Interested scholars, scientists, park professionals, and design practitioners are invited to submit paper abstracts of no more than 300 words for the Charlottesville meeting of Designing the Parks by February 16, 2008, 2008.
CALL FOR PAPERS for: DESIGNING THE PARKS, Part I: The History of Park Planning and Design, The University of Virginia, Charlottesville (May 20-22, 2008)
The papers presented at the Charlottesville meeting of Designing the Parks will feature new research into the history of regional, state, and national parks as works of public art. Many aspects of park design will be considered, including buildings, designed landscapes, park roads, interpretive design, or any other aspect of how parks have preserved and presented nature and history to the public. The emphasis of the papers will be on the inherent meaning, ideology, and intent of large public parks as works of design, with a particular focus on design expression in state and national parks. Papers will also address the social, economic, and political contexts within which each park was designed and constructed, and will attempt to assess the relevance of historic park management strategies to the issues facing park managers today.
Abstracts should be submitted by February 16, 2008. Please include short résumés, titles, affiliations, and full contact information for all presenters. Participants are invited to submit abstracts for any of the thematic sessions suggested below, or to propose their own thematic session. The titles and descriptions of these sessions will be altered or developed as needed, and open sessions will also be organized for papers not easily grouped thematically.
POSSIBLE THEMATIC SESSIONS:
Municipal Landscape Parks
Yosemite, Yellowstone, and Early Park Preservation
Scenic and Historic Preservation
The Evolution of Park Ideals
Rustic Park Design
The CCC and the State Park
Modernism in the Parks
Twentieth-Century Historical and Urban Park Design
Nature and Culture in Park Design
The Battles over Battlefields
Colonial Revival and Park Design
New Stories Told
Send abstracts as attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or mail to:
DESIGNING THE PARKS
University of Virginia, Campbell Hall
P.O. Box 400122
Charlottesville VA 22904-4122
For more information contact Ethan Carr (email@example.com), or Shaun Eyring, NPS-Northeast Regional Office (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Stephanie Toothman, NPS-Pacific West Regional Office (email@example.com), or Rodger Evans, Denver Service Center (firstname.lastname@example.org).
UVA School of Architecture
Charlottesville, VA 22901DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 16, 2008!
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