Latin@s in Heritage Conservation call for posters

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Call for Papers
January 5, 2018
Rhode Island, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Chicana/o History / Studies, Historic Preservation, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Public History

Encuentro 2018 is a convening to exchange ideas with fellow practitioners and advocates for Latin@ historic preservation that will be held April 26-28, 2018 in Providene, RI. Latin@s in Heritage Conservation invites proposals for posters on historic preservation as it relates to Latin@ peoples and sites across the United States, with a specific emphasis on the Northeast. Students are especially encouraged to submit proposals.

The Poster Session is a format to share case studies in Latin@ historic preservation. It offers an alternative for presenters eager to share their work and can be especially useful for works-in-progress, students seeking feedback, or first time conference attendees. It will be held on Friday, April 27, 2017 at the Roger Williams University Downtown Campus.

Topics Areas:

  • A site connected to Latin@ history that has been saved or lost.

  • A site connected to Latin@ history that has been designated, preserved, adapted, and/or reused or that is being considered for designation, preservation, adaptation, and/or reuse.

  • An example of historic preservation used for raising cultural awareness in the Latin@ community.


All submissions must be sent via email to with the subject line “Encuentro 2018 poster” by 11:59pm CDT Janaury 5, 2018. In your email, please include:

  1. Contact information, including participant(s)’ name(s), address(es), email(s), phone number(s), and affiliation(s), and a brief explanation of needs.

  2. An abstract of no more than 300 words (including title) that explains and promotes the case study.

  3. A one-page C.V. or resumé for each participant.

  4. Include a simple one- or two-page visual mock-up of the display (e.g., created in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Illustrator, Publisher, etc. and saved as a PDF).

You will receive a confirmation email within three business days. You will receive notification of whether or not your proposal has been accepted by January 31, 2018.

More information can be found at


Contact Info: 

Sarah Zenaida Gould, Co-Chair, Latin@s in Heritage Conservation