WHAT IF? WHAT NEXT?

SPECULATIONS
ON HISTORY’S
FUTURES

Register here for the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) hosted by the University of Western Australia School of Design. This is the first time the conference has been held in hybrid mode, enabling virtual and, where possible, in-person attendance for delegates around Australia, New Zealand and across the world. Appropriately for the pandemic situation across the globe, the theme in 2020 asks contributors for Speculations on History’s Futures.

Conference Dates - 18 - 25 Nov 2020 (AWST)

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Keynote presentation Wednesday 18 November by Tim Winter

‘Reimagining the past through the sea – the unfolding futures of architectural history and heritage’
Tim Winter is an Australian Research Council Professorial Future Fellow at the University of Western Australia. He is the former President of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies and has conducted research across a number of countries, primarily in Asia. An interdisciplinary scholar, his work addresses how the past comes to be mobilized in the present for political and economic purposes. He is author of Geocultural Power: China’s Quest to Revive the Silk Roads for the Twenty First Century (University of Chicago Press 2019) and silkroadfutures.net. His forthcoming book is on the Silk Road as a geocultural, geostrategic concept.

Themes

  1. Modes of architectural history
  2. Routes to the Past
  3. Countering the canon/s
  4. The counterfactual
  5. Open Session