Call for Proposals: SAH Colloquium 2019

by SAH News | Feb 06, 2019

SAH Colloquium 2019
Vectors of Change: Emerging Challenges in the Study of the Built Environment
Friday, April 26
3:00 - 5:10 p.m.
Room 553B

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019

Convener: Claire Zimmerman, University of Michigan

SAH hosts a new opportunity for the 2019 Annual International Conference in Providence: a working session to help SAH members identify and discuss new approaches to our work. The SAH Colloquium 2019 provides a flexible framework in which scholars at all levels can highlight current and emerging challenges to the study of the built environment, presenting them in short formats for debate and discussion. We seek responses to emerging issues, to help us collectively gauge how SAH members are meeting current challenges to our field and to constructed environments and society more generally. We also seek to explore new avenues for architectural history in light of rapid change throughout the worlds of research and scholarship as well as the context in which research, scholarship, and pedagogy currently sit. Please submit your proposals for a workshop presentation (followed by discussion) on challenges to architectural history at the 2019 Providence meeting.

To take part in this initiative, please submit a brief abstract (250 words) and CV by March 1, 2019, to Christopher Kirbabas ( Please mark the subject line of your email “Vectors of Change 2019.” Details about the length of presentation and the final format of the seminar will be shared after the submissions are received. 

Victoria Young
SAH 1st Vice President and General Chair of Providence Conference
University of St. Thomas

Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.

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