SESAH Annual Meeting
September 28-September 30, 2006
Call for Papers
Deadline: April 1, 2006
The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) will hold its 2006 annual meeting in Auburn, Alabama from September 28 to September 30. The conference committee invites abstracts for individual papers on any aspect of the history of the built environment and proposals for session panels, consisting of three papers and a chair, focused on a particular theme. Papers may address any geographical region, historical period, or scale (from landscape and urbanism to interiors and texts). Papers or sessions focusing on the following topics are particularly encouraged: modernism in the American South, Alabama vernacular, and teaching the architectural history survey. Given the recent hurricanes Ivan and Katrina and their impact on our region, we also encourage papers or sessions addressing the effect of natural disasters on historic cities and buildings.
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent by APRIL 1, 2006 to: Professor Nina Lewallen, School of Architecture, Auburn University, firstname.lastname@example.org. Abstracts should be clearly labeled with the applicant’s name, professional affiliation, contact information, and the title of the proposed paper. Please also include a brief C.V. with your submission. Proposals for session panels should include the title of the session; the names, affiliations, contact information, and C.V.s of all participants; and abstracts of each paper. Please send all materials as pdf or MSWord attachments.
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by April 15, 2006. Authors of accepted proposals must submit the complete text of their papers to their session chair by August 25, 2006. All participants must be members of SESAH by the meeting date (see www.sesah.org for information about how to join the society). Digital presentations are strongly encouraged.
SESAH offers a limited number of travel grants to help graduate students attend the meeting to deliver papers. If you are a graduate student, identify yourself as such in your submission. If your paper is accepted, you will be sent a travel grant application.
The meeting will consist of paper sessions and tours on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29. Scheduled visits include the Auburn campus, the churches of downtown Auburn, Paul Rudolph’s Applebee House in Auburn, and Tuskegee University. Two optional tours will be offered on Saturday, September 30, one to Montgomery and the other to Auburn University’s Rural Studio and the vernacular buildings of the surrounding area. Dell Upton, David A. Harrison Professor of Anthropology and Architecture at the University of Virginia, will give the keynote address.
Auburn is located in east central Alabama, forty-five minutes from Montgomery, one and a half hours from Atlanta, and two hours from Birmingham. An airport shuttle van offers service to the meeting site in Auburn from both the Birmingham and Atlanta airports. Additional information will be included with the registration packets.
Please direct all inquiries to Nina Lewallen, email@example.com
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