Monday, August 29, 2011

CFP: Grad Student Workshop in Planning History (Due 10/3)

Graduate Student Workshop in Planning History
Call for Graduate Student Participants

The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) invites graduate students enrolled in master’s degree, professional, and PhD programs to participate in the Graduate Student Workshop in Planning History to be held at the 14th National Conference on Planning History in Baltimore, Maryland, on November 17-20, 2011 (conference website:

The workshop will focus on the production and communication of research in planning history and continues SACRPH’s tradition of providing graduate students with an intellectual and social climate to launch their careers and contribute to the scholarship of city and regional planning. During the workshop, students will work in small groups with a senior faculty member to address questions and receive feedback on their research projects. Student proposals will be distributed to student and faculty participants in advance of the workshop.

• One paragraph bio, covering your work and educational background, your contact information, and anything relevant about your teaching and research profile.
• One paragraph abstract summarizing your research project.
• 2-4, double-spaced pages describing your research project, or part thereof, which will be the focus of discussion for the workshop.
• 2-3 questions that you are most interested in discussing at the workshop.

Questions listed in your proposal may be specific or general, and may cover topics such as: 1) cultivating research ideas; 2) research strategies: finding sources, identifying archives, and working with archivists; 3) getting good feedback; 4) writing: developing proposals, organizing and revising articles and chapters, etc.; and 5) publishing or presenting research on the job market. Expect the workshop discussion of your proposal to begin with and build on your questions.

October 3, 2011: Student proposals due to Sarah Jo Peterson (
October 10, 2011: E-mail confirmation of participation.
October 31, 2011: Student proposals distributed to small groups and faculty participants.
November 18, 2011, 4:45-6:30 pm: Graduate Student Workshop


Sarah Jo Peterson, PhD
SACRPH Board and
Senior Research Associate
Urban Land Institute

Lynette K. Boswell
PhD Candidate of Urban and Regional Planning Department
University of Maryland

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