Abstracts are invited for participation in the SAHANZ PhD Colloquium for 2024, to be held on 22 November 2024 and hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, ACAHUCH, and SAUH-Asia at the University of Melbourne.

Participants will have the opportunity to share their research with fellow postgraduates and will gain critical feedback from mid-career and senior academics who are experts in a broad range of national and international historical, theoretical and heritage fields.

*Participants must be currently enrolled in a PhD, in the fields of architecture, landscape or urban history / heritage or related field of inquiry. We welcome a wide range of contexts and critical, historical  and theoretical approaches, including but not limited to Australia and New Zealand. Students focusing on Indigenous topics and the Asia-Pacific region are encouraged to apply. **Participants must be confirmed in their PhD degree (i.e. topic and candidacy accepted by host institution – usually at some point within the first year of study) or anticipate being confirmed at the time of the colloquium.

Abstracts of 300 words are to be submitted for review outlining a 10-minute presentation on ONE of the following aspects of the PhD research work:

  • The research methodology being pursued and how it relates to the research question and topic of inquiry;
    • A key theoretical / historical framework or context that is being forged for the research;
    • A particular case study / aspect of fieldwork program and how it is exploring the research question and topic of inquiry.

The format of the day will include generous time for formal and informal discussion and sessions on research methods. Therefore the number of abstracts accepted will be limited and assessed on their quality, and on achieving a balance of topics and approaches.

The mode of delivery and participation will be hybrid. The Faculty of ABP at the University of Melbourne will host the colloquium in person and on zoom. Participants are encouraged to come to Melbourne, however there are no financial bursaries available for assistance in travel costs so this should be sought with candidates’ own universities. Alternatively, we are hoping that satellite in-person clusters can be formed in each state and in NZ, so as to maximise opportunities for interaction with fellow presenters, however presentations and panel discussions will all be conducted on zoom.

Due Friday 23 August 2024:

  1. A 300 word abstract addressing one of the above options which relate to the PhD research thesis;
    2. A brief biography of up to 200 words including university affiliation and supervisors and any related publications.
    3. A brief statement outlining what stage of progress the PhD is at – i.e post-confirmation year one; year two fieldwork; year three full draft etc.

Send abstracts to Theo Blankley

Send queries to Professor Hannah Lewi

Colloquium committee: Hannah Lewi, Anoma Pieris, AnnMarie Brennan, Alex Seo, Loren Adams, Prerana Chatterjee, Louis Wyatt, Tianchen Xu, Nina Tory-Henderson

*SAHANZ – Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand

*SAUHA — Society of Architectural and Urban Historians of Asia

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