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Call for Session Proposals: 2013 SAH Annual Meeting

by User Not Found | Jun 29, 2012
Members of the Society, representatives of affiliated societies, and other scholars who wish to chair a session at the 2013 annual meeting are asked to submit proposals by January 2, 2012, to Prof. Kenneth A. Breisch, General Chair of the SAH 66th Annual Meeting (University of Southern California, Watt Hall, 204, Los Angeles, California, 90089-0291,

As SAH membership is required to present research at the annual meeting, non-members who wish to chair a session or deliver a paper will be required to join the Society and to pre-register for the meeting in August 2012. SAH will offer a limited number of travel fellowships (with a value of up to $1000) for speakers participating in the annual meeting; session chairs are not eligible for these awards. The deadline for applying will be in September 2013.

Since the principal purpose of the annual meeting is to inform the Society's members of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every period in the history of architecture and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged.  Sessions may be theoretical, methodological, thematic, interdisciplinary, pedagogical, revisionist, or documentary in premise and have broadly conceived or more narrowly focused subjects. In every case, the subject should be clearly defined in critical and historiographic terms, and should be substantiated by a distinct body of either established or emerging scholarship.

Proposals of no more than 500 words (including a session title not longer than 62 characters) should summarize the subject and the premise.  Include your name, professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, and a current CV. For examples of content, consult the call for papers for the SAH 2012 meeting in Detroit. The 2012 call for papers is available on the SAH website at find the call for papers, visit the Publication section of the website, click Newsletter, Recent, and then March 2012. Complete paper session descriptions are also available on the annual meeting website: Proposals and CVs should be submitted by e-mail. E-mail submissions should include the text of the proposal both in the body of the email and as an attachment.

Proposals will be selected on the basis of merit and the need to organize a well-balanced program. Proposals for pre-1800 topics and topics exploring the architecture of the Buffalo area are especially encouraged, as are those dealing with related fields of urban and landscape history around the world. Since late proposals cannot be considered, it is recommended that proposals be submitted and their receipt confirmed well before the deadline. The General Chair cannot be responsible for last-minute submissions, electronic or otherwise, that fail to reach their destination.Authors of accepted proposals will be asked to draft a more concise Call for Papers of not more than 300 words. This will be distributed and published in the March 2012 SAH Newsletter.

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