SAH News


May Newsletter 2014

by Helena Karabatsos | May 16, 2014

 
May 2014 Volume LVIII, No. 5 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter
 

  SAH Announces New International Travel Grant
The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) announces the 2015 SAH International Travel Grant Program, which provides funding to scholars from countries that have traditionally been underrepresented at the SAH Annual Conference to attend the 2015 conference in Chicago. Read More
     
  Recap of the SAH 67th Annual Conference in Austin, TX
Nearly 600 SAH members participated in the Society’s 67th Annual Conference that took place in Austin, Texas, from April 9-13, 2014. The 2014 Annual Conference kicked off Wednesday with an opening reception at the Hyatt Regency Austin, followed by the SAH Annual Business Meeting that included the election of officers and board members. Read More and View Photos
     
    Buildings of Vermont Wins Preservation Award
Glenn Andres and Curtis Johnson have received a Preservation Award from the Preservation Trust of Vermont for their work on the recently published Buildings of Vermont volume. The awards, presented at the Trust’s 20th Annual Historic Preservation & Downtown Conference on May 2, in Island Pond, Vermont, celebrate outstanding contributions in the field of historic preservation and recognize individuals and organizations that have been instrumental to the preservation of Vermont’s historic places.
     
  Ann Baird Whiteside Wins Nancy DeLaurier Award from VRA 
The Visual Resources Association (VRA) presented the winners of the organization’s highest honors at a Membership and Awards Dinner on March 13, 2014, at the Visual Resources Association's 32nd annual conference, held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. VRA presented the Nancy DeLaurier Award for distinguished achievement in the field of visual resources to Ann Baird Whiteside of Harvard University. Whiteside was honored for her leadership in the development and implementation of the SAH's SAHARA Project. Read More
     

  A Broken Silhouette
SAH Blog post by Emily Neumeier
On February 15th, Istanbul's new metro line officially went into service. The project, initiated by the Greater Istanbul Municipality in 2005, unites the city's various metro lines, extending trains in Taksim Square directly into the old city, with connections to Atatürk Airport and the opposite Anatolian shore. Read More
     
  Good Night: A Dazzling New Era of Metropolitan Light
Article by Sandy Isenstadt via Places Journal
The lights of New York dazzled Vladimir Mayakovski when he came to visit in 1925. The revolutionary poet of modernism felt “a constant electrical breeze” in the great city, powering trains to the horizon and elevators to the stars, igniting the metropolitan elements; "the buildings are glowing with electricity,” he wrote. Bewitched, he stared hard into the dizzying views, his vision racing down the vanishing streets netted with wires and lights. Read More
     
    Team-Based Learning for Art Historians
SAH Blog post by Jennifer Ball and Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank
Recently we participated in a workshop on Team-Based Learning (TBL) at Brooklyn College, a process where your students are divided into permanent teams for the entire semester. The teams work during class on activities based on readings. You can read more about it in a short article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Also take a look at the TBL website. Read More
 
Call for Papers: SAH-Sponsored Session at 2015 CAA Conference 
As an affiliated society with the College Art Association (CAA), the Society of Architectural Historians is able to sponsor a session at CAA Annual Conferences. Luis M. Castañeda and Patricio del Real are co-chairing the SAH-sponsored session of the 2015 CAA Annual Conference, titled "Expanding the Modern Debate: Architects’ Writings in Latin America." (See full description below.) The 2015 CAA conference takes place February 11-14 in New York City. Deadline June 15. Read More
 
SAH Signs Letter Urging for Preservation of Ayasofya Müzesi in Istanbul 
On behalf of SAH, Abigail Van Slyck signed the following letter urging Ömer Çelik, Turkey's Minister of Culture and Tourism, to reconsider the conversion of Ayasofya Müzesi in Istanbul into a mosque and to preserve the country's monumental legacy. Read More
 
SAH Now Accepts Discover and American Express
SAH now accepts payment by Discover and American Express credit cards, in addition to Visa and Mastercard.
 
Update on CAA's Copyright and Fair Use Issues Report
The College Art Association (CAA) recently published a report about copyright and fair use in the visual arts. Based on interviews and a field-wide survey, Copyright, Permissions, and Fair Use among Visual Artists and the Academic and Museum Visual Arts Communities: An Issues Report was published in February 2014 on CAA’s website and in a limited number of printed copies. Read More
 
Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Art Historians
A new report funded by the Getty Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation looks at how art historians' research practices are evolving in the digital age. Read More
 
President Nominates William D. Adams as Chairman of the NEH 
A native of Birmingham, Michigan, Adams earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Colorado College and a Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Cruz History of Consciousness Program. He studied in France as a Fulbright Scholar before beginning his career in higher education with appointments to teach political philosophy at Santa Clara University in California and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read More
 
Friends of ASOR Connects Members with the Ancient Near East in One Easy Step 
Founded last April, the Friends of ASOR is a group for people interested in the archaeology, history and cultures of the eastern Mediterranean. Friends of ASOR is a way for archaeology enthusiasts to participate in ASOR without paying traditional membership dues. Friends of ASOR is geared toward academics and non-professionals alike, with the aim of engaging the widest possible audience for Near Eastern archaeology and related topics. Benefits include a subscription to the monthly e-newsletter, The Ancient Near East Today, access to exclusive resources and discounts. Read More
 
Chapter & Partner News 
The New England Chapter of SAH is pleased to announce that Sarah Rovang (Brown University) has been awarded the 2014 John Coolidge Research Fellowship. The chapter recently sponsored a teaching symposium on online teaching organized by Amanda Reeser Lawrence and Lucy Maulsby of Northeastern University. NESAH’s spring tour, organized by Milda Richardson, was an informative tour of the Historic Mill District in Lawrence MA. Read More 

The annual meeting of the St. Louis Chapter of SAH will take place on June 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Pilgrim Congregational Church, UCC (826 Union Blvd., St. Louis). The meeting will include a tour of Windermere Place. RSVP to Esley Hamilton at 615-0357.

The Michael Heim Translation Prize will be awarded for the first time in 2014, and annually thereafter, for the best collegial translation of a journal article from an East European language into English. The prize is sponsored by East European Politics & Societies and Cultures (EEPS), which will publish the winning article. Deadline September 1. EEPS is sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies. Read More

On April 15, 2014, the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) launched the first issue of its newest publication, the Multimedia & Technology Reviews (M&T Reviews), a e-publication made freely available on the ARLIS/NA website. M&T Reviews targets projects, products, events and issues within the broad realm of multimedia and technology as they pertain to arts scholarship, research and librarianship. The first issue includes a review of SAH Archipedia by Barret Havens.

The Construction History Society of America invites researchers and practitioners from all aspects of the history of construction to submit paper abstracts for the 5th International Congress on Construction History, to be held in Chicago, June 3-7, 2015.

The Visual Resources Association is accepting proposals for its 33rd Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, March 11-14. Deadline July 3. Read More
 
Current SAH Opportunities
SAH/Mellon Author Awards: Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this award is designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images in their publications. Deadline: June 1

CFP: 2015 SAH Annual Conference: SAH is accepting paper abstracts for the 68th Annual Conference in Chicago, April 15-19. Deadline: June 6

2015 SAH International Travel Grants: Funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation, these grants are for scholars from countries that have traditionally been underrepresented at the SAH Annual Conference to attend the 2015 conference in Chicago. SAH membership is not required. Deadline: September 1

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship: This prestigious $50,000 fellowship allows a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. Deadline: October 1
  
Members in the News
Samuel Gruber to Receive Preservation Association's Education Award
Michael Burch: Getty Funds Research for Exhibit on Spanish Colonial Architecture
Robert A.M. Stern Chosen by Developer to Create New Tower in Chicago
Margaret Supplee Smith Wins Award from the International Skiing History Association
Michael P. McCulloch Receives Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship
Despina Stratigakos: Building on the Past: A History of Women in Architecture
Obituary: Leonard K. Eaton
SAH Members Awarded Rome Prize from American Academy in Rome
Andrea M. Truitt Awarded LUCE/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art
Tamar Zinguer: The CCA Appoints Visiting Scholars
John Eifler: Restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Laurent House, Opens to Public on June 6
Anthony Alofsin: Keynote Speaker on "The Mid-Western Mind of Frank Lloyd Wright"
Zoë Ryan: AIA Voices Profile
 
SAH May Booklist
The May Booklist of recently published architecture books and related works includes information on the Getty's Open Content Program as well as links to the new Multimedia & Technology Reviews from ARLIS/NA. Booklists and exhibition catalog lists are selected by Barbara Opar, Architecture Librarian, Syracuse University Library.