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Architectural Fieldwork Symposium

A Call for Presentation Abstracts for MHT's Annual Architectural Fieldwork Symposium

The Maryland Historical Trust is looking forward to hosting our annual Architectural Fieldwork Symposium in-person in Crownsville on October 27, 2022. The symposium brings together field surveyors, architectural historians, preservation planners, and related practitioners from across the region to discuss recent projects, themes, and methodologies. This year, we are excited to announce a call for presentation abstracts — a slightly different format for presenter selection as in previous years.

If you are interested in highlighting recent work from your agency, county, or firm, please consider submitting a brief proposal, not to exceed 500 words, outlining your topic. The presentations will be 20 minutes in length. Your abstract should place your topic in a broader historical context, not simply be descriptive in nature. We are particularly interested in topics that focus on fieldwork, the documentation of underrepresented communities, and addressing issues of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in preservation. All symposium presenters will receive a small honorarium for their efforts.

The submission deadline for presentation proposals is August 12, 2022. Notification of accepted submissions will be sent via email by August 22nd.

The presentation abstract should include the following:

  • A presentation title and topic sentence
  • A 250 – 500 word description of the presentation
  • A brief bio of the presenter(s)

We look forward to receiving your presentation abstracts! Please send proposals to Heather Barrett, Administrator of Architectural Research, at