Events And Opportunities

CFP: "The Willamette River Valley: Settlers and Founders"

Abstracts or proposals for papers or work‐in‐progress reports are solicited for the 2013 annual meeting of the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. This year’s meeting will be held in Salem, Oregon, October 18‐20, 2013.

This year’s theme is “The Willamette River Valley: Settlers and Founders.” Submissions for the conference may address architects, builders, city planners, and landscape architects of the Willamette Valley, and the historical and economic forces behind Salem’s development as a regional center. These topics will be given first priority. Other proposals addressing any aspect of the built environment from any time period or place are also welcome. All abstracts adhering to the submission guidelines listed below will be given a fair assessment. Abstracts will be blind peer reviewed by the SAH MDR Review Committee with a select number chosen for oral presentation. Applicants may be offered a poster session if their abstract is not selected for oral presentation.

Graduate students and advanced undergraduates in fields related to the built environment are particularly welcome to present at the conference. Membership in the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians is not required for abstract submission, although everyone chosen for presentation will be asked to contribute chapter dues for the current year.

Submission Guidelines: The abstract should be no more than 500 words, and should fit onto a singlesided page. On a separate single page, include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address with a brief, 100‐200 word paragraph biography or one‐page curriculum vitae. Abstracts are due on or before May 31, 2013, and authors of papers chosen for presentation will be notified by June 11, 2013. Registration fees apply. Please indicate in your abstract whether you intend to deliver a twenty‐minute paper or a ten‐minute work‐in‐progress report. Ideally, the papers or work‐in‐progress reports delivered at the conference should be analytical or critical in nature, rather than descriptive and aim to make an original contribution. Completed manuscripts of accepted papers must be submitted in full to conference organizers by August 12, 2013.

Authors shall retain copyright, but shall agree that the paper will be deposited for scholarly use in the chapter archive in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Electronic submission of proposals is preferred. Please email submissions as Microsoft Word attachments with the subject heading SAH MDR Conference 2013 on or before May 31, 2013, to Phillip Mead at

If you are unable to send your submission electronically, please send it via regular mail to:
Phillip G. Mead AIA
College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
PO Box 442451
Moscow ID 83844