CALL FOR PAPERS
“Artifice and Authenticity in Architecture! To Play or Not To Play?”
SOCIETY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORIANS
MARION DEAN ROSS/PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER
ANNUAL CONFERENCE, ASHLAND, OREGON, OCT. 23-25, 2015
Abstracts or proposals for papers or work-in-progress reports are solicited for the 2015 annual meeting of the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. The meeting this year will be held in Ashland, Oregon, home of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, on October 23rd to 25th.
This year’s theme is “Artifice and Authenticity in Architecture! To Play or Not To Play?”
“…the play’s the thing / Wherein I’ll catch the conscience of the King.” Hamlet: Act 2, Scene 2
From festivals to farms, ranches to resorts, mining towns to ghost towns, the American west is replete with attractions and destinations that celebrate its legacy. Submissions for the conference may address the conference theme, broadly conceived, or explore the ways in which our historic resource-based economy is being translated into a tourism-based economy in southern Oregon and beyond. Topics germane to the theme will be given first priority; other proposals are also welcome. Abstracts will be blind peer-reviewed by the SAHMDR Review Committee with a select number chosen for oral presentation or a poster session opportunity.
Membership in the SAHMDR is not required for abstract submission, although those chosen for presentation will be asked to contribute chapter dues for the current year. Graduate students and advanced undergraduates in fields related to the built environment are particularly welcome.
Submission Guidelines: The abstract should be no more than 500 words, and should fit onto a single-sided page. A single separate page should include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address with a brief, 100-200 word paragraph biography or one-page curriculum vitae. Indicate in your abstract whether you intend to deliver a twenty-minute paper or a ten-minute work-in-progress report. Ideally, submissions should be analytical or critical in nature, rather than descriptive, and aim to make an original contribution. Electronic submission of proposals is preferred.
Abstracts are due on or before May 12, 2015, and authors of papers chosen for presentation will be notified by June 11, 2015. Completed manuscripts of accepted papers must be submitted in full to conference organizers by August 11, 2015. Authors shall retain copyright, but will agree that the paper can be deposited for scholarly use in the chapter archive in the Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries.
Email submissions as a Word attachment with the subject heading SAHMDR 2015 on or before May 12, 2015, to Amanda Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unable to send your submission electronically, please send it via regular mail to:
Amanda C. R. Clark, MLIS, Ph.D.
Director of the Library & Assistant Professor in Art
300 W. Hawthorne Road, Spokane, WA 99251