Call for SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group-Organized session proposal for SAH 2023

The SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group invites session proposals on the theme of historic interiors for SAH 2023.

Members and non-members of HIG are invited to submit proposals for an in-person session that would be of interest to the SAH membership as a whole for the SAH conference to be held in Montreal, April 12–16, 2023. HIG welcomes proposals that introduce new scholarship, methods and approaches that reflect the diversity of interiors.

The benefits of a session organized by HIG include the likelihood of an audience of HIG members for the panel at the conference and greater visibility for the session overall through HIG’s website, listserv, and social media.

For the upcoming 2022 conference in Pittsburgh, HIG organized the session “Electric Interiors from the Nineteenth Century to Today” chaired by Timothy M. Rohan (UMass Amherst).

Requirements for the HIG-organized session proposal are the same as those specified by SAH.

If you are interested in proposing an HIG-organized session for SAH 2023, please send your proposal to the co-chairs of the Events and Conferences Committee: Timothy M. Rohan ( and Imogen Hart ( by January 15, 2022:

  1. A session title not longer than 65 characters, including spaces and punctuation
  2. Summary of the subject and the premise in no more than 500 words
  3. Your name, professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone number, and email address
  4. A current CV (2 pages maximum)

The Events and Conferences Committee will choose one of the submitted proposals in time for the applicant to submit the HIG-organized proposal to SAH with the HIG endorsement by January 31, 2022.

The HIG endorsement does not guarantee selection of the session at the conference. The session will go through the regular SAH peer-review process before it is accepted for the conference. The session chair submits the HIG-organized session proposal to SAH. More information about the conference can be found here.

SAH/HIG Membership is not required at the time of application for HIG’s endorsement.