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SAH 2016 : Society of Architectural Historians 69th Annual International Conference


When Apr 6, 2016 - Apr 10, 2016
Where Pasadena/Los Angeles, CA
Submission Deadline Jun 9, 2015
Categories    architecture   art history   landscape architecture   historic preservation

Call For Papers

The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 69th Annual International Conference in Pasadena/Los Angeles, April 6–10, 2016. Please submit abstracts no later than June 9, 2015, for one of the 38 thematic sessions, Graduate Student Lightning Talks or for open sessions. The thematic sessions have been selected to cover topics across all time periods and architectural styles. SAH encourages submissions from architectural, landscape, and urban historians; museum curators; preservationists; independent scholars; architects; and members of SAH chapters and partner organizations.

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Thematic Sessions
Accounting for Mannerism in 20th-Century Architectural Culture
Architectural Reverie
Architecture of Early Modern Catholicism
Coded Architecture: The Paradox of Control
The Cost of Architecture
Distance and Difference: Does Place Matter?
Exhibition As Model: Theorizing Architecture in the Gallery Space
Ethics and Aesthetics in Latin American Design
Fiske Kimball and Visual Culture
Food and Architecture
Gifting Architecture
Global Exchanges of Social Housing in the Middle-East
Graduate Student Lightning Talks
Group Form and Urban Design Since 1960
Historic Preservation in the Middle East: Mapping the Region
Histories in Conflict
History of Heritage Preservation Revisited
Ibero-American Modern Paths
Intersections: Dialogues of Architecture and History
Los Angeles Infrastructure: Design, Aesthetics, Publics
Neither Model nor Muse: Women Builders beyond the Western World
Open Sessions
Oral History As a Method: Writing a History of Diverse Architectural Voices
Post-War Architecture and African Legacy: Which Tradition?
Public Spaces and the Role of the Architect
Pushing the Envelope: American Mid-Century Sacred Architecture
Reframing Landscape History
The Quest for an Appropriate Past in Early Modern Europe
Questioning the Concept of Mudéjar Architecture
Reappraising California Counterculture
Reassessing the Historiography of Socialist Architecture
Reputational Shadow: Whatever Happened to What’s His or Her Name?
Scandalous Slabs
School Design in the Twentieth Century
Serial Landscapes
Styles, Revival Styles, California Styles
That Which Does Not Last: Ephemeral Architecture after Modernism
Transnational Housing Histories of the Pacific Rim
Utopian Landscapes and Landscape Utopias
West Coast “Modern” Living, Indoors and Out, 1920–1970

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