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  • EAHN EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY NETWORK SECOND INTERNATIONAL MEETING

    BRUSSELS, BELGIUM 31 MAY - 3 JUNE 2012PALAIS DES ACADEMIES

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  • SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE Jorge Correia, University of Minho

    Krista De Jonge, K.U.Leuven

    Adrian Forty, UCLondon

    Hilde Heynen, K.U.Leuven

    Mari Hvattum, AHO Oslo

    Susan Klaiber, independent scholar

    Dietrich Neumann, Brown University

    Edoardo Piccoli, Politecnico di Torino

    Belgin Turan, METU Ankara

    David Vanderburgh, UCLouvain

    ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Thomas Coomans, K.U.Leuven

    Dirk De Meyer, UGent

    Els De Vos, Artesis Hogeschool Antwerpen

    Rika Devos, UGent

    Jean-Louis Genard, ULB,

    Faculté d’architecture La Cambre-Horta

    Janina Gosseye, K.U.Leuven

    Hilde Heynen, K.U.Leuven

    Ruth Hommelen, St. Lucas

    Bernard Kormoss, Université de Liège

    Judith le Maire, ULB,

    Faculté d’architecture La Cambre-Horta

    Piet Lombaerde, Universiteit Antwerpen

    Anne-Françoise Morel, UGent

    Sven Sterken, St. Lucas

    Francis Strauven, UGent

    Koenraad Van Cleempoel, UHasselt

  • EAHN EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY NETWORK SECOND INTERNATIONAL MEETING

    BRUSSELS, BELGIUM 31 MAY - 3 JUNE 2012PALAIS DES ACADEMIES

    THURSDAY, 31 MAY 2012 FRIDAY, 1 JUNE 2012 SATURDAY, 2 JUNE 2012

    The Classical Urban Plan: Monumentality, Continuity and Change

    Siege Views and the Representation of Cities in Early Modern Europe

    Open Session Hvattum

    Housing, the State and Society since World War II

    Travel of Men and Models: Intepreting, Collecting and Adapting French Art and Architecture in Europe During the 17th and 18th Centuries

    Regionalism Redivivus. Do We Need a Closer Look?

    Postwar Instrumentalization of the baroque in Europe and North America

    Communicating Architecture: Working with Documents in Construction

    Architecture and Territoriality in Medieval Europe

    Memory, Identity, and Community in Architecture and Urbanism

    "Development" from the Periphery. Architectural Knowledge Exchange Beyond US/ Soviet Bipolarity, 1950s-1980s

    Partnership and the Creation of Modern Professional Practices in Architecture and Planning

    The Way Back to an Altered Homeland. Remigration and Reemployment of Architects in Europe, 1935-1970

    Shaping a Middle Class Life: Architecture, Domestic Space and Building Programs since the Birth of Consumer Society

    Fusion Architecture from the Middle Ages to the Present Day: Incorporation, Confrontation or Integration?

    Court Residences in Early Modern Europe (1400-1700). Architecture, Ceremony and International Relations

    Urban Representations of the Temporal

    Worship, Liturgical Space and Church Building

    Politics and Architecture: Definitions, Methods and Possibilities

    Transformations of Sources and Models in Design and Communicative Practice

    The Welfare State Project. Architectural Positions, Roles and Agencies

    Across Geographies: Shifting Boundaries of Renaissance Architectural Historiography

    New Ideas, new models? Architectural Representation and its Objects in the Twentieth Century

    Clerical ties: Architectural Networks and Networking in the Colonial Mission field, 1500-1900

    Neither "Modernism" nor avant-garde: A Roundtable Discussion in honour of the ninetieth birthday of Alan Colquhoun

    Islamic and Renaissance Gardens: A Case for Mutual Influence

    The Spoils of Architectural Training: Studying School Manuals, Teaching Handbooks and Exercises Sheets in Europe (18th to 19th Century)

    Postmodernism - Theory and History

    Holidays after the Fall: History and Transformation of Socialist Holiday Resorts

    Engineers and Counterculture

    Ákos Moravánszky Teaching on the Peripheries: Charles Polónyi and the Lessons of Marginality

    welcome

    wrap-up

    Maarten Delbeke *title to be confirmed*

    Mary Mc Leod *title to be confirmed*

    track: EARLY MODERN track: REPRESENTATION & COMMUNICATION

    track: QUESTIONS OF METHODOLOGY track: THEORETICAL ISSUES track: WELFARE STATE & ARCHITECTUREtrack: 20th CENTURY

    15.45 - 18.30

    13.30 - 14.30

    17.15 - 17.45

    14.30 - 15.30

    12.15 - 13.15

    17.45 - 18.45

    15.45 - 18.30

    9.00 - 11.45 9.00 - 11.45

    14.00 - 16.45

    lunch events & lunch tours

    lecture by Giorgio Ciucci in BOZAR

    opening reception

    conference dinner

    lunch events & lunch tours

    lunch tours friday, 1 june 2012 (13.15 - 15.45)

    Visit to the Palais des Académies organized by Francis Strauven (max. number of participants: 30)

    Fifties architecture for the Welfare State organized by Rika Devos (max. number of participants: 25)

    A visit through the Europe district organized by Tom Verhofstadt (max. number of participants: 30)

    saturday, 2 june 2012 (11.45 - 14.00)

    Albertina - Royal Library of Belgium organized by Hannes Pieters (max. number of participants: 25)

    Brussels as Capital of a Nineteenth-Century Nation-State: The Creation of an Urban Axis Expressing Belgian Identity and Democratic Power organized by Thomas Coomans (max. number of participants: 25)

    Visit to the CIVA and Archives of the AAM organized by Christophe Pourtois (max. number of participants: 25)

    Giorgio Ciucci lecture in BOZAR thursday, 31 may 2012 (20.00 - 22.00)

    Giorgio Ciucci *Title of lecture - to be confirmed*

    During the lunch breaks, a series of events, such as book launches, poster presentations, etc... will be conducted in the Palais des Académies. A detailed programme of these events will be posted on the website shortly.

    conference reception & dinner

    lunch events

    friday, 1 june 2012 (19.00 - ...)

    Welcome reception (19.00-20.00) *Location to be confirmed*

    Conference Dinner in Restaurant Bozar (20.00 - ...) Baron Hortastraat/ Rue Baron Horta 3, 1000 Brussels

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  • lunch programme

  • The History of the Palais des Académies - short lecture followed by a limited visit

    Practicalities lecture & guided tour in the Palais des Académies / free tour

    Program After an introduction on the history of the building, the most important rooms of the building will be visited

    Description The Palace of the Academies is the seat of five Belgian royal academies: two academies of science and fine arts (the French-speaking ARB and the Dutchspeaking KVAB), two academies of medicine (the French- speaking ARMB and the Dutch-speaking KAGB) and the Royal Academy of French Language and Literature (ARLLFB). Still, the palace was not designed as an Aedes Academiarum but as a princely residence. It was built for Prince William of Orange, the crown prince of the then Kingdom of the United Netherlands, a union of the Netherlands and Belgium which lasted from 1815 to 1830. The young prince had been an adjutant of Wellington, had distinguished himself by his heroic deeds in the English campaigns against the Napoleonic troops in Spain, and had played a crucial role in the Battle of Waterloo where Napoleon was finally defeated. With his cheerful character, he proved in many respects to be the opposite of his father, King William I, a rather dour, frugal and calculating ruler unliked by the Belgians. The Belgians hinted that they would prefer to be ruled by the prince rather than his father and this desire found official expression in the proposal of the Belgian States General in 1815 to build a palace for the prince in Brussels, long before considering building a Royal Palace. William I was firmly opposed to this bill, rightly understanding that the initiative was aimed at installing his son as a kind of viceroy in Brussels. But after five years of resistance, the king eventually gave in. The project was entrusted to Charles Vander Straeten, an architect who had already built the Prince’s country house in Tervuren. The palace was designed in 1821-23, and constructed from 1823-28. Vander Straeten, an outstanding exponent of Belgian neoclassicism, produced one of the purest buildings of the late Empire period. Based on an axial plan, it can be considered a perfect application of J.N.L. Durand’s composition theory, but is by no means marked by Durand’s dry utilitarianism. Vander Straeten accommodated the palace to the extant classical context of the Warande city park and the adjacent Place Royale (both c. 1782), but at the same time he distinguished it in several ways. Unlike the surrounding mansions, uniformly plastered and painted white, the palace was executed entirely in natural stone and its façades articulated with an elegant Ionic order. The prince and his family lived in the palace only one year before the Belgian revolution took place. The Royal Academy of Sciences, Letters and Fine Arts and the Royal Academy of Medici