25-27 November 2022

The 39th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand. The 16th conference of the Australasian Urban History / Planning History Group. Hosted by the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland. Registration is now open and accessible via this link.


Fabrications: The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand invites papers for a special issue (Vol. 33, No. 2) on the theme of ‘Trans-Tasman Trips and Tropes’, edited by Julie Willis, Paul Walker & Katti Williams. The deadline for paper submission is 30th November 2022. Read more.

Alan_Bond_Perth_WA_1985 Rennie Ellis Archive
Image credit: Alan Bond, Perth, W.A. 1985. Photograph by Rennie Ellis. © Rennie Ellis Photographic Archive

2022 David Saunders Founder’s Grant

Congratulations to Loren Adams, recipient of the this year’s David Saunders Founder’s Grant. Loren’s project is entitled ‘Fun in the Sun with Other People’s Funds: The Socio-Spatial Exploits of Alan Bond’.

The grant will assist with the digitalisation of architectural drawings relating to the property developments instigated by Bond and a field trip to document the once hedonistic Cockatoo Island Resort.


Call of Nominations for Life and Honorary Members of SAHANZ

The SAHANZ Committee is calling for nominations for Life and Honorary membership of the Society. If you would like to nominate someone for either of these memberships, information and a link to the nomination form can be found here. The deadline for nominations is Friday 23 September.

Call for Expressions of Interest, SAHANZ Editorial Board

The Editorial Board of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand is seeking a new board member.  The Editorial Board oversees the publication of the Society’s academic journal, Fabrications, and the proceedings of its annual conference. Membership of the Board is for a 6-year term; members are generally expected to be financial members of the Society. The Board’s operating procedures can be found here. To apply, please submit a CV and a letter outlining any editorial or editorial board experience, and your previous involvement with SAHANZ publications. Application materials should be sent to the chair of the Board, Paul Walker, at Applications will close on 30 August 2022.