European Architectural History Network

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on August 1, 2009
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The Museu de Alberto Sampaio, Guimarães, founded as a museum of ecclesiastical art in 1928 and located in portions of the former convent of the Collegiate Church of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira in the heart of the city. Photograph: EAHN

A new CAA affiliate society, the European Architectural History Network (EAHN) has launched a smart-looking website with various sorts of useful content and a striking newsletter available for download (it includes the image and caption shown to the right). As outlined in its mission statement, EAHN “supports research and education by providing a public forum for the dissemination of knowledge about the histories of architecture. Based in Europe, it serves architectural historians and scholars in allied fields without restriction on their areas of study.” You do not, in other words, need to work on a European topic to be an active member.

The group’s first international meeting takes place in Guimarães, Portugal, 17-20 June 2010. Paper proposals are due by 30 October 2009 (see below for two session that might be relevant for eighteenth-century scholars).

The organization has also compiled a list of ranked architectural journals. Last updated in 2007, the version currently available on the Network’s website includes just over 100 periodicals, which are assigned a ranking of A, B, or C. The group explains the project as follows:

EAHN is working on this list as a support for architectural historians and their institutes to be able to validate their research output. In the absence of ranked list of periodicals in the field of architectural history by institutions such as ISI (Web of Science), it is important that we provide a list that can act as an international reference point for research in architectural history. This list is far from complete or adequate. As it stands now, it is based upon an agreement between architectural department in Flemish universities, who worked on a provisional list. We invite individuals and schools to react to this list, with proposals for extending it or for reconsidering the ranking of specific journals. Please mail to hilde.heynen@asro.kuleuven.be


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