Call for Papers: 45th annual SSAC Conference

The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC) is now accepting paper proposals for its 45th annual conference, held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 28–31, 2019. The conference will feature an opening reception Tuesday evening, paper sessions Wednesday through Friday, tours, and a concluding banquet Friday evening. Several events are planned in cooperation with the “Spring Forum” of the Nova Scotia Association of Architects, including a public keynote lecture on Wednesday evening, and parallel paper sessions and panel discussions on Thursday. Doors Open Halifax follows on Saturday for those wanting further architectural tours. A call for papers is now open.Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada, SSAC

Researchers, professionals and students from any discipline whose work relates to the built environment in Canada can submit a proposal by sending an abstract of not more than 250 words, accompanied by a one-page CV, to Please indicate which session from the following list your proposal addresses, and send a copy of your e-mail to the session chair. Please send submissions no later than March 15, 2019.

  • Religious Architecture in Canada
  • Canada and Global Architectural History Pedagogy
  • Women and Architecture
  • The requalification of heritage: experiences of belonging.
  • An outline of a phenomenology of the built environment. Heritage and the reception of objects in a context of diversity
  • On Revitalization: Altering Canada’s Urban Fabric Through Architectural Interventions
  • Labour histories and the built environment
  • On Current Indigenous Architecture and Planning: Institutional
  • Architecture Theory and Practice in the late 20th Century
  • Reconsidering stories at National Historic Sites and other heritage places
  • The influences on learning from the architecture language of universities
  • Photographic narrative and counter-narrative in architectural histories
  • Transportation and travel infrastructure: mobility, heritage, and identity
  • Transforming Heritage with Transit Architecture
  • Architecture and the Archive
  • Current Research

Paper proposals will be assessed by a scientific committee including session chairs and members of the Society. Articles building on the papers presented can also be submitted for publication in the Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada.

Depending on available funds, financial support for the travel expenses of students may be provided following the conference.

The SSAC is a learned society founded in 1974 to foster the study of Canadian architecture, including historical and cultural issues relating to buildings, landscapes, streetscapes, cities, and the countryside. SSAC members include individuals and organizations that have a particular interest in architecture in Canada. Our membership brings together a wide range of disciplines and people with professional, amateur, and academic interests in the field: people who have made major contributions to the increased awareness of Canadian architecture.