The details of the first workshop in the AHRC Network Architecture and Society in an Age of Reform (1760-1840) are now available on the project website.
The project team invites initial expressions of interest from scholars interest in any element of the Architecture and Society research programme. If you feel you can make a significant contribution to any or all of our workshops, please send a brief summary of your research interests and career stage to the Principal Investigator (Alexandrina.Buchanan@liverpool.ac.uk) by 31 July 2017. The AHRC has generously provided funding to support a limited number of participants’ travel and accommodation expenses.
It’s great to be able to launch this blog with some good news! The Rickman celebrations are part of an allied project, entitled ‘Architecture and Society in an Age of Reform, 1760-1840’, its date range nearly corresponding to Rickman’s life. We’ve just heard that this project has been awarded funding to hold a series of networking events in Liverpool, Bristol and Birmingham, all towns where Rickman lived or undertook substantial bodies of work.
Rickman was part of a network of thinkers, patrons and architects who aimed to reform society and recognised the importance of architecture to their project. Our project aims draw together strands of research on the cultural, intellectual, spatial and political life of late Georgian cities and set these in the context of the built environment. It will conclude with an international conference at Lambeth Palace Library in 2018. We are delighted to be partnering with Lambeth Palace Library, the Georgian Group and colleagues in the UK, as well as partners in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, New York, Texas and California to introduce an international comparative element to the project.
Once the project website is up and running we’ll let you know where to find more details.