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 https://sca-roadside.org/alleghenies-conference/. Abstracts must be received by March 15, 2023.
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Posted: January 16, 2023
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