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SSAC-SEAC 2018 Call for Sessions: Hard and Soft Histories

Newfoundland is “the rock.” Its geography and climate
are notoriously hard, but its people—known for their
hospitality, language, and song—are famously soft.
Likewise, buildings, cities, and landscapes form the
physical fabric of our everyday lives, but they are also
backgrounds to the cultural and social practices that
take place there. This year the Society for the Study of
Architecture in Canada invites proposals that reflect
on hard and soft histories in order to explore how the
Canadian built environment participates in shaping
diverse identities, societies, and praxes.

This year’s conference will be held at the base of
Signal Hill, a National Historic Site overlooking the
entrance to St. John’s Harbour. St. John’s is one of the
oldest European settlements in North America. Since
the 16th century, the city has served as the capital
of England’s first overseas colony, the independent
Dominion of Newfoundland, and now Canada’s tenth
province. As always, our conference will feature paper
presentations, tours, and a concluding banquet.

The SSAC now welcomes proposals for sessions covering
all aspects of the built environment in Canada,
including buildings, landscapes, and infrastructure.
Sessions may be historical or contemporary in scope.
Scholars from any discipline whose work relates to
the built environment in Canada are welcome to submit.

A session proposal should include:
• Name and one-page CV of proposed session chair(s)
• Title and abstract of the session (maximum 200
words)
• Format of session: paper session, panel, discussion,
debate, etc.
• Names of possible or invited presenters (if known)
• Any special physical or technical requirements for
the session

Please send session proposals to:
ssac2018seac@gmail.com no later than Friday,
November 24, 2017. A call for papers will follow at
the beginning of December.
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