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The Hydraulics in Monumental Buildings

A hidráulica em edifícios monumentais

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Published on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

The hydraulic system is an architectural subsystem that can only be understood in view of the dual constitution of its structure: one at ground level, that referrers to potable water (lower hydraulic subsystem), and other concerning rainwater (upper hydraulic subsystem). They both involve aspects of major importance for the functioning of any building: catchment, distribution and evacuation of the waters. In the last decade, research was carried out on the hydraulic component of historical architecture, either religious or civil, considering technical and artistic issues, not only in Portugal, but throughout Europe.

Announcement

The International Congress "The Hydraulics in Monumental Buildings" will take place at the Monastery of Batalha, Portugal, on February 22 - 23, 2019

Argument

The hydraulic system is an architectural subsystem that can only be understood in view of the dual constitution of its structure: one at ground level, that referrers to potable water (lower hydraulic subsystem), and other concerning rainwater (upper hydraulic subsystem). They both involve aspects of major importance for the functioning of any building: catchment, distribution and evacuation of the waters. In the last decade, research was carried out on the hydraulic component of historical architecture, either religious or civil, considering technical and artistic issues, not only in Portugal, but throughout Europe. Recognizing the importance of these new researches, and with the main purpose of promoting the study, and other activities related to hydraulics in historical architecture, the "Gabinete de História, Arte e Cultura da Água" (Office of History, Art and Culture of Water) was established, integrated in CLEPUL - Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon (http://www.clepul.eu/). Thereby, the Monastery of Batalha was recently object of an innovative investigation, that comprised the photographic survey and the data register concernig each of the gargoyles (dimensions, iconography, etc.).

The "Gabinete de História, Arte e Cultura da Água" (Office of History, Art and Culture of Water) of CLEPUL - University of Lisbon; ARTIS (Institute of Art History of University of Lisbon) and the Monastery of Batalha welcome proposals for papers for an international congress concerning hydraulics, or related topics, such as gargoyles, in the disciplinary fields of History, History of Art, History of Architecture, Heritage Studies, History and Theory of Restoration or Conservation, and Iconography.

Submission guidelines

Please send a proposal (max. 400 words) and a short bio to congressobatalha@gmail.com

by 15 december.

Further information: https://congressobatalha.wixsite.com/home

Disciplinary fields : History, History of Art, History of Architecture, Heritage Studies, History and Theory of Restoration or Conservation, and Iconography are welcome. 

Comité scientifique

  • Ana Duarte Rodrigues, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Clara Moura Soares, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Fernando Grilo, Universidade de Lisboa
  • José Luis Munuera, Universidad de Sevilla
  • Patrícia Alho, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Saúl Gomes, Universidade de Coimbra
  • Catarina Barreira, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Dolores Herrero, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Joana Balsa de Pinho, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Majorlaine Charles, Université des Antilles
  • Patrícia Monteiro, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Vitor Serrão, Universidade de Lisboa

Places

  • Monastery of Batalha
    Batalha, Portugal

Date(s)

  • Saturday, December 15, 2018

Keywords

  • hydraulics, historical architecture, monuments

Contact(s)

  • Madalena Costa Lima
    courriel : madacostalima [at] hotmail [dot] com

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Madalena Costa Lima
    courriel : madacostalima [at] hotmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« The Hydraulics in Monumental Buildings », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, https://calenda.org/529516

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