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SAH 2015 Annual Conference

April 15-19, 2015
Chicago, IL | #SAH2015

Early Registration deadline
Sunday, February 15 

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March 27, 2015

Study Tour Fellowship
Deadline February 10

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

September 1-12, 2015

Registration opens February 10


The Medieval City and the Pilgrimage City: Gondar and Lalibela

Jan 5, 2015

By Brooks Travelling Fellow Amber N. Wiley

Library of Yohannes I in the foreground, Chancellery of Yohannes I in the background. Fasil Ghebbi complex.

I looked at the date on Fasilides Castle—1667—and thought to myself “Wow, this is incredible! If only I had known… I would have taught my history class in a completely different way.” The date was important for two versions of a class I taught. The first version was entitled “History of Architecture: Renaissance and Baroque.” The second version was ambiguously titled “History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism II.” In both versions of the course the historical trajectory had found its way to England via Inigo Jones and Christopher Wren by 1666. 

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SAH Deadlines & Dates

Events   Deadline
MoMA/UN Study Day (3/27)
Study Tour Fellowship 
2015 Annual Conference 
Early Registration


  • CFP: Special Issue of American Jewish History dedicated to Material Culture

    Dates: 26 Jan – 01 Jun, 2015
    Call for Papers Special Issue of American Jewish History dedicated to Material Culture. Deadline for proposals: February 15, 2015. Other deadlines: June 1, 2015 (first draft of accepted manuscripts); December 15, 2015 (final version of manuscripts).
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  • outheastern College Art Conference (SECAC) 2015 - VRA session

    Pittsburgh | Dates: 20 – 20 Apr, 2015
    Organizer and Moderator: John Taormina, Duke University Abstract: How do digital technologies allow us to look at knowledge production differently in the arts and humanities? New technologies allow us to interrogate and disseminate visual information from multiple vantage points. Digital Humanities in the cultural heritage environment includes such activities as curating online collections, mining large cultural data sets, data visualization and representational technologies, information retrieval, digital publishing, gaming, multimedia, peer-to-peer collaboration, and GIS and cultural mapping. In this new collaborative, interdisciplinary, digital environment, visual resources specialists and librarians work side-by-side with faculty and students to develop and support Digital Humanities projects for teaching and research. The use of digital technologies as a means to synthesize, present, and communicate large amounts of information challenges the instructor and researcher to incorporate different ways to investigate works of art or develop new visual support tools. This session seeks to highlight the issues surrounding the support, development, dissemination, and preservation of Digital Humanities projects in the arts and humanities. Papers should address the transformational changes brought about by introducing digital technologies into the arts and humanities disciplines. Paper proposals should be submitted via the SECAC conference website ( The paper proposal deadline is Monday, April 20, 2015. John Taormina VRA-SECAC Affiliate Organization Liaison Duke University
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    Dates: 27 Jan – 20 Mar, 2015
    KAPSULA Magazine's current CFP: POSSIBLE WORLDS Deadline: March 20th, 2015 It's not so difficult to imagine the world if… if what? That's the question, and the number of answers is unquantifiable. Promises of something different ring in our ears, delivered through a politician's platform, a scientist's hypothesis or an author's narrative. These promises make us hopeful that the world we live in is not the only world we will ever know, opening our minds to all that could be. The possibilities are endless, stretching across geographies and social landscapes, enveloping all of it or just one coordinate. Our interest in plurality is not to propose a new world, a better world, rather to examine all of our options. The dreams of some are the nightmares of others, which makes the shared notion of "a better world" wholly inconceivable. Possibilities, however - those we all share, for better or worse. Possible sub topics include, but are not limited to: - World-building (3-D modeling and virtual environments) - Psychogeography and psychotopography - Parallax views (the irreconcilable within the imaginable) - Parallel dimensions (in both the tradition of science fiction and those supported by theories of quantum physics) - Double agents/double lives Send submissions to we accept ideas, abstracts and full texts. Experimentation with formatting is encouraged - in the spirit of all possible worlds (and the man behind the epigraph) step away from convention. Find the full call and submission guidelines at
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