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International Conference EAHN2015 Belgrade: Intertwined Histories – Multiple Geographies


International Scientific Thematic Conference

Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies
International scientific thematic conference,
EAHN 2015 Belgrade, Serbia, October 14-17, 2015

The University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture is pleased to announce the European Architectural History Network (EAHN) thematic conference: Entangled Histories, Multiple Geographies to be held in Belgrade, Serbia on 14-17 October 2015.

At the heart of the conference will be the question of architectural history as related to perplexing, competing and complementary perceptions and interpretations of the past, its geography and culture.

The focus will be on the multiple perceptual forms and interpretations of architecture and their entanglements regarding conditions of historicity, notions of geographical belonging, as well as concepts of cultural or political identity. Our aim is to bring together different responses to this general topic that come from both regional architectural historians and worldwide members of the EAHN.

The symbolic role of the conference venue – with its complex history and even more complicated interpretations of it – will serve as a vivid reminder of entanglement and multiplicity that we expect to be addressed by the participants. Simultaneously seen as European and Oriental, Balkan and Eastern European, multiethnic and ethno-nationalist, a latecomer to modernism or trapped in various cultural mythologies, Belgrade owes its plural identity to both synchronic and diachronic interpretations of its historical and spatial context.

Keynote Speakers

Branko Mitrović
Department of Architectural Design, History and Technology
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Eeva-Liisa Pelkonen
Associate Professor
Director, M.E.D. Program
Yale School of Architecture

Aleksandar Kadijević
Department for Art History, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade

Round Table Chair

Ana Miljački
Associate Professor
School of Architecture and Planning
MIT- Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Scientific Committee

Dr. Ljiljana Blagojević, Associate professor, Vice Dean for Research, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture, Serbia
Prof. Dr. Vladan Djokić, Dean, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture, Serbia
Prof. Dr. Hilde Heynen, vice president of the EAHN, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Mari Hvattum, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Norway
Dr. Aleksandar Ignjatović, Associate professor, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Architecture, Serbia
Dr. Susan Klaiber, EAHN, Independent scholar, Switzerland
Dr. Carmen Popescu, EAHN, Independent scholar, Adjunct professor, University Paris I-Sorbonne, France
Dr. Łukasz Stanek, Lecturer, University of Manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development, UK

The conference language is English.

All information about the conference, call for papers and registration are available at the official conference web site: