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Papers presented at the SAHANZ annual conferences are peer reviewed through a blind refereeing process.
Presenters must be members of the Society.
The 2017 conference will be held in Canberra.

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GOLD: the 33rd Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand
Melbourne 6-9 July 2016

Keynote speakers: Abidin Kusno and Alessandra Ponte.

Click for further information and the Conference Programme.

Thanks to everyone who participated in Melbourne to make this such a success, and especially to
Dr AnnMarie Brennan, Prof Philip Goad and their team who made this event run so successfully.

Thanks to the conference sponsor, The University of Melbourne.

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SAHANZ Inaugural PhD Symposium on Architectural History
Brisbane 27 November 2015

Papers by current research higher degree students were presented at the inaugural PhD Symposium on Architectural History at The University of Queensland.
The symposium offered students expert commentary on research was well as roundtable discussions on academic networking and publishing.

Participants/Speakers: Julia Gatley, Andrew Leach, Inger Mewburn and Charles Rice.

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architecture, institutions and change
The 32nd Annual SAHANZ Conference was held 7-10 July 2015
at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, Australia.

Keynote speakers: Geoffrey London and Dell Upton.

Click here for the Conference website.
Click here for the Conference proceedings.


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Themed 'Translation', the 31st Annual SAHANZ Conference was held between 2-5 July 2014 in Auckland, New Zealand. Keynote speakers: Barry Bergdoll, Branko Mitrović and Tom Avermaete.

Click here for the programme.
Click here for the proceedings from Unitec ePress.



OPEN: The 30th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, 2-5 July 2013.
Click here for the programme.
Click here for pdfs of the proceedings.

Print proceedings may be ordered using the conference registration form here. These remain available at the price of A$66 (incl GST) while stock lasts.


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FABULATION: MYTH, NATURE, HERITAGE: The 29th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Launceston, Tasmania, 5-8 July 2012. Keynote speakers: Karen Burns and Alex Bremner. Click here for the programme


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AUDIENCE: The 28th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Brisbane, 7-10 July 2011. Keyone speakers: Mark Jarzombek and Taro Igarashi (with support from the Japan Foundation). Plenary speakers: Penelope Edmonds and Thomas Weaver. Click here for the programme

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IMAGINING: The 27th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Newcastle, Australia, 30 June-2 July 2010. Keynote speakers: Peter Myers and Sarah Treadwell. Click here for programme

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CULTURAL CROSSROADS: The 26th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 2-5 July 2009. Keynote speakers: Roberto Segre, Paul Walker and Riken Yamamoto. Click here for programme

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HISTORY IN PRACTICE: The 25th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Geelong, Victoria, 3-6 July 2008. Keynote speakers: Des Smith and Don Watson. Click here for programme

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PANORAMA TO PARADISE: The 24th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, on the 21-24 September 2007. Keynote speakers: Mark Crinson, Keith Eggener and Paulette Singley. Click here for programme


CONTESTED TERRAINS: The 23rd Annual SAHANZ Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, from 29 September to 2 October 2006. Keynote speakers: Andrew Ballantyne, Zeynip Çelik and Helen Mallinson. Click here for programme

Celebration / SAHANZ 22 / Napier 2005

CELEBRATION: The 22nd Annual SAHANZ Conference, Napier, New Zealand, on the 24-27 September 2005. Keynote speakers: John Macarthur and Jonathan Woodham. Click here for programme

Limits / SAHANZ 21 / Melbourne 2004

LIMITS: The 21st Annual SAHANZ Conference, Melbourne, 26-29 September 2004. Keynote speakers: Peter Corrigan, Diane Favro, Reinhold Martin and Felicity Scott. Click here for programme

Sahanz 03 : Progress

PROGRESS: The 20th annual conference of SAHANZ, Sydney, 2-5 October 2003. Keynotes: Mike Austin and Mary McLeod. Click here for programme

Additions programme

ADDITIONS TO ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY: The 19th annual conference of SAHANZ, Brisbane, 4-7 October 2002. Keynotes: Andrew Benjamin, Hilde Heynen, Esa Laaksonen and Jane Rendell. Click here for programme

In the Making

IN THE MAKING: Architecture's Past The 18th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Darwin, Australia, 30 September-3 October 2001. Keynote speaker: Philip Goad. Click here for programme

Formulation Fabrication

FORMULATION FABRICATION: The Architecture of History The 17th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Wellington, New Zealand, November 2000. Keynote speakers: Roemer van Toorn, Sarah Whiting and Mark Wigley. Click here for programme


THRESHOLDS: The 16th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Launceston, Australia, 1999. Keynote speakers: Mark Cousins, Neil Leach and Barrie Shelton. Click here for programme


FIRM(ness) commodity DE-light?: questioning the canons The 15th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Melbourne, Australia, September 1998. Keynote speakers: Anthony Alofsin and Harry Francis Mallgrave. Click here for programme

On What Ground(s)?

ON WHAT GROUND(S)?: The 14th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Adelaide, Australia, 17-20 July 1997. Keynote speakers: Augustin Berque, Bernard Cache and Paul Fox. Click here for programme

Loyality and Disloyality

LOYALTY AND DISLOYALTY IN THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE AND COMMONWEALTH: The 13th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Auckland, New Zealand, October 1996. Keynote speakers: Richard Engelhardt, Robert Grant Irving and Paul Oliver. Plenary lectures by Peter Bossley and Sir Miles Warren. Public Lecture by John Stacpoole. Click here for programme

50 Years of Modernity

50 YEARS OF MODERNITY IN AUSTRALASIA, 1920-1970: The 12th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Sydney, Australia, 14-16 July 1995. Keynote speaker: Harry Seidler. Click here for programme


FROM SARSAPARILLA TO MUCKADILLA: The 11th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Brisbane, Australia, 30 September-2 October 1994. Click here for programme

Nuts and Bolts programme

NUTS AND BOLTS, OR BERRIES: Early Modernism in Australasia The 10th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Perth, Australia, 25-27 September 1993. Keynote speaker: Judith Brine. Click here for programme


ASIA/AUSTRALASIA: The 9th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Geelong, Australia, 4-7 July 1992. Keynote speaker: Helen Ibbitson Jessup. Click here for programme

Regional Responses

REGIONAL RESPONSES: The 8th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Christchurch, New Zealand, 6-8 July 1991. Keynote speaker: Miles Lewis. Click here for programme

Colonial Connections

COLONIAL CONNECTIONS: The 7th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Melbourne, Australia, 1990. Keynote speaker: Jonathan Mané-Wheoki. Click here for programme

Canberra programme

LANDSCAPE AND 20TH CENTURY URBAN DESIGN IN AUSTRALASIA: The 6th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Canberra, Australia, 21-23 April 1989. Keynote Speaker: James Weirick. Click here for programme

Sydney programme

AUSTRALIAN STUDIES IN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY: The 5th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Sydney, Australia, 13-16 May 1988. Click here for programme

Adelaide programme

SAHANZ 87: The 4th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Adelaide, Australia, 9-10 May 1987. Keynote Speaker: Derek Linstrom. Click here for programme

Sydney programme

CLASSICISM AND ROMANTICISM IN AUSTRALASIAN ARCHITECTURE: The 3rd Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Melbourne, Australia, 16-18 May 1986. Keynote Speaker: James Broadbent. Click here for programme

Sydney programme

The 2nd Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Sydney, Australia, 15-16 June 1985. Click here for programme

Adelaide programme

Architectural Historians in Australia: Australian Questions to Face The 1st Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Adelaide, Australia, 11-13 August 1984. Keynote speaker: Dennis Sharp. Click here for programme