Southeast Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians - CFP

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Call for Papers
March 26, 2018 to May 1, 2018
Kansas, United States
Subject Fields: 
Architecture and Architectural History, Historic Preservation, Environmental History / Studies, American History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

In 2018, the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) will gather in Manhattan, Kansas, for our annual conference, October 3-6.  This will be the first SESAH conference located outside of traditional 12-state SESAH territory.

The conference program of plenaries, papers, and tours is set against a backdrop of seasonal color in Kansas’ Flint Hills.  The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, established in 1996 features the largest un-tilled area in the United States.  The preserve also showcases restored buildings from the Spring Hill Ranch.  Most of the venues for this year’s SESAH conference will be at Kansas State University, in the recently renovated College of Architecture Planning and Design buildings.  Lodging will be available in two hotels immediately adjacent to the KSU campus, The Holiday Inn and the Bluemont.

The 2018 SESAH conference welcomes paper topics dealing with themes from within the traditional SESAH territory, as well as from other parts of the country and the world.  Papers on any architectural history topic are welcomed.  Proposals for themed sessions are encouraged.  Paper presentations are 20 minutes maximum accompanied by digital slides.  Submit a paper and come be a part of the collegiality and conviviality that distinguish SESAH gatherings! 

Submissions and Deadlines

Abstracts of no more than 300 words must be clearly labeled with the applicant’s name, professional affiliation, contact information, a brief CV, and the title of the proposed paper.  Proposals for session panels must include the title of the session; the names, affiliations, contact information, and CVs of all participants; and abstracts of each paper.  Please email all materials as PDF or MS Word attachments to Leslie N. Sharp, PhD, with the subject line “SESAH 2018” to by May 1, 2018.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by June 1, 2018.  All accepted presenters and conference chairs must join SESAH and register for the conference by the early registration deadline.  Authors of accepted proposals must also submit the complete text of their papers to their session chair by August 31, 2018; SESAH reserves the right to drop presenters who do not fulfill this requirement.

Conference Fellowships for Graduate Students and Emerging Professionals

SESAH offers up to three travel grants to help graduate students attend the meeting to deliver papers and one for an emerging professional employed in a federal, state, or local historic preservation office. 

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