European Architectural History Network
Fifth International Meeting
The fifth pan-European meeting of the European Architectural History Network (EAHN) will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, from June 13–16, 2018. In accordance with its mission statement, the meeting aims to increase the visibility of the discipline; to foster transcultural, transnational and interdisciplinary approaches to the study of the built environment; and to facilitate the exchange of research results in the field. It will be the first biennial meeting of EAHN in northeastern Europe, demonstrating the organisation’s aspiration to reach out to new contacts and new research themes in architectural history.
The conference will feature five thematic parallel sessions on all three days, ranging from panels on reinterpreting the rediscovery of antiquity in Renaissance to critical retakes on the UN Development programmes and a round table that asks a question about the usefulness of the term “Eastern Europe”. There will be three keynote presentations by leading architectural historians – Christine Stevenson from the Courtauld Institute, Krista Kodres from the Estonian Academy of Arts and Reinhold Martin from Columbia Univeristy.
Receptions for conference participants will be held at KUMU Art Museum, the Museum of Estonian Architecture and the 19th century building of the Academy of Sciences. During lunch hours on all three days of the conference, participants can choose from a range of walking and bus tours to the medieval, modern and contemporary landmarks of Tallinn. The post-conference tours offered on Sunday (17 June) include, among others, a full-day visit to the northeast Estonian industrial heritage sites, Sillamäe and Narva, and a half-day tour to Soviet-era collective farm (kolkhoz) sites.
This year, Estonia is celebrating the centenary of its first independence in 1918. It will bring activities and exhibitions devoted to the country’s history and to the celebration of independence to Tallinn, and other event spaces. Among the highlights in June will be an exhibition of Michel Sittow at KUMU Art Museum, the first monographic exhibition of the Tallinn-born Renaissance painter.
The fifth meeting of the EAHN in Tallinn is supported by the European Social Fund, the Estonian Cultural Endowment, the City of Tallinn and the Estonian Academy of Sciences.