PER Journal

Call for Papers

PER is a peer-reviewed journal published annually by the University of Minnesota Press. PER editions after 2018 are available on JStor. (Readers who are having trouble accessing the journal should get in touch with their university libraries to confirm the institution is subscribed.)

PER encourages scholars and educators engaged in all aspects of historic preservation education and historic preservation research to submit original scholarship in emerging issues in pedagogy and research. Journal manuscripts must conform to the PER Submission Guidelines: 

All article manuscripts are blind-peer reviewed. Submissions must be received before February 28 of any given year.

Authors will upload their manuscripts to the PER online review website Please contact the editor prior to submitting in order to ensure that the manuscript has been received. 

For further information, please contact the PER Editor: 

Paul Hardin Kapp, Associate Professor 

School of Architecture

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign       

If you wish to submit a book for review by PER, please contact the Book Review Editor: 

Emily Bergeron, Assistant Professor

Department of Historic Preservation

College of Design

University of Kentucky  


The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) launched Preservation Education & Research (PER) in 2007 as part of its mission to exchange and disseminate information and ideas concerning historic environment education, current developments and innovations in conservation, and the improvement of historic environment education programs and endeavors in the United States and abroad.

Read PER Online

Volumes from previous years are indexed on the following pages.  The articles themselves are available as free downloads on each of these pages under the “Content” section.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines


  • Paul Hardin Kapp,, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Editorial Board

  • Michael Tomlan, Cornell University
  • Vince Michael, Art Institute of Chicago
  • Ted Ligibel, Eastern Michigan University
  • Manish Chalana, University of Washington
  • Carter Hudgins, Clemson University
  • Steven Hoffman, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Andréa Livi Smith, University of Mary Washington
  • Robert Young, University of Utah

Editorial Correspondence

Editorial correspondence, including manuscripts for submission, should be emailed to the editor, Paul Hardin Kapp, Electronic submissions are encouraged
Refer to Guidelines for Authors for more information.