Call for Student Papers

 

The National Council for Preservation Education and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are pleased to announce the 2016 Call for Student Papers to be presented at the Trust’s annual conference in Houston, TX,  November 15-18, 2016. Four students will be selected to present their papers at the conference based on their submitted abstracts.

Eligibility. All current full time undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a preservation program recognized by the National Council for Preservation Education are eligible to enter the 2016 NCPE/NTHP Paper Competition, including students planning to graduate in Spring 2016. Papers must be the work of a single individual; team or group papers are not permitted. Only one abstract per student is permitted for consideration.

Paper Topics. The abstracts are to address the topic of “The Next 50 Years of Historic Preservation.”  In preparing the abstract students are asked to join the conversation taking place in the profession at this moment reflecting on the fifty years of the preservation field’s history since the passing of the National Historic Preservation Act and looking forward to the next fifty. What should the next half century of preservation practice entail. What is a problem or issue to tackle? What should practitioners do (or quit doing)? These are questions that Professor Max Page, of the University of Massachusetts posed to contributors to his forthcoming book. Successful papers are likely to be one’s that draw on the student’s direct knowledge of an aspect of historic preservation, whether through experience or previous research rather than on a broader, more speculative subject. The papers developed from the four selected abstracts will be presented at the Trust Conference during a session co-moderated by NCPE and Dr. Max Page.

Scholarships. The National Council for Preservation Education and the National Trust for Historic Preservation are pleased to announce that each selected student will receive free registration to the 2016 National Trust conference along with a travel and hotel stipend and a copy of Dr. Page’s book.

Submission Requirements. Abstracts, not to exceed 450 words, are to be submitted electronically. The working title of the abstract is to be contained at the top of the first page and in footers on each page. The name of the author or his/her school is NOT to appear on the submitted abstract. A completed Application Form and electronic copy of the abstract is to be submitted to Amalia Leifeste, Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation, Clemson University/CofC (aleifes@clemson.edu)  by 5/31/16.

Accepted Papers. Notification to students of accepted abstracts or those selected as alternates will be on or before July 8, 2016. The selection of a student’s abstract serves as a provisional acceptance to present at the conference, contingent on development of a viable paper.  Authors of selected papers are encouraged to consult with faculty advisors in the development of their work from abstract to paper. Completed papers are due to NCPE by August 30th along with written notification to the National Council for Preservation Education that the student author will attend the National Trust conference. If a selected student is unable to attend, an alternative will be selected.

Questions. Please address all questions to Amalia Leifeste, Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation, Clemson University/CofC (aleifes@clemson.edu) or Lauren Weiss Bricker, Ph.D. Professor, of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (lwbricker@cpp.edu).

For information about the conference: http://www.preservationnation.org/conference