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SAH 2015 Annual Conference

April 15-19, 2015
Chicago, IL | #SAH2015

Early Registration deadline
Sunday, February 15 

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March 27, 2015

Study Tour Fellowship
Deadline February 10

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Architectures in the Rio de la
Plata Basin: Between Tradition
and Cosmopolitanism

September 1-12, 2015

Registration opens February 10


The Medieval City and the Pilgrimage City: Gondar and Lalibela

Jan 5, 2015

By Brooks Travelling Fellow Amber N. Wiley

Library of Yohannes I in the foreground, Chancellery of Yohannes I in the background. Fasil Ghebbi complex.

I looked at the date on Fasilides Castle—1667—and thought to myself “Wow, this is incredible! If only I had known… I would have taught my history class in a completely different way.” The date was important for two versions of a class I taught. The first version was entitled “History of Architecture: Renaissance and Baroque.” The second version was ambiguously titled “History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism II.” In both versions of the course the historical trajectory had found its way to England via Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren by 1666. 

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SAH Deadlines & Dates

Events   Deadline
MoMA/UN Study Day (3/27)
Study Tour Fellowship 
2015 Annual Conference 
Early Registration


  • NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers

    New York, NY | Dates: 07 – 31 Jul, 2015
    Objects matter. Material culture scholars use artifactual evidence such as consumer goods, architecture, clothing, landscape, decorative arts, and many other types of material. The Bard Graduate Center will host a four-week NEH Summer Institute on American Material Culture. The institute will focus on the material culture of the nineteenth century and use New York as its case study because of its role as a national center for fashioning cultural commodities and promoting consumer tastes. We will study significant texts in the scholarship of material culture together as well as in tandem with visiting some of the wonderful collections in and around New York City for our hands-on work with artifacts. The city will be our laboratory to explore some of the important issues of broad impact that go well beyond New York. We welcome applications from college teachers and other scholars with some experience doing object-based work, as well as those who have never taught or studied material culture. Application materials and other information about content, qualifications, stipends, housing, etc. is available at The application deadline is March 2, 2015. David Jaffee, Project Director Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture For more information, please contact: Zahava Friedman-Stadler Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture 38 West 86th Street New York, NY 10024 212.501.3026 /
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  • Sculpting the Architectural Mind - Neuroscience and the Education of an Architect

    Brooklyn | Dates: 06 – 07 Mar, 2015
    In recent years, architects have been mining new research in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, object-oriented philosophy, and experimental biology for design concepts and for accounts of the new conditions of materiality. Architects borrow from these discourses to formulate and justify a wide range of design processes, especially digitally-driven ones. But we have failed to discuss how neuro-scientific knowledge can impact architectural pedagogy. A generation of architectural students has been trained in digital design tools, and younger students now generate nearly all of their design through digital media. What forms of design cognition has this change in representational systems yielded? Research from the sciences of the mind might help to unpack the implications of this shift.
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  • Michigan Barn Preservation Network Annual Conference and Membership Meeting

    East Lansing | Dates: 14 Mar, 2015
    2015 Annual Conference
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