PhD Colloquium 8 July 2021

Abstracts are invited for participation in the SAHANZ PhD Colloquium for 2021, to be held on Thursday 8 of July 2021 and hosted by the School of Design and the Built Environment @ the University of Canberra, ACT.

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 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 historical / theoretical approaches;

+ 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).


Abstracts of 500 words outlining a 10-minute presentation on one of the following aspects of 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 to 18 and assessed on their quality, and on achieving a balance of topics and approaches.

This one-day event will take place in remote mode, and there will be no registration fee.


Submission due date: Friday 21, May, 2021

+ A 500-word abstract addressing one of the above options which relate to the PhD research thesis;

+ A brief biography of not more than 200 words including university affiliation and supervisors and any related publications.

+ A brief statement outlining what stage of progress the Ph. D is at – i.e., post-confirmation year one; year two fieldwork; year three full draft etc.

Send abstracts to Gevork Hartoonian,


Emeritus Professor Gevork Hartoonian, Assistance Professor John Ting, and Dr. Rom Amirjani