1. Evidence and Narrative in Architectural History: An Interdisciplinary Seminar
    Boston University, Photonics Building, Room 203, 8 St. Mary's Street, Boston

    How does architectural history’s use of evidence and narrative relate to other fields in the humanities, arts, sciences, social sciences, and professions? How specifically do architectural historians choose evidence to make arguments and develop structures for telling stories? And how can architectural history both learn from and teach other disciplines about evidence and narrative? Featuring six architectural-history presentations, responded to by specialists in other fields, with audience participation, this public symposium invites the architectural history community, plus all others interested in intertwined issues of evidence and narrative.

    Session 1

    2:00 - 2:15

    2:15 - 2:35
    Lauren Jacobi, “Evidence about Evidence: Architecture and Coin Trials in late Medieval Europe”

    2:35 to 2:55
    Janna Israel, “Failing Memories and Forgotten Histories: The Early Church of San Giobbe, Venice in Dispute”

    2:55 - 3:15
    Erik Carver, “This whole maze of evidence: rethinking social history through Hunt v. Parmly”

    3:15 - 3:45
    Responses by Ross Barrett and Amy Brodeur, plus audience discussion

    3:45 - 4:15

    Session 2

    4:15 - 4:35
    Ijlal Muzaffar, “Settling Dreams: Responsibility, Inheritance, and Belonging in Narratives of Land”

    4:35 - 4:55
    Daria Ricchi, “From Chronicles to Storia: Bruno Zevi’s L’architettura. Cronache e Storia and the Integration Between Theory and Practice”

    4:55 - 5:15
    Edward Eigen, “At a Safe Remove: The Story of Lunar Receiving Laboratory”

    5:15 - 5:45
    Responses by Arianne Chernock and C. Allen Speight, plus audience discussion

    5:45 - 6:00
    Closing discussion and remarks

    6:00 - 7:00

    For more information see here.