Call for Sessions: SAH 2022 Annual International Conference
Deadline: 12th January 2021

The Society of Architectural Historians will hold its 2022 Annual International Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Society invites individuals and those representing SAH chapters and partner organizations to submit a session proposal for the Pittsburgh conference. SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the annual conference; non-members who are selected to chair a session will be required to join SAH in August 2021 when conference registration opens for Session Chairs and Speakers.

Since the principal purpose of the SAH annual conference is to inform attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every time period and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged.

Sessions may be theoretical, methodological, thematic, interdisciplinary, pedagogical, revisionist or documentary in premise and ambition and have broadly conceived or more narrowly focused subjects. Sessions that embrace cross-cultural, transnational and/or non-Western topics are particularly welcome. In every case, the subject should be clearly defined in critical and historical terms.

Proposals will be selected based on merit and the need to create a well-balanced program. Topics exploring the architecture of Pittsburgh and the greater region are encouraged.

Since late submissions cannot be considered, it is recommended that proposals be submitted well before the deadline. Last-minute submissions that fail posting in the online portal or are sent in error via email will not be considered.

Submission Guidelines

Session proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The submission portal will close automatically at this time, and no further proposals will be accepted. Proposals will be reviewed by the SAH Conference Chair, Patricia A. Morton, and the SAH Executive Committee.

Session proposals must include the following elements:

  1. A session title not longer than 65 characters, including spaces and punctuation
  2. Summary of the subject and the premise in no more than 500 words
  3. Name, professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone, and email address (Please ensure that the information you are providing matches, if applicable, an existing SAH profile/membership account to avoid misdirecting communications. If it does not match what SAH has on file, please update your existing member profile to match your current information.)
  4. A current CV (2 pages maximum)

Although the SAH membership is international, the annual conference is conducted in English. Therefore, all session proposals must be submitted in English and, if accepted, conducted in English.

More information: SAH website.
Society of Architectural Historians
2022 Annual International Conference
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 27–May 01