1. 2015 Buell Dissertation Colloquium
    Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture
    – 01.12.15

    Call for Papers

    Submissions due: January 12, 2015

    The Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture invites submissions for its biennial Dissertation Colloquium, to be held on May 8–9, 2015, at Columbia University. This event brings together a select group of doctoral students from diverse institutional and disciplinary backgrounds working on dissertation topics related to the history, theory, and criticism of American architecture, urbanism, and landscape.

    Ten to twelve students from universities worldwide will be invited to present a twenty-minute talk drawn from their dissertation research. The presentation is to be based on a self-contained chapter or portion of the student’s dissertation research, and should not be an overview or synthesis of the dissertation as a whole. “American” is construed to mean any part or aspect of the American continents, including all of North and South America. Comparative and cross-disciplinary approaches are encouraged.

    Students must be enrolled in an accredited doctoral program and have completed their coursework and at least one year of dissertation research. Submissions must include a complete draft of the intended presentation, including illustrations. Submissions must also be accompanied by the following: a cover sheet specifying the student’s institutional affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses, and phone number; a 150-word abstract describing the paper’s relationship to the overall dissertation topic; and a brief statement from the student’s principal adviser certifying the applicant’s status (stage of completion) in the doctoral program.

    Papers selected for presentation will be announced by February 4, 2015. Each participating student will receive hotel accommodation for two nights and funding toward travel expenses on an as-needed basis. A dinner and reception with associated students and faculty will be included in the colloquium.

    The Buell Dissertation Colloquium has been held since the Buell Center’s founding in 1982. Its purpose is to provide a forum for discussing significant new work by emerging scholars. Much of the colloquium’s long and distinguished history, which includes early work of many of the field’s established scholars, is now available for perusal online here.

    For further information, contact the Program Coordinator, Jacob Moore, at, consult, or follow us on Twitter @buellcenter. Please send electronic submissions in PDF format and no larger than 3MB, to, by Monday, January 12, 2015.