Society of Architectural Historians

Society of Architectural Historians The Society of Architectural Historians in an international nonprofit organization that promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of the built environment worldwide for the benefit of all.

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Come visit with Jennifer Baughn this Saturday at Lemuria Bookstore as she signs copies of her new book BUILDINGS OF MISS...
05/07/2021

Come visit with Jennifer Baughn this Saturday at Lemuria Bookstore as she signs copies of her new book BUILDINGS OF MISSISSIPPI, published in collaboration with the University of Virginia Press!

Read more here: https://bit.ly/3epb07B

5 Ways to Get Involved with SAH (Right Now)…(1) Participate in a roundtable discussion. Registration is free and open to...
05/07/2021
SAH Commons – An online community for SAH members

5 Ways to Get Involved with SAH (Right Now)…

(1) Participate in a roundtable discussion. Registration is free and open to the public. https://www.sah.org/2021-virtual-conference/roundtables

(2) Apply to serve on an SAH committee. Applications due May 14. https://www.sah.org/about-sah/news/sah-news/news-detail/2021/04/19/call-for-participation-in-sah-committees-for-the-2021-2022-term

(3) Submit a paper abstract to SAH 2022 Pittsburgh. Submissions due June 2. https://www.sah.org/2022/call-for-papers

(4) Propose an SAH CONNECTS virtual program. Workshops, roundtables, seminars, discussions and other formats are welcome! https://www.sah.org/about-sah/news/sah-news/news-detail/2021/03/08/call-for-proposals-sah-connects-programs

(5) Join SAH Commons, the online scholarly network for members. https://sah.hcommons.org/

Welcome to SAH CommonsWelcome to SAH CommonsWelcome to SAH Commons, the scholarly network for members of the Society of Architectural Historians. Discover the latest open-access scholarship and teaching materials, join discussion groups, connect with fellow professionals, build a WordPress site, and...

Free ACSA webinar to learn how to acknowledge, understand, and radically change racial injustice in the built environmen...
05/07/2021
Dark Matter University: Lessons in Anti-Racist Design Pedagogy

Free ACSA webinar to learn how to acknowledge, understand, and radically change racial injustice in the built environment. Members of the DMU collective will share one year’s worth of teaching experiences and efforts bringing new design education models to academic institutions all over the U.S. and Canada to better acknowledge and address the structural legacies of racial injustice. https://www.acsa-arch.org/webinars/dark-matter-university-lessons-in-anti-racist-design-pedagogy/

Sign up today for the next ACSA webinar!

Register now for the SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group's "Interiors and Their Histories: A New Research Symposium" ...
05/06/2021
SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group

Register now for the SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group's "Interiors and Their Histories: A New Research Symposium" on May 21 featuring papers from emerging scholars in six countries. https://sahhistoricinteriorsaffiliategroup.sah.hcommons.org/

  The SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group (HIG) invites you to attend its first annual New Research Symposium: Interiors and their Histories. Established in 2020, HIG is an Affiliate Group of the Society of Architectural Historians dedicated to the study of historic interiors. The symposium is t...

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Check out this selection of AAPI sites from SAH Archipedia, our o...
05/05/2021

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Check out this selection of AAPI sites from SAH Archipedia, our open access encyclopedia of the built environment of the US. http://ow.ly/IM1i50EFrf9

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Check out this selection of AAPI sites from SAH Archipedia, our open access encyclopedia of the built environment of the US. http://ow.ly/IM1i50EFrf9

The Society of Architectural Historians invites its members to apply for service on a variety of SAH committees includin...
05/03/2021

The Society of Architectural Historians invites its members to apply for service on a variety of SAH committees including awards, fellowships, and other standing or working committees. http://ow.ly/umg850EDq4Z

The Society of Architectural Historians invites its members to apply for service on a variety of SAH committees including awards, fellowships, and other standing or working committees. http://ow.ly/umg850EDq4Z

04/30/2021

Docomomo International has made its signature publication available online to all. http://ow.ly/ClNu50EAQsd

"Race &" is a podcast sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians that explores the influence of race and race ...
04/29/2021

"Race &" is a podcast sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians that explores the influence of race and race thinking on the built environment. Follow our co-hosts Charles Davis (SUNY Buffalo) and Maura Lucking (UCLA) as they conduct interviews, roundtable discussions, and conversations with the foremost academics of the arts and sciences to recover the untold stories of the people and forces that shape the world we live in. https://www.sahraah.com/race-podcast

"Race &" is a podcast sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians that explores the influence of race and race thinking on the built environment. Follow our co-hosts Charles Davis (SUNY Buffalo) and Maura Lucking (UCLA) as they conduct interviews, roundtable discussions, and conversations with the foremost academics of the arts and sciences to recover the untold stories of the people and forces that shape the world we live in. https://www.sahraah.com/race-podcast

The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting paper abstracts for its 2022 Annual International Conference in Pit...
04/29/2021

The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting paper abstracts for its 2022 Annual International Conference in Pittsburgh. The deadline to submit is June 2. https://www.sah.org/2022/call-for-papers

The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting paper abstracts for its 2022 Annual International Conference in Pittsburgh. The deadline to submit is June 2. https://www.sah.org/2022/call-for-papers

The Society of Architectural Historians invites its members to apply for service on a variety of committees including aw...
04/28/2021

The Society of Architectural Historians invites its members to apply for service on a variety of committees including awards, fellowships, and other standing or working committees. http://ow.ly/PeGC50EzS3r

The Society of Architectural Historians invites its members to apply for service on a variety of committees including awards, fellowships, and other standing or working committees. http://ow.ly/PeGC50EzS3r

In “Race and Place in United States: Toward Repair,” Niya Bates and Louis P. Nelson argue that in order reverse longstan...
04/27/2021
PLATFORM: Race and Place in United States: Toward Repair

In “Race and Place in United States: Toward Repair,” Niya Bates and Louis P. Nelson argue that in order reverse longstanding racial biases in architectural history—and the sheer lack of knowledge about BIPOC buildings and landscapes—historians and preservationists have a responsibility to do fieldwork research, in collaboration with local communities, through which they can recover the histories that can't be found in archives. http://ow.ly/6YdC50ExQqv

Historians regularly complain about the limitations of archives; the documentary record muffles stories of marginalized and oppressed populations and in rare instances of acknowledgement, the voices are usually those of the oppressors. As field-based architectural historians, we have long argued tha

On May 18, the editors of PLATFORM will host a roundtable to discuss how architectural historians, critics, designers, c...
04/26/2021

On May 18, the editors of PLATFORM will host a roundtable to discuss how architectural historians, critics, designers, citizens may critically engage with global cultures and politics of space through a public-humanities approach to writing: in particular, short-form pieces oriented to the general public. Free and open to the public. https://www.sah.org/2021-virtual-conference/roundtables/imagining-the-future-of-platform

On May 18, the editors of PLATFORM will host a roundtable to discuss how architectural historians, critics, designers, citizens may critically engage with global cultures and politics of space through a public-humanities approach to writing: in particular, short-form pieces oriented to the general public. Free and open to the public. https://www.sah.org/2021-virtual-conference/roundtables/imagining-the-future-of-platform

The Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1.4 million grant to Michigan State University for its online database Enslaved.org...
04/22/2021
First Online Slavery Database Gets a $1.4M Injection From Mellon Foundation

The Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1.4 million grant to Michigan State University for its online database Enslaved.org, the first open-access catalogue focused on the lives of the people implicated in and affected by the slave trade. https://hyperallergic.com/637056/first-online-slavery-database-mellon-foundation-grant/

Enslaved.org houses millions of records related to more than 600,000 enslaved people and their descendants, emancipation activists, and enslavers.

Forest fires raging in South Africa’s Table Mountain National Park have reached the University of Cape Town (UCT), and g...
04/21/2021
‘The damage is total’: fire rips through historic South African library and plant collection

Forest fires raging in South Africa’s Table Mountain National Park have reached the University of Cape Town (UCT), and gutted the reading room of its main library, which houses irreplaceable documents and records from the country’s past. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01045-4

University of Cape Town faces losing ‘irreplaceable’ historical material on anthropology, ecology and politics.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 SAH Publication Awards, and thank you to those of you who joined us at the...
04/16/2021

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 SAH Publication Awards, and thank you to those of you who joined us at the virtual SAH Awards Ceremony yesterday. http://ow.ly/8Odf50EqqmG

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 SAH Publication Awards, and thank you to those of you who joined us at the virtual SAH Awards Ceremony yesterday. http://ow.ly/8Odf50EqqmG

DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 19 - The organizers of the #SAH2021 roundtable, "Community Engagement and Social Justice in A...
04/16/2021
Call for Proposals: Community Engagement and Social Justice in Architectural History

DEADLINE EXTENDED to April 19 - The organizers of the #SAH2021 roundtable, "Community Engagement and Social Justice in Architectural History," (May 4) are accepting proposals from emerging and mid-career scholars. https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/events/1344/program-app/session/17689 View the CFP: https://www.sah.org/jobs-and-careers/opportunities/recent-opportunities/2021/03/26/default-calendar/call-for-proposals-community-engagement-and-social-justice-in-architectural-history

As part of the Society of Architectural Historians 2021 Virtual Conference, The SAH Asian American & Diasporic Architectural History (AA&D) Affiliate Group will present a roundtable and workshop titled Community Engagement and Social Justice in Architectural History on Tuesday, May 4, 12 – 1:30 pm...

It's the final day of paper sessions at #SAH2021! Sessions will run 10 am–12:10 pm, 12:30–2:40 pm, 3–5:10 pm Central (CD...
04/16/2021
Eduard F. Sekler Talk by Swati Chattopadhyay

It's the final day of paper sessions at #SAH2021! Sessions will run 10 am–12:10 pm, 12:30–2:40 pm, 3–5:10 pm Central (CDT). And in case you missed it, video for the Sekler Talk by Swati Chattopadhyay is now available. https://vimeo.com/537508419

Architect and architectural historian Swati Chattopadhyay delivers the 2021 Eduard F. Sekler Talk, "Architectural History or a Geography of Small Spaces?"

Thank you, Héritage Montréal, for this interview with #SAH2021 Local Co-Chairs Annmarie Adams and Martin Bressani. And a...
04/15/2021
Interview with Annmarie Adams and Martin Bressani - Heritage Montreal

Thank you, Héritage Montréal, for this interview with #SAH2021 Local Co-Chairs Annmarie Adams and Martin Bressani. And a big thank you to Annmarie and Martin for their work putting together excellent programs for this year's conference. https://blog.heritagemontreal.org/en/entretien-annmarie-adams-martin-bressani-universite-mcgill/ @heritagemtl

Interview with Annmarie Adams and Martin Bressani, professors at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture (McGill University).

DAY 3 of the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference brings you three tracks of paper sessions (starting at 10 am, 12:30 pm, 3 pm CD...
04/15/2021

DAY 3 of the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference brings you three tracks of paper sessions (starting at 10 am, 12:30 pm, 3 pm CDT) followed by the SAH Awards Ceremony at 6 pm CDT and the Sekler Talk by Swati Chattopadhyay, "Architectural History or a Geography of Small Spaces?" at 7 pm CDT. https://www.sah.org/2021-virtual-conference

DAY 3 of the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference brings you three tracks of paper sessions (starting at 10 am, 12:30 pm, 3 pm CDT) followed by the SAH Awards Ceremony at 6 pm CDT and the Sekler Talk by Swati Chattopadhyay, "Architectural History or a Geography of Small Spaces?" at 7 pm CDT. https://www.sah.org/2021-virtual-conference

It's DAY 2 of the SAH Virtual Conference! Paper sessions kick off at 10 am CDT. We'll present 12 sessions in 3 tracks th...
04/14/2021

It's DAY 2 of the SAH Virtual Conference! Paper sessions kick off at 10 am CDT. We'll present 12 sessions in 3 tracks that start at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm CDT. Montréal film director François Girard will deliver the Introductory Address, "Hochelaga: A Land I Call Home," at 6 pm CDT. It's going to be great! https://www.sah.org/2021-virtual-conference

It's DAY 2 of the SAH Virtual Conference! Paper sessions kick off at 10 am CDT. We'll present 12 sessions in 3 tracks that start at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm CDT. Montréal film director François Girard will deliver the Introductory Address, "Hochelaga: A Land I Call Home," at 6 pm CDT. It's going to be great! https://www.sah.org/2021-virtual-conference

WATCH VIDEO: Local Co-Chairs Martin Bressani and Annmarie Adams welcome you to the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference. https://...
04/13/2021
Welcome from the SAH 2021 Local Co-Chairs

WATCH VIDEO: Local Co-Chairs Martin Bressani and
Annmarie Adams welcome you to the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference. https://vimeo.com/536140041

SAH 2021 Annual International Conference Chair Patricia A. Morton introduces Local Co-Chairs Martin Bressani and Annmarie Adams, who welcome you to the conference…

WATCH VIDEO: Conference Chair and SAH 1st Vice President Patricia A. Morton welcomes you to the SAH 2021 Virtual Confere...
04/13/2021
Welcome from the SAH 2021 Conference Chair

WATCH VIDEO: Conference Chair and SAH 1st Vice President Patricia A. Morton welcomes you to the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference. vimeo.com/536140580

Conference Chair Patricia A. Morton welcomes attendees to the 2021 Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians.

The SAH 2021 Virtual Conference KICKS OFF TODAY! Day 1 includes a workshop on architectural history and documentary film...
04/13/2021

The SAH 2021 Virtual Conference KICKS OFF TODAY! Day 1 includes a workshop on architectural history and documentary film organized by David Theodore & @IpekTureli, the SAH Business Meeting at 5 pm CDT and a Social Hour at 5:45 pm CDT. Hope to see you there! https://www.sah.org/2021-virtual-conference

The SAH 2021 Virtual Conference KICKS OFF TODAY! Day 1 includes a workshop on architectural history and documentary film organized by David Theodore & @IpekTureli, the SAH Business Meeting at 5 pm CDT and a Social Hour at 5:45 pm CDT. Hope to see you there! https://www.sah.org/2021-virtual-conference

Registration for the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference CLOSES TODAY (APRIL 12) AT 3:00 PM CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME (CDT). This is...
04/12/2021

Registration for the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference CLOSES TODAY (APRIL 12) AT 3:00 PM CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME (CDT). This is your last chance to register for the full conference and for the SAH Montréal Seminar on April 17. Take advantage of greater access to high quality educational content at a lower cost than the in-person conference. https://www.sah.org/2021-virtual-conference

Registration for the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference CLOSES TODAY (APRIL 12) AT 3:00 PM CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME (CDT). This is your last chance to register for the full conference and for the SAH Montréal Seminar on April 17. Take advantage of greater access to high quality educational content at a lower cost than the in-person conference. https://www.sah.org/2021-virtual-conference

REGISTRATION CLOSES TODAY! Don't miss the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference. Paper sessions with live Q&A, 30-day access to vi...
04/12/2021

REGISTRATION CLOSES TODAY! Don't miss the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference. Paper sessions with live Q&A, 30-day access to videos of paper presentations, keynote talks, social hour, and more. Registration closes April 12 at 3 pm Central Time. https://www.sah.org/2021-virtual-conference

REGISTRATION CLOSES TODAY! Don't miss the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference. Paper sessions with live Q&A, 30-day access to videos of paper presentations, keynote talks, social hour, and more. Registration closes April 12 at 3 pm Central Time. https://www.sah.org/2021-virtual-conference

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