The CCA Study Centre Awards Five Research Fellowships for 2006-2007

The Study Centre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) has awarded five research fellowships as part of its 2006-2007 Visiting Scholars Program. Created for scholars and architects from around the world who are conducting research at a post-doctoral level, the program allows researchers to pursue their work during residencies of three to eight months. Candidates for the Visiting Scholars Program submit proposals within any field of research in architectural history, theory, and criticism.

The Study Centre’s Consultative Committee, an international body of architects and scholars, reviewed 37 proposals from 15 countries and awarded fellowships to the following researchers:

S.M. Can Bilsel, University of San Diego, USA
Subject: The Modern Cult of Authenticity: Reproduction of Antiquity and the Location of Architecture in the 20th Century Museum

Constance Classen, Concordia University, Canada
Subject: Beckford and Fonthill: Creating a Palace of the Senses

Davide Deriu, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Subject: Transformation of Ideas into Pictures: Model Photography and Modern Architecture, 1910-1945

Esthelle Thibault, cole d’Architecture de Normandie, France
Subject: Psychophysiologie, empathie, suggestion : Esthtique scientifique et stratgies architecturales de l’influence, 1880-1930

Mark Wilson-Jones, University of Bath, United Kingdom
Subject: Modernism and the Myth of Origins

Inaugurated in September 1997, the CCA’s Study Centre is an international institute devoted to advanced research on architecture, its history and theory. The Study Centre aims at fostering scientific exchange, debate, and the emergence of innovative ideas. It offers a program of seminars, lectures, and other research activities intended to create and maintain a forum of exchange for CCA visiting scholars, professionals, the academic community and the public.

The CCA was founded in 1979 as a new form of cultural institution to build public awareness of the role of architecture in society, promote scholarly research in the field, and stimulate innovation in design practice. As an international research centre and museum, the CCA is founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern. Based on its extensive collections, the CCA is a leading voice in advancing knowledge, promoting public understanding, and widening thought and debate on the art of architecture, its history, theory, practice, and role in society today.