Historiographies of Technology and Architecture

The 35th SAHANZ Conference will be held 4-7 July 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand

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Room VS125
School of Architecture, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington
Saturday 7 July 2018, 11.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

If you are unable to attend the AGM, please forward apologies via email to the Secretary, Janina Gosseye at j.gosseye@uq.edu.au.

Call for Proposals: Guest-Edited, Special Issue of Fabrications

The Society invites proposals for a special, guest-edited issue of its journal, Fabrications, to be published in January 2020.

Lisa Marie Daunt awarded the 2018 David Saunders Grant

The 2018 David Saunders Founder’s Grant has been awarded to Lisa Marie Daunt for her project “Communities of Faith: Far North Queensland’s Innovative Modern Post-war Church Architectures.”

Changes to the collection of copyright royalties

For the past few years, and on the initiative of an earlier Executive, SAHANZ has been collecting a small amount of ‘royalty’ money via the Australian Copyright Agency.

Changes to SAHANZ website

The committee has approved some significant changes to the SAHANZ website.


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.


CFP: Distance Looks Back

Abstract deadline: 1 November 2018

A thematic conference of EAHN, held in conjunction with the 36th annual SAHANZ conference.
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Call for Papers


Issue 29:2
‘Industry + Architecture’
Papers due 10 October 2018.

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David Saunders


In memory of the Society’s founder, SAHANZ offers this annual grant to support research by beginning researchers whose work furthers the society’s aim.

The deadline for applications is 1 June 2019.

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  • facilitating communication between people active in architectural history in Australia and New Zealand.
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