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Find here a list of the most recent call for papers, posters, grant applications and field schools in the field of heritage management.

Call for Papers/Posters for the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation

The AHLP is pleased to announce its 2016 annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois, and the Program Committee invites proposals for presentations that will encourage lively discussions about cultural landscapes. As Chicago emerged in the 1830s, “Urbs in Horto” became the newly formed city’s motto as well as its driving vision, as made apparent in the establishment of an extensive parks and boulevard system in the 1870s and Daniel Burnham’s 1909 Plan of Chicago, which called for the expansion of the system and the acquisition of natural areas outside the city limits. It is therefore a particularly appropriate setting to address cultural landscape preservation issues relating to urban parks and park planning; engaging with lakes and rivers; native plants and planting design; and “the middle west.” While presentations that address these topics are especially welcome, this should not discourage those wishing to address any issue relating to the theory and practice of landscape preservation.

Proposals are invited within three (3) categories of presentations:

  •  Papers: 25-30 minute papers addressing issues in landscape preservation theory, practice, or education
  •  Summaries of Works-in-Progress: 10-15 min. discussions of on-going projects
  •  Posters: graphic presentations of projects using appropriate illustrative techniques. (One panel 30" by 40" is recommended.)

Because of time constraints, each person may submit only one proposal in the first two categories.

Submission Guidelines for each category

Please submit an abstract of 500 words or less outlining the topic of the paper, its context within theory, practice, or education, its timeliness, principal findings or conclusions, and questions for discussion.

Summaries of Works-in-Progress

Please submit a proposal of 250 words or less outlining the work-in-progress, its context and potential significance, and questions for discussion.

Please submit a proposal of 250 words or less outlining the project, its context and significance, and questions for discussion.

All abstracts and proposals must be submitted electronically as e-mail attachments - these should be Microsoft Word documents and be arranged as follows:

 Title page: this should note the type of presentation proposed, then give the title of the presentation, the author's name and complete mailing address, institution/firm affiliation, phone number and e-mail address

 Content pages: these should note the type of presentation and the title, and then provide an abstract or proposal within the word limits set out above - please do not include your name or any identifying personal information on content pages

All proposals should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The deadline for all submissions is March 3, 2016

The Selection Process

A panel will evaluate all proposals using a blind review process. The program selection will be based on the following criteria (listed in order of importance):

  • - originality of content and approach
  • - likelihood of the topic stimulating interdisciplinary discussion, and
  • - relevance to the theme of the meeting.

Those making a proposal will be notified of the decision of the panel by March 18, 2016.

Presenters must pre-register for the meeting and must take out memberships in the Alliance if they are not already members. The Alliance will provide boards to which posters of the recommended size can be attached, but those presenting posters are responsible for the transportation of their posters to and from Chicago.

Student Scholarships

The Alliance welcomes proposals from students and some scholarships are available for those whose proposals are accepted. Students wishing to apply for a scholarship should send their proposals together with their scholarship application materials to the AHLP Education Committee and not to Kimball Erdman. Please refer to the Alliance website for full scholarship application details.

Questions arising from this call for papers and posters may be e-mailed to Kimball Erdman.

Call for Papers & Posters:  
A Century of Design in the Parks 
Preserving the Built Environment in National and State Parks 
June 21-June 23, 2016
Santa Fe, NM
 Paper Deadline:  January 15, 2016 
 Poster Deadline: February 16, 2016 
The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), the Friends of NCPTT,
the National Park Service (NPS), the NPS Intermountain Regional Office, Bandelier National MonumentNew Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Living New Deal will host a three-day symposium covering the preservation of  NPS designed buildings and landscapes. The event coincides with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

The symposium focuses on issues related to the preservation of park built features. NPS built environments span a hundred years of development from the early rustic period when railroad transported tourists to large western parks; through a period of major construction and land conservation during the Great Depression completed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) and Works Progress Administration (WPA); into the post-WWII era and the NPS Mission 66 campaign and up through contemporary development. The NPS also played a major role in the improvement and development of state parks nationwide, through their administration and supervision of CCC and WPA crews working in these parks.

Paper Presentations 
Talks will be 30 minutes in duration, including questions. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (excluding figures and references). Abstract should contain: presenter's full contact information (name, title, organization, address, phone, fax, email), and a 100-word biography for the author and each co-author. We recommend no more than two presenters per paper. Oral presentation abstract deadline is January 15, 2016. Email notification of accepted presentations will be sent on February 15, 2016.

Presenters will be required to prepare a short paper, ten pages maximum, for inclusion in a 
symposium publication. Deadline for paper submission is May 23, 2016. 
Presentations will be recorded and resulting videos posted on NCPTT's website.
Poster Presentations 
Posters should be approximately 36 x 40 inches, landscape. Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (excluding figures and references). Abstract should contain: main presenter's full contact information (name, title, organization, address, phone, fax, email). The poster abstract deadline is February 15, 2016. Email notification of accepted posters will be sent on March 15, 2016.

Suggested paper and poster topics include but are not limited to:
Historical Perspective on NPS Park Design
  • NPS Railroad era, New Deal, Mission 66, Contemporary
  • Role of NPS in state and regional park design and development
Preservation Issues
  • Material properties, performance and behavior
  •  Mechanisms of deterioration
  •  Treatments
  • Cyclical maintenance
  • Climate change
  • Crowd-sourcing
  • HALS
  • 3-D digital
Use of Technology
  • High tech
  • Traditional trades
Adaptive Resuse 
  • Repurposing
  • Sustainability
Interpretation of NPS designed features
Submissions should be sent to: 
Attn: Debbie Smith
645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
For more information visit

Call for Participation: Material Culture Caucus at 2016 ASA Conference

The Material Culture Caucus of the American Studies Association wishes to encourage participation in the 2016 Annual Meeting:

Home/Not Home: Centering American Studies Where We Are

November 17-20, 2016, Denver, Colorado.

To read the conference Call for Papers please see:

Areas of interest related to the theme include (but are not limited to) the material culture of:

  • Dwellings
  • House vs. Home
  • Consumerism: what things make a house?  What things make a home?
  • Non-traditional houses/homes
  • Communities
  • Institutions
  • Gender
  • Feminism/patriarchy
  • Heteronormism/queerness
  • Racism
  • Access
  • Hospitality
  • Defense
  • Families, friendships, relationships
  • Communications
  • Diaspora/migrations
  • Work and management
  • Other uses or understandings of home
  • Comfort/discomfort
  • Youth and/or aging
  • Social status
  • Empire and colonialism
  • Slavery
  • Crisis and trauma
  • Poverty
  • Basic needs:shelter
  • Household labor
  • Ruins and preservation
  • NAGPRA, repatriation, and cultural patrimony
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Disability/access
  • Entertainment

2016 New Jersey History & Historic Preservation Conference

Call for Posters

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2016

Conference: June 8 & 9, 2016

The 2016 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference invites proposals from students (graduate and undergraduate) and emerging professionals for a Poster Session to be held at the annual conference.


The Poster Session is an opportunity to present work. Posters must engage subjects or projects related to historic preservation, history, archaeology, architecture, planning, museum studies, and/or public history. Submissions related to New Jersey subject matter are especially Posters will be chosen from among the submissions for display at the conference. A prize of $250 will be awarded for the best poster. All individuals whose posters are selected for display will receive a complimentary registration to both the 2016 and 2017 NJ History & Historic Preservation Conference.


The conference provides a unique opportunity for students and emerging professional to explore careers in historic preservation, network with professionals, and share their research with a professional audience.


The poster session will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. The conference runs from approximately 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Further details will be provided to those whose posters are chosen for display. Posters will be chosen for display at the conference based on the persuasiveness of the abstract, clarity of the visual presentation, and the project’s relation to major issues in the field.

  • Poster should be no larger than 36” x 48” on laminated paper or poster board
  • All posters will be displayed on an easel provided by the conference organizers (tables will not be available)
  • A good poster should introduce your topic, research questions, methods, and/or best practices, and what was accomplished or learned. Tips for creating your poster:
      • Include a title
      • Use images to illustrate your points
      • Label images with a title, photographer, and date
      • Keep text brief
      • All text should be printed, not handwritten
      • Edit carefully
      • The test of a good poster is if someone can read it in five minutes and understand your argument
      • Provide your contact information so attendees can reach you later with additional questions, resources, and/or suggestions


Submission Instructions

All proposals should include:

• Contact information for each participant (Name, address, email, phone number, and

• Abstract that explains and promotes the project (limit 150 words)

• One-page CV or resume for each participant

• Simple visual mock-up of the display submitted as a PDF

Proposals must be submitted electronically to this website.

For more information or if you have questions, please contact Briann Greenfield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (609) 695-4838.

Department of Art History
Voorhees Hall
71 Hamilton Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  Phone 848.932.7041
Fax 732.932.1261