The third annual Graduate Student Research Forum, hosted by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain is being held on Saturday, 11th April 2015 at the University of Edinburgh. Dr Timothy Brittain-Catlin from the Kent School of Architecture has been invited to speak as part of a group of experienced practitioners, based on his recent book, Bleak Houses: Disappointment and Failure in Architecture, about alternative ways of writing architectural history. Joining him, will be one of our postgraduate students, Tim Fox-Godden, who will be presenting his research on ‘Sites of Memory Beyond Mourning? Remembrance and place in the war cemeteries of the old Western Front’.
Included in the panel of expert practitioners are Richard Anderson (University of Edinburgh), Kathryn Ferry (Freelance writer and scholar), Hannah Malone (Magdalene College, University of Cambridge), Chris Miele (Montagu Evans) and Olivia Horsfall Turner (V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership), all of whom have vast experience in the fields of architectural history, conservation, and curatorship.
The practitioners will participate in panel discussions based on each postgraduate student’s ten minute presentations about their topic of research in a sequence of ‘Lightning Round’ talks. The idea of the Forum is to break away from the traditional conference atmosphere, and to create a lively and responsive environment where students, academics and professionals can freely discuss and exchange relevant knowledge and experience. To close the event, there will be a keynote address by Professor Iain Boyd Whyte from the University of Edinburgh.
For more information, please visit: http://www.sahgb.org.uk/graduate-student-research-forum.html