Posted by: wadahp | October 26, 2009

PAPERS SOUGHT FOR HISTORIC ROAD CONFERENCE

The 7th biennial Preserving the Historic Road conference will be held in Washington, DC, September 9-12, 2010. The planning committee currently is seeking paper abstracts. The deadline for submissions is January 31, 2010. 

The planning committee invites papers that showcase issues related to historic roads and road systems.

Topics such as:

   Practical and successful examples of
      Historic road inventories
      Safety innovations
      Preservation policy
      Transportation policy
      Pavement and materials science
      Highway maintenance, technical conservation methods
      Risk analysis for historic roads 

   Road-related Structures and systems
      Historic roads and structures
      Roadside architecture
      Cultural landscapes
      Viewshed management
      Rural roads conservation
      Suburban sprawl issues

   Community advocacy
      Historic road tourism development
      Interpretation, and road history

   Thematic interpretations
   Historic road or road culture as seen from alternate disciplines, such as American Studies, Cultural Geography, Native American Studies, etc.

 International examples of any of the topics presented above.

 The website will be updated as more information becomes available: http://www.historicroads.org/.  Link for the Paper abstract submission guidelines:
http://www.historicroads.org/DRAFT_PHR_2010_Paper_abstract_submission_guidelines.pdf.

Gloria Scott, Chief
Built Environment Preservation Services Branch
Cultural Studies Office
Division of Environmental Analysis (MS 27)
California Department of Transportation
PO Box 942874
Sacramento, CA 94274-0001
(916) 653-1029
(916) 653-6126 fax
Website: http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/env/aboutus/index.htm#cultural

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