California Preservation Foundation Presents..

2018 Annual Preservation Conference – Student Abstract Competition

General Details

The California Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Call for Student Papers to be presented at the California Preservation Foundation’s annual conference, entitled, “Deep Roots in Dynamic Times,” at the Sheraton of Palo Alto from May 17 – 20, 2018.

  • Selected students will present a topic at the “On the Cutting Edge: Students in Preservation Share their Research” session
  • The full session is scheduled for May 18, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM.
  • Up to five students will be selected to present their papers at the conference
  • Each selected student will be awarded a travel grant of $400, thanks to a generous gift from Liz’s Antique Hardware and an anonymous donor.

The California Preservation Foundation is accepting abstracts no later than Monday, February 19, 2018 for a session presentation in one of the following themes (though these themes are meant only to be suggestive, and your session is not required to fit into them):

  • Documentation and Reality capture in preservation
  • Advocacy and Grassroots Efforts
  • Resiliency
  • Sustainability
  • Cultural Landscapes
  • Striving for a Diverse and Inclusive Preservation
  • Gentrification, mansionization, displacement
  • Preservation planning tools or techniques
  • Intangible Cultural Resources
  • Public History
  • Preservation Practice
  • Materials and Conservation Methods
  • Modernism, Postmodernism and the Challenges of Preservation for Certain Eras of Construction

Your proposal should share, describe, or include a more focused analysis of historic preservation topics.

  • Which projects have you worked on that hold promise as useful historic preservation tools or practices for community engagement?
  • How do you think Historic Preservation, as a discipline, can approach issues such as mansionization, gentrification, displacement, sustainability, economic development, and protection of heritage in low-income communities, the LGBTQ community, or communities of color.
  • How can historic preservation engage youth?
These are suggestive topics, but feel free to submit your proposal for consideration if it fits into the field of historic preservation.