Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Mausolus Essay Prize

The MMT have launched a call for entries for the Mausolus Essay Prize, with a deadline of 30 April 2015

To encourage the study and appreciation of historic monuments, the Mausolea and Monuments Trust (MMT) is inviting entries for the Mausolus Essay Prize, to be presented in 2015 in memory of our late Fellow Thomas Cocke, a former Chairman of the MMT, who was passionately interested in the evolution of church architecture. The £250 prize and publication in the journal of the Mausolea and Monuments Trust will be awarded by a distinguished judging panel whose members include Carolyn Cocke, Chair of the Mausolea and Monuments Trust, Fellows Roger Bowdler and Gavin Stamp, Gabriel Byng, editor of Mausolus, and Frances Sands, of Sir John Soane’s Museum.

Essays may be on any subject relating to mausolea or monuments, including, but not limited to, head stones, ledger stones, cemeteries, churchyards and other types of memorial. They may concern objects in Britain or abroad, of any time period. Essays must be no longer than 3,000 words (not including footnotes and bibliography) and can be illustrated with up to five figures. The footnotes and bibliography must be in ‘Chicago’ style. The deadline is 30 April 2015 and entries should be sent to Dr Gabriel Byng.

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Visiting Fellowships, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, 2015-2016

The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is pleased to announce three available fellowships for the 2015-16 academic year. There will be two Mellon Fellows hired for the entire year and one Distinguished Mellon Fellow brought to campus for a semester (which can be extended to a year’s residency with outside, non-Princeton support). Mellon Fellows may be from any discipline. We seek applicants with outstanding intellectual, literary, and visual talents who demonstrate an abiding interest in multi-disciplinary work focused on the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and the humanities.

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The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence 2015 are now open for entries. Highlight – Celebrate – Inspire

The Awards for Planning Excellence highlight exceptional examples of planning and celebrate the contribution that planners and planning make to society.

In 2015 we are recognising outstanding projects in the following categories:

Excellence in Planning to Create Economically Successful Places
Excellence in Planning for Community and Well-Being
Excellence in Planning and Design for the Public Realm
Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment
Excellence in Planning for Built Heritage
Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing
Excellence in Plan Making Practice
Excellence in Decision Making in Planning
Excellence in Planning to Deliver Infrastructure
We are also looking to recognise and award exemplary individuals, teams and practices in the following categories:

Young Planner of the Year
Planning Consultancy of the Year
Small Planning Consultancy of the Year
Local Authority Planning Team of the Year
Employer Award for Excellence *

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