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Montreal to host 2021 Society of Architectural Historians conference

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is pleased to announce that the SAH 74th Annual International Conference will take place on April 14–18, 2021, in Montréal, Canada. The conference will draw an international audience of architectural and art historians, architects, museum professionals, preservationists, and others who work in allied fields to share research on the history of the built environment. The conference will include paper sessions, roundtables and workshops, networking receptions, a public seminar, and public architecture and landscape tours in Montréal and nearby areas. This is the second conference SAH has held outside the United States in recent history, following the 2017 Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

Montreal will host the Society of Architectural Historians conference in 2021. Photo by Nicolae Rosu via Unsplash. SAH
Montreal will host the Society of Architectural Historians conference in 2021. Photo by Nicolae Rosu via Unsplash.

Montreal’s SAH conference will take place at Hotel Bonaventure. The Conference Chair will SAH First Vice President (Elect) Patricia A. Morton, from the University of California, Riverside. The Local Co-Chairs will be McGill University’s Annmarie Adams and Martin Bressani.

Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.


The Call for Sessions will open in October 2019 and the Call for Papers will open in April 2020. Look for more information on the Society of Architectural Historians website in May 2019. This release is also available via the Society of Architectural Historians website, linked here.

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