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June Newsletter 2012

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SAH at The Chicago Humanities Festival 
SAH has invited Gwendolyn Wright to speak at the Chicago Humanities Festival this fall. This marks the first year that SAH is participating in the CHF, a festival that promotes the humanities through lectures, concerts, and films. Wright will tackle intriguing mysteries about America’s history with innovative thinking and keen curiosity - in part because she is a scholar of the humanities as well as one of the hosts of the popular PBS television series History Detectives. As a historian of architecture at New York’s Columbia University, Wright enjoys showing the public how historians think, evaluate and analyze. Presented in partnership with SAH.


Save the Date - SAH Awards Gala
SAH will be holding an inaugural Awards Gala this fall, honoring Gwendolyn Wright and Geofrey Baer (WTTW) for Excellence in Architectural Media and honoring John Eifler (Principal, Eifler & Associates) for Excellence in Architectural Conservation. All proceeds will benefit restoration and stewardship of SAH's headquarters, the Charnley-Persky House. 10th November, 2012, 6:00-9:00 pm @ The Racquet Club, 1365 N Dearborn, Chicago, IL

SAH Study Tour to Cuba
We are excited to offer SAH members an opportunity to travel to Cuba on a study tour that promises a rich and stimulating immersion in the architecture, urbanism, culture and landscape of Cuba. Click here for tour itinerary and more information. Registration for the Study Tour to Cuba will open Monday, June 18th at 3pm CST. 

Graduate Student Lightning Talks
The SAH 2013 Conference is accepting abstracts for the Graduate Student Lightning Talks, which provide an opportunity for graduate students to present their current research in the form of a focused summation, a concentrated case study, or a methodological exegesis. Proposals are due by August 1st.

SAH Members Receive ACLS Fellowships and Graham Foundation Grants
2012 ACLS Fellows:

John Lopez / Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Doctoral Candidate, Architectural History, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Hydrographic City: Mapping Mexico City's Urban Form in Relation to its Aquatic Condition, 1521-1700

Kathryn Moore / ACLS New Faculty Fellows Program
New Faculty Fellow, History of Art and Italian Studies, University of California, Berkeley
Italian Copies of Holy Land Architecture: The Illustrated Versions of Niccolò da Poggibonsi’s Libro d’Oltramare

Elena Tomlinson / East European Studies Dissertation Fellowship
Doctoral Candidate, Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Shared Heritage, Soft Budgets: Europe and the Remaking of Bucharest

Alice Tseng / ACLS Fellowship 
Associate Professor, History of Art and Architecture, Boston University
Conspicuous Construction: New Monuments to Imperial Lineage in Modern Kyoto

2012 Graham Foundation Grant Recipients:

Anthony Acciavatti, Princeton University, with Justin Fowler & Dan Handel / Publication
Manifest: A Journal of American Architecture and Urbanism

Alex Bremner, University of Edinburgh / Publication
Imperial Gothic: Religious Architecture and High Anglican Culture in the British Empire, c.1840-70

Jean-Louis Cohen, New York University / Publication
Modern Architectures in History: France

Peter L. Laurence, Clemson University / Publication
Jane Jacobs and the City

Caroline Maniaque-Benton, Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture and Simon Sadler, University of California, Davis / Publication
Alternative Architecture: A Documentary History

Vincent Michael, School of the Art Institute of Chicago / Publication
The Architecture of Barry Byrne

David Smiley, Barnard and Columbia College / Publication
Pedestrian Modern: Shopping and American Architecture, 1925-1955

Lawrence J. Vale, MIT / Publication
Purging the Poorest: Public Housing and the Design-Politics of Twice-Cleared Communities

Call for Nominations for SAH Fellows and SAH Board:
The SAH Board of Directors and the 2013 SAH Nominating Committee seek your recommendations for new board members and for the 2013 class of SAH Fellows. 

SAH June Booklist: Recently published architectural books and related works. The Booklist and Exhibition Booklist are selected by Barbara Opar, Architecture Librarian, Syracuse University Library.   

Gifts and Donor Support for June and July will appear in the July Newsletter