The next AHRA PhD Student Conference
Directory AHRA EVENT

Research in Crisis: Tactics and Methods

AHRA Research Student Symposium 2023

Wed 12 Apr—Thu 13 Apr 2023

Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Add to Calendar Submit Your Abstract Email the Organisers Read more

We are very pleased to invite research students to the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) Research Student Symposium taking place at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. The aim of the symposium is to explore the use of research tactics and methods in Architectural Humanities in the context of crisis. We welcome proposals to present work-in-progress papers, poster presentations and round table discussions in the following areas:

  • Research projects that consider topics pertaining to crisis. For example, projects investigating climate change, economic change, public health issues, racism, wellbeing, and so on.
  • Research projects that consider the wider implications of crises and how they uncover or make visible existing underlying and/or structural problems.
  • Challenge-oriented research directed toward the prevention and/or mitigation of future crises, or improved data collection and decision making within crises.
  • Tactics borne out of crises such as Covid-19-related lockdowns, social distancing measures, remote working, etc.
  • Methodological innovations or new methods developed in response to research crises and/or failures.
  • Research challenges and methods or methodologies considered ‘at risk’.

On behalf of the AHRA Research Student Symposium 2023 organising committee, we invite you to submit a 350-word abstract, a short biography (max 150 words) and keywords (5) by Friday 16th December 2022. To submit an abstract or proposal, please use the link below

Authors of selected abstracts will be asked to present their research inside 10-20 minutes, format depending, at the event.

Research students can display their research on an A1 poster during the event also. Please submit the title of your poster by Monday 30th January 2023. Delegates will be asked to supply a digital copy also (PDF format, no larger than 10MB).

Important Dates

16/12/22: Deadline to submit 350-word abstract via Microsoft Forms:

30/01/23: Deadline for poster title

23/01/23: Notification to speakers

06/03/23: Registration deadline

Symposium Schedule

12/04/23: Panel sessions, keynote(s), poster presentation, round table

13/04/23: Panel sessions, WSA keynote(s), plenary discussion

14/04/23: Optional social activities for symposium delegates


In-person attendance is encouraged, however, if you have special requirements that hinder you from doing so then please get in touch. The symposium is free of charge to attend.

Travel to the symposium is at delegates' cost. The use of public transport is strongly encouraged – the venue is a short walk from national coach, bus, and train networks. Parking will not be provided, except for accessibility needs. A list of budget accommodation recommendations will be provided ahead of the symposium.

A vegan buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided on the two symposium days. Participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and/or cup and let us know of any dietary requirements during registration.

Promotion & Dissemination

The Organising Committee plans to host content on the symposium website pages for a minimum of one year; promote said content through social media channels; and present highlights and/or selected works within the WSA end of year exhibition. Further benefits from participating:

  • Practice your public speaking skills
  • Expand your network
  • Explore potential collaborations
  • Bounce your ideas off others in a creative environment
  • Have your work peer reviewed and receive feedback
  • Potential to put forward a paper for publication within Architecture and Culture, the international, peer-reviewed journal of the Architectural Humanities Research Association. Accepted papers will be strongly encouraged to submit to the journal.