We invite proposals for the following roundtable discussion at the Third International Meeting of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN), to take place in Turin, June 19-21 2014
REVOLUTIONIZING FAMILIAR TERRAIN: THE CUTTING EDGE OF RESEARCH IN CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE AND TOWN- PLANNING
During the past decade, while a significant amount of literature has been generated regarding new readings of classical monuments and ancient town plans, much less attention has been paid to disseminating and sharing advances in research methods and new techniques for documenting classical architecture and urbanism. The objective of this roundtable is to begin a collaborative discussion on the way architectural historians have harnessed pioneering strategies in the field, laboratory or within library and archival contexts. This roundtable invites panelists who situate innovative techniques and cutting edge practices at the core of their architectural research. For example, studies that address the application of remote sensing in the development of excavation strategies would be especially welcome. Likewise, digital modeling, mapping and virtual reality (VR) have the capacity to revolutionize the way we represent and visualize ancient architecture, but how can we successfully deploy these tools as pedagogical aids? An equally significant topic for discussion is how traditional archival material has, over the past decade, been morphed into ‘new’ sets of data that can reveal information otherwise invisible to researchers in ancient architectural history.
Please send a CV and an abstract of no more than 300 words by September 30, 2013 to BOTH round table chairs:
Daniel Millette, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia : firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Martin-McAuliffe, School of Architecture, University College Dublin: email@example.com
All candidates will be notified of a decision by October 31st, 2013.