Topic ID #25457 - posted 12/11/2012 1:15 AM

Call for Sessions: 2013 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference

Jennifer Palmer

2013 NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference - June 6, 2013

Call for Sessions

The 2013 conference planning committee is seeking proposals for the first annual history and historic preservation conference.  In 2013 the NJ Historic Preservation Conference and the History Issues Convention will be merged to become the NJ History and Historic Preservation Conference.  The conference will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the Newark Museum in Newark, NJ.  Proposals are due on November 30, 2012 and may be submitted for a panel session or in workshop format.  Selections will be made by January 14, 2013.


This year the conference planning committee is seeking exciting proposals that focus on:

·         Non-profit board development and capacity building (with case studies)

·         Revitalization in urban areas

·         Architectural design guidelines incorporated into redevelopment area plans (with case studies)

·         Architectural case studies illustrating technology and green building principles in historic properties

·         Urban archaeology particularly in the Newark area


The conference planning committee will also consider proposals that reflect the complexities and challenges of preserving and interpreting our heritage and that would be relevant to a diverse audience.  Some examples include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:


·         Case studies illustrating conservation and craftsmanship

·         Preservation approaches that incorporate sustainable techniques

·         Case studies that illustrate innovative planning documents for historic sites and/or history museums

·         Examples of innovative stewardship and/or reuse of historic sites

·         Innovative archaeological investigations

·         Case studies illustrating innovative uses of new technologies, especially related to reaching new or underserved audiences

·         Public policy, advocacy, demographic change, planning tools and techniques

·         Economics of preservation in the current climate

·         Heritage tourism

·         Case studies or examples of projects, programmatic or strategic planning processes and partnerships (executed or planned) designed to engage diverse audiences

More info here.


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