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From: Andreas Broeckmann <broeckmann at leuphana.de> (by way of Janos
Subject: [artinfo] CFP: Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies

From: Susan Klaiber <sklaiber at bluewin.ch>
Date: Nov 17, 2014
Subject: CFP: Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies (Belgrade,
14-17 Oct 2015)

Belgrade, October 14 - 17, 2015

Deadline: Jan 31, 2015

The European Architectural History Network (EAHN) is pleased to
announce the call for papers for its 2015 regional thematic
conference, "Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies," in Belgrade,
Serbia, presented in cooperation with the University of Belgrade -
Faculty of Architecture. Visit the conference website for complete
information about venue, keynote speakers, and other conference
details: http://www.eahn2015belgrade.org/

Belgrade, Serbia


The EAHN 2015 Belgrade Conference "Entangled Histories, Multiple
Geographies" aims to explore how different discourses emerged within
architectural historiography and have both constructed and reproduced
multiple identities, histories and perspectives on culture, nature
and society. It also aims to apprehend the complex hierarchic
articulation of these discourses, in terms of dominancy and
peripherality, normativity and transfers.

The principal aim of the conference is to shed light on how different
interpretations of architecture and the built environment have
contributed to different readings of history, culture, nature and
society, either simultaneously or in alternation.

Special attention will be given to addressing conflicting and
complementary views, explanatory systems and theories that stem from
understanding and interpreting the past by means of architecture. By
"entangled histories" we mean architecture as both a prerequisite to
and an instrument in shaping and understanding different or even
competing histories of the peoples and places, while "multiple
geographies" refers to the roles of the built environment in
constructing and interpreting time frames and spatial scales, as well
as cultural and political entities in which these histories unfold.

The conference will be structured according to three broad themes.

The first theme is historicity. This includes architectural responses
to the appropriation and interpretation of the past from antiquity to
the recent past; the roles of architecture in constructing meaning;
its roles in conceptualizing or negotiating historical time and time
frames, as well as how the interpretation of the built environment
deals with various regimes of historicity and produces conflicting

The second theme considers tradition/ innovation in architecture,
which can be traced equally in modern, early modern, and pre-modern
periods. The theme explores the roles of architectural history in
addressing questions of center-periphery, globalization, and
cultural, political, or religious propaganda in the built
environment. Examples might include transfer of architectural
traditions and/ or innovations within Europe or beyond; appropriation
of traditions or imposition of innovations for cultural, political,
or religious reasons; or hybrid traditional-innovative conditions. It
also opens the question of architectural history and its role in the
simultaneity of multiple modernities, ideological restructuring of
cultural and political discourse and similar topics.

Finally the third theme looks at the role of politics, both in terms
of the direct interaction of (local) powers with the field of
architecture and of the intermediate pressure of geopolitics. The
topics treated here could range from ideological matters - such as
the instrumentalisation of architectural historiography, etc. - to
operative policies related to economic and social issues, including
the role of the State (in early modern and modern times; as a
specification, during the Cold War, it can treat both the socialist
regimes and the welfare capitalist State). The geopolitical
perspective could embrace a larger chronological span and explore,
aside from the phenomenon of globalization (with all its aspects),
mechanisms that led previously to shape networks of political

We invite papers that explore one of the three main themes listed
above. These themes have been, and could be, addressed from different
conceptual perspectives central to the topic of "entangled histories"
and "multiple geographies". These perspectives might include, but are
not limited to, those of conflict and change; ruptures and
continuities; global entanglements and segregation; regional
integration and disintegration; political and cultural
homogenization, and standardization and heterogeneity.

Proposal due date: 31 January 2015, noon CET (Central European Time)

Conference dates: 14-17 October 2015

Please submit 300 word abstracts through the conference website
submission portal: http://www.eahn2015belgrade.org/submission/

Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies
EAHN 2015 Regional Thematic Conference
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Architecture
Belgrade, Serbia
14-17 October 2015

European Architectural History Network (EAHN)

Reference / Quellennachweis:
CFP: Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies (Belgrade, 14-17 Oct
2015). In: H-ArtHist, Nov 17, 2014. <http://arthist.net/archive/8922>.

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