2020 Annual Preservation Conference – Student Paper Competition
The California Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 Call for Student Papers to be presented at the California Preservation Foundation’s annual conference, entitled, “A Changing Climate for Preservation,” at the Embassy Suites, Sacramento from May 17 – 20, 2020.
- Selected students and tradespeople studying preservation methods and techniques will present a topic at the “Learning from the Future of Preservation: Students Share Their Work” session
- The full session is scheduled for May 18, 2020
- Up to three students will be selected to present their papers at the conference
- Each selected student will be awarded a travel grant of at least $300 thanks to a generous gift from Liz’s Antique Hardware and donors to our student scholarship fund
The California Preservation Foundation is accepting abstracts no later than Monday, February 24, 2020. Conference organizers are particularly interested in papers that allude to applied research methods and push the field of historic preservation in new directions, especially in terms of its engagement with diverse communities (in terms of race, class, gender, and age); strategies for grassroots advocacy; place-based interpretation; and means of addressing environmental sustainability and climate resiliency. We encourage submissions that consider preservation broadly to include public history, digital humanities, materials-based conservation methods, and various tools for documentation, planning, and preservation.
Proposals should clearly state the main point of the paper. Submissions will be judged on how they make use of original research and creative analysis; the relevance of the paper to contemporary issues in historic preservation; and the strength of the argument presented (i.e., how well the authors make their point).
Students whose proposals are selected for the session must prepare a 15-minute presentation on the topic, which should be submitted (with slides) to the Papers Committee by March 23, 2020.
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- Abstracts must be under 300 words
- The title should not exceed 65 characters, including spaces and punctuation
- Abstracts must follow the Chicago Manual of Style
- February 24, 2020 – Submission of Abstract to California Preservation Foundation
- March 6, 2020 – Session Chairs notify all persons submitting abstracts of their acceptance or rejection
- March 23, 2020 – Speakers submit completed drafts of papers to session chairs
- April 20, 2020 – Speakers complete revisions and distribute copy of their papers to session chairs
- May 18, 2020 – Selected students present their topics at the conference center
Up to three selected students will each receive…
- Complementary registration to the full 2020 CPF conference and a complimentary membership to CPF, courtesy of the California Preservation Foundation.
- A travel grant of at least $300, to be used at the students discretion and to help defray costs of traveling to the Annual Conference, thanks to the generous support of Liz’s Antique Hardware and the donors to our Student Fund.
- The opportunity to be matched up with a mentor in the preservation field, who is selected from a pool of interested mentors within our professional member database, committees, or Board of Directors.
Please address all questions to CPF Field Services Director, Jonathan Haeber ( firstname.lastname@example.org / 415-495-0349 )