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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT: Narrating and Constructing the Beach, 14–16 June 2018 (LMU Munich)

The Class of Literature at the Graduate School Language & Literature Munich, in partnership with the Amerikahaus Munich and Bavarian American Academy, cordially invites you to the interdisciplinary and international Conference Narrating and Constructing the Beach.

Construction History Society of America Biennial Meeting and Conference May 24, 2018


Construction History Society of America Biennial Meeting and Conference

  • Start

    Thursday, May 24, 2018

  • End

    Saturday, May 26, 2018

  • Location

    University of Maryland 

The Construction History Society of America's 6th Biennial Conference will be hosted by the CHSA and the School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation at the University of Maryland from May 24-26, 2018.  

Call for papers: international conference "On Monumentality". Athens, Acropolis Museum, 4-6 April 2019.

A century separates us from the “rupture of history” and the historical ambiguities that the early heroic modernism introduced in the urban space, and eighty years from the destruction of the European monumental deposit from the bombings of WWII, a defining moment for the introduction of new kinds of monumentality alongside the old ones. Yet, monumentality still emerges as a major spatial, aesthetic, symbolic, architectural and archaeological phenomenon.