SAH 2022 Annual International Conference

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 27–May 01

Pittsburgh skyline at dusk

Call for Sessions

Society of Architectural Historians
2022 Annual International Conference
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 27–May 01

Call for Session Proposals

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Conference Chair: Patricia A. Morton, University of California, Riverside 
Local Co-Chairs: Christopher D. Armstrong, University of Pittsburgh, and Sahar Hosseini, University of Pittsburgh 

The Society of Architectural Historians will hold its 2022 Annual International Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Society invites individuals and those representing SAH chapters and partner organizations to submit a session proposal for the Pittsburgh conference. SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the annual conference; non-members who are selected to chair a session will be required to join SAH in August 2021 when conference registration opens for Session Chairs and Speakers.

Since the principal purpose of the SAH annual conference is to inform attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every time period 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 ambition and have broadly conceived or more narrowly focused subjects. Sessions that embrace cross-cultural, transnational and/or non-Western topics are particularly welcome. In every case, the subject should be clearly defined in critical and historical terms.

Proposals will be selected based on merit and the need to create a well-balanced program. Topics exploring the architecture of Pittsburgh and the greater region are encouraged.

Since late submissions cannot be considered, it is recommended that proposals be submitted well before the deadline. Last-minute submissions that fail posting in the online portal or are sent in error via email will not be considered.

Submission Guidelines

Session proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The submission portal will close automatically at this time, and no further proposals will be accepted. Proposals will be reviewed by the SAH Conference Chair, Patricia A. Morton, and the SAH Executive Committee.

Session proposals must include the following elements:

  1. A session title not longer than 65 characters, including spaces and punctuation
  2. Summary of the subject and the premise in no more than 500 words
  3. Name, professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone, and email address (Please ensure that the information you are providing matches, if applicable, an existing SAH profile/membership account to avoid misdirecting communications. If it does not match what SAH has on file, please update your existing member profile to match your current information.)
  4. A current CV (2 pages maximum)

Although the SAH membership is international, the annual conference is conducted in English. Therefore, all session proposals must be submitted in English and, if accepted, conducted in English.


Only proposals submitted through the online portal can be considered.

Authors (maximum of 2) of accepted session proposals will be asked to draft a more concise call for papers of no more than 300 words. This will be posted online on March 31, 2021 and published in the April 2021 issue of the SAH Newsletter. For examples, see the 2021 Call for Papers.

To ensure broad participation in the SAH Annual International Conference, individuals are limited to submitting one session proposal and are limited to the role of EITHER a Session Chair OR a Speaker. If you are selected as a Session Chair you may NOT submit a paper abstract to other sessions when the Call for Papers opens. 

Each Session Chair and Speaker is expected to fund their own travel and related expenses to participate in the conference. A copy of the Session Chair and Speaker Agreement that includes deadlines and step-by-step processes will be distributed to both Session Chairs and Speakers. Session Chairs and Speakers are required to join SAH and register for the conference starting in August 2021.


For more information, please contact Conference Chair Patricia A. Morton at or SAH Director of Programs Christopher Kirbabas at

Key Dates

October 06, 2020, 3 pm CDT
Call for Sessions opens

January 12, 2021, 11:59 pm CST
Deadline to submit a session proposal

February 19, 2021
Session selection notification

March 5, 2021, 5 pm CDT
Revised session proposals due

March 31, 2021, 3 pm CDT
Call for Papers opens

June 2, 2021, 11:59 pm CDT
Deadline to submit a paper abstract

June 7, 2021, 3 pm CDT
Session Chairs start reviewing paper submissions

July 9, 2021
Session Chairs make final selection of papers and notify speakers

August 12, 2021
Session Chair & Speaker registration opens

September 30, 2021, 11:59 pm CDT
Session Chair & Speaker registration closes

SAH Board of Directors


Victoria M. Young
University of St. Thomas

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

Second Vice President
Carla Yanni
Rutgers University

Interim Secretary
Itohan Osayimwese
Brown University

Michael J. Gibson
Greenberg, Whitcombe, Takeuchi, Gibson & Graver, LLP

Executive Director
Pauline Saliga


Annmarie Adams
McGill University

Vyta Baselice
George Washington University

James M. Buckley
University of Oregon, Portland

Charles Davis II
University at Buffalo

Gail Dubrow
University of Minnesota

George Flaherty
University of Texas at Austin

R. Scott Gill
University of Texas at Austin

Samia Henni
Cornell University

Heather Hyde Minor
University of Notre Dame

Aric Lasher
HBRA Architects

Sean McPherson
(Interim Board Member)
Bridgewater State University

Sarah Rogers Morris
University of Illinois at Chicago

Theodore Prudon
Prudon & Partners

Nancy Steinhardt
University of Pennsylvania

Adedoyin Teriba
Vassar College


Bryan Clark Green
Commonwealth Architects

Keith Eggener
JSAH Editor
University of Oregon

Karen Kingsley
Buildings of the United States
Emerita, Tulane University

Mark Hinchman
SAHARA Co-Editor
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Virginia Price
SAH Chapter Liaison

Jacqueline Spafford
SAHARA Co-Editor
University of California, Santa Barbara


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