The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation 39th Annual Meeting in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
May 25-27, 2017
Conference theme: “Big Sky, Big Landscape, Big Ideas”
The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation (AHLP) is pleased to announce its 2017 annual meeting theme of “Big Sky, Big Landscape, Big Ideas,” to be held in Calgary, Alberta. The Program Committee invites proposals for papers and summaries of works in progress that will promote lively and thoughtful discussions about cultural landscape conservation. In particular, submissions that deal with the subjects of tourism, agriculture, and natural resource extraction are encouraged, as these themes will be reinforced by our visits to the cultural landscapes of recreation and industry in Calgary, Canada’s third largest city; Drumheller Valley, a landscape of former coal mines and agriculture in Alberta’s badlands; and Banff, the scenic birthplace of Canada’s national park system. We also encourage proposals on the wide the range of topics present in the Alberta landscape, such as:
- Aboriginal, First Nations and Native American perspectives, interpretations and understandings of the power of place and the larger landscape.
- Explorations of the cultural concept of “The North,” including notions and concepts of Canadian identity.
- Topics concerning the preservation, adaptation and reuse of vernacular architecture, structures and landscapes.
- Issues associated with the reclamation, restoration and renewal of post-industrial sites and landscapes.
- Topics relating to the establishment, experience, influence, impact, and management of national parks. (Such topics could include: issues of resource management, conflicts between preservation and development, ecological and habitat pressures associated with global climate change, etc.).