Dates: 18 – 20 Oct, 2013
The Marion Dean Ross, Pacific Northwest Chapter of the SAH (MDR/SAH) will be holding its Annual Meeting and Conference in Salem, Oregon from October 18-20. The theme of the gathering is The Willamette River Valley: Settlers and Founders. Highlights of the conference include a panel discussion on the state of the Willamette Valley's Settlement-Era Homesteads, which were recently named to Oregon's "Most Endangered" list; paper sessions by our members; and tours of locally significant sites including the Oregon State Hospital, made nationally famous as the setting for the movie of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
The Chapter's Board recently awarded the second set of research grants named for prominent architectural historian and stalwart chapter member Elisabeth Walton Potter. This year, awards went to Professor Anne Marshall of Moscow, Idaho for her work titled Indigenous Architecture: Creating The Museum At Warm Springs and to Liz Carter of Eugene, Oregon for Mid-nineteenth Century Dwellings of Oregon's Black Pioneers: A Brief Historical Context.
A full program and registration form for the Salem Conference is available at the Chapter Website at www.sahmdr.org. For more on MDR/SAH events and members, see the Chapter Blog at sahmdr.wordpress.com.
Dates: 18 – 20 Oct, 2013
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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