Posted by: wadahp | March 29, 2011


IDAHO – OCTOBER 7-9, 2011

Abstracts or proposals for papers or work-in-progress reports are solicited for the 2011 annual meeting of the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. This year’s meeting will be held in Downtown Boise, Idaho. Known as the “City of Trees,” Boise is the state’s largest city within one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the Northwest.

This year’s theme is “Taming the West: Changing Landscapes and Resource Extraction. Submissions for the conference may address reclamation sites (dams, canals, etc), mining sites, forest/timber, recreation sites (primarily US Forest Service), or military facilities.  These topics will be given first priority.

Other proposals addressing any aspect of the built environment from any time period or place are also welcome.  All abstracts adhering to the submission guidelines listed below will be given a fair assessment. Graduate students and advanced undergraduates in fields related to the built environment are particularly welcome to present at the conference. Membership in the Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians is not required for abstract submission, although everyone chosen for presentation will be asked to contribute chapter dues for the current year.

Submission Guidelines: The abstract should be no more than 500 words, and should fit onto a single-sided page. On a separate single page, 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. Abstracts are due on or before May 14, 2011, and authors of papers chosen for presentation will be notified by June 13, 2011. Registration fees apply. Please indicate in your abstract whether you intend to deliver a twenty-minute paper or a ten-minute work-in-progress report. Ideally, the papers or work-in-progress reports delivered at the conference should be analytical or critical in nature, rather than descriptive and aim to make an original contribution. Completed manuscripts of accepted papers must be submitted in full to conference organizers by August 13, 2011.

Authors shall retain copyright, but shall agree that the paper will be deposited for scholarly use in the chapter archive in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries.  Electronic submission of proposals is preferred.  Please email submissions as Microsoft Word attachments with the subject heading SAH conference 2011 on or before May 14, 2011, to Phillip Mead at

If you are unable to send your submission electronically, please send it via regular mail to:

Phillip G. Mead AIA
College of Art and Architecture
University of Idaho
PO Box 442451
Moscow, Idaho 83844


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