EAA 2020 Bucarest

Une session de l’EAA 2020, qui aura lieu à Bucarest, peut attirer l’attention de certains d’entre nous (Attention ! deadline au 13 février !) :

Session 252 – Building networks ! The exchange of knowledge, ideas and material for building in the medieval and post-medieval world, co-organised by Jeroen Bouwmeester, Sarah Kerr, Laura Patrick, Martin Huggon, and Duncan Berryman

The development of buildings in medieval and post-medieval Europe cannot be seen as an isolated process within the boundaries of a town, region or even country. During these centuries there was always an exchange of aesthetic ideas, technological know-how, and building materials. It is known that architects and craftsmen travelled throughout Europe to build, for example, churches and castles. Some of the technological knowledge was closed for outsiders, heavily guarded by the master and his pupils. The building material could also be imported from afar, like tuff brick and wood. Also, the introduction of new concepts was distributed along certain existing networks. For example, the Crusades had an impact on the buildings of medieval Europe on several levels.

In this session we would like to explore these networks. What were the extents of these networks? How far did these networks reach? Can we identify the main players? How does the exchange and distribution of ideas, knowledge, and materials relate to other developments within the medieval and post-medieval world, like the growing urbanisation and globalisation, and the rise and fall of trade-networks like the Hanse and climate-change? How were new concepts adopted and possibly adapted?
We welcome contributions from Europe and outside of Europe to discuss and better understand the patterns behind these exchanges. At the end of the session we hope to have a first glimpse of the exchange of ideas, knowledge and materials and also more sight on the indicators for this exchange.

Further info can be found here: https://submissions.e-a-a.org/eaa2020/sessions/overview/preview.php?id=252

Papers can be submitted through the EAA conference website: https://www.e-a-a.org/eaa2020
Deadline for abstracts is 13th February