Recent Opportunities

  • Temporal Sequences: the Record in Minor White's Portland Photography, 1937-1942

    Portland | Dates: 18 – 18 May, 2017
    Dr. Kenneth Hawkins will present an overview of Minor White's work as "creative photographer" for the Federal Art Project and Oregon Art Project of the U.S. Works Progress Administration. White photographed the cast-iron fronted buildings in the city's former business center as they fell to mass demolition, the city's working riverfront, and houses small and grand. Dr. Hawkins compiled the first inventory of White's original WPA negatives at the Oregon Historical Society in 1978, and in 2016 helped the Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum, describe its holdings of White's Portland works. His presentation will show how White used technique and artistry to create enduring records of Portland's past, and how the series of negatives and prints in these repositories and others comprise sequences that provide insight into his career, architectural loss, and historical memory.
  • The Basics of Wood Window Repair

    Portland | Dates: 13 – 13 May, 2017
    Contrary to the mass marketing that fills our mailboxes, original windows can be refreshed and repaired to meet today’s energy savings goals. At the same time, preserving original windows also preserves historic character and re-uses material that is inherently sustainable. This workshop covers the basics of identifying problems and repairing the wood windows in our older homes. Original wood windows are the “eyes of a building” and contribute tremendous charm and authenticity to our older homes. But after many years of openings and closings, coupled with the impacts of seasonal weather changes, our windows can develop a set of maintenance needs that must be attended to. To address these issues, the AHC welcomes back Patty Spencer, owner of Fresh Air Sash Cord Repair Inc. Patty will share her years of experience in preserving and restoring the function of original, double-hung, wood windows found in homes built in the 1940s and earlier. With a focus on improving function, this workshop will cover the basics that owners of older homes should know, including: signs of window deterioration, preventive maintenance measures, good maintenance and repair practices, plus good ideas about weatherization. Window replacement is not a cost-effective means of saving energy, and is certainly not “green.” If you love your original, double-hung windows, but just wish they worked better - they can! Come learn to do-it-yourself from a local expert.
  • Fred G. Meyer, the Claussen Brothers, and the Architecture of “One-Stop Shopping”

    Portland | Dates: 08 – 08 Apr, 2017
    Perhaps no other entrepreneur had such an impact on 20th century Portland as Fred G. Meyer. In the 1920s, Meyer began building his “One-Stop Shopping” stores around the Portland area. Please join us for the encore presentation as Fred Leeson presents the story of Fred Meyer, putting his life and work in context with the stores he built. Portland architects Fred and William Claussen play an important role in the story, as they designed some of Meyer’s first stores, along with several other notable Portland buildings including the Roosevelt Hotel and Laurelhurst School. In addition to his volunteer work with the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center, Leeson is also the author of the recent biography of Fred G. Meyer, My-Te-Fine Merchant: Fred Meyer’s Retail Revolution (2014). As a special treat, Fred will be offering a FREE copy of his book to the first 60 people that register for this talk.
  • The Architectural Heritage Center Announces the 2017 Old House Revival Tour

    Portland | Dates: 15 – 15 Apr, 2017
    3rd Annual Old House Revival Tour
    April 15, 2017 10 am – 4 pm 
    Architectural Heritage Center 
    701 SE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97214
    Eight historic residences will be open to the public on Saturday, April 15 from 10 am to 4 pm during the Architectural Heritage Center/Bosco-Milligan Foundation’s popular annual Old House Revival Tour.  Tour homes highlight preservation, along with notable renovation projects demonstrating how modern needs can be met while respecting heritage. Located in the King, Humboldt, Goose Hollow, Irvington, Laurelhurst, Riverdale, and Richmond neighborhoods, the homes include:  two within a historic district that demonstrate how you can readily update and still meet design guidelines;  two designed by noted Portland architects Joseph Jacobberger and Roscoe Hemenway; inspired DIY projects and interesting uses of salvage; and a gorgeous award-winning bungalow kitchen renovation.
    Participants will have the opportunity during the self-guided tour to meet local craftspeople and homeowners eager to share their renovation and preservation stories. This tour represents the AHC’s mission of inspiring people to conserve the art, craft, and context of historic buildings and places, and proceeds support education and advocacy.
    Please note that the homes on tour are private and do not include mobility accommodations. Several of the homes require climbing one or more sets of stairs in order to see all of the spaces open to visitors. No children under 12 are allowed on the tour except babies in the arms of an adult or in a front pack. Children over 12 must be ticketed and closely supervised.
    General Public $35
    AHC Members $22.50
    Young Preservationists (age 18-25) $15 
    Support for the Old House Revival Tour comes from Presenting Sponsor WILLCO and Supporting Sponsor AINW.
  • Call for Nominations: 2017 “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award

    Lynchburg | Dates: 30 Mar – 01 Jul, 2017

    2017 “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award

    The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) seeks nominations for the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award. This annual award honors a project that preserves, rehabilitates, or restores a historic property - including a building, a structure, or a complex of buildings and/or structures - in an outstanding manner and that demonstrates excellence in research, documentation, design, and execution. Projects with a public interpretation component are encouraged, but not required. Projects in the twelve-state SESAH region - Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia - that were completed in 2015 or 2016 are eligible. 

    Criteria for consideration:
    • Quality of the project documentation, research, and/or design plan;
    • Importance of the property type within its particular context (national, regional, state, local);
    • Quality of execution;
    • Anticipated benefits; and
    • Degree to which the project saved a historic property from likely demolition.

    Nominations should consist of no more than two pages of project description and be accompanied by illustrations and any other supporting material, including a project budget and timeline. A cover letter should identify the owner of the property, the historic and current use of the property, and the names and contact information of all the major participants of the project. 

    Email the nomination as a single PDF or as a link to a single PDF posted on Google Drive/Dropbox the 2017 “Best of the South” award committee chairperson, Blake Wintory at

    Deadline: July 1, 2017.  

    The 2017 “Best of the South” Award winner will be announced at the 2017 SESAH Annual Meeting held in Lynchburg, Virginia, from October 11-14. 

    For more information about the “Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture” Award and SESAH, visit
    Southeast Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians [SESAH]
    Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture
    Criteria for Consideration

    A preservation/rehabilitation/restoration project (a building or complex of buildings) that demonstrates excellence or innovation in one or more of the following categories:

    • Architectural history research (documentary or physical)
    • Architectural documentation (investigative details or a record of work performed)
    • Architectural design plan
    • Technique of conservation and/or restoration of fabric
    • Interpretation of the project to the public

    This award is for "historic preservation" of historic architecture.  It is for projects completed in either 2015 or 2016.  Projects with completion dates prior to 2015 or that have not yet been completed will be eliminated from consideration.  

    A "preservation," as opposed to a “rehabilitation” or "restoration," project can mean very different approaches and outcomes; therefore, a project's stated goals and outcome will be judged against projects of like nature.  If a project is an adaptive use, how innovative or successful was the project in preserving the architectural character of the building(s)?  Also, does the project sustain cultural heritage in a way that engages the community to consider and preserve its architectural character?

    Each project will be judged using these factors:
    • Quality of project documentation, research, and/or design plan
    • Importance of property type within its particular context (national, regional, local)
    • Quality of execution
    • Anticipated benefits
    • Degree to which the project saved a historic property from likely demolition.
  • A New Scholarly Society is Doing the Urgent Work of the Past - African American Intellectual History Society

    Dates: 30 Mar, 2017 – 30 Mar, 2018
    A combination of factors — elections, funding scarcity and funder mandates, metrics for “impact” — has helped produce among scholars a burst of enthusiasm for public engagement. But in the last few years it may be that the urge to advocate and teach eclipses them all. Things that seemed obvious and of clear public benefit are newly vulnerable:  science now needs a march on Washington.

    But the very thing that required the March on Washington in 1963 still demands advocacy and teaching. In a compelling turn, and at a moment when older scholarly societies worry about membership declines and formulating new sustainability models, a new scholarly society exemplifies a fresh approach to the history and meaning of race in America. The African American Intellectual History Society began in early 2014 as a group blog, founded by Professor Christopher Cameron of the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Cameron undertook this work to “provide a space for scholars in disparate fields to discuss the many aspects of teaching and researching black intellectual history.” The blog soon acquired an organization, which begat some familiar scholarly society structure including officers, bylaws, and a program for scholarly communication. AAIHS officers are mostly early career, but also have a depth of experience as scholars and writers. The society held its second annual conference this past weekend at Vanderbilt University.

    Continue reading at The Scholarly Kitchen.
  • PastForward 2017 in Chicago

    Chicago | Dates: 14 – 17 Nov, 2017
    PastForward 2017 • November 14-17 • Chicago

    We want to see you in Chicago this fall for PastForward—the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places! Mark your calendars and sign up to receive updates about registration, speakers, and programming.

    "This was one of the most extraordinary conferences I’ve ever attended, and I’ve been to many. I don't think I've ever been around so many intelligent, forward-thinking, encouraging individuals who took my thinking into areas I never imagined."

    2016 PastForward Attendee, Kay W. Moore, co-coordinator, Travis College Hill Historic District, Garland, TX 

    What to expect: Art, advocacy, and innovation are the hallmarks of preservation in Chicago, where outstanding architecture and diverse neighborhoods have become a proving ground for preservation approaches. At PastForward 2017 we'll focus on "forward," exploring the next generation of preservation tools and techniques.
    Registration will go live July 5—rates and early bird deadline information are already available online.

    Watch videos from PastForward 2016 to revisit programming from last year’s conference, including TrustLive presentations from John Valadez, documentary filmmaker, and Nina Simon, executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History.

    See you in Chicago!

    PastForward 2017 is brought to you by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and presented in partnership with Landmarks Illinois.
  • CFP: Histories of Postwar Architecture (HPA)

    Dates: 30 Mar – 02 May, 2017

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the first issue of Histories of Postwar Architecture (HPA):

    Histories of Postwar Architecture is a biannual open-access peer-reviewed Journal which publishes innovative and original papers on postwar architecture, with no geographical, methodological, historiographical or disciplinary restrictions. HPA is published by the Department of Architecture of the University of Bologna in partnership with the Department of Visual, Performing and Media Arts and the Department for Life Quality Studies of the same University.

    The call for abstracts for the second issue, titled Histories of the Future, will be open until 2nd May. Please consider submitting a proposal, after reading the Call for Paper and the Author Guidelines on our website:

    The issue will be published in December 2017.

    For any further information or collaboration proposals, please write us at:

  • Dadaab is a Place on Earth: Architecture in the Twilight of the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

    New York | Dates: 18 – 18 Apr, 2017


    Architecture in the Twilight of the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

    April 18, 2017, 6:00-8:00 P.M., 20 Cooper Square, 2nd Floor, New York University

    This moderated discussion concerns architecture and emergency urbanism in history, focusing on the constructed environment of the UNHCR-administered refugee camp complex at Dadaab, Kenya, near the border with Somalia. Paradoxical for its scale and ephemerality together, the Dadaab complex at once approaches and resists being “urban,” on the one hand, and a “camp,” on the other. Established in 1991 to shelter thirty thousand refugees, the Dadaab complex expanded over the course of a quarter century to five settlements with a compound headquartering a centralized structure of humanitarian agencies. According to unofficial counts, it currently houses one half million refugees and asylum seekers, along with humanitarian aid workers in residence. In early 2016, citing security threats, the government of Kenya announced that it would close the complex prior to the next general election, and dismantled the Department of Refugee Affairs as a decisive measure. Through a detailed discussion on design, use, aesthetics, and affect at the Dadaab site, we hope to study the social and political lived realities of an environment constructed to be liminal.

    Introduction by Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi

    Discussion with Samar Al-Bulushi, Alishine Osman, Ben Rawlence, Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi

    Moderated by Rosalind Fredericks

    Remarks by AbdouMaliq Simone

    Organized by Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi, with Rachel Stern. For more information and teaching materials related to this event, please see:

  • Architecture, Citizenship, Space: British Architecture from the 1920s to the 1970s

    Oxford | Dates: 15 – 16 Jun, 2017
    How did individuals and groups concerned with architecture and the built environment respond to, and seek to shape, the challenges and opportunities of twentieth-century life? Engaging with themes such as democracy, citizenship, leisure, culture and new subjectivities, and showcasing scholars at the forefront of emerging methodological approaches to architectural history, this conference considers how key aspects of British modernity informed architectural form and space between the 1920s and the 1970s.
  • Free to a Good Home--JSAH 1962 to the present

    Dates: 31 Mar – 30 Apr, 2017
    A long-time member of SAH who lives in Manhattan is seeking a good home--institutional or individual--to take his collection of print copies of JSAH from 1962 to the present. The new owner would be responsible for moving the journals from an apartment in mid-town Manhattan.
  • Royal Palaces in the Age of Revolutions, 1750-1850

    Paris | Dates: 27 – 28 Apr, 2017
    Since the publication of Nikolaus Pevsner’s History of Building Types in 1976, architectural historians have been alert to the importance of typologies for rethinking their discipline.  As analyzed by Werner Szambien or Jacques Lucan, thinking through types allowed for the articulation of concepts of convenance, character and composition in both public and private commissions.  Along with metropolitan churches and royal basilicas, in ancien régime Europe princely palaces represented the most prestigious program an architect could expect.  For a period in which the divine right of kings was being called into question, however, what happened to the physical structures of royal or princely power, symbol of political authority and dynastic seats?  Did the national models of the Escorial, Versailles, Het Loo or Saint James palaces still hold, even in light of new models made available through the publication of archeological discoveries in Rome or Split?  The second half of the eighteenth and first half of the nineteenth century represent a moment of intense construction or reconstruction of the principal European palaces, from Caserta to Buckingham Palace, Saint-Petersburg to Lisbon, Versailles to Coblenz.  This trend, addressed by Percier and Fontaine in their Résidences des souverains de France, d’Allemagne, de Russie, etc. (1833), took place in a Europe that was undergoing political developments that altogether changed the nature and symbolic structure of princely power.
    This symposium, focused on Europe from roughly 1750 to 1850, aims to interrogate the manner in which architects and their patrons integrated the changing concepts of character in architecture and symbolic place of dynastic palaces, reconciling them with theory and/or practice through rethinking issues of distribution, construction, environmental situation, décor, function, reuse of interpretations of printed or drawn sources.
  • Call for Papers: Session "Masters: Women in Art and Architecture" at CAA 106th Annual Conference, Los Angeles CA, February 21–24, 2018

    Los Angeles | Dates: 30 Mar – 12 Apr, 2017

    In response to Call for Proposals, CAA 106th Annual Conference, Los Angeles CA, February 21–24, 2018, we are composing a Complete Session Proposal Masters: Women in Art and Architecture” focused on presenting women-architects and artists, women-makers and educators, hidden or forgotten in collective histories. This session is critical to bridging professional readings and analyzing professional settings for women architects and artists across borders and cultural divides. We are interested in papers that explore and examine views of gender bias within art and architectural practices across varying cultures, and how this historiography is recorded. We welcome studies on the ways art and architectural education address the gender space and reflect on practitioners, in particular related to craftsmanship and production, and in response to women’s professional strategies as they impact new generations. We invite theoretically, historically, and ethnographically grounded contributions that explore the role of women in art and architecture of the recent century and beyond. Submissions are encouraged that fill blind spots and explore the life of masters: women in art and architecture.

    Please submit your Paper Title and Abstract (up to 200 words); your Name; Affiliation (for institutional affiliation, enter institution's official name as it appears on the institution's website and avoid acronyms or colloquial titles. Do not list department, faculty positions, graduate student status, or titles. You may enter "Independent Scholar," "Independent Artist," etc. if not affiliated with a particular institution); CAA Member ID; and Email by April 12, 2017, 5pm ET, to and .

  • INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2018-2019

    Princeton | Dates: 28 Mar – 01 Nov, 2017
    INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, School of Historical Studies, Opportunities for Scholars 2018-2019. The Institute is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, free from teaching and other university obligations. Art and Architectural History are among the School’s principal interests, but the program is open to all fields of historical research. Scholars from around the world come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Candidates of any nationality may apply for a single term or a full academic year. Scholars may apply for a stipend, but those with sabbatical funding, other grants, retirement funding, or other means are also invited to apply for a non-stipendiary membership. Some short-term visitorships (for less than a full term, and without stipend) are also available on an ad-hoc basis. The Institute provides access to extensive resources including offices, libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services. Residence in Princeton during term time is required. The only other obligation of Members is to pursue their own research. The Ph.D. (or equivalent) and substantial publications are required. Information and application forms may be found on the School's web site,, or contact the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Dr., Princeton, N.J. 08540 (E-mail address: Deadline: November 1 2017.
  • Conflict, Violence and Preservation: Interpreting difficult history

    Lexington | Dates: 31 – 31 Mar, 2017
    Annual HP Symposium Addresses Conflict, Violence and Preservation LEXINGTON, Ky. (February 15, 2017) – When designers, planners, preservationists and others shape the landscape, they determine which pieces of the past will be allowed to tell their stories, and which will not. Sites strongly associated with violence, discrimination or tragedy represent a unique subset of historic sites; they tell stories that everyone in the present may not always want to hear. Recognizing the need for honest interpretation and intentional dialogue about these sites, the Department of Historic Preservation in the College of Design at the University of Kentucky will address the subject in this year’s annual Historic Preservation Symposium – “Conflict, Violence and Preservation: Interpreting difficult history”– to be held March 31 at the Singletary Center for the Arts. “The event will explore the modern place of artifacts of the past that reflect a legacy of racial, religious, cultural or class-oriented conflict, and will ask whether we can learn the lessons these places offer if they are not present in the landscape,” said Doug Appler, assistant professor of Historic Preservation in the College of Design. This year’s speakers include: Bernadette Johnson, superintendent of the Manzanar National Historic Site, one of the 10 U.S. centers where Japanese American citizens were forced into internment camps during World War II; Anne Thomas, coordinator of the Stolpersteine project that honors Holocaust victims throughout Europe; Sean Kelley, the director of interpretation at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, which has become a platform for questioning policies of mass incarceration; and Sia Sanneh, senior attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative, discussing EJI's plans to build the Memorial to Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., to honor the victims of lynching in the United States. The annual Historic Preservation Symposium welcomes you to engage with these speakers and discuss preservation’s role in continuing the conversation. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Doug Appler at Schedule: 9 – 9:15 a.m. Opening comments | Dean Mitzi Vernon, Doug Appler 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Sia Sanneh (Equal Justice Initiative) 10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Anne Thomas (Stolpersteine Project) 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Morning Response Panel 12:15 – 1:45 p.m. Lunch | Emily Bergeron (Fundraising Lunch Speaker - Boone Center) 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Bernadette Johnson (Manzanar National Historic Site) 2:45 – 3 p.m. Break 3 – 4 p.m. Sean Kelley (Eastern State Penitentiary) 4 – 4:45 p.m. Afternoon Response Panel Historic Preservation Symposium 2017: Speaker Bios Emily Bergeron | Preservation as Power: Incorporating Heritage in the Fight for Social and Environmental Justice at the Dakota Access Pipeline The HP fundraising luncheon (12:15 – 1:45 p.m. at the Hilary J. Boone Center) will feature guest speaker Emily Bergeron. She attended the University of Florida and graduated with degrees in Business Administration and Law. After practicing corporate environmental defense and products liability law in Baltimore, she returned to the University of Florida to complete a master’s degree in Historic Preservation, where her research addressed programs creating affordable housing incorporating cultural heritage and community land trusts. Her doctoral studies at Cornell in City and Regional Planning with minors in Archaeology and Developmental Sociology focused primarily on bridging the gap in environmental policy, environmental justice and cultural resource protection, specifically in the context of Native American Studies. Bergeron, who is a member of the Maryland and Florida bars, maintains her connection to the legal profession as a member of the American Bar Association’s Sections of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Environment, Energy and Resources; and International Law. Bernadette Johnson | Superintendent, Manzanar National Historic Site Bernadette Johnson began her federal career by joining the National Park Service in 1990 and has served as the Superintendent for Manzanar National Historic Site since June 2014. She has had a life-long interest in social justice issues and believes that it is vital to teach about the importance of equality for all people. Manzanar has been entrusted for caring for the personal stories and experiences of many of the former incarcerees (more than 11,000 individuals that were incarcerated at Manzanar). The site provides a compelling venue for discussing the history of incarceration during World War II, contemplating injustice experienced by individuals and communities today and throughout history, and applying these lessons to the protection of constitutional and human rights. Sean Kelley | Senior Vice President/Director of Interpretation, Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia Sean Kelley has run all public programming at Eastern State Penitentiary since 1995, when he was hired as the organization’s first full-time employee. He produced the site’s award-winning audio tour in 2002, now heard by more than a million visitors. During his tenure he has overseen the selection of, and curated, more than 100 site-specific artist installations. Kelley is currently focused on developing programming to address the enormous growth in the U.S. prison population since 1970, and the causes for racial disparities within that population. In 2014, he oversaw the development of a 16-foot, 1.5 ton bar graph on the penitentiary’s baseball diamond illustrating these trends. He also oversaw the development of a major companion exhibit, Prisons Today, Questions in the Age of Mass Incarceration. Kelley visits active prisons and writes critically about prison museums and sites of detention. He has served as adjunct faculty at Rutgers University, teaching Museum Studies in the graduate program in Public History. Sia Sanneh | Attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama Sia Sanneh is a Visiting Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. Since 2008, she has been an attorney at the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., where she represents men and women sentenced to death, children incarcerated in adult prisons, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, and other indigent defendants denied effective representation, including those whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. From 2011 to 2013, Sanneh was the Senior Liman Fellow in Residence with the Liman Public Interest Program at Yale. She is a graduate of Yale Law School, where she served as student director of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. She also earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Columbia. Anne Thomas | International Coordinator, Stolpersteine Anne Thomas is half-French and half-American, but grew up in the United Kingdom. She read European Studies with German and Russian at the University of Bath before earning a master’s in European Cultural Policy and Arts Administration at Warwick University. In 2006, she earned a doctorate in comparative literature. She moved to Bonn to work with Germany's international broadcaster Deutsche Welle at the end of 2006 and started working with Gunter Demnig on his Stolpersteine project in 2008. She is now responsible for coordinating the artist's activities outside of Germany and for all inscriptions in languages other than German. She also works as a freelance journalist and translator from German, French and Russian into English.She lives in Berlin. If you are planning to attend, please note that all four speakers have been approved through AIA for continuing education credits. Article by: University of Kentucky College of Design
  • John Nolen Research Fund

    Ithaca | Dates: 27 Mar – 01 May, 2017
    The John Nolen Research Fund provides assistance to scholars to conduct research in the John Nolen Papers and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University Library. Any qualified researcher interested in the history of city and regional planning before 1950 with a project that can be augmented by using the Nolen Papers is eligible to apply. Applications are due by April 30, 2017; awards will be made by May 31 for support to begin on July 1, 2017. For fellowship information and application requirements, please visit
  • CFP: CaVraCon2017 (12-13 Jun 17)

    Berkeley | Dates: 25 Mar – 18 Apr, 2017
    The Northern and Southern California Chapters of the Visual Resources Association are hosting a 1 ½ day mini-conference to be held at UC Berkeley, June 12-13, 2017. Please see the (in-progress) conference website for more information:

    The deadline for this Call for Papers is April 18, 2017. Proposals will be reviewed and presenters will be notified of their selection no later than May 1, 2017. Please complete the online CFP form:

    Paper/poster topics can include (but are not limited to) the following. Topics can be presented in the form of 20-minute papers, 7-minute lightning talks, posters, or panel discussions: Digital Libraries Digital Assets Management Systems Digital Humanities Digital Art History Image/Media Collection Management, Access, or Discovery Collaborative Collection Building Digital Pedagogy Preservation Metadata/Cataloging Open Access/Open Content Linked Open Data Information Professional Issues Copyright Issues Digital Imaging Tools Visual Literacy
  • Conference on cultural heritage and new technologies

    Vienna | Dates: 08 – 10 Nov, 2017
    Integrating historical maps and archaeological data using digital technologies Irmela HERZOG | David BIBBY, Germany Adding life to written sources by studying the dead David BIBBY, Germany | Ann DEGRAEVE, Belgium | Raphael PANHUYSEN, The Netherlands | Karin WILTSCHKE-SCHROTTA, Austria New realities 3: virtual, augmented reality and other techniques in Cultural and historical Heritage for the general public Willem BEEX, The Netherlands | Giorgio VERDIANI, Italy | Bernard FRISCHER, USA 3D digital reconstruction and related documentation sources Fabrizio I. APOLLONIO, Italy | Krzysztof KOSZEWSKI, Poland | Piotr KUROCZYŃSKI, Germany 3D Documentation in Underwater Archaeology: Photogrammetry, Georeferencing, Monitoring, and Surveying Marco BLOCK-BERLITZ, Germany | Luca BEZZI, Italy | Moritz MENNENGA, Germany New Approaches to Medieval Structures and Spaces Meredith COHEN, USA Reflections and research on archaeological practices in the digital era Suvi DEBENJAK, Austria | Isto HUVILA, Finland | Peter TÓTH, Hungary PhD / Master Session Martina POLIG, | Benjamin STANGL, Austria The Employment of Mobile Applications for Survey, Documentation and Information Claudiu SILVESTRU, Austria
  • 2017 Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Summer Field School

    Milwaukee | Dates: 23 Jun – 04 Aug, 2017
    This summer course provides students an immersion experience in the field recording of the built environment and cultural landscapes and an opportunity to learn how to write history literally “from the ground up.” The 2017 field school focuses on Sherman Park, a racially, economically and culturally diverse neighborhood known for its artist communities and active neighborhood groups. This summer we will study residential building types in this neighborhood—everyday residences, duplex and four squares, single- and multi-family units, boarded up homes, refabricated and reused homes, homes transformed into stores and workplaces, homes as works of art, homes remembered in family histories and homes in domestic worlds. This project seeks to employ the enduring creativity of storytelling, the power of digital humanities, and depth of local knowledge to galvanize Milwaukee residents to talk about their homes as repositories of community memory, spaces of caring and markers of civic pride. Students will learn how to “read” buildings within their urban material, social, ecological and cultural contexts, create reports on historic buildings and cultural landscapes and produce multimedia documentaries. The five-week course calendar covers a broad array of academic skills. Workshops during Week 1 will focus on photography, measured drawings, documentation and technical drawings; no prior experience is necessary. Week 2 will include archival and historical research focusing on the study of the built environment. Week 3 schedule includes workshops on oral history interviewing and digital ethnography. Week 4 is centered on mapping and archival research. Week 5 and 6 will be devoted to producing final reports and multi-media documentaries.
  • Special Preview of Frank Lloyd Wright at MoMA

    New York | Dates: 02 – 02 Jun, 2017
    Join curators and scholars at The Museum of Modern Art on June 2 for a one-of-a-kind, daylong preview of Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, a major exhibition on one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century. The exhibition, which opens to the public on June 12, marks the 150thanniversary of the American architect’s birth and the fifth anniversary of the transfer of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives to the joint stewardship of MoMA and the Avery Architecture and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University. Co-curators Barry Bergdoll (MoMA and Columbia University) and Jennifer Gray (MoMA) will lead a tour of the exhibition, which comprises approximately 450 works from the 1890s through the 1950s, including architectural drawings, models, building fragments, films, television broadcasts, print media, furniture, tableware, textiles, paintings, photographs, and scrapbooks, as well as a number of works that have rarely or never been publicly exhibited.

    Frank Lloyd Wright at 150 is structured as an anthology and divided into 12 sections, each of which investigates a key object or group of objects from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives. SAH members will hear from Mabel O. Wilson (Columbia University), Ken Tadashi Oshima (University of Washington), and Juliet Kinchin (MoMA) as they unpack objects and share critical insights on Wright’s work. Wilson will examine Wright’s proposed design for a Rosenwald School for African American children, Oshima will explore a rare photo album of the Imperial Hotel, and Kinchin will investigate Wright’s design for an experimental farm.

    Study Day participants will be among the first to use the newly extended Bauhaus staircase in the Museum's original 1939 building, where a long-missing connection between the ground floor and second floor galleries has been re-established by architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and is among the first stages of MoMA's expansion and renovation, scheduled to open fully in 2019.



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