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Call for Proposals to Host the EAHN 6th International Meeting, June 2020

Since 2010, EAHN 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. The past conferences  - in Guimarães (2010), Brussels (2012), Turin (2014) and Dublin (2016) - have each drawn 200-300 participants, from up to 40 different countries. The 2018 Meeting will be held in Tallinn, and we have now begun the search for candidates to organise our 6th International Meeting in June 2020.

  • Any scholarly recognized institution can apply to host a biennial EAHN International Meeting.

  • We welcome applications from across Europe and beyond.

  • We encourage proposals from countries that have not previously hosted the International Meeting.

Applications of 750 words should be addressed to the EAHN Board and submitted no later than 31 January 2017 to office@eahn.org

For more details, download the Call for Proposals HERE .

Conference Guidelines with more precise information on how to organize an EAHN conference can be downloaded HERE


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EAHN Fifth International Meeting, National Library of Estonia, Tallinn 14-16 June 2018
Submission deadline: 12 December 2016
Scholars wishing to chair a scholarly session or round-table debate at Tallinn 2018 are invited to submit proposals by DECEMBER 12, 2016 to Dr. Andres Kurg, Institute of Art History and Visual Culture, Estonian Academy of Arts.
The full call for sessions can be downloaded here.
Tallinn 2018 website



Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem

June 13-15 2017

We are pleased to announce the EAHN’s third thematic conference Urban Histories in Conflict.
On the 50-year anniversary of the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem and the contentious unification it legislated,  we ask 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?
The conference aims to open up questions about the purpose of writing histories of urban conflicts.  We welcome papers that consider urban conflict and urge investigation into its related aspects of change and heterogeneity.
At the heart of the 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 con ict. 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.


Download the full Call for Papers
Abstracts of 500 words and a short CV should be sent to the conference committee .
All queries should be addressed to Alona Nitzan-Shiftan or Panayiota Pyla.
Key Dates
  • Abstract submission - January 15, 2017
  • Abstract selection and notifcation of speakers - January 25, 2017
  • Full papers due by 1 May 2017.



TU Delft and Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam, The Netherlands

22-24 November 2017

Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2017


We are pleased to announce the EAHN’s fifth thematic conference The Tools of the Architect, to be held at Delft University of Technology and Het Nieuwe Instituut HNI (Delft and Rotterdam, The Netherlands) on 22-24 November 2017.

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.

Download the full Call for PapersAbstracts (of 500 words) can be registered and uploaded on the conference website (deadline 15 May 2017).


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)


Key Dates

  • 15 May 2017: Deadline Submission of abstracts
  • 15 June 2017: Notification of Acceptance
  • 1 September 2017: Full papers


EAHN Membership

Membership to the EAHN offers access to:

  • International Conferences
  • Interactive Interest Groups
  • Weekly news and events updates
  • A community of like-minded architects and academics
  • A professional research network

EAHN Conferences

The Network organizes a major international conference every second year and smaller, thematic conferences in intermediate years.  The EAHN Conference page includes details of all our events, and guidelines for organisers.

Dublin 2016

Tallinn 2018

EAHN Journal

Architectural Histories is the open access, international, blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the EAHN. See the journal website for more information, news and articles.

The two latest Special Collections, Travel and Building Word Image, are now available.

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