October 2016 Newsletter

by SAH News | Oct 17, 2016

 
October 2016 Volume LX, No. 10 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter
 
    Call for Session Proposals: SAH 2018 St. Paul Conference
The Society of Architectural Historians will offer a total of 36 paper sessions at its 2018 Annual International Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, to chair a session at the conference. As SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the annual conference, non-members who wish to chair a session are required to join SAH at the time they submit a session proposal.

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    SAH/Mellon Author Award-Winning Books Now Available           
SAH is happy to announce that three of the book projects funded by the SAH/Mellon Author Awards, which the society has administered since 2013, have been published to date. The awards are 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 or for commissioning maps, charts or line drawings in their publications.

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    Lecture by Christopher Marcinkoski
Architect Christopher Marcinkoski will lecture on Tuesday, October 25, as part of MAS Context’s 2016 Fall Talks series, organized in collaboration with SAH. This lecture will explore the phenomenon of speculative urbanization, and the implications of its recent proliferation on the urban design disciplines. The lecture will draw from Mr. Marcinkoski’s recently published book, The City That Never Was, as well as his current research Africa 2040: An Atlas of Speculative Urbanization.

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    Call for Nominations: JSAH Editorial Advisory Committee
SAH invites nominations and self-nominations for two individuals to serve on the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Editorial Advisory Committee for a term of four years starting April 15, 2017. JSAH features leading scholarship in the English language in all aspects of the history of the built environment.

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Cole Steel    The APT Building Technology Heritage Library Reaches 2 Million Downloads
The Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Building Technology Heritage Library (BTHL) reached a major milestone in September 2016 with its two millionth download. The BTHL is an online archive of vintage architectural trade catalogs and other technical literature.

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    Highlights from SAHARA: Amber N. Wiley
This is our first in a series on recent SAH award winners who have contributed new material to SAHARA. We begin with the photography of Amber Wiley, the inaugural winner of the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship, which gives young scholars the opportunity to travel anywhere in the world to help enlarge their perspective on the built environment.

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    SAH Archipedia: Tennessee and Missouri Entries Added
Fifty new entries from the state of Tennessee and twenty-five entries from the state of Missouri have been added to SAH Archipedia. The Tennessee material represents the first half of a list comprising the state's most representative buildings and sites. The new Missouri entries are drawn from the forthcoming Buildings of the United States volume by Osmund Overby, Carol Grove and Cole Woodcox. 

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    Fjords and Repurposed Sites: Explorations around Iceland's Ring Road
By Danielle S. Willkens, 2015 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
Last month, I noted that the September blog post would cover the Faroe Islands, but after an assessment of the material I gathered from my trip around the Ring Road of Iceland, it seemed more logical to draw my travels in Iceland to a close with this month’s post. October’s post will focus entirely on the Faroe Islands: the architecture, the infrastructure, and a number of tourist-centric sites on this largely untouched archipelago.

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Fourth-Quarter SAH Donors
The Board of Directors and SAH staff thanks its many donors for their gifts to support our mission and educational programs during the period from July 1–September 30, 2016. The complete list of donors for Fiscal Year 2016 is available here.

2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Recipients Announced
The winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced on October 3rd in a ceremony in Abu Dhabi. The venue for the winners’ ceremony, the Al Jahili fort in Al-Ain, was also announced by His Excellency Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport and a member of the Executive Council of Abu Dhabi. Read More

Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture at 50
To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of Robert Venturi’s Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture (1966), The Museum of Modern Art and the University of Pennsylvania have co-organized a three-day symposium bringing together international scholars and architects to discuss the significance and enduring impact of this remarkable book, published by MoMA 50 years ago. Read More
 
Current SAH Opportunities
Louis Kahn in San Diego and La Jolla: This November 4 Study Day features curator-led preview of Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture at The San Diego Museum of Art and behind-the-scenes tour of the Salk Institute of Biological Studies and talk with conservators working on the building's restoration. Just 3 spots left - register now!

SAH 7th Annual Awards Gala: SAH will present its Awards to Architectural Excellence to Richard H. Driehaus, Sarah Herda and Peter Landon, FAIA on Friday, November 4, 2016, at The Racquet Club of Chicago. Tickets on sale now.

HABS-SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship: Permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer of 2017. Deadline December 31.

Charles E. Peterson Fellowship of the Buildings of the United States and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia: Annual fellowship that supports the participation of a graduate student in the research and writing for a volume in the BUS series and/or SAH Archipedia. Deadline January 2.
 
SAH Chapter and Partner News
In New Orleans, SESAH celebrated historic preservation’s 50th! Two highlights are: St. Alphonsus Art and Cultural Center as an inspired setting for raising awareness about policy, practice, and cultural influences, and awarding the fellowship for an emerging preservation professional to Johna Picco. Her award-winning paper examined the career of Louise Leland, Kentucky’s first female architect, and the challenges Leland faced in her practice. Picco is an architectural archivist at The Filson Historical Society.

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture, Inc. (SHERA) is pleased to welcome a new institutional member, ARTMargins and ARTMargins Online, a journal devoted to contemporary art with a focus on Eastern Europe. SHERA panels and membership meeting will take place during the 2016 Annual Convention of the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), from November 17–20 in Washington, D.C.

The Vernacular Architecture Forum is accepting nominations for The Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize, awarded annually to the publication that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes. The nomination deadline is December 15, 2016.
 
SAH Career Center
Visit the Career Center to view the jobs below or to purchase and post a job announcement.

Barnard College, Columbia University - Assistant Professor, Architectural History and Theory
Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design - Assistant or Associate Professor
UNSW Australia - Research Fellowships
Brandeis University - Assistant Professor in the History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture
Salve Regina University - Professor, Cultural and Historic Preservation
Pomona College - Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medieval Mediterranean/Islamic Art History
New York University - Open Rank
Northwestern University - History of Architecture, Global Modern and Contemporary
Swarthmore College - Assistant Professor of Architectural History
Columbia University - Architectural History since 1800
UW-Madison, School of Human Ecology - Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair of Textiles, Material Culture, and Design
Harvard University - Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Landscape Architectural History
Delft Univeristy of Technology - Assistant Professor of History and Architecture & Urban Planning
University of Basel - PhD Position in Urban Studies
Rice University - Wortham Fellowship
 
Members in the News
Obituary: Harold Fredenburgh
Mabel O. Wilson: Shining a Light on New National African American Museum
Places Journal: Jorge Otero-Pailos on Experimental Preservation
Places Journal: Despina Stratigakos on Women Architects in Film
 
SAH October Booklist
Read the October Booklist of recently published architecture books and related works. Booklists and exhibition catalog lists are selected by Barbara Opar, architecture librarian, Syracuse University Library.
 
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