SSAC Annual Conference call for sessions

The SSAC Annual Conference takes place from May 27-30, 2015 in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, and is seeking session proposals.

Nestled between theory and practice, the study of architecture in Canada has been nurtured over the years by professionals and enthusiasts, scholars and practitioners, and was expanded through the developments of traditional fields such as history, architectural history, landscape architecture and urban planning, but also through the organization of recent fields of study such as heritage conservation. As the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada (SSAC) has roots in the heritage awakening of the 1970s and was put together as a call for understanding our built environment, it invites sessions that explore the evolution of related spheres of study that poured into it.

As the venue for the 2015 conference, Annapolis Royal hosts a rich architectural and conservation history. If a longitudinal section of it existed, one would probably see a series of historical events, starting with the first European settlement and its relations with the First Nations, to its fascinating history of transport in the 19th century, the establishment of Fort Anne (Canada’s first National Historic Site) and the reconstruction of Champlain’s Port Royal, and the extensive conservation and development projects of the 1970s and 1980s.

The SSAC now welcomes proposals for sessions on all aspects of the built environment in Canada. Session proposals should include: name and one-page CV of proposed session chair(s); title and abstract of the session (maximum 200 words); format of session: paper session, panel discussion, debate, etc.; names of possible or invited presenters (if known); and any special physical or technical requirements for the session.

Please send session proposals to Peter Coffman at no later than November 21, 2014. A call for papers will follow at the beginning of December.

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