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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

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Conference: 6-9 July 2016



SAHANZ PhD Symposium on Architectural History 2016

Given the success of the 2015 Inaugural PhD Symposium, SAHANZ would like to call for expressions of interest to host the 2016 SAHANZ PhD Symposium. Expressions of interest can be sent by email to: Christoph Schnoor ( and Janina Gosseye (, and should include the following information:

  • Proposed host institution
  • Proposed conference convenors
  • Proposed date/time for the symposium
  • Financial plan (the PhD symposium receives financial support from SAHANZ)
  • Expressions of interest are welcome until 14 March 2016. If you have questions, or would like more information, please contact Christoph Schnoor and Janina Gosseye.


    Goto Symposium 2015

    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.

    Thanks to the convenors Antony Moulis and Alexandra Brown.

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

    Click here for further information.


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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.

    Thanks to everyone who participated in Sydney to make this such a success, and especially to the co-chairs Dr Paul Hogben & Dr Judith O'Callaghan, and the Organising and Academic Committee members who helped make this event run so successfully. Thanks to the conference sponsor, The University of New South Wales.


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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.
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    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


    Goto Audience 2011

    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

    Goto Cultural Crossroads

    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

    Goto Geelong programme

    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

    Goto Adelaide programme

    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