Call for Papers: Society of Architectural Historians 72nd Annual International Conference

Call for Papers: Society of Architectural Historians 72nd Annual International Conference

The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 72nd Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, April 24–28. Please submit an abstract no later than 11:59 p.m. CDT on June 5, 2018, to one of the 34 thematic sessions, the Graduate Student Lightning Talks or the Open Sessions. SAH encourages submissions from architectural, landscape, and urban historians; museum curators; preservationists; independent scholars; architects; scholars in related fields; and members of SAH chapters and partner organizations.

Thematic sessions and Graduate Student Lightning Talks are listed below. The thematic sessions have been selected to cover topics across all time periods and architectural styles. If your research topic is not a good fit for one of the thematic sessions, please submit your abstract to the Open Sessions; two Open Sessions are available for those whose research topic does not match any of the thematic sessions. Please note that those submitting papers for the Graduate Student Lightning Talks must be graduate students at the time the talk is being delivered (April 24–28, 2019). Instructions and deadlines for submitting to thematic sessions and Open Sessions are the same.

Submission Guidelines:
1. Abstracts must be under 300 words.
2. The title cannot exceed 65 characters, including spaces and punctuation.
3. Abstracts and titles must follow the Chicago Manual of Style.
4. Only one abstract per conference by author or co-author may be submitted.
5. A maximum of two (2) authors per abstract will be accepted.

Selected speakers must register and establish membership in SAH for the 2019 conference by September 27, 2018, and are required to pay the non-refundable conference registration fee as a show of their commitment.

View the full Call for Papers and submission instructions at

Paper Sessions
Agora to RiverFire: Landscapes Histories of the Public Realm
Architectural Drawings as Artifact and Evidence
Architectural Fallout from Moral Failure
Architecture and Copyright
Architecture and Cultural Identity: Materializing Asian America
Architecture and Medieval Cultures of Containment
Coastal Trade, World Trade: The Port Cities of Narragansett Bay
Crossing Borders through Chinese Architecture
Faith in the City
Fantasies of Aristocracy: England and the American Renaissance
Fishing Architecture
Graduate Student Lightning Talks
Historicizing Race and Urban Space in Latin American Cities
Indoor Climate Change
Infrastructure: Global Perspectives from Architectural History
Issues in Indigenous Architectures in North America
Knowledge and Power: The Politics of the Architecture Museum
Land, Air, Sea: Environment during the Early Modern Period
Marginal Landscapes
Mobs and Microbes: Market Halls, Civic Order, and Public Health
Open Session (2)
Pioneering Industrial Structures and Bridges of New England
Remembering Vincent Scully
Sites of Loss, Sites of Grief, Sites of Mourning
Space, Time, and the Architectural Treatise
Spaces of Oppression: Creating a History That Fosters Tolerance
State of Emergency: Architecture, Urbanism, and World War One
The Geopolitical Aesthetics of Postmodernism
The Historiography of the Present Condition
The Sound of Architecture: Acoustic Atmosphere in Place
The Spatial, Visual, and Social Effects of Cladding in Architecture
The Untold Histories of Peripheral Architecture and Cities
Transatlantic Encounters: Africa and the Americas
Who Did What? New Thoughts on Gilded Age Collaborators
Yours, Mine, Ours: Multi-use Spaces in the Middle Ages

  • Title

    Call for Papers: Society of Architectural Historians 72nd Annual International Conference
  • Type

    Call for Submissions
  • Website

  • Organizers

  • Submission Deadline

    June 05, 2018 11:59 PM
  • Venue

    Rhode Island Convention Center
  • Price


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