Recent Opportunities

  • Architectural History Field School

    Forest | Dates: 14 – 27 May, 2017
    Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest announces its annual field school for architectural history and architectural restoration
  • Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture and the Body

    London | Dates: 23 – 24 Feb, 2017
    New Books Series: Healing Spaces, Architecture and the Body Co-hosted by Architecture Space and Society Centre and Centre for Medical Humanities, Birkbeck 3 February, 2-5pm, Keynes Library
  • PICTURING RIVERSIDE: An Exhibition of a National Historic Landmark Community

    Riverside | Dates: 23 Jan, 2017 – 01 Jan, 2021
    Picturing Riverside is a permanent exhibition about the many facets of a living landmark community.
  • Nineteenth Century - A Journal of Cultural and Social History in the US

    New York City | Dates: 21 Jan – 10 Feb, 2017
    Nineteenth Century Magazine is a peer-reviewed journal of the Victorian Society in America. Scholarly submissions are encouraged in the fields of cultural and social history of the US from 1837 to 1917. We publish regular features 2,000-6,000 words on architecture, fine arts, dec arts, interior design, landscape arch, biography and photography.
  • The London House Course

    London | Dates: 03 – 09 Oct, 2017
    A nonresidential on site course studying the development of the London house form the Renaissance to the present. Visits to private houses, artists' studios, modern and contemporary houses. Lecturers include David Adshead, Neil Burton, Caroline Dakers, Sarah Nichols, Andrew Saint, and Gavin Stamp. Application deadline 12 April 2017
  • Impressions: Explorative Journey in Ladakh

    Leh & Turtuk | Dates: 05 – 12 Jun, 2017
    Turtuk is located 175 kms west of Leh. The small village is recently opened for tourism and hence is growing in a fast pace. The inhabitants of the village are Balti people, the Muslim equivelent of Sherpas, the expert mountain climbers. The village is one of the last remaining Balti village in India, as their sister villages went to other side of the border in Pakistan, dividing famalies, homes and relations. The thick border of Inda & Pakistan has scattered the lives of Balti people. The project is a continuation of Unlock Hundarman project initiated by Roots Collective in 2015. Unlock Hundarman is a project where we are documenting lives of people living in border settlements and presenting their stories to the world. The bustling village has an old historic settlement and a mosque (recently restored). The houses in the village are made of stone and timber and their system of water distribution is outstanding. Out of many craft practises in the village, the remarkable ones are utensils made of stone and many other daily usage items made of bones and horns of ibex.
  • CFP: SESAH Lynchburg, October 11-14, 2017

    Lynchburg | Dates: 21 Jan – 31 Mar, 2017
    In 2017, the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians will gather in Lynchburg, Virginia, for our annual conference, October 11-14. The conference program of plenaries, papers, and tours is set against a backdrop of seasonal color in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and within a vibrant architectural landscape rising on the city’s hills. The buildings of Lynchburg represent every architectural style from Federal to mid-century Modern, and every historical period from the colonial era through the Civil War to contemporary times. There are four historic districts in downtown alone, and a fifth listed for the importance of those who lived there, notably Harlem Renaissance poet and activist Anne Spencer. The historic Virginian Hotel, undergoing renovation and opening this summer, will be the venue for the paper sessions and addresses. A signature event of the conference will be a private tour and dinner at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. The 2017 SESAH conference invites new perspectives on the architecture of Virginia and its preservation. Potential themes of interest include the influence of Jeffersonian design and that of the Harlem Renaissance, as well as the expression of race, religion, and retreats in architecture. Others are Modernism and period-revivals; natural and designed spaces including sanatoriums, amphitheaters, parks, and cemeteries; agricultural and industrial complexes; historically black colleges and universities; heritage tourism, urban renewal, and gentrification; city and regional planning; and more. Papers on any architectural history topic are welcomed. Proposals for themed sessions are encouraged. Paper presentations are 20 minutes maximum accompanied by digital slides. Submit a paper and come be a part of the collegiality and conviviality that distinguish SESAH gatherings! Submissions and Deadlines Abstracts of no more than 300 words must be clearly labeled with the applicant’s name, professional affiliation, contact information, a brief CV, and the title of the proposed paper. Proposals for session panels must include the title of the session; the names, affiliations, contact information, and CVs of all participants; and abstracts of each paper. Please send all materials as PDF or MS Word attachments to Virginia Price, by March 31, 2017. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by June 1, 2017. All accepted presenters and conference chairs must join SESAH and register for the conference by the early registration deadline. Authors of accepted proposals must also submit the complete text of their papers to their session chair by August 31, 2017; SESAH reserves the right to drop presenters who do not fulfill this requirement. Conference Fellowships for Graduate Students and Emerging Professionals SESAH offers up to three travel grants to help graduate students attend the meeting to deliver papers and one for an emerging professional employed in a federal, state, or local historic preservation office. Please note the applications are due with the Call for Papers. Applications are available here:
  • Enchanted Isles, Fatal Shores: Living Versailles

    Canberra | Dates: 17 – 18 Mar, 2017
    On the occasion of the Versailles: Treasures from the Palace exhibition at the NGA, which brings major works of art from the Palace of Versailles to Canberra, this conference showcases the latest ideas about the lives of past people and objects, as well as the living culture of Versailles today. Staged in Canberra, which like Versailles is a planned capital city, centre of government and culture, this is a unique opportunity to explore the enduring influence and resonance of Versailles, its desires and self-perceptions of modernity, from film to fashion to architecture. Gathering a generation of scholars whose work is shifting our perceptions of the art, culture and life of ancien-régime Versailles and its reception, this is the occasion for fresh and challenging research, and new perspectives on canon-defining works. 1664 is formative in the history of Versailles—the year a modest hunting lodge began to be transformed, to become a centre of art, fashion and power in Europe for more than a century. The dream of Versailles as an enchanted isle for the French aristocracy came to a grisly end with the 1789 revolution. Only two years later, the first fleet of British colonists came to settle on the east coast of Australia, on what Robert Hughes famously dubbed ‘the fatal shore’. Life at Versailles changed irreparably just as it would for those who lived in, and migrated to, Australia at the close of the eighteenth century. Versailles was not the static creation of one man but a hugely complex cultural space, a centre of power, of life, love, anxiety and creation, as well as an enduring palimpsest of aspirations, desires and ruptures. The splendour of the castle, and the masterpieces of art and design it contains, masks a more sordid history. The conference’s theme, Enchanted isles, fatal shores, encourages examination of the tensions between splendour and misery, insiders and outsiders, display and privacy that framed life at Versailles.
  • Victorian Society in America 2017 Summer Schools - Applications due March 1st!

    Dates: 19 Jan – 01 Mar, 2017
    We invite you to study architecture, art, landscape, and preservation at one of our internationally-acclaimed Summer Schools in Newport, Chicago, and London. You will enjoy lectures by leading scholars, private tours of historic sites, engaging social experiences, and opportunities to get behind the scenes at museums and galleries. Open to graduate students, academics, architects, and the general public. Applications are due March 1st! For more information, and online applications, go to
  • Authors on Architecture: Breisch on the Central Library

    Santa Monica | Dates: 29 – 29 Jan, 2017
    Please join SAH/SCC and the Santa Monica Public Library (Moore Ruble Yudell, 2006) for a very special program celebrating the all things library. Focusing on the iconic Los Angeles Central Library (Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, 1933), author Kenneth A. Breisch, Ph.D., will discuss his new bookThe Los Angeles Central Library: Building an Architectural Icon, 1872-1933(Getty Research Institute, 2016).

    The construction of the Los Angeles Central Library marked the evolution of the LA public library system from an elite organization ensconced in two rooms in downtown LA, into one of the largest public library systems in the United States. It was yet another factor in the “coming of age” of the city and the region.

    Architect Bertram Goodhue developed a new style, fully integrating the building’s sculptural and epigraphic program with its architectural forms to express a complex iconography. Working closely with sculptor Lee Oskar Lawrie and philosopher Hartley Burr Alexander, he created a great civic monument that, combined with the library’s murals, embodies an overarching theme: the light of learning.

    Breisch, a former member of the Santa Monica Public Library Board, teaches architectural history at the University of Southern California (USC) and has been studying the architecture of libraries for decades. In his new book, Breisch draws upon a wealth of primary source material to tell the story of one of LA’s lasting treasures. Breisch is past president of the national Society of Architectural Historians as well as a Life and Advisory Board Member of our local chapter.

    This beautiful new book will be available for sale and signing by the author.

    Authors on Architecture: Breisch on the Central Library—Sunday, January 29, 2017; 2-4PM; Santa Monica Central Library; 601 Santa Monica Blvd.; free; seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; 310.458.8600.
  • Call for Papers for the Panel “Art and Architecture: Made by Women,” at 49th ASEEES Annual Convention, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Nov. 9-12, 2017

    Chicago | Dates: 18 Jan – 06 Feb, 2017
    In response to Call for Proposals, 49th ASEEES Annual Convention, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Nov. 9-12, 2017, Convention Theme: “Transgressions”, we are composing a Panel Proposal “Art and Architecture: Made by Women” aimed at revealing and examining in a historical perspective creative work by women with select references to the centenary of the 1917 Revolution, and addressing art and design practices by considering cultural mechanisms that modify our field. By challenging the issues of professional equality, we invite studies also focused on art and architectural education, as temporal readings on testimonials to transgressions in shaping professional identities, and envisioning assignments for professional women in art and architecture both pioneering and routine, as leaders and/or as apprentices. The research papers are also welcome on art and architecture viewed through the lens of gender studies. Please submit your Paper Proposal of no more than 300 words, and your CV of no more than 2 pages by February 6, 5pm ET, to
  • City of Tomorrow: Real Estate, Architecture and Design Summit at 92Y

    New York | Dates: 03 – 04 Feb, 2017
    From skylines and “superstalls” to floating parks and skylights, City of Tomorrow will explore innovative departures, trends and initiatives for the New York City landscape. Over 50 pioneering real estate developers, architects and interior design innovators, including Robert Couturier, Liz Diller, Thom Filicia, Ian Schrager, Patrik Schumacher and more, will speak on panels and breakout workshops.
  • CALL FOR CONTENT: Sequitur - BU Graduate Student Art History Journal

    Dates: 18 Jan – 15 Feb, 2017
    Sequitur Issue 3:2 Spring 2017 CFP: Oops! Deadline: February 15 The editors of SEQUITUR, a graduate journal published by the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, invite current graduate students in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related fields to submit content for our Spring 2017 issue titled Oops! This issue will explore works of art and architecture that emerge from mistakes, failures, and revisions. We invite submissions that reflect on the creative process and its various unintended outcomes, such as happy accidents, unanticipated triumphs, disastrous miscalculations, good-faith errors, and careless blunders. Although history tends to ignore “oops!” moments in favor of successful ends, we seek submissions that find value in the unpredicted. Possible subjects may include (but are not limited to): unfinished artworks and unrealized architectural projects; heavily criticized exhibitions; building disasters and demolitions; revisitations and revisions of earlier projects; creative processes that invite elements of transformation, chance, and the unforeseeable; genres and movements that cultivate the accidental (such as Dada); techniques designed to undercut conscious intention (such as automatism); the processes of making and unmaking; public or critical failures; and unexpected successes. We also welcome proposals for research spotlights that discuss insights gained from research snafus or methodological mishaps. We encourage submissions that take advantage of the online format of the journal, such as multimedia proposals for essays and reviews and audio/visual interviews. We invite full submissions in a variety of genres, including: Featured essays (1000 words) Essays must be submitted in full by the deadline below to be considered for publication. Content is open and at the discretion of the author, but essays should present original material that is suitable to the stipulated word limit. Please adhere to the formatting guidelines available at: Visual Essays offer opportunities for M.Arch. or M.F.A. students to showcase a selection of original work. The work must be reproducible in a digital format. Submissions should include .jpegs of up to ten artworks, and must be prefaced by an introduction or artist’s statement of 250 words or less that connects these objects to our theme. All images must be captioned and should be at least 500 DPI. We invite proposals (200 words max) for the following pieces (Note: Reviews of any type are not required to adhere to the issue’s theme): Exhibition reviews (500 words) Exhibitions currently on display or very recently closed are especially sought. Book or exhibition catalogue reviews (500 words) Reviews of recently published books and catalogues are especially sought. Interviews (750 words) Preference may be given to those who can provide audio or video recordings of the interview. Field reports/Research spotlights (500 words) This is an opportunity for students conducting research to share their findings and experiences in a more casual format than a formal paper. All submissions and proposals are due February 15. Please direct all materials to Text must be in the form of a Word document, and images should be sent as jpeg files. Please provide a recent CV. Please include “Sequitur Spring 2017” and type of submission/proposal in the subject line, and your name, institution and program, year in program, and contact information in the body of the email. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their submission or proposal no later than February 20 for May 1 publication. Please note that authors are responsible for obtaining all image copyright releases prior to publication. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SEQUITUR editors at We look forward to receiving your proposals. Sincerely, The SEQUITUR Editorial Team Erin, Jordan, Sasha, Joseph & Lydia SEQUITUR. we follow art
  • Design + Heritage Symposium

    Philadelphia | Dates: 16 – 18 Mar, 2017
    Design + Heritage Symposium School of Design, University of Pennsylvania Co-sponsored by the PennDesign Graduate Program in Historic Preservation Program and the James Marston Fitch Foundation. Join some of the leading designers, scholars, educators and stewards of heritage in the U.S. to explore innovative strategies for thoughtful, creative design in historic contexts. For full details and to register go to the website.
  • Race and Public Space: Commemorative Practices in the American South

    Charlottesville | Dates: 24 – 25 Mar, 2017
    The Inaugural Symposium of the Center for Cultural Landscapes, “Race and Public Space: Commemorative Practices in the American South,” investigates the intersections between scholarship and practice around race, memory, and commemoration. The event features Dell Upton as a keynote speaker and a half-day workshop program on Saturday with Mabel O. Wilson, John Mason, Sara Zewde, and other speakers on contested sites of commemoration in the southeastern United States. The workshop program kicks off the Institute for Environmental Negotiation’s initiative to develop guidance for communities and institutions seeking to tell a more complete racial history and change their narrative through the representation of their past history, identity and values.
  • The Victorian Society in America Summer Schools invite you to a lecture by Richard Guy Wilson

    New York | Dates: 16 – 16 Feb, 2017
    "The New American Opalescent Color: Newport, Chicago, and England". Lecture by Richard Guy Wilson, VSA Newport Summer School Director and Commonwealth Professor of Architectural History, University of Virginia. Lecture is FREE to the public Thursday, February 16th at 6pm Learn about the VSA Summer Schools in Newport, London and Chicago before this year’s March 1st application deadline. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Monday, February 13 to
  • 1963 Dream: 2017 Realities, Creativity & Black Diaspora Architects

    San Antonio | Dates: 18 – 18 Jan, 2017
    DREAMWEEK SAN ANTONIO, 2017, AIA San Antonio/Women in Architecture, Alamo Colleges
  • Spatial Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow

    Houston | Dates: 16 Jan – 06 Mar, 2017
    With support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Humanities Research Center (HRC) at Rice University will award one postdoctoral fellowship for a renewable one-year appointment in the theory, history, and/or practice of Spatial Humanities. The fellow will develop or continue his or her own research project in spatial humanities, give a presentation to colleagues at Rice, assist the HRC in organizing a lecture series, and offer one course per year related to his or her research. This is a full-time, benefits eligible, one-year appointment, renewable for a second year, with an annual salary of $55,000 and allowances for research and relocation to Houston. Eligibility: Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline including, but not limited to, art history, architecture, geography, history, and/or literary studies, whose research and teaching interests focus on issues related to spatial humanities are eligible to apply. The fellow should have experience working with geospatial technologies or 3D modeling software. The fellow must have received a PhD between January 2014 and June 30, 2017. Application Materials: -Cover Letter -Three page CV; please also list the three references who will submit recommendation letters -1000-word research project proposal -500-word statement outlining applicant’s active participation (theoretical or practical) in spatial humanities -Course proposal for a one-semester undergraduate course on spatial humanities -Three recommendation letters In order to apply, please go to
  • Docomomo US National Symposium: Modernism and Climate

    Phoenix | Dates: 29 Mar – 02 Apr, 2017
    The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals.

    Join us in Phoenix, Arizona for the Fifth Annual Docomomo US National Symposium March 29th through April 2nd, 2017, in collaboration with Modern Phoenix Week. The 2017 Symposium entitled Modernism and Climate will look how modern design approached desert climates creatively and how those design strategies continue to be relevant in light of our search for sustainable solutions and what we can learn from those creative efforts. As the only national event dedicated to all aspects of the preservation of Modernism, the symposium will bring together world renowned designers, scholars, students, and professionals from around the country.
  • Docomomo US 2017 Modernism in America Awards

    Dates: 13 Jan – 01 Mar, 2017
    Docomomo US is accepting submissions for the 2017 Modernism in America Awards in the following categories: Design, Inventory/Survey and Advocacy. Now in its fourth year, the Modernism in America Awards acknowledges the people and projects working to preserve, restore and rehabilitate our modern heritage sensitively and productively.

    Early nominations are due by March 1, 2017, and all nominations must be submitted by April 14, 2017. Winners will be announced June 20, 2017 and recognized at an awards ceremony to be held in New York City later in the fall. The jury will be announced as confirmed in the following weeks.

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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