SAH lost a great friend and benefactor on March 22, when Seymour H. Persky passed away. Read the obituary by SAH Executive Director Pauline Saliga.

SAH is accepting memorial gifts in his honor here.

Magnitudes of Change:
Local Sites & Global Concerns in Chicago's Built Environment

Saturday, April 18
8:30 am-12:30 pm
Tickets $10

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

September 1-12, 2015

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Black Lives Matter

March 10, 2015 | via Aggregate

The Black Lives Matter dossier, published by the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, is edited by SAH members Jonathan Massey and Meredith TenHoor and includes essays from SAH members Amber Wiley, Michael Abrahamson, Dianne Harris, and Charles David II. Excerpt from the Introduction republished here with permission.

What does it mean to put black lives at the center of our thinking about architecture and its history? On the Aggregate website, thirteen new essays by scholars, designers, students, and citizens address the Black Lives Matter movement through architectural and urban research. The edited collection diagnoses sources of violence, identifies forms of resistance, and reimagines Black aesthetics.

Introduction: Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.

—Alicia Garza, “A Herstory of the #BlackLivesMatter Movement”1

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SAH Deadlines & Dates

Fellowships & Awards
SAH/Mellon Author Awards    6/1 
Programs & Events    Dates 
2015 Conference - Chicago    4/15-4/19 
SAH Chicago Seminar    4/18 
2015 Field Seminar
(Uruguay and Argentina) 



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    New York | Dates: 10 Apr, 2015
    "Preservation and Progress Cuba in the New Era of Normalized Relations with the United States,” through addresses by Eduardo Luis and Victor Marin, will showcase the unique challenges to preserving Cuban architecture. Brunch will be served following the lecture.
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  • Feminist Design Practices

    New York | Dates: 07 Apr, 2015
    Join us for a moderated conversation about feminism and design as we host a conversation between women who worked on projects highlighted in the Built by Women exhibition, currently on view. Moderated by Lori Brown, Associate Professor of Architecture at Syracuse University, the discussion will explore what a feminist design methodology looks like. The program will focus on the role of women in leadership positions in large public infrastructural projects and on the experiences and impacts of the participants.
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  • Call for Papers for the SESAH Annual Conference

    San Antonio | Dates: 30 Mar – 01 May, 2015
    SESAH seeks proposals for papers to be presented during the SESAH 2015 conference in San Antonio, Texas. For details regarding the submission of an abstract for the conference program, see
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