Constructing Community:
Architecture, Diversity, and Identity
in the Pacific Northwest

Astoria-Megler Bridge. Photo: Marion Dean Ross, 1966

The 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 Astoria, Oregon, May 18-20, 2018. The theme of the conference is, Constructing Community: Architecture, Diversity, and Identity in the Pacific Northwest.

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.

We are also soliciting applications for two grant programs, the Elisabeth Walton Potter (EWP) Research Awards and the Wendell Lovett Student Research Awards. The EWP grant will be awarded to scholars for research that furthers awareness and knowledge of the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest and that will provide tangible results that can be made available for scholars and students. This grant will be awarded at the annual meeting; it is anticipated that the recipient will make a presentation on their research at the forthcoming, 2019 annual meeting. The purpose of the Wendell Lovett Student Research award is to financially assist student scholars wishing to attend the 2018 conference and present a paper. Note that the paper must first be accepted for presentation by the Papers Committee.

More information:
Call for Papers. Due February 12, 2018.
Elisabeth Walter Potter Research Award application. Due February 12, 2018.
Wendell Lovett Student Research Award application. Due February 12, 2018.

For conference updates and other news, visit the chapter blog, SAH*MDR News & Notices.

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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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