At its 2017 Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, SAH will offer a total of 36 paper sessions. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters, and partner organizations, to chair a session at the conference. As SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the Annual International Conference, non- members who wish to chair a session will be required to join SAH at the time of submitting a session proposal.

Since the principal purpose of the Annual International Conference is to inform the conference attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every period in the history of architecture 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 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 historiographical terms and should be substantiated by a distinct body of established or emerging scholarship.

Proposals will be selected on the basis of merit and the need to create a well-balanced program. Topics exploring the architecture of Glasgow and the country of Scotland are encouraged. As this is the sesquicentennial of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth, we invite sessions that consider design innovators such as Wright or Charles Rennie Mackintosh at the turn of the twentieth century. 

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

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Please note that the conference dates have changed from previous years; the 2017 conference will be held June 7–11.