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Call for Papers: The National Council for Preservation Education 2020 Conference

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DEVELOPMENT: RESPECTING HISTORY WHILE ACKNOWLEDGING CHANGE

Historic preservation practice continues to change and, given the current social, economic, legal, political and aesthetic trends, it is likely to be reformulated further. To stimulate discussion and debate in all aspects of contemporary practice, The National Council for Preservation Education is issuing a call for papers that centers on the potential for development that includes both tangible and intangible culture.

Topics to be addressed include:

  • the challenge of communicating and maintaining historical significance as places are developed/redeveloped;
  • navigating the priorities of the public and professional actors as economic and social contexts change around development/projects;
  • the differences in cognitive views of related disciplines;
  • the political decisions in development/projects that affect the historical legacy, above and below ground;
  • the economic and finance circumstances that affect our landscapes, buildings, structures and objects (and enable or limit retention of historic places);
  • the relationships between fashion and taste as drivers of change and signifiers of values over time.

A major purpose of the conference is to bring together persons from a variety of backgrounds to exchange ideas. Anthropologists, archaeologists (prehistoric and historic), architectural historians, cultural historians, cultural and historical geographers, folklorists, historians of landscape, architects, real estate developers, social historians, and urban historians working in academic institutions, preservation offices, and private practice are invited, as are advanced students.

To facilitate dialogue, the conference will be limited to single sessions, held over a single day, with the evening reserved for informal exchange.

Paper topics should be analytical rather than primarily descriptive in content, and should address issues, not present case studies. The paper should focus on new material that brings fresh information and/or insights to the field.

To select paper topics for inclusion in the conference please submit an abstract by March 15th, 2020. Abstracts should be between 300 and 500 words, and clearly articulate the topic, method of inquiry, and argument or thesis. Submissions should have a clear title, include the author’s name, and identify up to 5 keywords at the start or end of the abstract. Inquiries and abstracts can be sent to ncpeconference@gmail.com in advance of the deadline on March 15th, 2020.

Abstracts will be selected on the basis of topic, argument and organization. The selection committee reserves the right to request modifications to proposals. All persons submitting abstracts will be notified by April 15th, 2020. If selected, authors of paper proposals will receive an invitation to present at the conference as well as guidelines for developing and formatting the paper.  Each paper should be twenty minutes (approximately 10 to 12 pages) in length. A draft of the paper will be due on June 15th and, after receiving feedback from a session moderator, a polished paper, revised abstract, and author’s brief biography will be due by Aug 15th, 2020.

Publication of the proceedings is anticipated in both electronic and printed format, so submissions should include electronic copies (.pdf) of the paper and illustrations as separate files meeting the image requirements which will be outlines in the guidelines.

The conference will take place on October 27th in Miami, Florida.

Call for Posters: The National Council for Preservation Education 2020 Conference

To select posters for inclusion in the conference please submit an abstract by March 15th, 2020. Abstracts should be 200-300 words, and clearly articulate the topic or project to be presented in the poster. Submissions should have a clear title, include the author’s name, and identify up to 5 keywords at the start or end of the abstract. Inquiries and abstracts can be sent to ncpeconference@gmail.com in advance of the deadline on March 15th, 2020.

All persons submitting abstracts will be notified by April 15th, 2020. If selected, authors of poster proposals will receive an invitation to display their poster at the conference as well as guidelines for developing and formatting the poster.  A draft of the poster will be due on June 15th and, after receiving feedback, the finished poster is due in digital format by Aug 15th, 2020. Posters will be printed, mounted, and brought to the conference site. This service to the poster presenters is made possible by funds from NCPE.

The conference will take place on October 27th in Miami, Florida. Poster presenters are expected to be in attendance, and will receive a discounted conference registration price.

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