Call for Papers: SESAH paper abstracts due May 1

08 Apr 2020 5:30 AM | Christine R Henry (Administrator)

The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting paper abstracts for the 2020 Annual Conference, to be held in Natchez, Mississippi, September 30 to October 3, 2020, and co-hosted by Historic Natchez Foundation, Natchez National Historical Park, and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Please submit abstracts to by May 1, 2020.

Conference Venue:

The conference will be held at the Natchez Convention Center and the conference hotel will be the Natchez Grand Hotel. More details to follow regarding hotel registration.

Paper and Session Proposal Submissions:

We encourage submissions from architectural, landscape, preservation, and urban historians; independent scholars; architects; architectural theorists; museum curators; and other scholars in related fields. Submissions from graduate students in these fields are also welcome.

Participants need not work in, reside in, or focus their research within the Southeast or the twelve-state SESAH region. However, all accepted presenters and session chairs must join SESAH and register for the conference by the early registration deadline. Accepted presenters must also submit the complete text of their papers to their session chair by September 1, 2020. SESAH reserves the right to drop presenters who do not fulfill submission requirements. Paper presentations are 20 minutes maximum (approximately 2,300 to 2,500 words).

Papers on any architectural history topic and session theme are welcome. In addition, we invite submissions addressing the following themes:

    • Native American Landscapes of the South
    • African American Landscapes of the South
    • Women Designers of the South
    • Historic Preservation as Economic Development
    • Heritage Tourism and the Modern South
    • Rural Landscapes in the South

Submission Guidelines:

Abstracts (in MS Word format) of no more than 300 words must include the applicant’s name, professional affiliation, contact information, title of the proposed paper, and 5 keywords; a CV must be attached or included (in Word or PDF format). Proposals for sessions must include the title of the session; names, affiliations, contact information, and CVs for participants; and abstracts (as Word docs) of each paper. Please email documents to by May 1, 2020.

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