Submission deadline:

May 20, 2024

Call for Sessions: Society of Architectural Historians Virtual 2024

September 19-21, 2024

Conference Chair: Mohammad Gharipour, SAH Vice President, University of Maryland


The Society of Architectural Historians invites those interested in the history of the built environment to submit a session proposal for its virtual conference—SAH Virtual 2024—that will be held from Thursday, September 19, to Saturday, September 21, 2024.
The purpose of SAH Virtual 2024 is to share and discuss research in architectural history and related disciplines that cover every period in the history of architecture and all aspects of the built environment. In addition to architectural historians, the organizers seek submissions from allied and adjacent disciplines including (but not limited to) architecture, landscape, urban history, art history, design, archaeology, sociology, anthropology, environmental studies, etc. The guiding principle for SAH Virtual 2024 is inter-disciplinary sharing and collaboration. The organizers hope this will be an opportunity for people from any discipline who are interested in the history of the built environment to participate in a meaningful exchange of ideas.
NEW FORMAT FOR 2024—SAH Virtual 2024 will be comprised entirely of pre-formed sessions. Each session will have between four and five papers, with 15 minutes allotted for each paper presentation. Session organizers will be responsible for the theme of the session and for finding appropriate presenters. Sessions may include up to two session chairs. Session organizers are allowed to act as session chairs and present in their session. Sessions may include respondents.
Sessions may be theoretical, methodological, thematic, interdisciplinary, pedagogical, revisionist or documentary in premise and have broadly conceived or more narrowly focused subjects. Sessions that embrace cross-cultural and transnational topics are particularly welcome. Topics related to historic preservation and cultural heritage as related to architecture are also encouraged. Proposals will be selected based on merit and the need to create a balanced program. In every case, the session’s theme should be clearly defined in critical and historical terms.
SAH welcomes session proposals that are organized by individuals or groups, including (but not limited to) SAH partner organizations; SAH Affiliate Groups, chapters, and committees; and groups not affiliated with SAH. The Society also seeks proposals for sessions that further the goals of the SAH IDEAS Initiative: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accountability, and Sustainability. The organizers thus seek sessions that explore the intersection of architecture and social justice, inclusion and exclusion, diversity, transparency, accessibility, borders and conflicts, systemic inequalities, and challenges of method.
Since late submissions cannot be considered, it is recommended that proposals be submitted before the deadline.

Each individual participating in a session (as an organizer, moderator, respondent, session chair and/or presenter) will be required to join SAH and register for the virtual conference to participate in the session.

Submission Guidelines
Session proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 pm Central Standard Time, on Monday, May 20, 2024.
More information regarding the sessions and submission deadlines can be found in the full call for sessions here.

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