Architecture and Society in an Age of Reform 1760-1840
Liverpool / Bristol / Birmingham
We are delighted to announce the launch of a new AHRC-funded international research network on Architecture and Society in an Age of Reform, which aims to establish a dynamic, long-lasting, multi- and interdisciplinary research forum to investigate the relationship between architecture and society in the period 1760-1840.
As part of the project we will be holding three workshops:
Liverpool (19-20 September 2017)
Bristol (16-17 March 2018)
Birmingham (date t.b.c., June 2018)
Each workshop will focus on the same broad set of research questions, with site visits on the first day designed to stimulate discussion on the second day. The broad sets of questions we will be exploring include:
How can we reimagine the experience of building users?
What can diaries, letters and literary evidence tell us?
(How) can we use digital methods to recreate experience?
The second day of each workshop will be dedicated to focussed discussion designed to respond to the venue visits, to share ideas about the network's key research questions, build research collaborations and identify potential research themes for future research. We will adopted a blended format designed to stimulate discussion, including the following formats:
5 minute speed-dating introductions to research
spotlight sessions on local research institutions and heritage partners
Call for expressions of interest
The project team invites initial expressions of interest from scholars interested in any element of the Architecture and Society research programme. If you feel you can make a significant contribution to any or all of our workshops, please send a brief summary of your research interests and career stage to the Principal Investigator (Alexandrina.Buchanan@liverpool.ac.uk) by 31 July 2017. The AHRC has generously provided funding to support a limited number of participants' UK travel and accommodation expenses.
For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.