Our CALL for presentations and sessions
for SPRING SEASON 2023 is out!

In the new year, we are continuing our regular programming as well as DocTalks x MoMA, our collaboration with The Emilio Ambasz Institute at MoMA.

For our regular programming, we welcome session and presentation proposals on any topic within the broad fields of architectural history and its related disciplines.

For our collaboration with The Emilio Ambasz Institute, the sessions are dedicated to research on the relationship between the built and natural environment.
We are especially interested in proposals around environmental justice and environmental histories of marginalized places and groups. We are also planning to have an editorial output from our DocTalks x MoMA series.

DocTalks aims to foster an inclusive and equitable environment of open exchange for everyone involved without regard to race, religion, gender, disability, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Proposals can be sent to
(For DocTalks x MoMA proposals, please specify it in the subject line!)


We look forward to hearing from you!
Happy holidays and warm wishes for 2023!

The DocTalks team

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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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