Recent Opportunities

  • 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).
  • The Medium and the Message: Re-evaluating Form and Meaning in European Architecture c. 1400-1950

    Birmingham, England | Dates: 02 Jan – 02 Jul, 2016
    Call for Papers The Medium and the Message: Re-evaluating Form and Meaning in European Architecture c. 1400-1950 Dates: Friday 1 July - Saturday 2 July 2016 Location: The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TS, UNITED KINGDOM Convenors: Dr David Hemsoll (University of Birmingham) and Professor Anthony Geraghty (University of York) Aims of the Conference: All buildings – whether polite, vernacular or somewhere in between – were initially informed by some kind of presiding idea or set of ideas. Some of these ideas presumed an audience (and are therefore part of the building’s rhetoric and essential to its intended ‘meaning’), while others did not (in being part, for example, of a production process, or allied with social and cultural contexts, and no more than that). All such ideas should concern the architectural historian, but the most engaging and historically resonant may well belong to the first category and also be ones that can be inferred and recovered from the buildings themselves. The architectural historian may also profit from a keener understanding of how the ideas initially underpinning a building may, in time, have become modified, or even eclipsed by associations of very different kinds. The conference will investigate the ways in which ideas are conveyed by the physical and visual medium of architectural form. It will include case studies which will move us beyond explanations of architecture that borrow too liberally from literature and theory, and will thereby deepen our understanding both of the medium of architecture and of the construction and operation of architectural ‘meaning’. Moreover, by establishing or re-exploring the intellectual foundations sustaining the designs of certain key buildings, and by examining the ways in which they informed the physical realities of the buildings themselves, we hope to reinvigorate and enrich our understanding of significant moments in European architectural history. We welcome papers that directly explore the relationship between message and medium through detailed historical case studies which directly address the agency of architecture itself in the conveying of meaning. Papers could tackle, for example, Filippo Brunelleschi’s innovative ‘Renaissance’ style of architecture; Inigo Jones’s Italianate classicism; Francesco Borromini’s departures from classical proprieties; complex stereotomy in French architecture of the early modern period; the new language and meanings of English Palladianism; the rarefied classicism of John Soane or Karl Friedrich Schinkel; form and association in the concrete architecture of Le Corbusier. In general, therefore, they will examine architecture’s expressive potential, through such topics as the materiality of buildings, the visual logic and implications of built form or the evocation (or not) of the historical past, and in relation to particular people, periods and places. Applications to present papers: Papers should be of 20 minutes in length (followed by 5 or 10 minutes of questions). If you wish to apply, please write to Professor Anthony Geraghty ( with the subject line Medium and Message), giving the subject and a brief synopsis (250 words) of your proposed topic. Please also specify your title and full name and your institutional affiliation (if any). The deadline for the submission of proposals is 1 April 2016, and we aim to have a decision on the acceptance of papers within 4 weeks of that date.
  • Hacking Heritage

    Providence, RI | Dates: 12 – 12 Mar, 2016
    Hacking Heritage is a participant-led unconference for scholars, students, designers, artists, professionals and anyone else with an interest in cultural heritage, preservation and public history. It is an opportunity to discuss and debate issues related to cultural heritage; to design and prototype experimental heritage programs and interventions that reach new audiences; and to make new connections with the humanities scholars, preservation and community advocates, museum professionals, tactical urbanists and public artists who are at the forefront of rethinking cultural heritage and preservation programs for the 21st century. Never been to an unconference before? All of the sessions are proposed and led by participants. Go to our website to learn about the unconference model and to see how you can participate – we welcome broad engagement from all sectors, cultural communities and points of view, and encourage session proposals that seek to develop new and innovative heritage projects in addition to sessions meant to provoke discussion and debate.
  • Columbus is Not a Museum

    Columbus | Dates: 02 Jan, 2016
    Tuesday, February 2, 2016
    at 5:30 pm
    Columbus Visitors Center

    Landmark Columbus is partnering with the Columbus Area Visitors Center to present a talk by Michelangelo Sabatino, Professor and Director of PhD Program in Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology.
    Professor Sabatino will discuss Columbus’ unique contribution to the history of modern and contemporary architecture and its legacy in being an extraordinary community built on public-private partnerships.

    Michelangelo Sabatino is an architect and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology, and design in the built environment. Sabatino is professor and director of the doctoral program at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago.
  • IFLA Arts Section Satellite Conference -- August 2016

    Dates: 02 Jan – 12 Feb, 2016
    The digital revolution, space and economics pressures, and a trend towards collaborative work have all stimulated a demand for libraries to re-invent themselves as physical spaces. Art and design libraries face particular challenges in this arena. While aspiring to embody those same, high aesthetic and design standards that are the focus of their collections, art libraries must accommodate the gamut of historic and modern library materials—from printed books and ephemera to digital images. Their patrons are similarly diverse and demanding, ranging from scholarly researchers and creative artists to museum docents and the general public. The Art Libraries Section of IFLA in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame and the Midstates and Ohio Valley Chapters of ARLIS/NA (Art Libraries Society of North America) is organizing a three‐day conference in Chicago that will focus on modern and historic art library facilities. The Art Library as Place: Building on the Past, Building for the Future will consist of papers, panel discussions, site visits to local art museums and libraries, and tours of Chicago area architecture. We are seeking speakers who will highlight various aspects of our theme. Facilities for art, architecture, and design library collections and art archival collections—both stand-alone facilities and those integrated within larger institutions—are of interest. Subjects include, but are not limited to: • New art library construction projects • Art library preservation and renovation projects • Buildings adapted for use as art libraries • History of art library architecture • Art library fixtures and furnishings • Innovative planning methodologies and design collaborations • User studies—what patrons want from art library spaces • Art library facility standards • Environmental control in relation to facility design • Security issues in relation to facility design • Art library design and the digital shift • Speculative approaches to new paradigms of library design Proposals must be submitted by email no later than February 12th to: Sandra Ludig Brooke, Chair of the IFLA Art Libraries Section Viveca Pattison Robichaud, Co-Chair of the Local Organizing Committee Proposals must contain: • Email subject line “IFLA Chicago Paper Proposal” • Title of the paper • Author(s) of the paper • Paper abstract (500 words maximum) • Speaker’s name, professional affiliation, postal address, and email address • Biographical note on the speaker (100 words maximum) • Language of the paper • Papers must be original and not have been published or presented elsewhere • Invitations to speakers will be issued by March 1st
  • SEI (Summer Educational Institute) 2016 at UNC, June 7-10

    Dates: 07 – 10 Jun, 2016
    Registration is now open for SEI 2016 (the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management): Founded over ten years ago, SEI is a joint project of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF). Places traditionally have filled up quickly for this intensive workshop designed to serve a wide range of professionals eager to learn about new technologies and update job skills. Secure your spot today! SEI 2016 will be held June 7-10, 2016, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. SEI offers a curriculum packed with hands-on and lecture modules presented by expert instructors. It provides new professionals and more experienced staff the opportunity to stay current in a rapidly changing field, as well as significant networking opportunities. SEI is designed to serve a wide range of professionals, including museum staff, VR curators, librarians, archivists, and all those managing digital image media. Please feel free to contact the SEI co-chairs, Greta Bahnemann ( or Jesse Henderson (, with any questions. Follow SEI on Facebook
  • Terra Foundation for American Art Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Berlin

    Berlin | Dates: 26 Jan – 29 Feb, 2016
    With funding from the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is offering a two-year postdoctoral fellowship for the teaching and study of American art and visual culture (pre-1980). Applicants are expected to be at an early stage of their career, not currently holding, or having held a permanent university position, and having received a Ph.D. within four years of taking up the award.
  • SESAH Annual Conference

    New Orleans | Dates: 29 Sep – 01 Oct, 2016
    Annual Conference of the Southeast Chapter, SAH in New Orleans, LA, featuring keynote speakers, paper sessions, posters, and architectural tours over three days (Sept. 29th-Oct. 1st 2016)
  • PLATFORMS: Augmented Histories of Space

    Oakland and San Francisco | Dates: 25 – 29 Jan, 2016
    The exhibition features over 35 local and international projects by artists, architects, historians, and technologists who use digital and locative technologies to reveal the history of the built environment. From podcasts uncovering the natural history of Queens, New York, to a mobile app version of Nikolas Pevsner’s Glossary of Architectural History to virtual tours of ancient Rome, the exhibition showcases a wide range of tools for creating, and experiencing, augmented history. Curated by Irene Cheng with Lucie Waschke
  • University of Pennsylvania's Change Over Time Issue - Design & History, Spring, 2018

    Dates: 22 Jan – 01 Apr, 2016
    Change is essential to sustaining heritage sites, enabling them to meet new uses and evolving expectations, goals and requirements. Historic settings gain deeper meaning through thoughtful contemporary design, and contemporary design is enriched by rigorous dialogue with historic environs. These premises are fundamental to contemporary heritage planning, yet remain highly controversial within the realms of both cons ervation and design. Can preservation guidelines establish clear expectations without predicting design outcomes? How abstract can design references to the building or context be before they disrupt the integrity of the setting or meaning? And just as important, how should we train designers and regulators to ensure the best possible outcomes? This issue of PennDesign's scholarly journal will explore strategies for design in historic contexts. We welcome submissions on a range of topics: analyzing and documenting character-defining features of heritage settings, particularly those beyond the visual and two dimensional; regulations that promote sensitive yet organic growth and development of conservation areas; and critical analysis of design solutions for landscapes, buildings, neighborhoods and archeological sites. Papers may include theoretical explorations, historical examples or critiques of case studies. Articles are generally restricted to 7,500 or fewer words (the approximate equivalent of thirty pages of double-spaced, twelve-point type) and may include up to ten images. Shorter case studies emphasizing initial design responses and intent will also be considered to explore how designers approach the problem of historical context. Please submit an abstract by 1 April 2016; authors will be notified by 1 June 2016, and papers due early May 2017. Author guidelines will be provided, or email Kecia Fong at or Guest Editor Pamela Hawkes FAIA ( for further information.
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