International Lectures, Conferences


  • Metropolitan Desires: Cultural Reconfigurations of the European City Space, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England, September 8-9, 2009.


  • Agents of the Renaissance – Transfer Processes in Art between 1400 and 1600, Zurich, Switzerland, October 9-10, 2009.
  • At the Intersection of Cultures: Architecture and Architectural Decoration in the Iberian Peninsula in the Sixth to Eleventh Centuries, Heidelberg, Germany, Tentative conference dates: October 30 – November 1, 2009.


  • And Diverse are their Hues: Color in Islamic Art and Culture, Córdoba, Spain, 2–4 November 2009 The Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art is a leading international conference on Islamic art and culture, presented by Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts, VCUQatar and the Qatar Foundation. Speakers to include: Olga Bush; Maribel Fierro; Samir Mahmoud; Julie Scott Meisami; Lawrence Nees; Bernard O’Kane; Cheryl Porter; Noha Sadek; Michael Schreffler; Marianna Shreve Simpson; Manu P. Sobti & Mohammad Gharipour; and Jon Thompson. For more information, please visit or contact
  • Slavery and the British Country House: Mapping Current Research, Saturday 21November 2009, New Academic Building, London School of Economics, 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3LJ and “As part of the legacy of the 2007 Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade, English Heritage, the National Trust and the University of the West of England (UWE) are jointly sponsoring this one-day conference exploring the links between the country house in Britain and the Atlantic slave trade. Building on important new research in this area, this conference will promote wider public understanding of the many ways in which the fortunes of the landed elite and their country houses were intertwined with slavery and the slave trade.”


  • Luminous Architecture in the 20th Century (1907-1977) – Applications of Electricity in Lighting Buildings: Research, Design, Development, Reception, Nantes, 10–12 December 2009. For more information see Current Call for Papers Page.


  • Architecture_Culture_Ruhr 1945-1975: Components for a Modern Ruhr District, Dortmund, Germany,  February 25-27, 2010.

MARCH 2010

  • Rhythm. Harmony. Proportion: The Relation between Architecture and Music, Salzburg, Austria, March 18-21, 2010.

APRIL 2010

  • Retrospection in the Art and Architecture of Romanesque Europe, April 9-11, 2010, British Archaeological Association.
    • The conference aims to examine how and why a concern for the past manifested itself in the art and architecture of the Latin Church during the Romanesque period. The papers at the conference are therefore concerned with the revival of classical or earlier medieval forms, spolia, selective quotation, archaism, and the construction of histories. More information will be provided in the Joining Instructions sent out to registered delegates in February. A conference booking form for continental European and North American applicants only is available from either of the conference convenors; or [and also on the ICMA web site under X]. A separate booking form for UK applicants and members of the BAA will be posted in September, 2009.

JUNE 2010

  • European Architectural History Network (EAHN), First International Meeting, Guimarães, Portugal, 17–20 June 2010. Further information can be found at


MARCH 2011

APRIL 2011

MAY 2011

  • Re-appraising the Neo-Georgian 1880-1980: An International Interdisciplinary Conference Organized by the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, English Heritage and the Open University- May 6-7, 2011


  • International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, The Utopia of Tradition, IASTE 2010. American University of Beirut. 15-18 December 2010.


If you have information on conferences that have occurred between 2004 and 2009, please forward the information to and we will post the information here.








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