2018 Conference Call for Papers: Preserving Wright’s Legacy in Wisconsin

Considering Frank Lloyd Wright’s close, lifelong ties to Wisconsin, the Conservancy’s 2018 annual conference, held Oct. 10-14 in Madison, is an opportune occasion for exploring the multi-dimensional nature of that relationship and efforts to safeguard its tangible manifestations.

The Conservancy’s speakers committee invites proposals for papers and for panelist participation in areas pertinent to this topic. Presentations may address, among other topics, work by Wright in Wisconsin, important Wisconsin clients, Wright’s Wisconsin family heritage, aspects of Wright’s living and working environment at Taliesin, issues pertaining to the preservation of Wright’s work in the state, and the impact Wright had on other Wisconsin architects.

Proposals should present fresh material and/or interpretations and should be cast in an analytical rather than a descriptive framework. They should be submitted as an abstract of no more than one page, single-spaced, with the author’s name at the top. The text should concisely describe the focus and the scope of the presentation. The proposal should be accompanied by a one-page biography/curriculum vitae that includes: author’s full name, affiliation (if applicable), mailing address, email address and telephone number. Please also note audio-visual needs.

Send all proposals to Richard Longstreth, speakers committee co-chair and director of the graduate program in historic preservation at George Washington University, at rwl [at]

Proposals must be received no later than 12 February 2018. Material sent electronically is preferred. Notification will be sent by 12 March.

Conference education sessions and events will take place at Monona Terrace, and the headquarters hotel will be the Hilton Madison Monona Terrace, which is attached to Monona Terrace by a covered skybridge. Conference registration will begin in June 2018.

Posted on November 15, 2017

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