Recent Opportunities

  • Arris Journal Call for Papers deadline extended to Feb. 28

    Dates: 10 – 28 Feb, 2016
    Arris: Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians -- Call for Article Submissions -- due date extended to February 28, 2016 Arris is an architectural history journal published once annually by the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH). Articles are welcome on any topic in architectural history and from scholars located anywhere in the world. See for more information and submission guidelines.
  • Montgomery Modern

    Washington | Dates: 17 – 17 Feb, 2016
    A Lecture by Clare Lise Kelly Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Montgomery County, Maryland’s suburban built environment reflects major themes of the Modern Movement as translated to a region located at the northern border of Washington, DC. Architects designed housing that promoted contact with nature for office workers who, in contrast to previous generations of farmers, were not living off the land and who yearned for a connection with the earth. For individuals seeking contact with nature, the county’s rolling often rugged landscape was a strong attraction, as was its extensive stream valley park system and abundance of available farmland. Federal installations for national defense agencies, and scientific and medical research brought modern design into the county landscape. A new population of well-educated citizens promoted cooperative communities and institutions, local government, and equal opportunities while skilled practitioners affiliated with progressive government programs employed new experimental materials and construction and built affordable housing. At the same time, steel frame high-rise offices and apartments created skylines that spoke to a new age of commerce and technology. Jewel-tone curtain walls of glass and ceramic presented a starkly modern face to the public, while interior, open floor plans promoted camaraderie and cooperation. Modern design, therefore, stands as testimony to the spirit of this age as reflected in the county’s built environment and its landscape. Richly illustrated by photographers Carol M. Highsmith and the late Robert Lautman, Montgomery Modern: Modern Architecture in Montgomery County, Maryland 1930-1979 is a new book by Clare Lise Kelly, architectural historian with M-NCPPC Montgomery County Planning Department. She is the recipient of the AIA Kea Medal (Potomac Valley Chapter) and the author of the award-winning Places from the Past, a history of Montgomery County’s built environment through the early 20th century. A board member of Docomomo-DC, Kelly established the M-NCPPC Montgomery Modern initiative to raise awareness of mid-century modern architecture, earning education awards from the Maryland Historical Trust and Montgomery Preservation, Inc. The First Congregational United Church of Christ 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 6:30 pm – reception, 7:00 pm – lecture Reservations are not required. $10.00 for Latrobe Chapter members, student members (full time) free with ID, $18.00 for non-members.
  • Expert Visit of Athens, Greece – Preservation Issues

    Athens | Dates: 26 Jun – 07 Jul, 2016
    The International Institute for Restoration and Preservation Studies is accepting applications (deadline May 1) for this thoughtful exploration of the history, preservation and conservation issues facing the city of Athens, organized around a series of lectures and visits led by some of the top Athenian archaeologists, architects, historians, conservators and planners who have been dealing with the problem of surveying, planning and preserving monuments and cultural heritage in the midst of a growing modern city. The faculty of our program includes internationally renowned scholars, such as Dr. Manolis Korres, who was Chief Architect on the Acropolis Restoration Project, who will be leading lectures and visits to the Acropolis area, as well as Dr. Fani Mallouchou Tufano, an expert on the history of restoration and was director of the Documentation Office of the Acropolis Restoration Service (recently president of “EUROPA NOSTRA”).
  • Italy Preservation Summer Field School

    San Gemini | Dates: 10 Feb – 15 Mar, 2016
    The San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 18th year, dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offering students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy, is now accepting applications (deadline March 15). First session (May 30 thru June 24) includes Historical Buildings, Archaeological Ceramics and Bookbindings. Second session (July 11 thru August 5) includes Paper and Traditional Painting. Intersession workshop History of Food (June 27 thru July 8). Intersession trips include Italy and Athens, Greece.
  • SAH Los Angeles Seminar - Surveying L.A.: Past, Present, Future

    Los Angeles | Dates: 09 Apr, 2016
    The SAH Los Angeles Seminar bridges the Society of Architectural Historians' efforts in historic conservation to the contemporary built environment and the local public and professional community. The LA Seminar will critically look at SurveyLA, a five-million dollar, city-wide study of historic resources sponsored by the J. Paul Getty Trust and the City of Los Angeles. As described online, “SurveyLA – the Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey – is Los Angeles' first-ever comprehensive program to identify significant historic resources throughout our city. The survey marks a coming-of-age for Los Angeles' historic preservation movement, and will serve as a centerpiece for the City's first truly comprehensive preservation program." The LA Seminar will further situate the survey in relation to other historic resource inventories in general. What has this online, globally-accessible project accomplished? What are its strengths and weaknesses for both Los Angeles and the world at large? What are its implications and practical applications for planning, the public, and architectural historians? Can it serve as a model for other survey work? Where does it go from here?
  • Albert Kahn under Construction, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

    Ann Arbor | Dates: 27 Feb – 03 Jul, 2016
    Albert Kahn under Construction shows remarkable construction photographs from the firm's archive. Photographed by some of the leading commercial photographers of the day, the images capture workers constructing office buildings in Detroit, University of Michigan campus buildings, and the military industrial complex of wartime America.Photographs of the immense Glenn Martin Assembly Plant, the Chrysler Tank Arsenal, the Willow Run Bomber Plant, and the Dodge Truck Plant convey the huge effort required by wartime production, depicting irreversible changes to American manufacturing. Photographs of buildings recently demolished emphasize how wartime acceleration left building stock in need of new uses; not all could be maintained over time. Photographed by some of the leading commercial photographers of the day, these images capture workers constructing office buildings in Detroit, University of Michigan campus buildings, and the military industrial complex of wartime America. Photographs of the immense Glenn Martin Assembly Plant, the Chrysler Tank Arsenal, the Willow Run Bomber Plant, and the Dodge Truck Plant convey the huge effort required by wartime production, depicting irreversible changes to American manufacturing, changes with which we have lived ever since. These photographs also show the diversity of their little-known makers’ visual and compositional skills. Like all photographs, they function not solely as documents, but also as historical narrative and aesthetic vehicle. Vivid images of steelworkers suspended in the air, or of the laborious installation of a timber floor strong enough to support a tank or a plane paradoxically recall cultural historian and theorist Walter Benjamin’s theory that images “awaken” us to history. These photographs provide an unusual window into twentieth-century architecture as it came into being, showing us a past with which we are wholly unfamiliar, in part because we refused to look.
  • Doctoral Positions at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz - Max-Planck-Institut

    Dates: 04 – 28 Feb, 2016
    2 Doctoral Positions
    at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut 
    (Project "Ethics and Architecture")

    The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut, 
    Department of Professor Alessandro Nova, invites qualified candidates 
    to apply for two doctoral positions.

    Starting on 1 May 2016, the positions are offered for two years, with 
    the possibility of an extension. We are looking for two excellent 
    candidates with passive German language skills and PhD projects 
    focusing on

    1) Art or Architecture (13th-21st c.), 
    2) Early Modern Art or Architecture,

    that both investigate a topic correlated to the "Ethics and 
    Architecture"-Project (

    Candidates are asked to address their application in German, English or 
    Italian, in a single pdf (max. 2 MB), via e-mail to Prof. Dr. 
    Alessandro Nova (, including the following documents:

    - detailed cv with photo
    - certificate of graduation
    - university registration
    - doctoral research proposal (max. 2 pages)
    - one reference letter
    - contact details of another university lecturer for further questions

    The deadline for applications is 28 February 2016.
  • Announcing the Peterson Prize

    Washington | Dates: 05 Feb – 30 Jun, 2016
    The Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of the National Park Service, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and The American Institute of Architects (AIA) announce the 2015 Charles E. Peterson Prize, which annually recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) standards and donated to HABS by students. The prize honors Charles E. Peterson, FAIA, founder of the HABS program, and is intended to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic buildings throughout the United States while adding to the permanent HABS collection of measured drawings at the Library of Congress. To date, more than 2,000 students from 68 colleges and universities have participated by completing more than 500 entries and almost 5,000 sheets of measured drawings. The students have worked alone and in groups, in required courses, electives, independent study and summer institutes. They have been, for the most part, architecture students in addition to architectural history, interior design, and American studies majors. AWARD AMOUNTS First Place: $3,000 and Certificate Second Place: $2,500 and Certificate Third Place: $2,000 and Certificate Honorable Mention Certificate (All prizes are awarded at the discretion of the jury)
  • 2016 HALS Challenge: Documenting National Register Listed Landscapes

    Washington | Dates: 05 Feb – 31 Jul, 2016
    People from every state are hereby challenged to complete at least one HALS short format history to document these significant American landscapes. Preservation Through Documentation! For the 7th annual Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) Challenge, we invite you to document National Register listed landscapes from your region of the country. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Currently there are 90,540 total with 1,752,995 contributing resources. Many of these listings represent or include landscapes. National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) are nationally significant historic places designated by the Secretary of the Interior because they possess exceptional value or quality in illustrating or interpreting the heritage of the United States. Today, just over 2,500 historic places bear this national distinction. All NHLs are also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Prize Awards: First Prize: $500 Second Place: $300 Third Place: $200
  • Sally Kress Tompkins Maritime Documentation Internship

    Washington | Dates: 05 – 28 Feb, 2016
    The Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) and the Council of American Maritime Museums (CAMM) are pleased to announce the Maritime Internship in memory of Sally Kress Tompkins, former Deputy Chief of HABS/HAER and initiator of the HAER maritime documentation program. The internship will permit a student or recent graduate of architecture or history, interested in maritime preservation, to work as a summer intern on a HAER maritime documentation project. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen. The selected recipient will serve as either a historian preparing researched historical reports or as an architect preparing measured drawings. AWARD STIPEND The recipient will receive a stipend of $7,000-10,000 and will work in conjunction with a HAER team for 12 weeks during the summer. The Sally Kress Tompkins Maritime Intern will be selected by a committee of representatives of CAMM and HAER. METHOD OF APPLICATION Please submit the following by FEBRUARY 28, 2016 (postmark date): Resume Letter of recommendation (from a faculty member or employer) Work samples (measured drawings or historical reports) Applications should be submitted to: Todd Croteau, Maritime Internship Coordinator Heritage Documentation Programs (2270) National Park Service 1201 Eye Street NW Washington, DC 20005 Questions may be directed to Todd Croteau at or 202-354-2167.
  • Announcing the Leicester B. Holland Prize: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition

    Washington | Dates: 04 Feb – 30 Jun, 2016
    The Holland Prize is an annual competition, open to both students and professionals, that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared to Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) or Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS) standards for inclusion in the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at The Library of Congress. The winner of the 2016 Holland Prize will receive a $1,000 cash prize, a certificate of recognition, and publication of the winning drawing in "Preservation Architect", the online newsletter of The American Institute of Architects Historic Resources Committee. Merit awards may also be given. There is no charge to enter the competition. Entry forms must be submitted by 31 May and completed entries postmarked by 30 June. Download the competition entry form and learn details at
  • Affordable Housing in New York

    New York | Dates: 10 Feb – 15 May, 2016
    Hunter East Harlem Gallery at Hunter College is pleased to present the exhibition Affordable Housing in New York: The People, Places, and Policies That Transformed a City, opening on Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street. This exhibition, which includes architectural models, photography, and comprehensive historical material, is the in-gallery component to the recently published book of the same name by Matthew Gordon Lasner and Nicholas Dagen Bloom (Princeton University Press, 2016). The exhibition will also feature a selection of photographs from the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) program, Project Lives, brought to the agency and conducted by Seeing for Ourselves. This nonprofit gave cameras and photography classes to hundreds of New York City housing project residents, and published the photographs in a Project Lives: New York Public Housing Residents Photograph Their World (powerHouse Books, 2015). This project will be supplemented by a full schedule of interdisciplinary public programming including walking tours of the case study projects featured in the show, led by the curators with Hunter College. Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work 2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street, New York, NY 10035 Tuesday–Saturday: 12–5pm, contact: Arden Sherman, Curator (212) 396-7819, Twitter @hehgallery
  • Call for Nominations - J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award

    Dates: 02 – 28 Feb, 2016
    J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Society of American Archivists The J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Subcommittee of the Society of American Archivists seeks nominations for the 2016 award. Established in 1989, this award honors an individual, institution, or organization that promotes greater public awareness, appreciation, or support of archival activities or programs. The individual's or institution's contributions may take the form of advocacy, publicity, legislation, financial support, or a similar action that fosters archival work or raises public consciousness of the importance of archival work. Contributions should have broad, long-term impact at the regional level or beyond. Up to three awards may be given each year. Recent Winners: 2015: Adrena Ifill Blagburn 2014: LGBT Center of Central PA History Project National History Day 2013: Dr. Warren Stewart 2012: Eve Kahn, Bebe Miller, Phillip Stewart 2011: “Who Do You Think You Are?” (NBC) 2010: The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation 2009: Ross King (Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board) 2008: Data-Intensive Cyber Environments (DICE) Eligibility: Nominees must be from outside the archives profession. Individuals directly involved in archival work, either as paid or volunteer staff, or institutions or organizations directly responsible for an archival program are not eligible for this award. Mailed materials must be postmarked by February 28, 2016 and should be sent to: J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award Committee Society of American Archivists 17 North State Street, Suite 1425 Chicago, IL 60602-4061 Nominations may be submitted electronically; please see the nomination form for details. For more information on SAA awards and the nominations process, please go to:

    Bronx, NY 10458-5126 | Dates: 03 Feb – 10 Mar, 2016
    The Humanities Institute, a division within the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at the New York Botanical Garden, is pleased to offer an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for 2016 for current Ph.D. students or recent post-doctoral researchers. Candidates are invited to submit an application for a project that would expand the Garden’s role in humanities scholarship. How to apply: The application must be submitted as a single document—Microsoft Word or PDF file—to: Letters of recommendation, in PDF file format, must be submitted directly from the recommender to the Humanities Institute Program Coordinator, Vanessa Bezemer Sellers, at
  • Kress Scholarship for the Summer Educational Institute, June 2016

    Dates: 01 Dec, 2015 – 12 Feb, 2016
    This is a reminder that the Samuel H. Kress Foundation has generously sponsored six scholarships for SEI 2016, which will be held June 7-10, 2016, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management is an intensive workshop designed to serve a wide range of professionals eager to learn about new technologies and update job skills. It features a curriculum combining hands-on and lecture modules presented by expert instructors. SEI provides new professionals and more experienced staff the opportunity to stay current in a rapidly changing field, as well as significant networking opportunities. The six Kress Scholarship recipients will each receive $833 to cover tuition, accommodations, and minor incidentals. Kress Scholarship applications are due by Friday, February 12, 2016. Recipients will be notified no later than Friday, March 11, 2016. Following the workshop, each Kress Scholarship recipient will be asked to write a report detailing how they benefitted from SEI and the scholarship. Applicants for the 2016 Kress Scholarship should submit a resume or curriculum vita and a brief essay describing the effect attending SEI would have on their studies or their careers. All applications will be evaluated by SEI co-chairs based on the criteria established for the award and any additional directions from the Kress Foundation staff. More information is also available on the website. Submit your application materials via e-mail in a single document (PDF preferred), using the following file naming convention: LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_KRESS2016 Please e-mail your application to SEI Co-Chair Greta Bahnemann at: Best wishes, Greta Bahnemann, SEI 2016 Co-Chair Jesse Henderson, SEI 2016 Co-Chair Follow SEI on Facebook
  • Fryer Library Fellowship, University of Queensland

    Brisbane | Dates: 01 – 29 Feb, 2016
    The annual Fryer Library Fellowship (formerly the Fryer Library Award) aims to: Support research into Australian historical and literary studies utilising the collections of the University of Queensland’s Fryer Library. Promote The University of Queensland’s Fryer Library as a centre of scholarly activity. Integrate a digital component (e.g. online exhibition) that will expand access and encourage engagement with the Fryer collections used in the research project. Applications are invited in the following areas: Australian literature Australian theatre Indigenous studies History of architecture Art and design Australian history and political culture Women’s studies Successful applicants receive $20,000 as well as full UQ Library access and copying services. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will be based at the St Lucia campus of The University of Queensland for a negotiated period, with a maximum of six months. The appointment is to be taken up during the fellowship year. How to apply Applications for the Fryer Library Award are due by the end of February for the year of the award. Download the Fryer Libray Award Application Form for more information and instructions on how to apply. Contact the Manager, Fryer Library with any questions.
  • 2016 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards

    Dates: 01 Feb – 23 Mar, 2016
    Each year the International Sculpture Center presents an award competition to its member colleges and universities as a means of supporting, encouraging, and recognizing the work of young sculptors and their supporting schools’ faculty and art program. The Student Award winners participate in an exhibition at Grounds For Sculpture, as well as a traveling exhibition hosted by arts organizations across the country. Winners’ work is also featured in Sculpture magazine. Each winner receives a one-year membership at the ISC and all winners are eligible to apply for a full sponsored residency to study in Switzerland. To nominate students for this competition, the nominees’ university must first be an ISC University level member. University Membership costs $250 for universities in the USA, Canada and Mexico, or $270 for international universities, and includes a number of benefits. Students who are interested should talk to their professors about getting involved. To find out more about the program please visit the website or email Deadlines: Nominations Open: January 1, 2016 University Membership Registration: March 16, 2016 Online Student Nomination Form: March 23, 2016 Online Student Submission Form: April 13, 2016
  • Upcoming lectures at ASSC, Birkbeck, University of London

    London WC1H 0PD | Dates: 12 Feb – 04 Mar, 2016
    The Architecture Space and Society Centre (ASSC) at Birkbeck is delighted to announce two upcoming events: The Thinkers in Architecture inaugural lecture will be given by Norbert Nussbaum (University of Cologne). The title of his lecture is “From the Belly of the Architect”; it will be held on Friday 12th February at 5pm in the Keynes Library (Room 114), School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD Professor Nussbaum is a distinguished architectural historian and author of seminal studies on German medieval architecture and on Gothic vaults. He is also deeply engaged with contemporary architectural issues, as well as the investigation, reconstruction and conservation of buildings. ASSC's Thinkers in Architecture series brings prominent architectural historians, critics and thinkers to Birkbeck to give extended talks about issues emerging from their research. The following event will inaugurate our New Books series. Owen Hopkins will speak about his book From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor. Barry Curtis (Royal College of Art) will respond. This event will take place on Friday 4th March, at 6pm, in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Owen Hopkins' new book, From the Shadows: The Architecture and Afterlife of Nicholas Hawksmoor (Reaktion, 2015) – is a lively and detailed history of Hawksmoor’s work and, pivotally, the ways it has been seen by a variety of observers over the nearly three centuries since his death. Owen Hopkins is a writer, historian and curator of architecture. He is Architecture Programme Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts. New Books will present authors of recent books on architecture, urbanism and landscape speaking about the crux of their contributions to the area, followed by a short response by an invited scholar and discussion. We hope you can join us. These events are free, but booking is recommended. For more information and a link for booking, please go to our NEW website:
  • The Savannah Urbanism Series: "The Dollars and Sense of Urbanism"

    Savannah | Dates: 25 – 25 Feb, 2016
    As the first conference in the series, "The Dollars and Sense of Urbanism" will explore how planning, design, and development patterns impact a community's financial health. Our choices in envisioning the future can help or hurt our bottom line, in ways not often considered. As we plan for future infrastructure and development, come be part of the conversation to discuss how to maximize our own economic opportunity and quality of life. Speakers Joe Minicozzi (Urban 3) and Chuck Marohn (Strong Towns) are both highly sought-after national speakers, taking on a range of urban design, planning, and policy issues in a frank and entertaining manner. At this event, they will challenge perceptions on the market forces and policies shaping our cities. In their own unique ways, these speakers will demonstrate why thoughtful planning matters, and how it benefits our everyday lives. Schedule 9:30-12:00: Speakers 12:00-1:00: Lunch 1:00-3:00: Q&A Session
  • Wheelwright Prize

    Dates: 29 Jan – 15 Feb, 2016
    The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) is pleased to introduce the jury for the 2016 Wheelwright Prize. The prize is now in its fourth year as an international open competition for a $100,000 grant to support travel-based architectural research. The prize originated in 1935 as a traveling fellowship intended to provide a Grand Tour experience to exceptional GSD graduates at a time when international travel was rare. In 2013, the GSD opened the prize to early-career architects worldwide to encourage new forms of extensive, hands-on research and cross-cultural engagement. Applicants need only to have graduated from a professionally accredited architecture program in the past 15 years (2001 or later) to be eligible.

    The Wheelwright Prize is currently accepting applications online; the deadline is February 15, 2016 (please note that it has been extended from the previously announced date of February 8).
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