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Call for Session Proposals SAH 2012 Annual Meeting

by SAH News | Jun 29, 2012
Detroit, Michigan, April 18-22, 2012 Call for Session Proposals Society of Architectural Historians 65th Annual Meeting Detroit, Michigan April 18-22, 2012

At its 2012 annual meeting in Detroit, Michigan, the Society of Architectural Historians will offer seven concurrent paper sessions.  If you have been interested in chairing a session at an SAH meeting, this is an excellent time to submit a session proposal. 

Members of the Society, representatives of affiliated societies, and other scholars who wish to chair a session at the 2012 annual meeting are asked to submit proposals by January 3, 2011, to Prof. Abigail A. Van Slyck, General Chair of the SAH 65th Annual Meeting (Dayton Professor of Art History, Connecticut College, Box 5565, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320-4196, aavan@conncoll.edu .

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 September 2011.  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 October 2011. 

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. Please note: neither Respondents nor Discussants will be a part of sessions for the 2012 Annual meeting.

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 2011 meeting in New Orleans.  The 2011 call for papers is available on the SAH website at www.sah.org.  To find the call for papers, visit the Publications section of the website, choose Newsletter of the Society of Architectural Historians-SAH News, select March 2010, and click on Call for Papers.  Proposals and CVs should be submitted, if possible, both by mail and 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 Detroit 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 2011 SAH Newsletter.