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2016 CALL FOR PAPERS

SAH is accepting abstracts for
the 69th Annual Conference

Pasadena/Los Angeles, CA
April 6-10, 2016

Deadline June 9, 2015

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Bury the Lantern: The Other Side of Promoting Farm Electrification

By Sarah Rovang | April 23, 2015

Tombstone for a kerosene lamp

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, numerous farm communities across the United States gathered to enact lantern funerals, the ritualized interring of antiquated kerosene lamps. Cloaked in the guise of mourning, these parodic rites were actually celebrations of the arrival of electric lighting in the rural landscape. In some cases, the burial plot was marked with a tombstone such as the one seen in Figure 1, which explains that the “coal-oil lamp” has been “abolished for all time” by the advent of electricity.

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SAH Deadlines & Dates

SAH Opportunities
  Deadline
SAH/Mellon Author Awards    June 1
2016 Call for Papers    June 9
Brooks Travelling Fellowship    Oct. 1
     
Programs & Events    Dates 
2015 Field Seminar
(Uruguay and Argentina) 

  Sept. 1-12 

Opportunities

  • The Site of Discourse. Thinking architecture through publication 28-29|Sep.|2015

    Lisbon | Dates: 02 May – 15 Jun, 2015
    The international congress The site of discourse will situate the architectural magazine in the center of the debate, in order to understand the place that such “printed object” occupies in the definition of the contemporary architectural discourse — in its conceptual, theoretical, graphic, material dimensions. The aim is to reflect on the culture of architectural periodical press in a geographical and chronologically extended context, crossing perspectives from different disciplinary traditions, taken the following topics as starting points: Panel 1_ Periodical press of architecture: reception and dissemination of practices and theories. Panel 2_Autochthonous, tropical and modern: architectural periodicals looking beyond Europe
. Panel 3_Case Studies: theory and practice Panel 4_Discourse and discipline. Panel 5_Discourse and Ideology. Panel 6_Social composition of architectural criticism. Panel 7_Relations between Architecture, Design and Visual Culture. Panel 8_The housing issue in architectural periodicals.
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  • Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association

    Providence | Dates: 01 May – 02 Sep, 2015
    Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association highlights the impressive collection of drawings assembled by Alvin Boyarsky during his pivotal tenure as chairman of the Architectural Association (AA) in London, from 1971 until his death in 1990. During his time leading the school, Boyarsky orchestrated an ambitious exhibition and publication program that situated drawing as not only a representational tool, but as a form of architecture in its own right.
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  • FIFTH SYMPOSIUM "ARCHITECTURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY"

    Zaragoza | Dates: 28 – 28 May, 2015
    PROGRAMME 12:00 Presentation: Iñaki Bergera (Conference Chair) 12:15 Juan Bordes (Professor and Collector, Madrid) “Anonymous gazes on architecture” 13:15 Llàtzer Moix (Llàtzer Moix. Cultural Journalist, Barcelona) “Other times, other images” 17:00 Duccio Malagamba (Architect and Professional Architectural Photographer, Barcelona) “This is for me? The human presence in architectural photography" 18:00 Juan Rodríguez (Photographer and Artist, La Coruña) “Arquigrafía” 19:15 Round Table and Closing Remarks ORGANIZED BY Research Project "Photography and modern Architecture in Spain" https://blogfame.wordpress.com SPONSORED BY Zaragoza Municipality IN COLLABORATION WITH PHotoEspaña 2015 Vicerrectorado de Cultura y Política Social. Universidad de Zaragoza REGISTRATION (free admission) http://www.reunalia.com/4567104
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