Elegance and Excesses: war, gold and borrowings: architecture in the 1860s

Date: Friday 3rd December 2010

Venue: School of Architecture, Victoria University, Wellington

Convener: Christine McCarthy (christine.mccarthy@vuw.ac.nz)

Call for Papers Abstracts due: Monday 30th August 2010

The 1860s were an eventful time for architecture in New Zealand. On the eve of the decade, in 1859, William Mason became the first person to be a registered architect in New Zealand. The scene was thus set for the English idea of architecture as a profession to more substantially impact on our land. From the decade’s beginning were the start of civil wars and the discovery of gold, with New Zealand’s first major gold rush in Otago. It was war and gold which crudely distinguished the decade’s histories of the North Island and South Islands.

Papers (15-20 min) presenting new research which examines any aspect of this period of New Zealand architectural history are called for from academics, practitioners, heritage consultants, and postgraduate students. The symposium is one of a series of annual meetings examining specific periods of New Zealand architectural history. It is intended that papers comprising the proceedings will be made available through the Victoria University institutional repository within a year of the conference.

A more detailed CFP can be found on the s-architecture blog here.All enquiries about the symposium and call for papers should be directed to the convenor Christine McCarthy (christine.mccarthy@vuw.ac.nz)

Symposium fee:  The cost of the symposium (including proceedings) will be $60, to be collected on the day of the symposium. Additional copies of proceedings will be available on the day for a cost of $20.

Abstracts due: Monday 30th August 201

Programme announced: Friday 3rd September 2010

Full Papers due: Monday 8th November 2010

Registration due: Friday 19th November 2010

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