The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) will hold its 26th Annual Meeting in Greensboro, NC during the first week in October 2008. Conference participants will explore landscapes and buildings that document the diverse history of the piedmont. Greensboro, North Carolina celebrates its bicentennial year in 2008.
The 2008 SESAH host committee invites abstracts for individual papers or proposals for session panels consisting of three papers and a chair. Papers and sessions may focus on the general conference theme of Old South/New South. However, in keeping with SESAH tradition, paper abstracts and session proposals may address any aspect of the history of the built environment, as well as any geographical region, historical period, or international context.
Individual proposal requirements :
300-word abstract clearly labeled with the applicant’s name, professional affiliation, contact information, and the title of the proposed paper; a brief c.v.
Session panel proposal requirements :
title of the session, 300-word abstracts of all three papers, the names, professional affiliations, brief c.v.’s, and contact information of all panel participants.
Send all materials as PDF or MS Word attachments by 1 April 2008 to : Ruth Little, Longleaf Historic Resources, 2312 Bedford Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27607, or email@example.com.
Digital presentations strongly encouraged.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 1 May 2008.
For accepted proposals, complete text due to session chair no later than 1 September 2008. All presenters must be current SESAH members by the meeting date, must register for the conference, and must give their papers in person. SESAH reserves the right to drop presenters who do not fulfill requirements and deadlines.
Discounts for students and for pre-registration by 2 September 2008.
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; you will be sent a travel grant application if your paper is selected.
2008 SESAH Annual Meeting highlights : plenary sessions by Dr. Louis Nelson (Associate Professor of architectural history, University of Virginia) and Dr. Thomas Hanchett (historian, Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte); a business lunch meeting and awards ceremony; two Old South/New South receptions (at antebellum Historic Blandwood, designed by Alexander Jackson Davis, and at a mid-century modern house designed by Greensboro architect Edward Loewenstein); two Optional Study Tours on Saturday, 4 October, (Quaker Piedmont/mill villages or Caswell County tobacco plantation landscapes featuring architectural finish work of free black cabinetmaker Thomas Day).
Paper submission inquiries: Ruth Little, firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about the annual meeting in Greensboro: Lisa Tolbert, email@example.com
Information on-line: www.sesah.org
UNCG Department of History
UNCG Department of Interior Architecture
Preservation Greensboro, Inc.
Lisa C. Tolbert
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
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