Convenors: Peter Scriver, Amit Srivastava

In 2017 the Centre for Asian and Middle Eastern Architecture (CAMEA) will mark twenty years of distinctive leadership within Australasian academe in Asian and Arab focused scholarship on architecture, culture and intellectual change. In Adelaide in July 2017, as part of a year-long program of associated events, CAMEA will host a unique collaboration between the Society of Architectural Historians – Asia (SAH-Asia) and the Society of Architectural Historians – Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) in the format of an intimate congress that will bring together both established and emerging architectural scholars to mark and reflect critically and strategically upon this generational threshold, not only on Asia-focused research, but on architectural scholarship in general.

The four day congress, July 1-4 2017, to be hosted by CAMEA at the University of Adelaide, will consist of two consecutive symposia, interconnected by a series of plenary events:

CAMEA 20th Anniversary Plenary

(Hosts: Samer Akkach, Peter Scriver, Julian Worrall, Katharine Bartsch, Amit Srivastava)

SAH-Asia 2nd International Symposium

(Convenors: Peter Scriver, Amit Srivastava)

SAHANZ 2nd PhD Symposium,

co-hosted with the University of Western Australia.

(Convenors: Nigel Westbrook, Peter Scriver, Amit Srivastava)

Key dates:

20 Jan 2017 Friday Abstracts due for consideration
17 March 2017 Friday Draft papers due for refereeing
02 June 2017 Friday Revised papers due for inclusion
01 July 2017 Saturday Adelaide Congress Reception and Keynote
02 July 2017 Sunday SAH-Asia 2nd International Symposium
03 July 2017 Monday SAHANZ 2nd PhD Symposium (Day 1)
CAMEA 20th Anniversary Event (Evening Program)
04 July 2017 Tuesday SAHANZ 2nd PhD Symposium (Day 2)

05 July 2017 Wednesday Travel day to participate in SAHANZ Conference, Canberra


For more information about the Adelaide Congress e-mail the organisers at: or