EMA Newsletter: 5 August 2016

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5 August 2016

CALLS FOR BOOKS AND PAPERS

Landscapes of Pre-industrial Cities

The call for papers for the conference entitled “Landscapes of Pre-industrial Cities” (due 15 Sept, Washington, DC, USA) is available here and under “Calls for Books, Articles…” in “Research.”

Landscape:  Interpretations, Relations, and Representations (Graduate Conference)

The call for papers for the graduate conference entitled “Landscape:  Interpretations, Relations, and Representations” (due 1 Oct, Leiden, Netherlands) is available here and under “Calls for Books, Articles…” in “Research.”

Amsterdam University Press:  Environmental Humanities in Pre-modern Cultures

The call for books for the series published by Amsterdam University Press and entitled “Environmental Humanities in Pre-modern Cultures” is available here and under “Calls for Books, Articles…” in “Research.”

CONFERENCES

People, Places and Possessions, 1350-1550

Information on the conference entitled “People, Places and Possessions, 1350-1550” (3 Sept, Oxford, UK) is available here and under “Conferences, Lectures…” in “Research.”

FELLOWSHIPS

Deutsches Studienzentrum Venedig Forschungsstipendien

Information on the Deutsches Studienzentrum Venedig Forschungsstipendien (due 31 Oct) is available here and under “All Scholars” in “Fellowships.”

NEWS IN THE FIELD

18th-Century Antigua Dockyard Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site

A cluster of 18th-century naval structures on the former British island colony of Antigua in the Caribbean have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  For more details, click here.

London’s National Portrait Gallery Acquires Earliest Known Portrait of a British Architect

The National Portrait Gallery in London has acquired a portrait of mason-architect Ralph Simons, who was active at the turn of the seventeenth century; this painting, discovered at an Italian auction, is the first known portrait of a British architect.  For more details, click here.

Restoration Begun on Guarini’s and Juvarra’s Consolata in Turin

Following closure of the Consolata in Turin because of serious decay, including crumbling cornices, restoration has been begun; the church was designed by Guarino Guarini and Filippo Juvarra.  For more details, click here.