Dear JAHF members:
Call for Papers- due June 5
Architecture and Design of the Pacific Rim
The Pacific Rim’s built environment has long shared environmental,
cultural, political, and economic ties among its countries and
regions bordering the Pacific Ocean. Early expressions of such an
oceanic conception can be found in Seattle in the 1909 Alaska
Yukon Pacific Exhibition. This was followed by one of the first
comprehensive considerations of the Pacific Rim theme at the 1925
American Historical Association annual meeting. Following this
trajectory, this panel examines Pacific Rim architecture and
design through varied topics ranging from travel, work, and
inspirations of architects/designers between the Pacific
Northwest/North American West Coast to Asia, Australia, and South
America. Papers covering any period of time may examine issues
including the translation of architectural ideas/cultures between
geographic contexts/climates, the flow of building
materials/techniques, and shared concerns for seismic
stability/safety for building on the Ring of Fire.
Session Chair: Ken Tadashi Oshima, University of Washington
Conference Chair: Victoria Young, SAH 1st Vice President,
University of St. Thomas
Deadline: Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at
The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts
for its 73rd Annual International Conference in Seattle,
Washington, April 29–May 3. Please submit an abstract no later
than 11:59 p.m. CDT on June 5, 2019, to one of the 33 thematic
sessions, the Graduate Student Lightning Talks or the Open
Sessions. SAH encourages submissions from architectural,
landscape, and urban historians; museum curators;
preservationists; independent scholars; architects; scholars in
related fields; and members of SAH chapters and partner
1. Abstracts must be under 300 words.
2. The title cannot exceed 65 characters, including spaces and
3. Abstracts and titles must follow the Chicago Manual of Style.
4. Only one abstract per conference by author or co-author may be
5. A maximum of two (2) authors per abstract will be accepted.
Abstracts are to be submitted online using the link at
Ken Tadashi Oshima, Ph.D.
Department of Architecture
University of Washington