Ngā Pūtahitanga / Crossings: A Joint Conference of SAHANZ and the Australasian UHPH Group

November 25 to November 27, 2022

Ngā Pūtahitanga / Crossings:  A Joint Conference of SAHANZ and the Australasian UHPH Group will be held at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland from 25-27 November, 2022 in Auckland.


July 7,2022

Abstracts are invited for participation in the SAHANZ PhD Colloquium for 2022, to be held on Thursday 7 July 2022 and hosted by the School of Built Environment within the Faculty of Arts, Design and Architecture (ADA), UNSW Sydney, NSW.

Ultra: Positions and Polarities beyond Crisis

November 10 to November 13, 2021

The 38th SAHANZ Conference will be held 10-13 November 2021 in Adelaide, Australia, and online.

PhD Colloquium

4th PhD Colloquium

July 8,2021

The 2021 SAHANZ PhD Colloquium was held online on 8 July and hosted by the University of Canberra. Thanks to all the presenters and respondents for an enjoyable and informative day. Thanks also to Gevork Hartoonian, John Ting and Rahmatollah Amirjani for organising the event.

What if? What next? Speculations on History’s Futures

November 18 to November 25, 2020

The 37th SAHANZ Conference was held 18-25 November 2020 in Perth, Australia, and online. Keynote speaker: Tim Winter.


3rd PhD Colloquium

July 6,2020

The 2020 SAHANZ PhD Colloquium was held online on 6 July and hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and ACAHUCH at the University of Melbourne. Thanks to all the presenters and other participants. Thanks also to Hannah Lewi and other members of ACAHUCH for organising the event.

Distance Looks Back

July 10 to July 13, 2019

The 36th SAHANZ Conference was held 10-13 July 2019 in Sydney, Australia.            

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Historiographies of Technology and Architecture

July 4 to July 7, 2018

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

Quotation, Quotation: What Does History Have in Store for Architecture Today?

July 5 to July 7, 2017

The 34th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand

Keynote speakers: Jean-Louis Cohen & Julie Willis.

2nd PhD Colloquium on Architectural History

July 3 to July 4, 2017

The event was co-hosted by the University of Adelaide and the University of Western Australia, and aimed to connect advanced PhD candidates, as emerging researchers, with established scholars in architectural history. Thanks to all the participants who made this event so worthwhile and special thanks to Amit Srivastava, Nigel Westbrook and Peter Scriver for their organisation of the symposium.


July 6 to July 9, 2016

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.

Asia focused initiatives at the Melbourne School of Design

July 4 to July 6, 2016

Spaces in transition: globalisation, transnationalism and urban change in the Asia-Pacific, 4-5 July, 2016.
Rethinking Modern Asia-Pacific Architectures, postgraduate student plenary, 6 July, 2016.

These two events are organised preceding and with a view to increasing regional participation in the SAHANZ 2016 Conference.

Inaugural PhD Colloquium on Architectural History

November 27,2015

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.

Architecture, Institutions and Change

July 7 to July 10, 2015

The 32nd Annual SAHANZ Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Keynote speakers: Geoffrey London and Dell Upton.


July 2 to July 5, 2014

The 31st Annual SAHANZ Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Keynote speakers: Barry Bergdoll, Branko Mitrović and Tom Avermaete.


July 2 to July 5, 2013

The 30th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland.

Fabulation: Myth, Nature, Heritage

July 5 to July 8, 2012

The 29th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Launceston, Tasmania.

Keynote speakers: Karen Burns and Alex Bremner.


July 7 to July 10, 2011

The 28th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Brisbane.

Keynote speakers: Mark Jarzombek and Taro Igarashi (with support from the Japan Foundation).

Plenary speakers: Penelope Edmonds and Thomas Weaver.


June 30 to July 2, 2010

The 27th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Newcastle, Australia.

Keynote speakers: Peter Myers and Sarah Treadwell.

Cultural Crossroads

July 2 to July 5, 2009

The 26th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.

Keynote speakers: Roberto Segre, Paul Walker and Riken Yamamoto.

History in Practice

July 3 to July 6, 2008

The 25th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Geelong, Victoria.

Keynote speakers: Des Smith and Don Watson.

Panorama to Paradise

September 21 to September 24, 2007

The 24th Annual SAHANZ Conference, Adelaide, South Australia.

Keynote speakers: Mark Crinson, Keith Eggener and Paulette Singley.

Contested Terrains

September 29 to October 2, 2006

The 23rd Annual SAHANZ Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Keynote speakers: Andrew Ballantyne, Zeynip Çelik and Helen Mallinson.


September 24 to September 27, 2005

The 22nd Annual SAHANZ Conference, Napier, New Zealand.

Keynote speakers: John Macarthur and Jonathan Woodham.


September 26 to September 29, 2004

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


October 2 to October 5, 2003

The 20th annual conference of SAHANZ, Sydney.

Keynotes: Mike Austin and Mary McLeod.

Additions to Architectural History

October 4 to October 7, 2002

The 19th annual conference of SAHANZ, Brisbane.

Keynotes: Andrew Benjamin, Hilde Heynen, Esa Laaksonen and Jane Rendell.

In the making: Architecture’s past

September 30 to October 3, 2001

The 18th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Darwin, Australia.

Keynote speaker: Philip Goad.

Formulation Fabrication: The Architecture of History

November 1,2000

The 17th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Wellington, New Zealand.

Keynote speakers: Roemer van Toorn, Sarah Whiting and Mark Wigley.


July 1,1999

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

Firm(ness) commodity De-light?: questioning the canons

September 1,1998

The 15th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Melbourne, Australia, September 1998.

Keynote speakers: Anthony Alofsin and Harry Francis Mallgrave.

On what Grounds?

July 17 to July 20, 1997

The 14th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Adelaide, Australia.

Keynote speakers: Augustin Berque, Bernard Cache and Paul Fox.

Loyalty and Disloyalty in the Architecture of the British Empire and Commonwealth

October 1,1996

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.

50 Years of Modernity in Australasia, 1920-1970

July 14 to July 16, 1995

The 12th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Sydney, Australia.

Keynote speaker: Harry Seidler.

From Sarsaparilla to Muckadilla

September 30 to October 2, 1994

The 11th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Brisbane, Australia.

Nuts and bolts, or berries: Early Modernism in Australasia

September 25 to September 27, 1993

The 10th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Perth, Australia.

Keynote speaker: Judith Brine.

Asia / Australasia

July 4 to July 7, 1992

The 9th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Geelong, Australia.

Keynote speaker: Helen Ibbitson Jessup.

Regional Responses

July 6 to July 8, 1991

The 8th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Keynote speaker: Miles Lewis.

Colonial Connections

July 1,1990

The 7th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Melbourne, Australia, 1990.

Keynote speaker: Jonathan Mané-Wheoki.

Landscape and 20th Century Urban Design in Australasia

April 21 to April 23, 1989

The 6th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Canberra, Australia.

Keynote Speaker: James Weirick.

Australian Studies in Architectural History

May 13,1988

The 5th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Sydney, Australia.


May 9 to May 10, 1987

The 4th Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Adelaide, Australia.

Keynote Speaker: Derek Linstrom.

Classicism and Romanticism in Australasian Architecture

May 16 to May 18, 1986

The 3rd Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Melbourne, Australia.

Keynote Speaker: James Broadbent.

The 2nd Annual Conference

June 15 to June 16, 1985

The 2nd Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Sydney, Australia.

Architectural Historians in Australia: Australian Questions to Face

August 11 to August 13, 1984

The 1st Annual Conference of SAHANZ, Adelaide, Australia.

Keynote speaker: Dennis Sharp.