. From the level of the site and the building down to the level of the exhibition and the object, how can we create environments which tell stories of people, of places and of collections? How can spaces, objects and a range of media be utilised to create spatial experiences which are engaging, meaningful and memorable?

Narrative Space draws together museum professionals, exhibition designers, architects and academics to explore practice at the cutting-edge of exhibition and experience making. In order to explore this vast area of research and practice it covers a range of themes including the ability of sites and buildings to hold or be overlaid with narratives; the history and theory of display; museums and exhibitions as spatial media; harnessing the spatial character, history and potential of buildings and sites; the nature and role of narrative and storytelling in the making of interpretive environments; the role of visitor-centred design in the production of museum space; and the emergence of a new range of interpretive approaches to museum and exhibition making which cut across architecture, film, design, digital media, interior and graphic design, literature and art.

Proposals are sought from museum practitioners, architects, designers, artists, filmmakers and others actively involved in the imaginative reshaping of museums, galleries and visitor experiences as well as academics researching in the areas of museum and gallery architecture, exhibition and display, both historical and contemporary.

Please send a short proposal of no more than 300 words to Suzanne MacLeod, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
and Laura Hanks, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Keynote Speaker: Peter Greenaway CBE

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 29 July 2009
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Eleventh International Docomomo Conference
LIVING IN URBAN MODERNITY
Faculty of Architecture of the National University, UNAM
Mexico City

August 19–27, 2010
http://www.docomomo2010.unam.mx

CALL FOR PAPERS AND CASE STUDIES
The rapid growth of urban areas from cities to metropolis in the twentieth century created a favorable environment for establishing a discourse on modern architecture. The advancement of technology and the introduction of new materials, which brought about new forms of expression, were not the only triggers for transformation. Concerns for wellbeing, such as hygiene, education, health, leisure and the right to work were also fundamental in shaping buildings and cities, leading to innovative architectural proposals within the framework of a diverse urban structure.

For the 2010 Docomomo Conference, Docomomo Mexico proposes to analyze the different elements that transformed the city and its architecture.
Architects, researchers, historians and other parties in the process of preservation, conservation, renovation or transformation of modern towns and buildings are invited to investigate on the manifold challenges and dilemmas posed by living the urban modernity.
Original papers are invited for submission under the following sub-themes:
(1) Modern Living
(2) Civic and Social Infrastructure
(3) The Modern City
(4) Technology for a Modern Habitat
(5) The University City

Please visit http://www.docomomo2010.unam.mx to read the complete Call for Papers. 
Those interested in presenting a paper or a case study should submit an abstract before September 15, 2009 to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Conference will be held at the Faculty of Architecture of the National University, UNAM, declared World Heritage by Unesco in 2007. 

Deadline for submission of abstracts:  15 September 2009
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LOOKING INTO THE MODERN INTERIOR:  HISTORY, THEORY AND DISCIPLINE IN EDUCATION AND PRACTICE
A Joint Symposium of Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC), U.S.A &
Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC), Kingston University, London

Atlanta, Georgia
March 23-24, 2010

Conference Hosts:
Bridget May, Ph.D. – Marymount University, Virginia
Anne Massey, Ph.D. - Kingston University, London

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) and Modern Interiors Research Centre (MIRC) are proud to sponsor a symposium centred on the modern interior, c. 1870 to the present. Abstracts are invited that explore the conference theme of history, theory and disciplinarity in the modern interior.  The symposium proposes that the history, education and practice of interior design have a very particular and disciplinarily specific relationship, and asks what roles do history and theory have in the education and practice of interior design? Is the history of the modern interior best addressed from the perspective of architectural theory, art or design history, material culture, visual culture, business history or life writing? Or is it an interdisciplinary subject, defined ‘through’ practice, which allows us to explore and question boundaries between different approaches and methods?

Subjects to be explored include, but are not limited to, issues of definitions and interpretations of the modern interior from a disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary perspective; examinations and re-examinations of the historiography of the modern interior; the social, political or cultural relevance
of the modern interior in both history and practice; the role of individual interior decorators, designers and architects on the practice and history of the interior; significant people, firms and practices; the development and role of education in the modern interior. The aim of this joint symposium is to understand the practice of modern interior design through its histories, to
understand how it interior design has been defined as a specific design discipline, and to identify champions of the modern interior and rebels who challenged its borderlines.

Submission Process
Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be attached to an email and sent by October 1, 2009 to Dr. Anne Massey, Kingston University, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) OR
Dr. Mary Anne Beecher, University of Manitoba, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  
Authors are to submit a brief vita along with their abstracts.

Please identify your emails by including “Symposium Proposal” in the subject line. An email confirming receipt will be sent within 48 hours. If such email has not been received, the author should contact the person to whom abstract was sent. To ensure a blind review, NO identifying information should be included on the abstract. Any abstracts with identifying information will not be reviewed. Questions regarding the submission process may be directed to either Drs. Massey or Beecher.

The blind review process will be completed by November 15, 2009 at which time authors will be notified of decision. Accepted abstracts will appear in the conference proceedings.

In addition, based on the quality of the abstract, certain authors may be invited to submit their full papers for publication. More information will follow the November deadline.

IDEC Conference Information
The symposium will take place immediately before the Interior Design Educators Council’s Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, March 24-27, 2010. Participants of the symposium (IDEC pre-conference) are encouraged also to submit these or additional abstracts to the IDEC conference. Go to http://www.idec.org/events/2010.php for more information.

Deadline for submission of abstracts:  1 October 2009
Notification:  15 November 2009
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1st International Meeting
European Architectural History Network (EAHN)
Guimarães, Portugal

17-20 June 2010
http://www.eahn2010.org

CALL FOR PAPERS AND DISCUSSION POSITIONS
The time has come for scholars who share research and teaching objectives in architectural history to gather at a single pan-European meeting. In accordance with the EAHN mission statement, this meeting proposes to increase the visibility of the discipline, to foster transnational, interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment, and to facilitate the exchange of research results in the field. Though the scope of the meeting is European, members of the larger scholarly community are invited to submit proposals related not only to Europe’s geographical framework, but also to its transcontinental aspects.

The main purpose of the meeting is to map the general state of research in disciplines related to the built environment, to promote discussion of current themes and concerns, and to foster new directions for research in the field.

As a result of the call for sessions and round table proposals, abstracts are now invited for the session and round table themes listed below – for further details of these, please see the conference website, http://www.eahn2010.org

Sessions will consist of 4-5 papers and a respondent.  Each paper presentation should be no more than 20 minutes.  Abstracts for session presentations, of no more than 300 words, should define the subject and summarize the argument to be presented.  The content of the paper should be the product of well-documented original research that is primarily analytical and interpretive rather then descriptive in nature.  Papers should not have been previously published or presented. 

Round tables will consist of 5 participants and an extended time for dialogue, debate and discussions among chair(s) and public.  Each discussant will have 10 minutes to present their position.  Abstracts for round table debates should summarize the position to be taken in the discussion. 

Sessions:
Spaces and Leisure in Early Modern Europe.
Local Dynamics in Global Empires.
Architecture in 19th Century Photographs.
Architectures of the Suburb.
The Figure in the Grotto: Materialization and Embodiment in the Renaissance.
Territorial Defensive Systems of European Colonies: 15th to 18th Centuries.
The Changing Status of Women in Architecture Between the Wars.
Urban Cities: Cultural Urbanism in the Heyday of Functionalism.
Fictionalizing the City.
The European Welfare State Project: Ideals, Politics, Cities and Buildings.
Museums of Architecture / Architecture in the Museum.
‘Authors’ of Architectural History from the Ottoman Empire to Nation-States.
Port Architecture of Ancient Roman and Medieval Europe.
Modernization of the Eastern Mediterranean.
The Italian Civic Palace in the Age of the City-Republics.
Remembering Totalitarianism: The Redemption of Former Rule in the Built Environment.
Common Housing in Pre-Industrial Western Cities: The Architectural History Approach.
At the Crossroads of Painting, Mathematics and Cultural Change: The Professional Architect in Early Modern Europe.
Princely Palaces in Renaissance Europe.
Village Architecture in the Age of a Sustainable Future.

Round tables:
Medieval Architectural Heritage: What is Real?
Still on the Margin: Reflections on the Persistence of the Canon in Architectural History.
Setting a Research Agenda for 19th and 20th Century Colonial Architecture and Urban Planning: Current and Emerging Themes and Tools.
Return to the Material.
Beyond the Spatial Turn: Redefining Space in Architectural History.

Membership will be required to chair or present research at the meeting. To join EAHN, write to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For further information including submission guidelines, please see the conference website, http://www.eahn2010.org

Deadlines for submissions: 30 October 2009.
Notification:  30 November 2009
Submission of revised abstracts:  31 December 2009
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FORTHCOMING LECTURES, CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA

CITIES
Anglo-American Conference of Historians
Institute of Historical Research, University of London,
Senate House,
Malet Street, London

2-3 July 2009
http://www.history.ac.uk/aac2009/

For 10,000 years cities have shaped the affairs of mankind. Now, more than half of the world’s population is urban, dwelling in settlements that we identify as ‘city’ or ‘town’, some of them so extensive and so complex that they seem to transcend traditional notions of urban organisation and form.

While the impact of cities has grown rapidly in recent times, its essential nature has been apparent from the beginning. Cities mark the transition from nomadic to settled society and drive the development of agriculture and ideas of the rural, as well the exploitation of water,
minerals and other natural resources. As both organising forces and habitats, cities are at least as important for animals as for humans. They rest on networks of contracts that regulate the exchange of goods and services and the management of risk, yet the instabilities that characterised pre-urban societies remain with us today, and in many new forms.

Cities facilitate the aggregation of wealth and power and the emergence of distinctive religions, beliefs, cultural behaviour, social structures and institutions. They evolve laws and governmental systems to deal with the particular problems of urban life, including those arising from
disorder and disease. As sites of inquiry and information exchange they promote knowledge and understanding of the wider world.

Within the city, the key public locations are those of the market, popular assembly, power, authority, religion and defence, while the occupation of spaces for work, residence and recreation is exceptionally dense. In meeting these and other needs, cities promote innovation in building and architecture, often so as to fulfil the ambitions of the powerful. City plans and forms can also bear symbolic meaning and express ideas of social, political, economic or cosmological order. Such environments are often oppressive or corrupting, yet many cities also offer the individual a freedom of thought and expression not found elsewhere.

Cities’ relations with subordinate settlements and with other cities, along with their need to control territory and communications, give them a central role in the formation of states and empires, and now in the process of globalisation. At the same time, they absorb and express the characteristics of the regions in which they lie and of more distant places with which they have contact. With migration and trade they become places where languages and cultures co-exist, intermingle or merge.

The conference will deal with cities throughout the world, with papers examining the networks of cities and their role in cultural formation, the relations between cities, territories and larger political units, the ideologies and cosmologies of the city and what distinguishes the city or town from other forms of settlement or ways of life.

Many of these topics are touched on in general writing on cities, but it is remarkable how rarely they are subject to serious historical analysis. This raises questions for our understanding of cities now, when so much of their past as invoked in relation to the present is misunderstood. As so many of us mass together in cities, are we at a turning point in our identity as humans? Or does past experience of cities offer some clues for the future, whether one of hope or of disaster?

For the conference programme and registration details, please see the conference website, http://www.history.ac.uk/aac2009/
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OCCUPATION: Negotiations with Constructed Space
University of Brighton School of Architecture and Design

2-4 July 2009

This conference, the third in an annual series of ‘Interiors’ conferences will be held at the University of Brighton from 2nd to 4th of July 2009. The Interior Architecture and Urban Studies Programme in the School of Architecture and Design will host this event, which will explore ways that buildings and places are used or occupied.

Issues of inhabitation, enclosure and containment are of critical importance in this new century and an understanding of relationships between politics, place and space is indispensable for any sort of practice today. Researchers, practitioners and students in fields of art, architecture and interior and spatial design must be open to readings of territory and design processes that are relevant to our current situation. This event will address the frictions and negotiations that occur between built space and inhabitants and will examine motivations and forces that are usually present when designing for human occupation.
1. The theme of ‘Occupation and Place’ should explore relationships of people to particular sites, including issues of ownership, purchase, possession and inhabitation.
2. ‘Occupation and Time’ should examine issues about temporal or transient occupation, including alternative ways of occupying territory such as squatting and the marking out of territory.
3. ‘Occupation and Appropriation’ should address states of control, claims to property and territory, acts of dispossession and exclusion and the occupation of interstitial or unusual spaces.
4. ‘Occupation Memory and Imagination’ should investigate acts of consciousness or forms of belief that lead to the redrawing of boundaries and notions of imagined space.

Keynote speakers, include: Irit Rogoff, (Professor of Visual Culture, Goldsmiths College, London University); Eyal Weisman (Professor of Research Architecture, Goldsmiths College, London University); Neil Leach (Professor of Architectural Theory, University of Brighton); Fred Scott, (visiting Professor at Rhode Island School of Design); Maxine Naylor (Professor of Design Research, University of Brighton); Markus Miessen (London and Berlin based architect, researcher, educator and writer) and Declan McGonagle (writer, curator and director of the National College of Art & Design, Dublin).

For additional information and registration, please visit the conference website: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/arts/news/occupation.html or contact Terry Meade .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The cost for attendance at the conference will be £340 for three days, including a conference dinner at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton.
Student concession (not including conference dinner) £160. Single day attendance (not including dinner) £100
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VISUALITY / MATERIALITY: Reviewing Theory, Method and Practice
An international conference to be held at the R.I.B.A., London

9-11 July, 2009
http://www.geography.dur.ac.uk/conf/visualitymateriality

Visuality/Materiality attends to the relationship between the visual and the material as a way of approaching both the meaning of visual and its other aspects. The interrogation of image as sign, metaphor, and text has long dominated the realm of visual theory and analysis. But the material role of visual praxis in everyday landscapes of seeing has been an emergent area of visual research; visual design, urban visual practice, visual grammars and vocabularies of domestic spaces, including the formation and structuring of practices of living and political being, are critical to 21st century grammars of living. The relationship between Visuality/Materiality here is about social meaning and practice; where identity, power, space, and geometries of seeing are approached here through a grounded approach to material technologies, design and visual research, everyday embodied seeing, labour, ethics and utility. This conference is aimed at providing a dialogic space where the nature and role of a contemporary visual theory and practice can be evaluated, in light of materiality, practice, the affective, performativity; and where the methodological encounter informs our intellectual critique.

Plenary Speakers:
Professor Elizabeth Edwards, Dr Paul Frosh, Professor Jane Jacobs

Provisional Speakers Include:
Mike Crang (Durham), Nirmal Puwar (Goldsmith’s); Marquard Smith (Westminster); Prof Mimi Sheller (Swarthmore), Ruth Panelli (UCL); Yoke-Sum Wong (Lancaster); Craig Campbell (Alberta); Mathias Broth (Linkoping University), Oskar Juhlin (Interactive Institute); Dean Sully (UCL); Michael Pryke (Ou); Eric Laurier (Edinburgh); Niki Sperou (visual artist, Adelaide); Ruth Fazakerley (Visual Artist, Adelaide) and Agnieszka Golda (Visual Artist, Wollongong)

For further information and registration, please see the conference website, http://www.geography.dur.ac.uk/conf/visualitymateriality
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INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION SUMMIT
University of Tokyo,
Tokyo, Japan

July 17-19 2009
http://www.iaes.aud.ucla.edu

Following the theme “Negotiating Global Pressures on Professional and Educational Standards in Architecture,” this event brings together internationally respected architects, educators, and scholars to address tensions between local practices and international standards for a globalized architectural profession. Like other professions, we face debates over establishing global standards to support international architectural practices. Though standards may help ensure quality and expand markets for practitioners, they threaten to reconfigure local practices.
How architects work in a global context is also shaped by their education and inculcation into professional roles. Therefore, this event considers both architectural pedagogy and practices. Since institutions around the globe feel increasing pressure to conform to standardization, we will gather to address this situation and also to discover the most effective methods for training architects to face the global challenges of evolving 21st century urban conditions.

Participants include: Hitoshi Abe, UCLA; Helmut Anheier, UCLA; N.H. Chhaya, Center for Environmental Planning and Technology; Preston Scott Cohen, Harvard University; Dana Cuff, UCLA; Odile Decq, Ecole Speciale d’ Architecture; Nobuaki Furuya, Waseda University; Toyo Ito, Toyo Ito & Associates; Jong Kyu Kim, The Korean National University of Arts ; Kengo Kuma, Tokyo University; Ralph Lerner, Hong Kong University; Kazuhiko Namba, Tokyo University; Yasuaki Onoda, Tohoku University; Fernando Ramos, UIA; Brett Steele, Architectural Association; Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Mark Wigley, Columbia University; Weiguo Xu, Tsinghua University; Riken Yamamoto, Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture; Alejandro Zaera Polo, FOA

Jointly organized by UCLA, Los Angeles (Department of Architecture and Urban Design) and the University of Tokyo

Further details: please see http://www.iaes.aud.ucla.edu
Contact information: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Media contact:  Caroline Blackburn, 00 1 (310) 267 4704
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DOCOMOMO Falkirk Study Tour
25 July 2009

We have pleasure in announcing our Falkirk tour of Modernist and other interesting 20th C architecture in Falkirk on Saturday 25th July. This is a mini-bus tour, leaving from Edinburgh at 9.30 am, returning around 4.30pm. We are privileged to having as tour leader Richard Jaques, architect and author on the guide book to Falkirk – some may remember the Bo’ness tour he led for us a couple of years ago.

The cost is £10 per head for docomomo members and £15 for others. There are only a few places so, if you are interested, please book your place with Clive Fenton ASAP:
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WRITING DESIGN:  OBJECT, PROCESS, DISCOURSE, TRANSLATION
The Design History Society Annual Conference
Hosted by the tVAD Research
Group University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK

3-5 September 2009
http://sitem.herts.ac.uk/artdes_research/tvad/event030909.html
http://tiny.cc/writingdesign

Please find the programme, abstracts and booking form at the above websites, or contact Jessica Kelly at   .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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FLESH AND SPACE:  INTERTWINING MERLEAU-PONTY AND ARCHITECTURE
THE EXPERIENCE AND EXPRESSION OF SPACE
34th Annual International Merleau-Ponty Circle Conference
Mississippi State University

9 September + 10-12 September 2009
http://www.caad.msstate.edu/merleau-ponty
The School of Architecture at Mississippi State University is hosting the 34th Annual International Merleau-Ponty Circle meeting September 10-12, 2009, with the theme, “The Experience and Expression of Space.”  In conjunction with this meeting, we are assembling a one-day companion conference entitled “Flesh and Space: Intertwining Merleau-Ponty and Architecture,” to be held on the eve of the philosophy conference, September 9, 2009.

Keynote speakers:  Suzanne Cataldi, Helen Fielding, Alberto Perez-Gomez

Please visit the conference website http://www.caad.msstate.edu/merleau-ponty
for further information.
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JOURNALS:  CALLS FOR PAPERS

FORUM E-Journal
http://resarch.ncl.ac.uk/forum

FORM, SHAPE, STRUCTURE:  EXPLORING PHENOMENA OF PLACES

Architecture, planning and landscape research often investigates the form, shape and/or structure of the built environment. Understanding the morphology and character in relation to the built environment and the nature of the wider settings provides important information on how different activities fit within a particular context.

In this call for papers, researchers are kindly asked to present studies which explain dimensions of a past, present or forthcoming physical (e.g. tectonic) or social (i.e. cultural, political, economic) forces influencing the manifestation of places. By asking researchers to engage with forces giving rise to particular forms, shapes and/or structures of our built environments we intend that the following two questions will be addressed:

What impact do these forces have on our spaces and places?

How are these forces effecting the production, consumption and/or meaning of physical and social processes and practices?

Contributions may focus on either past or present practices that have influenced the shape or change of the physical and/or social aspects of a built environment. These may include: urban, rural, formal, informal, private, public, vernacular, professional, or other similar such categories.  The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2009. 

For further information, please see the journal’s website, http://research.ncl.ac.uk/forum
or contact Carolyn Fahey, FORUM Editorial Chair, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Submission deadline:  30 November 2009
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CLASSICAL RECEPTIONS JOURNAL

‘Classical Receptions’, which launches in 2009, covers all aspects of the reception of the texts and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome from antiquity to the present day. It aims to explore the relationships between transmission, interpretation, translation, transplantation, rewriting, redesigning and rethinking of Greek and Roman material in other contexts
and cultures. It addresses the implications both for the receiving contexts and for the ancient, and compares different types of linguistic, textual and ideological interactions.

Classical Receptions Journal is edited by Professor Lorna Hardwick and a prestigious, international team. Visit http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/3638/1 for details.

The journal promotes cross-disciplinary exchange and debates at the interface between subjects. It therefore invites submissions from researchers in Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Comparative Literature, Film, Intellectual History, History of Scholarship,
Political Science, Theatre Studies and Translation Studies as well as from those in Classics and Ancient History.  In addition, the editorial team welcomes proposals for ‘Special Editions’ on topics that involve cross-disciplinary collaborations.

HOW TO SUBMIT
Full guidelines for authors are available at
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/3638/2
 
To submit your paper online go to
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/3581/3
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JOURNALS:  NEW PUBLICATIONS

ART IN TRANSLATION

‘Art in Translation’ is a new e-journal, launched in March.  Its goal is to publish in English translation the very best writing on art, architecture, and visual culture that currently exists only in non-English source languages. 

Edited by Iain Boyd-Whyte, and published by Berg, the journal has been made possible by a generous grant from the Getty Foundation.

For further information, and details of how to subscribe, see
http://www.artintranslation.org
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THE EIGHTH LAMP:  RUSKIN STUDIES TODAY

This is to notify you that The Eighth Lamp: Ruskin Studies Today Volume 2, Number 1 is now online. Please click
http://www.oscholars.com/Ruskin/Ruskin3/ToC.htm
to go straight to this issue. The issue can also be accessed via http://www.oscholars.com/
which is the home page of The Oscholar group of journals. The Eighth Lamp is a
double blind refereed journal, edited by Dr. Anuradha Chatterjee (Faculty of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Australia) with Dr. Carmen Casaliggi (School of Education, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff), and published by Rivendale Press, UK.

We hope you enjoy this issue. Please do not hesitate to send us your comments at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) .
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MSc URBAN STUDIES AT UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

This unique course is a collaboration between four UCL faculties (the Bartlett; Arts and Humanities; Engineering; and Social and Historical Sciences).  Students take two core modules in “Urban imaginations” and “City, space and power” and then choose further courses from over
twenty optional modules ranging from research training (for the dissertation) to specialist modules such as “Creative cities”, “Spatial planning”, “Urban design”, “Cities in a globalizing South”,
“Italian cinema and the city”, and “Post-colonial theory and the multicultural city.”

This advanced interdisciplinary programme is aimed at two main groups of students:  first, students from a professional background who wish to take an opportunity for critical reflection and skills enhancement for their career development; and second, students who wish to consider embarking on a research career in the urban field and see the MSc as a useful first step towards independent writing and research at PhD or postdoctoral level.

Entry requirements are the equivalent of a first or upper-second class degree.  Full time, part time and flexible study options are available.  For further details visit the course website:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/urbanstudies/

The course is run by the UCL Urban Laboratory:
http://www.ucl.ac.uk/urbanlab

Academic enquiries to:
Professor Matthew Gandy at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Professor Nick Phelps at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Admissions enquiries to Linda Fuller at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
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DEAN, FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, LANDSCAPE AND VISUAL ARTS
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (REF: 2813)

Applications are invited for appointment as Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at The University of Western Australia.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a ‘Group of Eight’ University with an international reputation for excellence, innovation and enterprise.  The University is seeking an energetic and innovative person to lead the Faculty through the next stage of its development.  The appointee is expected to have international academic standing and a demonstrated research track record in one of the architecture/landscape architecture/visual arts disciplines, a demonstrated ability to develop and implement initiatives and a demonstrated history of successful leadership and achievement at a senior level.
For further information regarding the position, applicants are encouraged to direct enquiries to Professor Bill Louden, Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor on +61 8 6488 2802, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The appointment will be for a fixed-term of five years and may be renewed.  An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated including generous superannuation, leave provisions, fares to Perth for appointee and dependants along with a relocation allowance. 

The Information for Candidates brochure which includes details to lodge your application may be found via a link at https://www.his.admin.uwa.edu.au/Advertising/2813CandidateInformation.pdf
or by contacting Ms Toni Pilgrim, Human Resources, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Closing date:  24 July 2009
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