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SAH 66th Annual Conference CFP

by User Not Found | Jun 29, 2012
SAH is now accepting abstracts for its 66th Annual Conference in Buffalo, NY, April 10-14, 2013.

Please submit abstracts for papers no later than June 1st for the thematic sessions or open session. Sessions have been selected to cover topics across all time periods and architectural styles.  

SAH encourages submissions from architectural, landscape, and urban historians; museum curators; preservationists; independent scholars; architects; and members of partner organizations.

Session topics include: circulation and contextualization of architecture, diasporic architecture, Buffalo in 19th and Early 20th century, architecture and the book, post-modernism revisited, plastics and architecture, racial discourses of architectural historiography, conservation and restoration, chapels in Medieval Europe, early modern architecture, politics of Modern Asian architecture, and postwar architecture, and more. 

Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words no later than June 1st for one of the thematic sessions listed below. There will also be open sessions for those whose research does not match any of the themed sessions. Those submitting to the open sessions will follow the same deadline and process as those submitting to a thematic session. This is a change from previous call for papers. Only one abstract per author or co-author may be submitted. SAH is using an online abstract submission process – please do not send your abstract to the session chair’s email address as this will delay the review of your abstract or possibly void your submission. 

If submitting to a thematic session, send your CV to the appropriate session chair and the SAH office. If submitting to the open session, send your CV to the SAH office only.

Abstracts should define the subject and summarize the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The content of that paper should be the product of well-documented original research that is primarily analytical and interpretative rather than descriptive in nature. Papers cannot have been previously published or presented in public except to a small, local audience. All abstracts will be held in confidence during the review and selection process and only the session chair and General Chair will have access to them. 

All session chairs have the prerogative to recommend changes to the abstract in order to ensure it addresses the session theme, and to suggest editorial revisions to a paper in order to make it satisfy session guidelines.  It is the responsibility of the session chairs to inform speakers of those guidelines, as well as of the general expectations for participation in the session and the annual conference. Session chairs reserve the right to withhold a paper from the program if the author has not complied with those guidelines.

Please note: each speaker is expected to fund his or her own travel and expenses to Buffalo. SAH has a limited number of partial fellowships for which Annual Conference speakers may apply. However, SAH’s funding is not sufficient to support the expenses of all speakers. Please click here for information about SAH Annual Conference Fellowships. Each speaker and session chair will register and establish membership in SAH for 2013 by August 30th to show their commitment for the 2013 conferbence and pay a non-refundable fee equal to that of the conference registration fee.

Timeline – some key dates

June 1, 2012

Deadline for submitting abstracts to sessions

July 15, 2012

Session chairs notify all persons submitting abstracts of the acceptance or rejection of their proposals

August 30, 2012

Speakers and sessions chairs must be registered for conference (non refundable)

September 5, 2012

Deadline for conference fellowship applications

February 7th, 2013

Session chairs return papers with comments to speakers

March 1, 2013

Speakers complete any revisions and distribute copies of their paper to the session chair and the other session speakers


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