Philadelphia from the Vernacular to the Spectacular

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The Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes
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The Pioneer America Society: Association for the Preservation of Artifacts & Landscapes (PAS: APAL) will hold its 44th annual conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on September 26-29, 2012. The meeting will be held in downtown Philadelphia at Loews
Hotel, housed in the historic 1932 Philadelphia Saving Fund Society

The 2012 Conference theme is: Philadelphia: the Vernacular to the
Spectacular. Philadelphia has a unique history among major U.S. cities and has garnered many descriptions — City of Brotherly Love, Athens of America, Greene Country Town, the Holy Experiment, City of Firsts, Cradle of Liberty, City of Neighborhoods, and Workshop of the World. You can explore
these themes and many more on the website

The conference committee is currently soliciting proposals for papers, special sessions, and panel discussions relating to the conference theme. However, papers on all material culture and landscape topics of interest to the Society will be welcome. Note: only papers submitted by PAS:APAL members and registered participants will be accepted for the Friday program.

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes with additional time for
comments and questions. All presentation equipment will be provided. Abstracts must be no longer than 300 words, including the authors' names, affiliations, and title. Electronic submission in Microsoft Word is preferred. Abstract submissions are due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, August 31, 2012, and will be published in P.A.S.T. (Pioneer America Society Transactions). Abstracts should be sent directly to: Wayne Brew:

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