Annual Conference of the Southeast Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians

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October 11, 2017 to October 14, 2017
Virginia, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Architecture and Architectural History, Colonial America, Historic Preservation, Urban Design and Planning

In October, the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians will gather in Lynchburg, Virginia, for our annual conference.

The conference program of plenaries, papers, and tours is set against a backdrop of seasonal color in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and within a vibrant architectural landscape rising on the city’s hills. The buildings of Lynchburg represent every architectural style from Federal to Mid-Century Modern, and every historical period from the colonial era through the Civil War to contemporary times. There are four historic districts in downtown alone, and a fifth listed for the importance of those who lived there, notably Harlem Renaissance poet and activist Anne Spencer.

The Holiday Inn on Main Street, in the heart of the historic downtown, will be the venue for the paper sessions and addresses. A signature event of the conference will be a private tour and dinner at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Conference attendees may select accommodations from blocks of reserved rooms in two downtown hotels, including our conference headquarters at the Holiday Inn. Accommodations must be booked by early September. For more information, visit  

Registration is now open. Please join us this fall!

Contact Info: 

Virginia B. Price, SESAH President

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