CFP: The SAHGB Annual Symposium 2018: Architecture, the Built Environment, and the Aftermath of the First World War

CFP deadline: 11 November 2017, 11am

Symposium: 9 June 2018 at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, London in the Wolfson Conference Room

The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) are keen to engage with urban and cultural historians who do not identify as architectural historians but whose work has obvious implications for histories of the built environment. They particularly contacted PTUC with its network of social and cultural maritime/urban historians to take part in this discussion. Central to the Symposium is the question:

2018 marks the centenary of two events central to the early twentieth century: the cessation of hostilities in the Great War, and the passing of the Representation of the People Act which expanded the franchise significantly, ushering in a new age of democratic participation. Both of these events coloured the following 20 years as ones of ʻReconstructionʼ and ʻDemocratizationʼ; what impact did these impulses have on the built environment?

The SAHGB Annual Symposium will be open to scholars at all career stages and of all periods and disciplines, will examine the aftermath and legacy of the Great War in relation to architectural history. It is supported by the Twentieth Century Society and the 20s30s Network, a transdisciplinary network of scholars rethinking British interwar history.

Proposals comprising a 300-word abstract for papers of 15 minutes should be sent to the Symposium Convenor, Neal Shasore symposium2018@sahgb.org.uk by 11am, Saturday 11 November 2017.

For more information please download a PDF version of the CFP here: SAHGBSymposiumCfP

 

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