Architectural Histories is the international, blind peer-reviewed scholarly journal of the EAHN that creates a space where historically grounded research into all aspects of architecture and the built environment can be made public, consulted, and discussed. The journal is open to historical, historiographic, theoretical, and critical contributions that engage with architecture and the built environment from a historical perspective. For more information and how to submit a paper click here.
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Guest editors: Claire Jamieson, Torsten Lange, and Lucía C. Pérez-Moreno
Over the course of the last decade, there has been a resurgence in feminist thinking and activism. Utilizing new tools and strategies for communication, women from all over the world and from different social and cultural backgrounds continue to strive for equal rights in the face of discrimination, sexism, and misogyny. In 2013, Ealasaid Munro argued that these recent developments mark a ‘fourth wave’ of feminism, characterized by its commitment to a ‘diversity of purpose’ that recognises intersectionality as a key issue of our time, and questioning established sex/gender systems and gender identity as a binary category. Simultaneously, this new wave is strongly associated with digital technology as a platform for previously marginalised voices. The aim of this Special Collection is to explore the impact of fourth wave feminism on architectural historiography.
Feminist architectural historiography emerged in parallel with the second wave of feminism in the 1960s and 1970s. It was chiefly concerned with women’s contribution to the production of the built environment, seeking to uncover the biographies of the first generation of women architects during the early modernist period. In the 1990s, the focus of feminist architectural history shifted, drawing from the insights of third wave feminism and queer theory’s critique of binary and hetero-normative definitions of gender. These histories interrogated the multiple relationships between space and the construction (and reinforcement) of gendered identities. Apart from destabilizing fixed categories, these authors also worked to dismantle master narratives, giving attention to micro-histories, everyday spaces, as well as unknown and marginal figures. As a result, a growing body of work began to address, in addition to gender, other axes of oppression such as class, age, ethnicity, sexuality, and religion, among others.
The editors of this Special Collection seek to explore what distinguishes current and emerging research from the previous five decades of writing feminist architectural histories. What knowledge of fourth wave feminism are we engaging with? How have questions, approaches, theoretical and analytical frameworks, and methodologies related to feminism evolved over time? What distinctly new features and concerns can we identify today?
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Posted on 05 Jun 2018
Architectural Histories invites applications for three new members to join its Editorial Board. Members of the Editorial Board work with the Editor-in-Chief to guide potential contributions, from submission through peer review and copy-editing stages of publication. Members thus carry considerable responsibility for the content and quality of the Journal.
The Board, in keeping with the European Architectural History Network’s mission, also develops the strategy and vision of the Journal, maintaining its disciplinary, thematic and geographic diversity and outreach whilst upholding scholarly excellence and integrity.
Members should be available and committed, and willing to devote considerable time to the Journal. They should be well connected in their field(s) of expertise and are expected to seek out and solicit contributions from their various academic networks.
The call for applications is open to all EAHN members regardless of background, discipline or seniority. Scholars working outside traditional centres of scholarship are strongly encouraged to apply, as are those working in any aspect of the history of architecture and the built environment before 1900. Applications should consist of a CV (max. 3 pages) and a cover letter specifying the candidate’s skills and qualities.
Applications should be emailed to Petra Brouwer, Editor-in-Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org), and received no later than 1 June 2018. The new members will be appointed on 1 July 2018 for a four-year term.
Posted on 23 Apr 2018
Architectural Histories seeks reviews and critical essays on books, exhibitions and other architectural media. Taking full advantage of the rapid production cycle offered by digital open access publication, Architectural Histories aims to publish reviews that respond to the latest releases in the field and also to widen the traditional scope of reviews to include recent exhibitions and conferences related to histories of architecture. Although we favour individual book and exhibition reviews, we also welcome longer essay-style reviews comparing several books or other media. Reviews should be about 1000 words in length. Rather than taking requests from authors who would like to have their work reviewed, we invite proposals from scholars who wish to comment on a recent publication or exhibition of importance on architectural history.
Proposals should be sent directly by email to: email@example.com . Please include a couple of lines summarising the significance of the proposed book and your expertise in the field. For more information about the format, please consult the section ‘reviews’ on the ‘instructions for authors page’ on our website: https://journal.eahn.org/about/submissions
Petra Brouwer, Editor in Chief
Wouter Van Acker, Reviews editor
Posted on 14 Dec 2017