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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PLATFORM editors reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of two years of publication. Inspired by a roundtable dis...
07/20/2021
PLATFORM: The Future of PLATFORM

PLATFORM editors reflect on the accomplishments and challenges of two years of publication. Inspired by a roundtable discussion they hosted at the SAH 2021 Virtual Conference, the editors discuss a few themes that arose during the event—in particular, their editorial process. https://www.platformspace.net/home/the-future-of-platform

As we celebrate the second anniversary of PLATFORM, which launched in June 2019 (and 184 articles ago), we offer some reflections on our accomplishments and experience, and thoughts on what we hope to do in the future. Our inspiration is a roundtable discussion that we hosted at the Society of Arc

July 21 - Cats of Brutalism. A conversation with Emily Battaglia, Madelaine Ong and Michaela Senay, creators of “Cats of...
07/19/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Cats of Brutalism: A Conversation. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

July 21 - Cats of Brutalism. A conversation with Emily Battaglia, Madelaine Ong and Michaela Senay, creators of “Cats of Brutalism,” and students of Master of Architecture program at the University at Buffalo. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WJt4Xs32Reu8tVCreWIW9g

A conversation with Emily Battaglia, Madelaine Ong and Michaela Senay, creators of “Cats of Brutalism,” and students of Master of Architecture program at the University at Buffalo, joined by Gregory Delaney, professor at the University at Buffalo, and Angus Fletcher, professor of English and fac...

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Francis Apartments early in his career when his style was still heavily indebted to his ...
07/19/2021
Ask Geoffrey: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Francis Apartments

Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Francis Apartments early in his career when his style was still heavily indebted to his onetime boss and mentor Louis Sullivan. The pair worked together on the Charnley-Persky House, which today serves as the headquarters of the Society of Architectural Historians. https://news.wttw.com/2021/07/15/ask-geoffrey-frank-lloyd-wright-s-francis-apartments

Today we know Frank Lloyd Wright as one of the most influential American architects, but early in his career he designed projects you might have trouble recognizing as his — even if you lived in the building.

CFP: "Radical Methods, New Interlocutors: Strategies for Equitable Histories," chaired by Arijit Sen, University of Wisc...
07/15/2021
SAH IDEAS Session Call for Papers

CFP: "Radical Methods, New Interlocutors: Strategies for Equitable Histories," chaired by Arijit Sen, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Deadline August 10 at 3 pm CDT.

How does your commitment to diversity and inclusion reveal itself in the work you do?

https://www.sah.org/2022/sah-ideas-session-call-for-papers

Call for Papers for the session, "Radical Methods, New Interlocutors: Strategies for Equitable Histories."

This virtual publication workshop for a co-edited book project will examine the role of race in the construction of hist...
07/13/2021

This virtual publication workshop for a co-edited book project will examine the role of race in the construction of historical narratives of “American architecture” during the long nineteenth century. July 28 at 2 pm CDT. Free & open to the public. http://ow.ly/Uvsa50Fv9ot

This virtual publication workshop for a co-edited book project will examine the role of race in the construction of historical narratives of “American architecture” during the long nineteenth century. July 28 at 2 pm CDT. Free & open to the public. http://ow.ly/Uvsa50Fv9ot

This virtual publication workshop for a co-edited book project will examine the role of race in the construction of hist...
07/09/2021

This virtual publication workshop for a co-edited book project will examine the role of race in the construction of historical narratives of “American architecture” during the long nineteenth century. July 28 at 2 pm CDT. Free & open to the public. http://ow.ly/URIn50FsOJo

This virtual publication workshop for a co-edited book project will examine the role of race in the construction of historical narratives of “American architecture” during the long nineteenth century. July 28 at 2 pm CDT. Free & open to the public. http://ow.ly/URIn50FsOJo

07/09/2021
Call for Nominations: Graduate Student Representative on the SAH Board of Directors

SAH seeks nominations and self-nominations for the role of Graduate Student Representative on the Board of Directors. This is an excellent professional development opportunity for a graduate student! Apply by July 15. http://ow.ly/QUXQ50FrMIZ

The Society of Architectural Historians seeks nominations and self-nominations for the role of Graduate Student Representative on the Board of Directors. This person will also serve as the chair of the Graduate Student Advisory Committee (GSAC), a committee of four additional members. This term runs...

07/08/2021
African American Heritage Sites

The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation has created a free mobile app "African American Sites," that is available through The App Store and Google Play. https://africanamericanheritagesites.stqry.app/1

The African American Sites app features more than 1,600 African American Sites located throughout the United States and Territories that include Heritage Trails, Military Sites, Museums, National Historic Landmarks, National Register of Historic Places, Endangered Historic Places and other historic places that focus on the rich contributions of African Americans to our nation's history.

This mobile app will guide you through more than 1,600 African American National Historic Landmarks, Military Sites, Museums, Heritage Trails and other African American Historic Places throughout the United States and Territories.

The Society of Architectural Historians seeks members for a STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE charged to develop our vision a...
07/08/2021

The Society of Architectural Historians seeks members for a STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE charged to develop our vision and guiding principles for the next five years. The Committee will review current practices of the SAH in all areas and develop goals and objectives for the future. Apply by July 15. http://ow.ly/hSJ050FrMrD

The Society of Architectural Historians seeks members for a STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE charged to develop our vision and guiding principles for the next five years. The Committee will review current practices of the SAH in all areas and develop goals and objectives for the future. Apply by July 15. http://ow.ly/hSJ050FrMrD

Matthew Gordon Lasner studies the architecture and history of condos in the US and teaches at Hunter College. In this At...
07/06/2021
Condo Buildings Are at Risk. So Is All Real Estate.

Matthew Gordon Lasner studies the architecture and history of condos in the US and teaches at Hunter College. In this Atlantic article, he writes about condo ownership and the disaster in Surfside, Florida. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/07/surfside-tower-was-just-another-condo-building/619348/

The disaster in Surfside, Florida, focuses attention on condominiums’ flaws, but all forms of property ownership carry the potential for ugly surprises.

The Society of Architectural Historians is hosting a book sale at the Charnley-Persky House on Saturday, July 10. If you...
07/01/2021

The Society of Architectural Historians is hosting a book sale at the Charnley-Persky House on Saturday, July 10. If you're in Chicago, stop by and pick up some architecture books at bargain prices! Proceeds will help support the maintenance of CPH. http://ow.ly/F9xn50FmPy3

The Society of Architectural Historians is hosting a book sale at the Charnley-Persky House on Saturday, July 10. If you're in Chicago, stop by and pick up some architecture books at bargain prices! Proceeds will help support the maintenance of CPH. http://ow.ly/F9xn50FmPy3

2021 HABS/SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellow Charlette Caldwell will write a HABS Historical Report on the Mt. Vernon Bapti...
06/28/2021

2021 HABS/SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellow Charlette Caldwell will write a HABS Historical Report on the Mt. Vernon Baptist Church this summer.

On Saturday, July 10, the Society of Architectural Historians will host a book sale at its landmark headquarters, the Ch...
06/28/2021
Society of Architectural Historians to Host Book Sale at Charnley-Persky House

On Saturday, July 10, the Society of Architectural Historians will host a book sale at its landmark headquarters, the Charnley-Persky House. Proceeds will help support the maintenance of the Charnley-Persky House, designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright (1891–1892). http://ow.ly/4Bi350Fk5kk

On Saturday, July 10, the Society of Architectural Historians will host a book sale at its landmark headquarters, the Charnley-Persky House. Proceeds will help support the maintenance of the Charnley-Persky House, designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright (1891–1892). The sale will take pl...

The Society of Architectural Historians supports the listing of the James R. Thompson Center on the National Register of...
06/23/2021
SAH Supports the Listing of the James R. Thompson Center on the National Register of Historic Places

The Society of Architectural Historians supports the listing of the James R. Thompson Center on the National Register of Historic Places. Read SAH's letter of support: https://www.sah.org/about-sah/news/sah-news/news-detail/2021/06/23/sah-supports-the-listing-of-the-james-r.-thompson-center-on-the-national-register-of-historic-places

The Society of Architectural Historians strongly supports the listing of the James R. Thompson Center on the National Register of Historic Places. Specifically, we believe that the Thompson Center clearly rises to the level of Criterion C (Architecture) at the statewide level of significance, and it...

In celebration of Pride Month, we invite you to explore LGBTQ sites in SAH Archipedia, the open access encyclopedia of t...
06/22/2021
SAH Archipedia: Pride Month

In celebration of Pride Month, we invite you to explore LGBTQ sites in SAH Archipedia, the open access encyclopedia of the built environment of the United States organized by the Society of Architectural Historians and University of Virginia Press. https://www.sah.org/about-sah/news/sah-news/news-detail/2021/06/21/sah-archipedia-pride-month

Since at least the 1960s and likely earlier, Dupont Circle has had an important role as civic space for political and social groups that were not welcome in other public spaces of Washington, D.C. The counterculture and civil rights activists of the 1960s, the appropriation of the circle by the gay....

SAHARA Co-Editors Jacqueline Spafford and Mark Hinchman share images of public housing projects from the collection in t...
06/21/2021

SAHARA Co-Editors Jacqueline Spafford and Mark Hinchman share images of public housing projects from the collection in this month's SARAHA Highlights. https://www.sah.org/about-sah/news/sah-news/news-detail/2021/06/14/sahara-highlights-public-housing

Photo: Werner Seligmann. Elm Street Housing. Ithaca, New York, United States, 1971–1973. Photograph by George Everard Kidder. Seligmann was appointed dean of the architecture program at Syracuse University in 1976.

SAHARA Co-Editors Jacqueline Spafford and Mark Hinchman share images of public housing projects from the collection in this month's SARAHA Highlights. https://www.sah.org/about-sah/news/sah-news/news-detail/2021/06/14/sahara-highlights-public-housing

Photo: Werner Seligmann. Elm Street Housing. Ithaca, New York, United States, 1971–1973. Photograph by George Everard Kidder. Seligmann was appointed dean of the architecture program at Syracuse University in 1976.

The TRANSFER Architecture Video Award  recognizes the most creative and innovative short films in the field of architect...
06/18/2021
TRANSFER Architecture Video Award 2021

The TRANSFER Architecture Video Award recognizes the most creative and innovative short films in the field of architecture, city or landscape worldwide. Submissions are due July 1. https://www.transfer-arch.com/video-award-submission/
Transfer Global Architecture Platform

An independent award to recognise the most creative and innovative short films in the field of architecture, city and landscape worldwide. Submit online!

Society of Architectural Historians has signed the Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Ra...
06/16/2021
Scholarly Groups Condemn Laws Limiting Teaching on Race

Society of Architectural Historians has signed the Joint Statement on Legislative Efforts to Restrict Education about Racism in American History. http://ow.ly/vhYc50FbLSk

Read the statement: https://www.sah.org/about-sah/news/sah-news/news-detail/2021/06/16/sah-signs-joint-statement-on-legislative-efforts-to-restrict-education-about-racism-in-american-history

More than 20 states have introduced legislation restricting lessons on racism and other so-called “divisive concepts.”

ICYMI: "Why We Need Public Historians—Especially Now" #SAH2021 roundtable with Places Journal contributors and editors. ...
06/14/2021
Why We Need Public Historians—Especially Now

ICYMI: "Why We Need Public Historians—Especially Now" #SAH2021 roundtable with Places Journal contributors and editors. http://ow.ly/Sit850Fa6db

In these tumultuous times, practitioners, students, and general readers alike feel a keen interest in public scholarship in architecture—in knowledgeable voices…

The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting nominations for the 2022 SAH Award for Film and Video.  The deadlin...
06/10/2021

The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting nominations for the 2022 SAH Award for Film and Video. The deadline to submit is July 31. https://www.sah.org/jobs-and-careers/sah-awards/sah-award-for-film-and-video

The most important criterion is the work’s contribution to the understanding of the built environment, defined either as deepening that understanding or as bringing that understanding to new audiences. A second criterion is a high standard of research and analysis, whether the production was for a scholarly audience, a general audience, or both. A third criterion is excellence in design and production.

The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting nominations for the 2022 SAH Award for Film and Video. The deadline to submit is July 31. https://www.sah.org/jobs-and-careers/sah-awards/sah-award-for-film-and-video

The most important criterion is the work’s contribution to the understanding of the built environment, defined either as deepening that understanding or as bringing that understanding to new audiences. A second criterion is a high standard of research and analysis, whether the production was for a scholarly audience, a general audience, or both. A third criterion is excellence in design and production.

On Wednesday, June 9, architectural and urban historian Brian D. Goldstein will give a talk on J. Max Bond, Jr.'s engage...
06/07/2021
Modernism as Liberation: J. Max Bond, Jr. at Midcentury

On Wednesday, June 9, architectural and urban historian Brian D. Goldstein will give a talk on J. Max Bond, Jr.'s engagement with midcentury modernism in the 1950s and 1960s. Presented by DOCOMOMO NY/Tri-State. http://ow.ly/Pfor50F3r62

For DOCOMOMO US/NY Tri-State’s next Modern Conversations event Brian Goldstein will speak on J. Max Bond, Jr’s engagement with midcentury modernism in the 1950s and 1960s. Bond brought the Civil Rights Movement to bear on architecture and demanded that modernism live up to its social ambition...

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