Historic New England is soliciting student and recent graduate poster and lighting talk (a.k.a. pecha-kucha) presentations that focus on research and documentation in conservation and preservation of historic resources for the symposium Directions in Twenty-First Century Preservation to be held at Roger Williams University’s Baypoint Inn and Conference Center in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Saturday, March 29, 2014. Presentation proposals may be submitted by students (undergraduate and graduate) currently enrolled in or who will or have graduated in the last five years (2008-2013) from an academic program in historic preservation or a closely related field. Proposals will be reviewed and selected by Historic New England staff.
Poster presentations and lightning talk (pecha-kucha) proposals should be submitted as 300-word abstracts (see specific guidelines below). Suggested key issues, topics, and concepts may include but are not limited to:
- Research on buildings, structures, landscapes, and sites
- Management of parks and historic sites in public and private ownership
- Preservation advocacy
- Mandated resource protection and regulation
- Community planning and revitalization
- Building and landscape conservation efforts to extend the life of historic resources
Posters should be approximately 36 x 40 inches. Please submit an abstract of one page, fewer than 300 words, and include poster title, and author’s name and e-mail address. You may include up to two captioned images with your submission. Please state clearly the argument of your poster and summarize its methodology and content. Attach a one-page CV to your poster submission.
Lightning Talk (Pecha-Kucha) Presentations
Lightning talks follow the pecha-kucha format of twenty images, maximum, each shown for a maximum of twenty seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes and forty seconds. Learn more about the pecha-kucha format. Each presentation will end with questions and answers from the audience. Please submit an abstract of one page, fewer than 300 words, and include presentation title, and presenter’s name and e-mail address. You may include up to two captioned images with your submission. Please state clearly the argument of your presentation and summarize its methodology and content. Attach a one-page CV to your presentation.
Abstracts must be received by 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2014.
E-mail notification of accepted presentations will be sent on Friday, January 31, 2014.
Abstracts should be e-mailed to SZimmerman@HistoricNewEngland.org or mailed to:
Sally Zimmerman, Senior Preservation Services Manager
185 Lyman Street
Waltham, Mass. 02452
Posted: September 10, 2013
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