SAH 2021 Annual International Conference

Montréal, Québec, Canada | April 14–18

The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 74th Annual International Conference in Montréal, Canada, April 14–18, 2021. SAH members from around the world will convene to share new research on the history of the built environment. The program will include paper sessions, networking receptions, a public seminar, and public architecture tours in and around Montréal. In addition to the in-person program, SAH will present virtual offerings such as roundtables, meetings, informational programs, debates, and book discussions after the conference on various dates in May 2021.

Conference Chair

Patricia A. Morton
SAH First Vice President
University of California, Riverside

Local Co-Chairs

Annmarie Adams, McGill University
Martin Bressani, McGill University


Hotel Bonaventure Montréal
900 De La Gauchetiere W.
Montréal, Quebec
H5A 1E4, Canada


Christopher Kirbabas
, Director of Programs, 312-573-1365


Key Dates

September 14, 2020
Deadline to submit a proposal for a virtual program     

September 30, 2020, 11:59 pm CDT
Deadline for Session Chairs and Speakers to register and deadline for Annual Conference Fellowship applications

January 5, 2021
Early Registration opens

February 17, 2021
Early Registration closes and tours and events open to the public


Conference News

Call for SAH 2021 Virtual Programs

by SAH News | Aug 20, 2020

Request for Post-Montréal Annual International Conference Virtual Programs

The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting proposals for virtual programs such as roundtables, meetings, informational programs, debates, and book discussions. These programs will be presented virtually after the SAH 74th Annual International Conference in Montréal on dates/times between May 3–28, 2021. These programs will complement the regular conference programming and should differ from the paper sessions in both topic and organization. Submissions that address the current conditions of research, teaching, and scholarship are encouraged.

Drawing on the success of our virtual roundtables in May 2020, SAH plans to offer roundtables, meetings, and informational programs in virtual format to promote accessibility and broaden the potential audience.

If you would like to hold a virtual program, you must apply to be considered. This includes those organizing programs that have been traditionally held at the conference.

The deadline to submit a proposal is September 14, 2020. All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Chair, with confirmations sent out after October 1, 2020. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Christopher Kirbabas by email at


Please note the following:

  • Completing the form is a request and does not guarantee availability for every applicant. All proposals will be reviewed and selected by the Conference Chair.
  • If selected for a virtual program, SAH will work with you to select the best date/time post-conference from May 3–28, 2021.

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
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