66th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) 2013

  • Conference Call
  • The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is now accepting abstracts for papers for its 66th Annual Conference in Buffalo, NY, April 10-14, 2013. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words no later than June 1st for one of the thematic sessions listed below. There will also be open sessions for those whose research does not match any of the themed sessions. Those submitting to the open sessions will follow the same deadline and process as those submitting to a thematic session. This is a change from previous call for papers. Only one abstract per author or co-author may be submitted. SAH is using an online abstract submission process – please do not send your abstract to the session chair’s email address as this will delay the review of your abstract or possibly void your submission.

    Costs / Fellowships

    Please note: each speaker is expected to fund his or her own travel and expenses to Buffalo. SAH has a limited number of partial fellowships for which Annual Conference speakers may apply. However, SAH’s funding is not sufficient to support the expenses of all speakers. Please click here for information about SAH Annual Conference Fellowships. Each speaker and session chair will register and establish membership in SAH for 2013 by August 30th to show their commitment for the 2013 conferbence and pay a non-refundable fee equal to that of the conference registration fee.

    Submitting Abstracts

    If submitting to a thematic session, send your CV to the appropriate session chair and the SAH office. If submitting to the open session, send your CV to the SAH office only.

    Abstracts should define the subject and summarize the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. The content of that paper should be the product of well-documented original research that is primarily analytical and interpretative rather than descriptive in nature. Papers cannot have been previously published or presented in public except to a small, local audience. All abstracts will be held in confidence during the review and selection process and only the session chair and General Chair will have access to them.

    Receive Comments and Input

    All session chairs have the prerogative to recommend changes to the abstract in order to ensure it addresses the session theme, and to suggest editorial revisions to a paper in order to make it satisfy session guidelines. It is the responsibility of the session chairs to inform speakers of those guidelines, as well as of the general expectations for participation in the session and the annual conference. Session chairs reserve the right to withhold a paper from the program if the author has not complied with those guidelines.


    1. “Americanizations”: Planning the Hemisphere at Midcentury

    2. Archi-Pop

    3. An Architect By Any Other Name? (Re)Contextualizing “Architects”

    4. Architectural Archives and the Practice of History

    5. Architecture and Improvement in Antebellum America

    6. Architecture and the Body: Science and Culture

    7. The Architecture of Industry

    8. Between New York and Chicago: Buffalo in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

    9. Building the Kingdom: Architecture for Religious Communities

    10. The Circulation of Architecture

    11. Conservation, Restoration, and Architectural History

    12. Diasporic Architecture and the Politics of National Identity

    13. Free-Standing Chapels in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    14. Function & Fantasy: The Aesthetics of Iron Architecture

    15. The Idea and Building of a Town in the Early Modern Spanish World

    1. Hue and Cry: Color in Contemporary Architecture

    2. International Expositions: Exhibiting “Détente,” Exposing Tension

    3. Modern Architecture and the Book

    4. Modes of Perception for Early Modern Architecture

    5. Perception and Experience in the Italian Garden, 1500-1750

    6. Plastics and Architecture: Materials, Construction, and Design

    7. The Politics of the Past in Modern Asian Architecture

    8. Postwar Architecture and the Diplomacy of Furniture

    9. Post-Modernism Revisited – The Presence of the Recent Past

    10. The Racial Discourses of Architectural Historiography

    11. Reevaluating Midcentury “Chaoticism”

    12. Shifting the Historiography of the Near East: Re-Interpreting the Past

    13. Single Rooms

    14. Transnational Architecture Practice in Africa and Asia, 1960s-1980s

    15. Open Session


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