SAH 2024 Annual International Conference


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Call for Session Proposals

Society of Architectural Historians 
2024 Annual International Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 17–21 

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 11:59 pm Central Standard Time

Conference Chair: 
Carla Yanni, SAH First Vice President, Rutgers University
Local Co-Chairs: Robert Alexander González, University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning, and Francisco Uviña-Contreras, University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning

The Society of Architectural Historians announces that its 2024 Annual International Conference will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from April 17 to 21, 2024.

The Society invites everyone interested in the history of the built environment to submit a proposal to chair a session at the SAH 2024 Annual International Conference. 

The principal purpose of the SAH Annual International Conference is to inform conference attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, and we encourage session proposals covering every period in the history of architecture and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history.
Sessions may be theoretical, methodological, thematic, interdisciplinary, pedagogical, revisionist or documentary in premise and have broadly conceived or more narrowly focused subjects. We welcome in particular sessions that embrace cross-cultural and transnational topics as well as those that explore the architecture of New Mexico and the Indigenous architecture of the southwestern United States. Topics related to historic preservation and cultural heritage as related to architecture are also encouraged. Proposals will be selected on the basis of merit and the need to create a well-balanced program. In every case, the subject should be clearly defined in critical and historical terms.
The Society also seeks proposals for a session that furthers the goals of the SAH IDEAS Initiative: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accountability, and Sustainability. For more information about the SAH IDEAS Initiative, visit

For the SAH IDEAS Session, we are seeking sessions that explore the intersection of architecture and social justice; inclusion and exclusion; diversity; transparency; accessibility; borders and conflicts; systemic inequalities; and challenges of method. 

SAH welcomes SAH Affiliate Groups, SAH Partner Organizations and other groups in the field to submit a proposal to organize a session.  

Since late submissions cannot be considered, it is recommended that proposals be submitted before the deadline. 

Additional Information


Submission Guidelines

Session proposals are to be submitted online by 11:59 pm Central Standard Time, on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. Carla Yanni, SAH First Vice President and Chair of the SAH 2024 Annual International Conference, along with the Conference Sessions Selection Committee, will review and select the session proposals. 

Prospective session chairs must include the following in their proposal:
  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 300 words
  3. Your name, professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone, and email address
  4. A current CV (2 pages) 
The submission portal has closed. Thank you.

Proposals must be submitted through the online portal to be considered.

Authors (maximum of 2) of accepted proposals may be asked to draft a more concise summary description of their session (no more than 300 words) for the Call for Papers. SAH will publish the Call for Papers to its website on March 28, 2023, and distribute widely through its newsletter, social media, and other channels. For examples, see the 2022 Call for Papers (session descriptions begin on page 4).

SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the Annual International Conference, thus non-members who are selected to chair a session or deliver a paper will be required to join SAH in August-September 2023 when conference registration opens for Session Chairs and Speakers.

Session Chairs are expected to fund their own travel and related expenses to participate in the conference. A copy of the Session Chair Guidelines that includes deadlines and step-by-step processes will be distributed. Session Chairs are required to pre-register for the conference in August–September 2023.

Key Dates 

October 12, 2022, 3 pm CDT – Call for Sessions opens
January 17, 2023, 11:59 pm CDT – Call for Sessions closes
March 1, 2023 – Session selection notification begins
March 15, 2023, 5 pm CDT – Revised session proposals due
March 28, 2023, 3 pm CDT – Call for Papers opens
June 6, 2023, 11:59 pm CDT – Call for Papers closes
June 9, 2023 – Session Chairs start reviewing paper submissions
July 13, 2023 – Session Chairs make final selection of papers and notify speakers
August 15, 2023 – Albuquerque Session Chair & Speaker registration opens
September 30, 2023 – Albuquerque Session Chair & Speaker registration closes


Christopher Kirbabas, SAH Director of Programs, 

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
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Chicago, Illinois 60610