We invite proposals (500 words) for contributions to a cross-disciplinary day meeting on tall buildings in London past and present.
The seminar will bring together new research on towers of every type, their promoters and uses, the symbolism and associations of high-rise architecture, its cumulative presence in the metropolitan landscape, and the issues posed by new tall building for historic skylines and landmarks.
The day's proceedings will form the basis of a special issue of The London Journal, now published by Maney, which has a unique reputation for scholarly coverage of London past and present. The recommended length for papers is 5,000 words long, and shorter communications are welcomed. The conference organisers are town planner Michael Hebbert (University of Manchester) and historian Elizabeth McKellar (Open University ) , both members of the London Journal editorial board, and the Centre for Metropolitan History (CMH), Institute of Historical Research.
The meeting forms part of the 2007 programme of the CMH and will be held in the Wolfson/Pollard Rooms at the Institute of Historical Research. Papers will be presubmitted and presentations limited strictly to 15 minutes to allow good time for discussion.
Call for papers December 1st 2006
Deadline for proposals February 2nd 2007
Contributors confirmed February 23rd 2007
Deadline for drafts September 12th 2007
Michael Hebbert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Elizabeth McKellar (email@example.com)
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