AHLP Call for Papers and Posters, deadline March 3

02 Feb 2016 9:57 AM | Christine R Henry


Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation - 38th Annual Meeting Chicago, Illinois, 1st – 4th June 2016

Theme: Urbs in Horto – City in a Garden

An Invitation

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 Kimball Erdman at the following e-mail address: kerdman@uark.edu

    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.

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