Our call for presentations for the
Spring season of 2024 is now out!

On top of our regular DocTalks sessions, we are excited to continue our DocTalks x MoMA series with The Emilio Ambasz Institute for a fourth semester!

For our regular DocTalks sessions, we welcome any topic within the broad fields of architectural history and its related disciplines that do not fit under the other two thematic threads. You may also propose to host a complete session, submitting a proposal comprising two presentations and the names of two respondents.

For DocTalks x MoMA, we are looking for presentation proposals dedicated to research on the relationship between the built and natural environment. We are especially interested in proposals around environmental justice and the environmental histories of marginalized places and groups.

Send us your proposals (abstract no more than 300 words and a short bio in a single PDF file) to
Please indicate which of the three threads you are applying for
in the subject line of your email.

Deadline: FEBRUARY 5, 2024

We look forward to receiving your proposals! The DocTalks team

DocTalks launches calls for presentations twice a year (in June and in December, for the Autumn and Spring seasons respectively). We are happy to receive proposals for presentations or sessions all year long.

We welcome work situated in architectural history and theory and related disciplines. We accept proposals from PhD students, postdocs, and early career researchers at all stages (from those who just started to those about to finish).

We strongly encourage presentations of work in progress as well as polished dissertation extracts. A presentation should take no more than 20 minutes, and can be as broad or as specific as the presenter wishes: from a summary of your entire dissertation, to a particular chapter or even a case-study, archival find, or historiographic debate.

We also welcome proposals for sessions where a host can bring together two presentations on a particular theme of their choice.

If you would like to present a paper at DocTalks, please send us a title and an abstract (no more than 300 words), along with a short bio (200 words).

If you would like to organize a DocTalks session send us a title/theme, along with the bios of two speakers, and their titles & abstracts (see above).

Please send your proposals to


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