EMA Newsletter: 3 April 2015

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3 April 2015

CALLS FOR PAPERS

Food and the City (Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana)

The call for papers for the conference entitled “Food and the City (Associazione Italiana di Storia Urbana)” (due 13 Apr, Padua, Italy) is available here and under “Calls for Books, Articles…” in “Research.”

Society of Architectural Historians 69th Annual International Conference

The call for papers for the Society of Architectural Historians 69th Annual International Conference (due 9 Jun, Pasadena, California, USA) is available here and under “Calls for Books, Articles…” in “Research.”

Das Japanische Palais in Dresden. Vom Porzellanschloss Augusts des Starken zum Museumsschloss des frühen Bildungsbürgertums

The call for papers for the conference entitled “Das Japanische Palais in Dresden. Vom Porzellanschloss Augusts des Starken zum Museumsschloss des frühen Bildungsbürgertums” (due 26 Apr, Dresden, Germany) is available here and under “Calls for Books, Articles…” in “Research.”

CONFERENCES

North & South:  Crosscurrents in American Material Culture

Information on the conference entitled “North & South:  Crosscurrents in American Material Culture” (26-29 Apr, Newport, Rhode Island, USA) is available here and under “Conferences, Lectures…” in “Research.”

Repton Revived

Information on the conference entitled “Repton Revived” (13 Apr, London, England) is available here and under “Conferences, Lectures…” in “Research.”

Ordnung (Säulenordnungen) – Ordonner, ordonnancer

Information on the conference entitled “Ordnung (Säulenordnungen) – Ordonner, ordonnancer” (16-19 Apr, Einsiedeln, Switzerland) is available here and under “Conferences, Lectures…” in “Research.”

NEWS IN THE FIELD

Alina Payne Appointed New Director of Villa I Tatti

Harvard University has appointed Alina Payne, Alexander P. Misheff Professor in its Department of History of Art and Architecture, as the new director of Villa I Tatti beginning in summer 2015.  For more details, click here.

Obituary of Dalibor Vesely

Dalibor Vesely, a renowned Czech architectural theorist and historian who taught at the Architectural Association and the University of Cambridge, died earlier this week in London.  For more details, click here.

St. Paul’s Cathedral Awarded £200,000 to Restore Wren’s Dome

The First World War Cathedral Repairs Fund has granted St. Paul’s Cathedral £200,000 to conduct essential repairs to Sir Christopher Wren’s dome and to safeguard Sir James Thornhill’s paintings in the dome.  For more details, click here.