Call for Sessions & Round Tables: 6th Biannual Conference of the EAHN

By DOCOMOMO Belgium / October, 5, 2020 / 0 comments
Call for Sessions and Round Tables: 6th Biannual Conference of the European Architectural History Network
Deadline: 30th December 2020

Despite the fact that the Sixth Biannual Conference of the European Architectural History Network, to be held in Edinburgh, was forced to be postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis, the network intends to regain its usual rhythm of holding conferences in even years, so it is already organising a Seventh pan-European meeting in Madrid for 2022. In accordance with the EAHN mission statement, this meeting aims 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. Session proposals are intended to cover different periods in the history of architecture and different approaches to the built environment, including landscape and urban history. Parallel sessions will consist of either five papers or four papers and a respondent, with time for dialogue and questions at the end. In addition, a limited number of round-table debates addressing burning issues in the field will also take place at the meeting. Proposals are sought for round-table debates that re-map, re-define, and outline the current discipline. They will typically consist of a discussion between panel members and encourage debate with the audience. The goal is to create a forum in which different scholars can present and discuss their ideas, research materials and methodologies.

Scholars wishing to chair a scholarly session or a round table debate at Madrid 2022 are invited to submit proposals by the CFSR form up to December 30, 2020:

Membership will be required to chair or present research at the meeting. To join EAHN, go to or contact Each session or round table chair is expected to fund his/her own travel and related expenses to participate in the conference.

Proposals in English of no more than 400 words should summarize the subject and the premise. Please include name, professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone and fax numbers, email address, and a current CV. Proposals and one-page CVs should be submitted by the form. Since late submissions cannot be considered, it is recommended that proposals be submitted, and their receipt confirmed well before the deadline. The General Chair cannot be responsible for last-minute submissions, electronic or otherwise, that fail to reach their destination.

Session and round-table proposals will be selected on the basis of merit and the need to organise a well-balanced program. A few open sessions or round tables may be organised by the Scientific Committee, depending on the response to the following call for papers. Should a chosen proposal be found in an identical format in a different conference, the Scientific Committee reserves the right to withdraw it from the programme.

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