Society for Commercial Archeology seeks proposal for May 31-June 4 Conference

01 Feb 2023 12:00 PM | Michelle Jones (Administrator)

The Society for Commercial Archeology is seeking proposals for our May 31-June 4 conference in Erie, PA: "Amused in the Alleghenies." Paper sessions and lightening talks will take place on Friday, June 2. The SCA welcomes proposals from presenters eager to share their investigations into the history and architecture of the American roadside with a diverse audience of preservationists, stewards, academics, writers, photographers, and others.

Individuals are encouraged to submit abstracts on topics exploring North American roadside architecture, with a focus on the Great Lakes area, Mid-Century Modern commercial architecture, and preservation strategies for historic roadside architecture (restaurants, gas stations, motels, etc.) and tourism sites. Any topics related to the 20th century commercial landscape are welcome. Proposals for themed sessions are welcomed. Please follow the two guiding principles in making a presentation at an SCA conference: make it visual and make it fun!

See details at Abstracts must be received by March 15.

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