A World of Architectural History is the 4th annual conference of the Architectural Research in Europe Network Association (ARENA).
The conference aims to critique and celebrate the latest global advances within architectural history over the last few decades, by focusing upon the word ‘global’ in two senses:
- Geographically – referring to the increasing inclusion of all parts of the world in more complex and multiple discourses of architectural history
- Intellectually – the ongoing expansion of architectural history into other academic subjects, plus the reception of ideas/themes from those subjects
Recognition will be given to a more inclusive approach to architectural history that seeks to incorporate the histories of all countries/regions, and to the significant contributions now being made through interdisciplinary links with other subjects. As such, the conference will represent the forefront of the field internationally and discuss where architectural history ought to head in the future.
Conference presenters will include those from a wide range of subject areas within The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment and leading figures in architectural history across the world. Both invited speakers and those selected via an open call will contribute their papers.
Eight thematic areas will be presented over the two days of the conference, with these themes also framing the call for papers:
- Culture and Architectural History
- Architectural History and Design Research
- The Expanded Field
- Colonialism, Post-Colonialism and Beyond
- History, Environment and Technology
- Architectural History as Pedagogy
- Global Domesticity
- Informalities, Identities and Subjectivities