MILITARY ENGINEERING IN AMERICA. 18TH-19TH CENTURIES
History of Art Department, University of Seville
Date: November 18-20, 2014.
Location: Campus of the University of Seville.
Miguel Ángel Castillo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).
Rafael López Guzmán (Universidad de Granada).
Mª Victoria Zardoya (CUJAE, Cuba).
We invite the submission of individual paper abstract for the International Conference on MILITARY ENGINEERING IN AMERICA. 18TH-19TH CENTURIES. This initiative is part of the international research project Arquitecturas dibujadas. Ingenieros Militares en Cuba (1764-1898) (HAR 2011-25617), supported and funded by the Spanish Government. It is intended to bring together research on Military Engineering as a basis for a modern network of researches working on themes related to built heritage in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Proposals for papers (Word or pdf format) should contain:
-Title and abstract of the paper (700 words).
-Name and address of the speaker incl. email, phone and institutional affiliation.
Conference languages: The papers should be given in English or Spanish and should take max. 20 minutes. Discussions and commentaries by attending delegates may include also other languages. Final version of papers should be sent before December 1, 2014. A selection will be published in a monograph following the Guidelines of Laboratorio de Arte. The full paper is no longer than 20 pages (5000 words) including references, figures (less than six) and tables.
A. The Defence of America: Fortification during the Seven Years War. Military Engineering and the Decolonization of America. Fortification treatises.
B. Military engineers and the articulation of territory. City foundations. Roads, paths and railroads. Hydraulic architecture.
C. Architects, surveyors, cartographers and engineers. The profession of the engineers in America and its bounds.
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