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Society for Industrial Archeology
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Society for Industrial Archeology
43rd Annual Conference
May 15-18, 2014
The Society for Industrial Archeology invites proposals for presentations and poster displays at the 43rd Annual Conference on Saturday, May 17, 2014, in Portland, Maine. Poster displays can be works in progress. Presentations on all topics related to industrial archeology, technology, social change related to industry, and historic industrial structures are welcome. Papers about regional industries and transportation in northern New England are particularly encouraged. All presentations and poster displays should offer interpretation and synthesis of data.
Presentation Formats: Proposals may be for individual presentations 20 minutes in length, a group of three or four presentations on a common theme filling a 90-minute session, or a 90-minute panel discussion (formal moderator optional).
Proposal Formats: Proposals should be submitted electronically (Microsoft Word .doc or OpenOffice Open Document Format Text .odt) unless special arrangements have been made. Each proposal must include: 1) the presentation or poster display title; 2) a 300- to 500-word abstract with a detailed discussion of points, findings, and conclusions; 3) a brief biographical statement of 75 to 150 words for each presenter; 4) contact information including mailing address, telephone number, and email address for each presenter; and 5) a list of audio-visual requests. Please be aware that facilities for media formats other than Microsoft PowerPoint .ppt or OpenOffice Open Document Format Presentation .odp may not be available.
For 90-minute themed sessions or panel discussions, the organizer should submit all abstracts together as a group, accompanied by a title and a brief description of the theme. If any of these items is missing, the proposal cannot be considered.
Presenters are encouraged to consider transforming their presentations into articles for IA: The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology. Recording of audio for free distribution by podcast is also encouraged, but prior written consent must be obtained from each presenter being recorded and from the SIA Board. No conference proceedings are published.
The deadline for proposals is January 31, 2014. Send proposals or questions to: Justin M. Spivey, SIA Secretary, email@example.com, 790 Old York Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520, (609) 799-7799.
The conference hotel will be the Holiday Inn Portland-By the Bay. Presentation sessions will be held at the hotel.
STUDENT TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS.
The SIA awards travel scholarships to help full-time students and professionals with less than three years of full-time experience to offset some of the expenses of attending annual conferences. To apply, send a letter of interest demonstrating a commitment to IA and a letter of reference to Patrick Harshbarger, SIA Scholarships, 305 Rodman Rd., Wilmington, DE 19809; firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for applications is Mar. 31, 2014.
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Listen and view the new audio visual tour the the West Point Foundry Preserve (located in Cold Spring, NY, USA), created by Scenic Hudson
The West Point Foundry Preserve is part of Scenic Hudson and preserves the historic West Point Foundry site.
The foundry location was the site of Michigan Technological University Industrial Archeology Field schools from 2002 to 2008.
Forum Journal is made available to you (select pdf on image below) courtesy of the Preservation Leadership Forum of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation sponsored a workshop, Industrial Heritage Retooled, in mid-November 2010 at the Potantico Conference Center, the former Rockefeller estate. The workshop was co-sponsored and supported by the J.M. Kaplan Fund and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The theme was the past, present and future of industrial heritage preservation. Highlights of this workshop were published in the Fall 2010 issue of SIAN (Vol 39, No 4).
In the spring of 2011, the Trust dedicated an issue of their Forum Journal to papers presented at the workshop. Recently, the Trust gave the SIA permission to provide the issue as a PDF as a service to SIA members and friends. The SIA appreciates this opportunity to circulate this document to the IA community.
Quoting the Trust’s authorization to publish this document, “This issue of Forum Journal is made available to you courtesy of the Preservation Leadership Forum of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Forum is a network of preservation leaders professionals, students, volunteers, activists, experts who share the latest ideas, information, and advice, and have access to in-depth preservation resources and training. Learn more and consider joining Forum today.”
Join Page: http://www.preservationnation.org/forum/joinforumnow.html
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