Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation – 2018 CFP and Student Scholarships

The Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation (AHLP) is pleased to announce its 2018 annual meeting theme of Cultural Crossroads: Heritage Landscapes of the Sonoran Desert, “Landscapes of Abundance & Landscapes of Scarcity” to be held in Tucson, Arizona. 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 address expressions of Spanish and Mexican culture and heritage, Native American sites, and places of importance to other indigenous peoples, cattle ranching and other forms of food production and land management, expressions of mid-century modernism, topics concerning industries of extraction, tourism and urban renewal are all actively encouraged. These themes will be reinforced by a field trip along the Kino Mission Trail (including Tumacacori, San Xaiver and the Mission Garden), a tour of Tucson including a landscape designed by Garrett Eckbo, a visit to the El Tiradito Shrine and Barrio as well as a visit to Tumamoc Hill (a significant site for the Tohono O’Odham), and, of course, a visit to the famous Empire Ranch. Questions and proposals should be sent to Kimball Erdman at The deadline for all submissions is November 27, 2017. For more information regarding the conference, and the Alliance for Historic Landscape Preservation please visit their website: