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Launch of Architecture, Space and Society Network

03 January 2012

Launch of Architecture, Space and Society Network and a Pevsner reception

On Thursday 8 December, a double bill marked the launch of the Architecture, Space and Society Network in the Department of History of Art and Screen Media. 'Architecture and Audiences', an afternoon symposium, brought architectural historians of the medieval and modern periods and a curator of contemporary architecture together to present research and ideas, and to engage in lively discussion with our own Birkbeck audience of staff and students. This was followed by a reception in the Keynes library to celebrate the acclaimed new biography of Birkbeck professor Nikolaus Pevsner, by Susie Harries, who spoke about Pevsner's history at Birkbeck. We were also celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Buildings of England series, and were joined by members of the team of editors at Yale University Press.

The Architecture, Space and Society Network has been set up by Tag Gronberg, Zoë Opačić and Leslie Topp with the aim of focusing the research activities taking place within Birkbeck and beyond in the area of architectural design, and landscape history. By bringing together scholars from early and modern periods with academics from other disciplines, curators and heritage experts, it also acts as a forum for those with an interest in the built environment and space more generally.

Further information about the Architecture, Space and Society Network and its events can be found on its blog: http://assnbbk.blogspot.com/

Find out more about Birkbeck's short courses in the History of Architecture and Landscape.