SELECTED TALKS

Views from the Margins: Albert Kahn, Archives of the Planet (1908-1929), and Borderlands

April 3, 2017, 18.00-18.40 Shelley Hornstein will speak at the Annual Workshop on Art in the Periphery at the Institute of Contemporary History, Nova University, Lisbon, Portugal.

PRESERVING JEWISH HISTORY: MUSEUMS AND MEMORIALS

The Jewish Museum in Berlin opened in 2001. Designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, it became a stunning symbol of what a Jewish Museum in postwar Europe could be and fuelled intense debate over what narrative it should convey. Using examples of Jewish Museums and Holocaust Memorials around the world, this talk raised into important questions about building on historical sites, who initiates these projects and why, and the intended audience of such museums.

March 16, 2017

OUT OF SITE: DIGITAL CARTOGRAPHIES OF MEMORY

Shelley will speak at the Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, 2-4 November 2016, during a Symposium on Inter-Photography and Architecture

BEYOND PLACE: MONUMENTS AND MUSEUMS AFTER THE INTANGIBLE TURN

Shelley will speak at the Computer Art Congress on Digital Art: Archiving and Questioning Immateriality, Paris, 26-28 October 2016

OUR BUILDING OURSELVES: HOW ARCHITECTURAL
PHOTOGRAPHY SHAPES NATIONAL IDENTITY

Dublin, 03 June 2016
Shelley Hornstein will speak in Dublin at the forthcoming European Architectural History Network Meeting, June 3, 2016.
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KOFFLER SALON: MEMORY AND ARCHITECTURE
Artscape Youngplace, 21 March 2016
In conjunction with the Ontario Jewish Archives’ current exhibition Benjamin Brown: Architect (at Urbanspace Gallery until April 23, 2016) we’ve invited Shelley Hornstein (professor, Architectural History & Visual Culture at York University) and Daniel Rotsztain (urban geographer/artist) to share their insights on the intersections of memory, urban sites and architecture in Toronto.
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THE WORLD IN A PICTURE: THE ARCHIVES OF THE PLANET, CULTURAL
HERITAGE AND NATIONALISMS IN THE GEOPOLITICS OF PLACE.

Warsaw, Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, 14–15 April 2015
Survey Photography and Cultural Heritage in Europe (1851-1945): Expanding the Field
Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, A workshop organized by Prof. Elizabeth Edwards and Dr. Ewa Manikowska.
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ARCHITECTURE AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN PICTURES
International Colloquium, University of Dijon, December, 2014
“Architecture and Human Rights in Pictures” Invited Speaker and Panelist, International Colloquium on “Un Centre de communication sociale : Les Archives de la Planète (1919-1931), chronique et action d’une entreprise photographique et filmique visionnaire et politique, University of Dijon, December

SUSTAINABLE? UNESCO ARCHITECTURAL SITES
Travelling Europe, University of Birmingham, 2014
“Sustainable? Unesco Architectural Sites”, ‘Travelling Europe’: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Place and Space. University of Birmingham Graduate Centre for Europe 8th Annual Conference, Invited Panellist and Chair
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ALBERT KAHN, ARCHITECTURAL TOURISM AND THE ARCHIVES OF THE PLANET
Paris, 2014
“Albert Kahn, Architectural Tourism and the Archives of the Planet,” The Xth Congress of the European Association of Jewish Studies, Paris

THE WORLD IN A PICTURE: ALBERT KAHN AND THE ARCHIVES OF THE PLANET
Society of Architectural, Austin, Texas, 2014
“The World in a Picture: Albert Kahn and the Archives of the Planet,” Society of Architectural Historians 66th Annual Conference, Austin, Texas

PROMISED PANORAMAS OF THE PLANET
Society for Philosophy & Culture, McMaster University, Feb 26, 2014
What unites a photographic archive of people and places of the planet,an augmented reality heritage tour, and an art and architectural Installation that recuperates elements of historic buildings?
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MY PAD IS AN IPAD: SCREEN PLAYS AND MOBILE ARCHITECTURE
IN ARBITRARY HOMELAND

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Boston, 2013
“My Pad is an iPad: Screen Plays and Mobile Architecture in an Arbitrary Homeland” Panel on Mapping Ararat and Homeland, Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Boston  

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VERSIONS OF VERSES: BEYOND ARCHITECTURE AND ARCHIVES OF A NATION
Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Terra Murata, Procida, May 29-31, 2013
This Conference will address the contemporary debate on urban multiverses from the interdisciplinary perspective of Canadian Studies, which includes linguistics, literature, geography and history. 
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ARARAT'S AUGMENTED WORLD: SCREEN PLAYS FOR MOBILE HOMELAND
HASTAC, Toronto, April 28, 2013
The theme of the conference is “The Storm of Progress: New Horizons, New Narratives, New Codes".

AUGMENTS & ARARAT: ARCHITECTURE, MOBILITY AND HOMELAND
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, March, 2013
European Architectural History Network (EAHN) Conference: Architectural Electives Affinities: Transfers, Correspondences, Inter/multidisciplinary
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UNION IS A RAGING RIVER, OR REMEMBERING FEZ AS THE RIVER REMEMBERS
Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU, Munich, Germany, 
February 1 - 23, 2013
What is the river’s place in urban history? The historical co-evolution of cities and rivers is a research topic that requires both an urban and an environmental perspective. Rivers have been essential to the foundation, growth, prosperity and development of many major cities around the world.
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SHELLEY HORNSTEIN SPEAKS ABOUT ARCADIA AND AUGMENTS: THE SPACE OF APPEARANCE IN RECENT ARCHITECTURE
Design Matters, Calgary, October 10, 2012
Shelley Hornstein is Professor of Architectural History & Urban Culture at York University.  Her work looks at the intersection of memory and place in architectural and urban sites.
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GILMORE VISITING LECTURESHIP THEME: "REMEMBERING PLACES"
University of Calgary, Faculty of Environmental Design, October 9 - 12, 2012
Observing the landscape and city has inspired many writers and painters to immerse themselves in a vision that amalgamates the world of reality with that
of dreams.
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ARARAT: MOBILITY AND REVERSE DIASPORA IN THE SENTIENT CITY
Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, November 13 - 14, 2012
Remembrance should evoke values that make a difference in the world. 
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WRECKING BALL FANTASIES IN MODERN TIMES, CONTOURS OF THE CITY: CONFERENCE IN MEMORY OF GIOVANNA  FRANCI
University of Bologna, May 3 - 5, 2012
Iconic buildings such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris mark cities and leave an indelible memory for tourists. When we think of a place we’ve travelled to see, the buildings or sites linger in our memory
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MOVE OVER GEHRY: A STARLET IN A STARCHITECTURE PARADIS
58th Society for French Historical Studies, University of Southern California, 
March 22 - 24, 2012
Shelley Hornstein is Associate Professor of Architectural History at York University. Her research examines concepts of place and spatial politics in architectural and urban sites.

THE ART OF REMEMBERING
Lola Stein Institute, Toronto, November 7, 2011
The conference will see the participation of three experts on the subject: Prof. Julia Creet , York University; Prof. Shelley Hornstein , York University; Dr. Elena Lamberti, University of Bologna.
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STARLETS IN BRANDSCAPES: CELEBRITY ARCHITECTURE, SUBTLE INTERVENTION AND ROCKING RENEWAL
Spaces and Flows Conference, Prato, Italy, November 17-18, 2011
Architects have become celebrities so that while our identification of a place is often associated with the building and the cultural memory informed by it, the name of the architect is now the feature.

SUNDAY SCENE AT THE POWER PLANT: IAN WALLACE: THE ECONOMY OF
THE IMAGE

October 24, 2010
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MEMORY STUDIES AND THE IDENTITY PROBLEM: A CROSS READING OF EUROPEAN AND CANADIAN CULTURAL TRADITIONS
University of Toronto, September 7, 2010

STARLETS AND STARCHITECTURE:
"THE WOMEN IN BUSINESS" IN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE
SAH 63RD ANNUAL MEETING

April 22 - 25, 2010
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LOSING SITE: ARCHITECTURE, MEMORY AND PLACE
March 31, 2010

DECADE'S BEST: AMBITIOUS ARCHITECTURE IN THE MARK
January, 2010

TOPOGRAPHIC MEDIA, YORK SEMINAR FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH
April 24, 2009
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HONEST THREADS
January 22 - March 29, 2009

NINA LEVITT: RELAY
November 29, 2008 -January 4, 2009