The theme of the 47th Annual Conference is Ohio and the National Hearth: A Mosaic of Rural and Urban Landscapes.
Some refer to Ohio as the National Hearth — a place where European migrants from multiple hearth areas mingled to sort out and establish a national hearth that influenced the landscapes and material culture for many areas throughout the United States. Conference field trips will explore the mosaic of rural and urban landscapes that were created in this region. Ohio provides a rich venue for the study of varied landscapes and the material culture associated with the National Hearth
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 are welcome. Note: Only papers submitted by ISLPMC members and registered participants will be accepted for the 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, and include the title, name of author(s), and affiliation(s). Electronic submission in Microsoft Word is preferred. Abstracts will be published in PAST, the online journal of ISLPMC. The paper session will be on Friday, September 25, 2015.
Abstract submissions are due by 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 4, 2015.
Abstracts may be submitted to:
Assistant Professor of Geography
Montgomery County Community College
340 DeKalb Pike
Blue Bell, PA 19422