Call for Papers: First Statewide Graduate Student Symposium in Historic Preservation

Exciting news: Preservation Kentucky has decided to organize a forum where graduate students in historic preservation and related fields can share their work and discuss issues of current interest.  The call for papers has just gone out.  If you’re currently enrolled in a graduate program at one of the participating institutions, please consider submitting a proposal.  This promises to be a very exciting opportunity.


Call for Papers     

Preservation Kentucky

Graduate Student Symposium 2012

Preservation Kentucky invites paper proposals for the first statewide graduate student
symposium on March 2, 2012. Papers should address issues of current interest in the
fields of historic preservation, public history, or folk studies. Only students currently
enrolled in graduate programs in the fields noted above at the University of Louisville,
Western Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky
University, Murray State University, and the University of Cincinnati are eligible to

Proposals should be no more than one-page long and must include the paper title and the
author’s contact information. Proposals may also include a supplemental page of
illustrations. Papers should be analytical rather than descriptive in nature. Proposals that
engage theoretical or methodological problems in any of the above-named fields are
especially encouraged.

Proposals are due by 5 pm on January 30, 2012. Please send proposals to or 306 West Main Street, Suite 501 Frankfort, KY
40601. Electronic submittals in Microsoft Word format or as PDF files are preferred.
Presenters will deliver their papers in person on March 2, 2012 in Lexington, Kentucky,
in conjunction with the University of Kentucky’s Historic Preservation 6th Annual
Symposium, which will focus on historic preservation and social justice.
Selected presenters will be notified by February 10, 2012. For more information, please
contact Rachel Kennedy, Executive Director of Preservation Kentucky at 502.871.4570

Preservation Kentucky is a membership-based nonprofit organization with a mission dedicated to
preserving Kentucky’s historic and prehistoric places through education and advocacy.
Preservation Kentucky is the state partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and
local nonprofit preservation organizations. We are also the nonprofit partner for the Kentucky
Heritage Council/The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO).

For more information regarding the 6th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium, contact
University of Kentucky, Historic Preservation Graduate Organization, President Eric Whisman


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