Extraction and Recreation:
Sensitive Redevelopment or Faustian Bargains

The Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter hosts an exciting three day conference every year providing a unique opportunity for attendees to broaden their subject knowledge and explore the built environment of the Pacific Northwest.

The next annual conference of the chapter will be held in Sandpoint, Idaho from June 21-23, 2019. The theme of the conference is, Extraction and Recreation: Sensitive Redevelopment or Faustian Bargains.


The chapter is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the upcoming conference. Submissions for 20-minute papers or 10-minute work-in-progress presentations are welcome. As usual, proposals that address the theme are encouraged, but those covering any aspect of the built environment of the Pacific Northwest or elsewhere will be considered. Submissions most likely to be selected for inclusion will be analytical or critical in nature, rather than descriptive and will aim to make an original contribution to scholarship.

Access the 2019 Call for Papers. Key dates are:

March 10, 2019 - Abstracts due
April 15, 2019 - Successful applicants notified
May 30, 2019 - Full manuscripts of papers due to papers committee chair
June 21-23, 2019 - Conference!


Three special awards are available to support conference attendance or recognize achievements of chapter members. The application deadline for each award is April 22, 2019.

Elisabeth Walton Potter Research Awards
Wendell Lovett Student Research Awards
Shirley L. Courtois Young Professionals Research Award

For more information, please see the SAHMDR blog.


The Marion Dean Ross/Pacific Northwest Chapter is an affiliated chapter of the international Society of Architectural Historians. The chapter encompasses the US states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, and the province of British Columbia, Canada. ... More

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