Resources — sources and opportunities for publications
I recently published a journal article in the relatively new Preservation, Education and Research (PER), the journal of the National Council for Preservation Education, which began publishing in 2008. I had the pleasure of having the journal’s editor hear my conference paper presentation in October 2011 at the annual meeting of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) and subsequently invite me to submit the paper to PER. “What’s PER?” I wondered and quickly discovered an exciting publication that bridged the fields of historic preservation and architectural history, among other disciplines. My satisfaction of contributing to volume 5 of PER inspired me to ponder how many other journals exist in fields closely allied with architectural history. This led to the revised use of the “Resources” page on this website, which is now dedicated to compiling a list of the professional organizations and their publications, along with independent publications, within architectural history and related fields. This is a work in progress, but already reflects a remarkably long list and the evolving nature of academia, where the traditional disciplinary boundaries appear to be melting away. I invite recommended additions.