Call for Sessions

Call for Session and Roundtable Proposals

The European Architectural History Network is delighted to announce that its next biannual meeting will take place at the NTUAthens School of Architecture, 19-23 June 2024.

In accordance with the long-standing mission of EAHN, the meeting aims at increasing the visibility of the discipline of architectural history, to foster transnational, interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment, and to facilitate the exchange of research in the field. EAHN is a European organization, but its intellectual scope is global thus the meeting welcomes proposals on any geographical and cultural sphere. Topics regarding any aspect of the built environment, as well as landscape and urban history are very welcome, along with proposals dealing with the theories, methodologies and historiographies of architectural history. We particularly encourage proposals that expand and/or challenge the conventional canon of architectural history, by foregrounding at pre-1800 topics and under-studied geographies, chronologies, buildings and texts, or by looking at the established topoi of architectural history from oblique points of view, putting to the fore previously marginalized voices and agents. We also welcome proposals that focus on matters of pedagogy (and the teaching of architectural history), as well as on the infrastructure of design (archives, libraries, etc).

We seek thematic proposals in two basic formats: ‘Sessions’ and ‘Roundtables’.

A Session should consist of 4-5 paper presentations, and allow time for discussion and questions at the end. Session proposals do not need to include a list of speakers; all Sessions will be open for applicants through the general call for papers of the conference (once a final selection of Sessions has been reached).

A Roundtable should be organized as a discussion between 3-5 speakers, on topics of particular urgency, or contemporary relevance. Roundtables should also aim to encourage the participation of the audience in the discussion. Roundtable proposals should include a tentative list of speakers as Roundtables will not be part of the conference call for papers. It is noted that only a few proposals for Roundtables will be chosen by the conference’s scientific committee.

Sessions and Roundtables may be chaired by more than one person.

Anyone wishing to chair a Session or a Roundtable at EAHN 2024 is invited to submit a proposal by 14 December 2022, 18.00 CET. Applications should include a title and description of the theme and scope of the Session or Roundtable (no more than 500 words), as well as the institutional affiliation (if any), contact details and short CVs of the Chair(s) (no more than 200 words each). Applications should state clearly (next to the title), whether the proposal is a Session, or a Roundtable. Please include all the above in a single pdf file and send it to eahn2024@gmail.com

Chair Duties include:

  • Selecting from the proposals submitted for presentation by the agreed deadline;
  • Communicating the final list of speakers and titles to the conference organisers by the agreed deadline; and
  • Submitting material for the proceedings to the conference organisers by the agreed deadline.

*Chairs will not be eligible for selection as speakers in their own or any other session or round table at the conference.


Please note that all chairs and selected speakers are required to obtain membership of EAHN prior (free) to their registration at the conference. To join EAHN, go to https://eahn.org or contact office@EAHN.org

After being registered at the conference all chairs and speakers are also expected to provide all their conference expenses, including travel and accommodation as EAHN 2024 will be an in-person event.

For further details, please visit the conference website: eahn2024.arch.ntua.gr

For more information on EAHN, see: https://eahn.org/