Recent Opportunities

  • Latrobe Chapter Annual Conference Fellowship

    Dates: 10 Oct – 01 Nov, 2017
    The Latrobe Chapter Annual Conference Fellowship helps a graduate student or emerging professional in architectural history, landscape history, urban studies, or historic preservation attend the Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians, which in 2018 will be held in St. Paul, MN, April 18-22. The Fellowship includes an award of up to $1000 to support travel and attendance at the Conference. Preference will be given to an applicant whose work is centered around Washington, D.C. Persons not presenting a paper at the Conference are encouraged to apply.

    The description of sessions of the SAH 2018 Annual International Conference is available on the SAH website,

    Reports of recent recipients of this award may be seen at the Latrobe Chapter SAH website,

    The fellowship applications of graduate students and emerging professionals who are presenting papers at the 2018 Conference (already submitted to SAH) will be forwarded to the Latrobe Chapter by SAH. Persons not presenting a paper should apply directly to the Latrobe Chapter by submitting the following materials: (1) a statement (not to exceed two pages, typed and double-spaced) explaining how their studies or professional work will be enhanced by attendance at the Conference and indicating the source and amount of any other funding they might receive; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) the name, e-mail, and telephone number of their faculty advisor or principal professor (for graduate students) or other reference (for emerging professionals).

    Applications may be submitted by e-mail attachment to Patricia Waddy,, no later than November 1, 2017.
  • CFP: Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies

    St. Louis | Dates: 12 Oct – 31 Dec, 2017
    Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
    June 18-20, 2018
    Saint Louis University
    Saint Louis, Missouri

    The Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies (June 18-20, 2018) is a convenient summer venue for scholars from around the world to present papers, organize sessions, participate in roundtables, and engage in interdisciplinary discussion. The goal of the Symposium is to promote serious scholarly investigation into all topics and in all disciplines of medieval and early modern studies.

    The plenary speakers for this year will be Geoffrey Parker of The Ohio State University, and Carole Hillenbrand of the University of St Andrews.

    The Symposium is held annually on the beautiful midtown campus of Saint Louis University. On-campus housing options include affordable, air-conditioned apartments as well as a luxurious boutique hotel. Inexpensive meal plans are available, and there is also a wealth of restaurants, bars, and cultural venues within easy walking distance of campus.

    While attending the Symposium participants are free to use the Vatican Film Library, the Rare Book and Manuscripts Collection, and the general collection at Saint Louis University's Pius XII Memorial Library.

    The Sixth Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies invites proposals for papers, complete sessions, and roundtables. Any topics regarding the scholarly investigation of the medieval and early modern world are welcome. Papers are normally twenty minutes each and sessions are scheduled for ninety minutes. Scholarly organizations are especially encouraged to sponsor proposals for complete sessions.

    The deadline for all submissions is December 31. Decisions will be made in January and the final program will be published in February.

    For more information or to submit your proposal online go to:

  • Atmosphere Symposium: Fabrications

    Winnipeg | Dates: 01 – 03 Feb, 2018
    Atmosphere 10 explores Fabrications. Fabrications implicate diverse artifacts and modes of making, together with the places, practices, contingencies and intentions that enable and contextualize making. This symposium will examine not simply what, how and why we make, but sites and situations of making. The aim is to explore how cultural and environmental circumstances become meaningful catalysts of design, building, teaching and research. This theme encompasses manifold concerns beyond the digital: complexities of urban and social fabrics; intricacies of environmental skins; potentials of building sites and workshops; as well as the stories and arguments through which we craft shared understandings of our fabricated world. Submissions should address one of the following sub-themes: Social Fabrics; Mediating Fabrics; Fabricating in situ; or Fabricating Truth. Abstracts due by Nov. 1, 2017 to
  • NCPH Call for Posters

    Dates: 05 – 25 Oct, 2017
    The 2018 Call for Posters is now open at! NCPH’s poster session at the annual meeting is a great way to showcase research-in-progress and get feedback. Submissions are due Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm. Please use the form to submit your proposal. For more information, see our website at Please email NCPH Program Assistant Meghan Hillman at with any questions.
  • ADFF Short Films Walk

    New York | Dates: 11 – 11 Oct, 2017
    The ADFF Short Films Walk (SFW) on October 11th connects 10 Soho design showrooms and the Architecture & Design Film Festival for one fabulous night!  ADFF will curate a selection of short films about architecture and design to be screened at each showroom. Each of the participating showrooms on the “Walk” will show a 15-minute loop of short films that will be screened throughout the evening from 5PM to 9PM. 

    ADFF will also give 300 SFW participants a complimentary ticket to this year’s Architecture & Design Film Festival, which takes places November 1 - 5 at the Cinepolis Chelsea Cinema on 260 West 23rd Street. The tickets will be awarded to people who have visited the most showrooms.
  • The Avery Review Essay Prize 2018

    Dates: 05 Oct, 2017 – 31 Jan, 2018

    The Avery Review 

    Critical Essays on Architecture 

    Essay Prize  
    Deadline: January 31, 2018 

    The Avery Review is excited to announce and invite submissions for our first-ever Essay Prize for emerging writers. The call is open to current students and recent graduates, whether in schools of architecture or elsewhere (eligibility details below). In keeping with the mission of the journal, we hope to receive submissions that use the genres of the review and the critical essay to explore the urgent ideas and problems that animate the field of architecture. We're looking for essays that test and expand the author’s intellectual commitments—theoretical, architectural, and political—through the work of others.
    We plan to award one first-place prize ($4,000) and three second-place prizes ($2,000) across the various categories of eligible participants. The winning essays will be published in our April 2018 issue.

    You can find a downloadable, printable, shareable, postable flyer here. Those of you who teach in schools of architecture, we hope you'll spread the word among your students.

    ‘til the next issue,
    The Editors 

    Submissions for the Avery Review Essay Prize should take the form of critical essays on books, buildings, and other architectural media, broadly defined. We’re delighted to receive work that was developed in the context of classes and seminars as well as independent writing. Our essays are typically 2,500–3,500 words in length and have some object of review at their core. We like stylish, concise, accessible, and earnestly felt writing. Texts should be submitted as double-spaced Word files without images; you may provide six to eight images compiled into a separate PDF (keep attachments to 3mb max please). Submissions should be emailed to
    Current undergraduates, current masters-level students, and recent graduates (after 12/1/2016) are eligible; please include your student status in your submission email. We encourage submissions from any field of study that takes architecture as a subject. M.Phil students who are pursuing a Ph.D. but have not yet advanced to candidacy are eligible. Unfortunately, if you are currently receiving any kind of payment from Columbia University, including fellowships or work study, you are not eligible for the Avery Review Essay Prize.
  • Chicago Design: Histories and Narratives

    Chicago | Dates: 08 – 10 Nov, 2018

    Chicago Design: Histories and Narratives

    On November 8-10, 2018, the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago will host the first international scholarly conference devoted to Chicago’s design history. Renowned as a center of architectural innovation, Chicago has an equally rich history as a center of design activity. To explore that history is to reckon with both grand narratives and complex realities; taking a broad view of design, the conference aims to consider that history from a diverse range of topical and methodological viewpoints. The operations and outputs of retailers such as Sears, Roebuck, manufacturers such as Western Electric, and publishers such as the Johnson Publishing company are all desired subjects for the conference, as are more established figures and institutions in the city’s design history, including Frank Lloyd Wright and Hull-House, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy and the New Bauhaus, and Massimo Vignelli and Unimark. Chicago’s later twentieth-century history also remains virtually undiscussed, despite the city fostering creative cultures that often diverged from dominant coastal narratives. The conference aims to consider the prospect of a local design history for a city that has often been outward-looking, and will ask: Is Chicago only ever a second city, a microcosm of broader trends, or are there distinctive threads to be connected in its diverse communities, its tensions and interconnections, that shed light on developments elsewhere? What contribution can design history give to Chicago’s social and cultural histories by considering how design shapes a city, not only in terms of its skyline, but also in terms of its economic and social character? And more broadly, what are the stakes of exploring the relationship between design and place in our current age of pressing globalization?

    Organized by Jonathan Mekinda (Assistant Professor, Art History and Design, UIC) and Bess Williamson (Assistant Professor, Art History, Theory, and Criticism, SAIC), “Chicago Design: Histories and Narratives” is part of Art Design Chicago, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art exploring Chicago’s art and design legacy, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation presenting sponsor. Additional support is provided by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. The call for papers will be published in early 2018, with proposals due in spring, 2018. Funding will be available to support participants’ travel and accommodation.

  • 2018 Richard Rogers Fellowship

    London | Dates: 05 Oct – 14 Nov, 2017

    Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) announces the 2018 cycle of the Richard Rogers Fellowship, a residency program based at the Wimbledon House, which was designed by Lord Rogers in the late 1960s. The London-based Fellowship is intended to encourage in-depth, original forms of investigation as a way to expand both practice and scholarship. Open to accomplished professionals and scholars working in any field related to the built environment, the Fellowship seeks research proposals focused on those topics that have been central to Lord Rogers’s life and career, including questions of urbanism, sustainability, and how people use cities. The Fellowship is inspired by Lord Rogers’s commitment to cross-disciplinary investigation and engagement, evident across his prolific output as an architect, urbanist, author, and activist.

    “The spirit of the Fellowship is intended to carry forward and expand on Lord Rogers’ deep commitment to cities not as ends in themselves, but as a fundamental means of bettering human life,” said Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean and Alexander and Victoria Wiley Professor of Design at Harvard GSD. “At the GSD, our work is organized around the urgent issues cities are facing globally, a pedagogical approach requiring exploration and collaboration across disciplinary lines. We are very fortunate and excited about this opportunity to support, learn from, and promote such cross-disciplinary research internationally, in the context of London’s thriving architecture, design, and art communities and vast institutional resources.”

    The Richard Rogers Fellowship activates Rogers’s historic Wimbledon House as a site of collaborative investigation for researchers and practitioners into topics that have been central to Rogers’s life and career, including questions of urbanism, sustainability, and how people use cities. Projects that the six inaugural fellows will bring to the house this year include examinations of public and affordable housing; how food and cooking transform cities; and citizen-driven urban regeneration initiatives.

  • CFP: Emerging Identities in the Future of Places: Neo-cultures, Place Multi-mediation and Intersubjectivities

    Dates: 08 – 10 Nov, 2018
    How is the development of future places in cities shaping new place-based identities, defined by the intertwined and entangled nature of socio-cultural, technical and spatial practices of people?. Comprehending the resultant complexities of place-related identity demands the need to identify new directions that evolve progressively by embracing a renewed understanding of identity. The proposed book aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary approach towards unravelling emerging place- related identities that are caught in a labyrinth created by contemporary urban spatialities. By keeping place as the main frame of enquiry, we seek to comprehend the ephemeral nature of ongoing spatial negotiations within the ecology of urban and media practices. We are interested in examining the intertwined and interrelated concepts of culture, place and identity amidst the technology pervaded urban living that is enabling new forms of place-related identities to emerge. The chapters should reflect on the three themes of "Placing Media", "Spatial Representation", and "Identity interrogation".

    In "Placing Media" we seek to explore how numerous forms of media practices and technologies (mobile phones, smart screens, screen projections, etc) adapted and used in the context of our everyday life has brought with them debates and discussions over their socio-spatial and cultural implications in our urban context. Placing Media, investigates these implications of media for rethinking the relationship among users, spaces, information, as well as interfaces and the impact which these reconfigurations have upon culture, place experience and identity. Discourses and debates over socio-cultural and epistemological implications of media practices have begun to attract attention, since it provides new platforms for communication, engagement and making sense of urban environments.

    With media entering the scene at the very moment of perceiving and experiencing places, memories, become de-situated, belonging to shared domains of representation in which individual experiences diffuse, overlap and merge into acts of collective experience of different cultures . In "Spatial representation" we aim to explore the role and nature of contemporary spatial representation in the fluctuating intersubjective terrain nascent with the pervasiveness of media. New forms of representations through citizens lens have emerged from open-ended city-building video games such as SimCity, Cities:Skylines and as well as practitioner-based representations of proposed changes to places - using City Information Modelling (CIM) and other virtual tools for promoting new development / regeneration. The chapters will investigate the how these new spatial representations offer different matrices for neo-cultural identity performances and manifestations.

    In "Identity Interrogation", we aim to explore how new forms of contemporary spatiality interact with neo-cultures to open up new trajectories for understanding emerging (personal and group) identities in cities. For instance, given the accelerating pace of life, and more frequent changes of citizen locations, personal and social relations defined and experienced more through virtual co-implacements, higher levels of home-working and individual startups ? are technology and media platforms steering a paradigm shift in our relational existence and experience in places? The multi-dimensional and multi-layered nature of place-based community relationships in contemporary urban contexts also makes identity negotiating / reconstituting into a restless activity often marked by discordant and/or agreeable spatial complexities. By embracing the notions of complex people-place relationships in  cities evolving as a result of  developing  mediating technologies, the chapters strives to examines how these technologies challenge the ways in which planning, designing and place-related identities can be understood, perceived, engaged and constructed in the contemporary urban contexts and the potential future of places..

    Target Audience
    The book will be of interest to academic (researcher, teacher, students) audiences seeking to gain a deeper understanding of the identity and city in the context of emerging sociotechnical geographies. The main fields include: sociology, media studies, history, psychology, cultural studies, human geography, urban design and planning, architecture, and anthropology. It will also be useful to a number of professionals involved in planning, designing and transforming cities, including: design practitioners, policy makers, urban planners and designers, and architects. The book will be particularly relevant for undergraduate, Masters and PhD students who are engaging in socio-technical analysis of urban practices in cities.

    If you are interested in contributing to the book, please send us an abstract of 300-500 words outlining the proposed paper and containing your main argument(s), your main conceptual and theoretical approaches results (if applicable)and key references, the research themes the proposal fits in. Please also include authors name, current affiliation, and e-mail address

    Please, submit proposals as in Word or pdf format document to  and

    Submission deadlines and guidelines:

    1 Nov 2017       An abstract of up to 300 words is to be submitted to the editors by email.
    15 Jan 2018      Editors will select chapters on the basis of the following criteria: relevance to the theme and goal of the book, originality of the contribution, theoretical rigour and wealth of the empirical material. All authors of submitted abstracts will be informed about the editorial decision via email.
    31 May 2018    First draft of all chapters is to be submitted to the editors by email. Chapters need to be 6000-8000 words in length and written in English. Authors of chapters are responsible for the language and style editing. The guidelines for the editing style, references and bibliography will be sent to authors of selected chapters with the editorial decision.
    1 Aug 2018    Feedback and comments of the 1st review of chapters will be emailed by editors to authors of all chapters.
    30 Sep 2018     Second draft of all chapters is to be submitted to the editors by email.
    15 Nov 2018   Feedback and comments of the 2nd review of chapters will be emailed by editors to authors of all chapters.
    24 Dec 2018     Final editing of chapters and book submission.
    Jun/July 2019   Book publication.

    Please, contact Lakshmi Priya Rajendran ( and/or NezHapi Dell? Odeleye ( if you have any inquiries about the book project.
  • City and Capital: Building Washington, DC as Home and Symbol (SAH Latrobe Chapter Symposium)

    Washington | Dates: 28 Oct, 2017

    The Latrobe Chapter of the Society of the Architectural Historians will host City and Capital: Building Washington, DC as Home and Symbol

    12th Biennial Symposium on the Historic Development of Metropolitan Washington, DC

    The Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning  October 28, 2017 | 8:30am-4:00pm

  • Harry Ransom Center 2018-2019 Research Fellowships (UT Austin)

    Austin | Dates: 04 Oct – 15 Nov, 2017
    The Harry Ransom Center invites applications for its 2018-2019 research fellowships

    The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA

    The Ransom Center will award 10 dissertation fellowships and up to 50 postdoctoral fellowships for projects that require substantial on-site use of its collections. The collections support research in all areas of the humanities, including art and art history.

    The Center?s art collection includes literary portraiture and artworks by writers and poets; notable North American, English, French, and Latin American works on paper; original book illustrations by E. H. Shepard, Arthur Rackham, Kate Greenaway, and others; and materials related to fine presses, including the Limited Editions Club and the Golden Cockerel Press. The Center houses the largest collection of Eric Gill drawings, prints, blocks, and plates in the world. Additional strengths include caricatures by Max Beerbohm and satirical prints and drawings by George Cruikshank, as well as a significant collection of artists? books and contemporary suites of prints by James Turrell, David Hockney, Elaine de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, and others. For more information about the Center?s art collection, see<>.

    The deadline for applications, which must be submitted through the Center?s website, is November 15, 2017, 5 p.m. CST. All applicants, with the exception of those applying for dissertation fellowships, must have a Ph.D. or be independent scholars with a substantial record of achievement.

    The fellowships range from one to three months, with stipends of $3,500 per month (domestic) or $4,000 per month (international). Travel stipends and dissertation fellowships provide stipends of $2,000 (domestic) or $2,500 (international). Fellowship residencies may be scheduled between June 1, 2018, and August 31, 2019. During the fellowship, scholars will work on-site at the Ransom Center in Austin, Texas.

    Fellows will become part of a distinguished group of alumni. Since the fellowship program's inauguration in 1990, the Ransom Center has supported the research of more than 1,000 scholars from around the world.

    For details and application instructions, visit:

    Questions about the fellowship program or application procedures should be directed to
  • CFP: 6th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2018)

    Singapore | Dates: 04 Oct – 27 Nov, 2017
    6th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2018)

    14-15 May 2018

    ACE 2017 provided a forum and opportunity for delegates from 70 individual universities and 30 countries to share their research findings, practice and educational initiatives with an international audience. You may visit the following link for accepted and published papers from previous ACE conferences

    The full paper submission deadline is on 27th November 2017. Hope that provides adequate time for you to complete the paper submission. If you need additional time, please email us at we may be able to extend additional time on a case by case basis. We hope you can be part of ACE 2018.
  • “How Designers Think": Dumbarton Oaks/Mellon Urban Landscape Studies Colloquium

    Washington | Dates: 03 Nov, 2017

    In the past generation, humanity has crossed a number of significant thresholds: over half the world’s population now lives in cities, a percentage that is sure to grow, and we are living in an age characterized by significant and potentially irreversible anthropogenic climate and ecological transformations. Designers now in the middle of their careers are the first generation to have come of age with the challenge of imagining landscapes that might achieve long-term sustainability, resilience, and adaptability in the face of warming temperatures, rising oceans, and changing weather patterns. We will assemble a group of six to eight midcareer landscape designers to present how they think about a range of topics from urbanization and globalization to cultural and biological diversity, ecosystem services, and environmental justice in the city, in an effort to explore the conceptual contours of contemporary practice.

    The colloquium is part of our program in Urban Landscape Studies, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through their initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, which is intended to foster the joint contributions that the humanities and the design and planning disciplines may make to understanding the processes and effects of burgeoning urbanization. At Dumbarton Oaks, the program brings landscape architects and historians together to explore how urban environments got to be the way they are and how best to manage them today. The colloquium provides the opportunity for our scholarly community to hear from a range of contemporary designers who are active in imagining better futures for our cities, and for the designers to engage with a historically informed audience.

    The goal for the colloquium overall, as well as within individual presentations, is to bridge design and the humanities: to suggest the ways that humanities research and practice can inform each other in service of better understandings of cities past and present.

    Speakers include Gina Ford (Sasaki, Boston) on flood management and coastal resilience; Aki Omi (Office MA, San Francisco) on working in a globalizing context, especially China; Sara Zewde (Gustafson, Guthrie, Nichol, Seattle) on community, race, and commemoration; Jose Castillo (Architecture 911, Mexico City), on the ways food and cooking transform cities; Michelle Delk (Snohetta, New York) on her firm’s interdisciplinary approach, using the Willamette River project as an example; Bas Smets (Brussels), on his explorations of the links between landscape design and film; Jennifer Bolstad and Walter Meyer (Local Office Landscape Architecture, New York) on historical ecology and urban resilience; and Antje Stokman (HafenCity Universität Hamburg ) on water infrastructure and community engagement in low-income communities, with a focus on Lima, Peru. 

  • Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon

    Buenos Aires | Dates: 09 – 20 Oct, 2017

    Bienal Internacional de Arquitectura de Buenos Aires / La Usina del Arte, Buenos Aires, Argentina (07 October 2017 – 20 October 2017) 
    Centro Cultural de Patrimônio Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (14 March 2018 - 20 May 2018)

    This is not an exhibition exclusively about João Luís Carrilho da Graça or his work, nor is it even about his designs. Despite being anthological in nature, the exhibition is above all a manifestation of way of looking that Carrilho da Graça exemplified, something that has been present since the start of his career. This gaze is illustrated here using the city of Lisbon, with which he has worked for over 30 years.

    We would like to invite you to the inauguration of Carrilho da Graça: Lisbon next October 9th at 10 am at the International Biennale of Architecture of Buenos Aires (Usina del Arte, Agustín R. Caffarena 1).

    João Luís Carrilho da Graça will be giving a conference the following Wednesday 11th of October, at 19h15 at the auditorium of Usina del Arte .

    The exhibition will be opened until the 20th of October.

    For more information please check:

  • 2018 American Academy in Rome Prize

    Rome | Dates: 04 Oct – 01 Nov, 2017
    The American Academy in Rome invites project proposals for the 2018 Rome Prize Fellowship.

    Each year, the Academy awards the Rome Prize to thirty individuals who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their working lives. The winners are invited to Rome to pursue their work in an atmosphere conducive to intellectual and artistic experimentation and interdisciplinary exchange. This unique opportunity includes housing, meals, a private work space, and a stipend of $28,000 for full-term Fellows and a $16,000 stipend for half-term Fellows. Rome Prize winners are the core of the Academy's residential community, which also includes Affiliated Fellows, Residents, and Visiting Artists and Visiting Scholars. For more information, or to apply, please visit

    The deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 1. 2017. Applications will also be accepted between November 2-15, 2017 for an additional fee.

    The American Academy in Rome supports innovative artists, writers, and scholars living and working together in a dynamic international community. Founded in 1894, the Academy is the oldest American overseas center for independent study and advanced research in the arts and humanities.
  • Montreal's Geodesic Dreams

    Montreal | Dates: 04 Oct – 10 Dec, 2017
    2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of the most famous geodesic dome in the world: the US Pavilion at Expo 67, designed by R. Buckminster Fuller and Shoji Sadao. The exhibition Montreal’s Geodesic Dreams returns to the “geodesic moment,” revealing the much earlier role of the city in the development of this innovative structural system that captured the 20th-century architectural imagination. The core of the exhibition focuses on the pioneering work of the Montreal designer Jeffrey Lindsay (1924-84), founder and director of the Fuller Research Foundation Canadian Division. Working in Montreal between 1949 and 1956, Lindsay designed and built several domes, among them the 49’ “Weatherbreak” (1949-50), the first large self-supporting geodesic dome built according to Fuller’s concepts, and a 100’ exhibition pavilion commissioned by the Canadian government in 1956. The exhibition also explores the diffusion of the geodesic dome in Quebec in the 1960s, ranging from a polar bear enclosure at the Granby Zoo (Paul O. Trépanier and Victor Prus; 1962-63) to the dome of the US Pavilion at Expo 67, and in the 1970s, when the geodesic dome became an icon of counter-culture.
    The exhibition Montréal et le rêve géodésique / Montreal's Geodesic Dreams runs from 21 September - 10 December 2017 at the Centre de design de l'UQAM. Address: 1440 rue Sanguinet, Montréal, QC. Metro Berri-UQAM. Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 12-6. Free admission.
  • Carlo Marchionni and the Art of Conversation: Architectural Drawing and Social Space in Eighteenth-Century Rome

    New York | Dates: 03 – 03 Nov, 2017
    Cooper Hewitt Museum
    Smithsonian Institution Senior Fellow
  • History of CEPCO Mid-Century Luminous Ceilings

    Dates: 28 Sep – 31 Dec, 2017
    Our company traces its history to the CEPCO luminous suspended ceilings patented in US in 1950s. As our firm approaches its 50th anniversary under current ownership, we want to document our legacy, including:
    - Locating published or archival images of CEPCO products and installations.
    - Document role played by CEPCO in developing suspended ceiling and luminous ceiling concepts.
    - Write history of CEPCO for publication.

    Submit qualifications and requested compensation.
  • African Humanities Program

    Dates: 28 Sep – 02 Nov, 2017
    These will be the last competitions of the ten-year program supported by Carnegie Corporation. Apply now!

    The African Humanities Program (AHP) seeks to reinvigorate the humanities in Africa through fellowship competitions and related activities in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. In partnership with the Carnegie Corporation of New York, which has generously provided funding, AHP offers African scholars an integrated set of opportunities to develop individual capacities and to promote formation of scholarly networks. The African Humanities Program supports the Carnegie Corporation’s efforts to develop and retain African academics at universities in Africa.

    Goals of the African Humanities Program

    • to encourage and enable the production of new knowledge and new directions for research
    • to strengthen the capacity of early career researchers and faculty at African universities
    • to build the field of humanities by establishing networks for scholarly communication across Africa and with Africanists worldwide.

    Fellowship stipends allow recipients an academic year free from teaching and other duties for completion of the PhD dissertation, for revising the dissertation for publication, or for the first major research project after the PhD. Fellows are also eligible for additional benefits such as residential stays for writing, manuscript development workshops, and publication support.

    Each Fellow may request a residential stay at an African institute for advanced study. Residencies have proved to be extremely popular and productive, granting Fellows time and space to concentrate on writing. Because residencies must be taken at an institute outside the home country, they foster international communication. Currently AHP Fellows may take residencies at six institutes from South Africa to Senegal, Ghana to Tanzania.

    Fellows are invited to submit their manuscripts to the AHP Publications series. The rigorous development and peer-review process of AHP Publications is overseen by the Series Editors, Fred Hendricks, Rhodes University, South Africa and Adigun Agbaje, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

    Fellows may apply to attend a Manuscript-Development Workshop to discuss their manuscripts with AHP mentors and other Fellows in a weeklong, intensive retreat. Many authors use these discussions to guide their final revisions before submitting manuscripts for publication.

    AHP also partners with the African Studies Association every year to bring selected AHP Fellows to the ASA Annual Meeting as ASA Presidential Fellows.

    News and views of the AHP community are shared on a Facebook page.

    For further details on eligibility, submission of applications, and selection criteria, see 2017-18 Competition Announcement(PDF).Instructions and Application material are available on this page under the 'Fellowship Program Links' heading on the sidebar.

  • Book Talk: "Architects' Gravesites" with Henry Kuehn

    Chicago | Dates: 18 – 18 Oct, 2017

    Join author Henry Kuehn for a tour through images and anecdotes from his new book, Architects’ Gravesites: A Serendipitous Guide (2017, The MIT Press), a guide to the final resting places of famous architects from Alvar Aalto to Frank Lloyd Wright. All working architects leave behind a string of monuments to themselves in the form of buildings they have designed. But what about the final spaces that architects themselves will occupy? Are architects’ gravesites more monumental—more architectural—than others? This unique book is an illustrated guide to more than 200 gravesites of famous architects, almost all of them in the United States. Led by our intrepid author, we find that most graves of architects are not monumental but rather modest, that many architects did not design their final resting places, and that a surprising number had their ashes scattered. Henry will share his discovery of these facts and more with us.

    Copies will be available for sale and signing after the talk.

    Speaker: Henry H. Kuehn, a leading executive in the medical industry before his retirement, has a longstanding interest and involvement in architecture, working with the Society of Architectural Historians and the Chicago Architecture Foundation of which he is a Life Trustee.


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