Call for papers - SAH


A thematic conference of the European Architectural History Network, held in conjunction with the 36th annual conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand

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Abstracts of no more than 300 words in length (accompanied by 80-word biographical notes) may be submitted by email as Word documents to: Please use the email subject ABSTRACT-SURNAME and use this name for your submission file as well. Full papers will be subject to peer review, with papers published after the conference in an online volume of the Proceedings of SAHANZ.

Abstract deadline: 1 November 2018
Submission of full papers for review: 1 March 2019
Submission of final papers for publication: 14 June 2019
Conference: 10-13 July 2019

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28.2 (2018)

The politicisation of heritage practice around local tourism economies, national nominations and global designations has diverted architectural scholarship away from the empirical comfort zone and towards the emergent interdisciplinary field of critical heritage studies. We are increasingly compelled to engage with points of social and cultural tension and conflict over heritage sites, landscapes and buildings. This issue of Fabrications explores the transition from stable representations of cultural heritage as apolitical and all encompassing to a more dynamic and complex recognition of its inequities. They surface, in particular, in the relationship between major and minor cultural practices where architecture, heritage and politics intersect. The cover image of a watercolour painting by Kuala Lumpur artist, Victor Chin, for example, celebrates a poetic art practice whereby, through his representations of old urban buildings in Melaka, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, he highlights their heritage value, drawing attention to the everyday environments of ordinary people often overlooked in national heritage listings.


To promote standards of excellence in architectural history through the following means:

  • facilitating communication between people active in architectural history in Australia and New Zealand.
  • encouraging discussion, criticism and debate among all who are interested in the subject of architectural history.
  • holding regular conventions at regional and national venues for the above purposes.
  • producing a scholarly journal.
  • encouraging student participation in its activities.
  • contributing to the teaching of architectural history.
  • supporting the processes of conservation in relation to such matters as significant structures and sites, documents and archives.