Recent Opportunities

  • At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic

    York | Dates: 03 – 03 Mar, 2017
    University of York, Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, March 3,

    At Close Quarters: Experiencing the Domestic, c.1400-1600

    This interdisciplinary conference examines late medieval and early modern experiences ‘at close quarters’. Building on recent research into the architecture and objects that shaped the pre-modern household, we examine the nooks and crannies, challenges and constructions of the domestic environment, and its interaction with art, literature and thought.

    Keynote lecture:
    Dr. Tara Hamling (Birmingham) and  Dr. Catherine Richardson (Kent):  "A Day at Home in Early Modern England: The Materiality of Domestic Life, 1500-1700."

    Tickets £5 (incl. lunch, tea and  coffee) please book via our Eventbrite page:
  • CFP: ARCHTHEO '17 International Theory and History of Architecture Conference (Istanbul, 3-4 Nov 17)

    Istanbul | Dates: 10 Feb – 28 Jul, 2017
    ARCHTHEO '17

    3-4 NOVEMBER 2017

    All abstracts are going to be selected according to double blind reviews and accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings E-Book with an ISBN number that will be given to you in a DVD box during conference registration.

    We invite you to join us at the event in Istanbul and would like to emphasize that proposals from different parts of the world are welcomed.

    The first of the theory of architecture conference series ARCHTHEO has been held since 2011 at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University focusing on the possibility of the theory without the backing of the practice or built environment. The title was, therefore, "Theory for the Sake of the Theory" in an emphatic fashion. In 2012, the discussion centered on the Living and space, the main has been chosen as "House&Home' in particular. ARCHTHEO '13 focused on the two leading roles in architecture, the architect and the so-called 'user' and  'Creativity, Autonomy and Function' has proved to be fruitful discussion theme. In 2014, 'Architecture and Text' has been discussed. Last year, 'Architecture and Criticism' was the main theme. The conferences, which has the focus on history rather than theory has started even earlier, in 2010. Architecture and Media, Architecture and Art, Interactions in the History, Architecture and Politics have the main themes of the events.


    TRACK 01:

    - Criticism and History of Architecture
    - Architectural Criticism, Critical Theory and ?Critical Architecture?
    - Essential Texts on Architectural Theory
    - Architect as Author: Texts by the architects

    Commenting on Space
    - Multidisciplinary Studies on architecture
    - A structural relationship between architecture and text
    - Traveling, dairies and urban space
    - Philosophy and architecture

    Book and architecture
    - History of architectural publishing
    - Book and architecture: Architectural Writing
    - Case studies on terminology and points of view
    - Definition and concepts by architectural movements or periods

    TRACK 02:

    - Design as a Critical Tool
    - Architectural History as Critical Practice
    - Critical Theory and Space
    - Ideology and Architecture
    - Architecture and Capitalism
    - Reformism and Radicalism
    - Architecture and political art
    - Controversies, counterparts and confrontations in architecture (This track is connected to the Critical Approaches Research Direction of DAKAM)

    TRACK 03:

    - Everyday life, ideology and culture
    - Phenomenology and architecture
    - Anthropology, locality and 'low' architecture
    - Body, movement and space
    - Perception, feeling and space
    - Metaphors, symbols and people
    - Lives of Buildings
    - Public and private life
    - Objects and interiors
    - The problem of scale in architecture
    - Buildings, urban life and environment
    (This track is connected to the Everyday Life Research Direction of DAKAM)


    Abstract submission:
    JULY 28, 2017

    SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

    Full papers submission:
    SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
  • CFP: 5th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2017) (Singapore, 8-9 May 17)

    Singapore | Dates: 10 Feb – 10 Mar, 2017
    CFP Deadline March 10, 2017
    5th Annual International Conference on Architecture and Civil Engineering (ACE 2017)

    8-9 May 2017

    ACE 2016 provided a forum and opportunity for delegates from 75 individual universities and about 40 countries to share their research, practice and educational initiatives with an international audience. You may visit the following link for ACE 2016, 2015 and 2014 accepted and published papers We hope you can be part of ACE 2017.
    The Editors-In-Chief are Prof. Mark S. T. Anderson, University of California, Berkeley and Assoc. Prof. Peter Anderson, California College of the Arts. For the full list of committee, please visit

    The full paper submission deadline (extended) is on 10th March 2017. Hope that provides adequate time for you to complete the paper submission. If you need more time, please let us know and we will consider on a case by case basis for an extended deadline.

    ACE 2017 Highlights:

    1.       Keynote Speakers
    - Prof. Mark S. T. Anderson, Professor of Architecture, Department of Architecture, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    - Mr. Felipe Tomasevich, Minister of Infrastructure, Government of the State of San Luis, Argentina !V Development and Digital Inclusion. The Case of the State of San Luis (Argentina) and the Project of La Pedreda
    - Prof. Stephen Foster, Professor and Head, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW Australia !V Developments in New and Sustainable Concretes and High-Performance Reinforcing Materials and their Incorporation into National Building Standards
    - Prof. Tommy Chan, School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Australia !V Recent Advances in Structural Health Monitoring
    - Prof. Mark Burry, Professor of Urban Futures, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, University of Melbourne, Australia

      *   Prof. Peter Anderson, Department of Architecture, California College of the Arts, USA
    2.       ACE 2017 Proceedings: Print ISSN: 2301-394X, E-Periodical ISSN: 2301-3958 will be published and submitted to several indexing partners
    3.       Journals: GSTF Journal of Engineering Technology (JET) - All authors who present their papers at the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their research paper for the journal (Print ISSN: 2251-3701, E-periodical: 2251-371X)
    4.       Book: Selected authors will be invited to contribute book chapters in "Future Construction: New Technologies in Architecture and Civil Engineering" to be published by GSTF and WSPC. This book will be co-edited by Assoc. Prof. Mark S. Anderson, of University of California, Berkeley and Assoc. Prof. Peter Anderson, of California College of the Arts

    5.       Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).

    6.       ACE 2017 will also constitute a Special Panel Session.

    7.       Panel Proposals are invited for submission. A minimum of three papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.

    For more information, please visit the ACE 2017 website: Would appreciate if you could disseminate this information to your colleagues/students who might be interested to participate in the ACE conference.

    Should you require any assistance or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact us at<>
  • Symposium: Design & Heritage

    Philadelphia | Dates: 16 – 17 Mar, 2017
    Concepts of heritage have evolved dramatically in the past 50 years, from the stately mansions of founding fathers to neighborhoods and landscapes, from sites of conscience to the intangible and ephemeral.  Throughout the world, leading designers have embraced the complex challenges of remaking historic places, creating sophisticated ensembles that range from seamless to provocative. 

    Nonetheless, the basic principles of contemporary design in historic settings, as first codified in the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards in 1966, have remained unchanged.  The directives that additions and new construction in historic settings be “differentiated” yet “compatible” remains challenging, controversial–even mystifying—for designers, regulators, property owners and the general public. 

    This symposium will engage designers, scholars, educators and stewards of heritage who are at the forefront of the field to explore innovative strategies for thoughtful, creative design in historic contexts.
  • CFP: Education through Architecture and Work on the Self? (Florence, 9-10 Jun 17)

    Florence | Dates: 10 – 28 Feb, 2017
    Interdisciplinary Workshop at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut
    9 – 10 June 2017

    Deadline: 28 February 2017

    Does architecture sensitize people not only aesthetically, but also ethically? And connected with that: Should the architect fulfil the wishes of his client and the expectations of society, or should he not rather educate them, even against their will? The history of architecture and its theories is after all rich in examples in which the educational and ethical dimension of buildings and programmes is significant. The spectrum of reflections on the inter-relation between architecture, 'ethos' and 'paideia' stretches from the rhetoric of etho-aesthetic harmony and proportion during the Renaissance, to the monuments of the baroque doctrine of affects, to the reform of architecture and man in the spirit of the Enlightenment or the 'architecture parlante', down to the total artwork ('Gesamtkunstwerk') of the 'Jugendstil' at the turn of the century, and the demand for the "uniformity and self-containment of form” as counterpart of the "growing neurosis of our age” (Peter Behrens, Kunst und Technik, 1910). A frequent corollary of such reflections, the ideal of a "new man”, who ought to be stimulated through art in general and architecture in particular and lead to a new human experience, indeed a new life, also at the moral level, was a fundamental premise of Russian Constructivism, of the De Stijl movement, and of the Bauhaus itself, as inculcated by Fritz Wichert in his essay on the educational role of the new architecture (Die neue Baukunst als Erzieher, 1928). That this ideal concealed within itself negative sides, which could rapidly morph into totalitarianism, is shown by Stalinist, Rationalist/Fascist and Nazi architectural theory. After World War II, the re-animated dictate of form of classical modernism led to a postmodern architecture predicated on the promotion of plurality, complexity and contradiction. This kind of postmodernism, and its "random” character, provoked in turn the reaction of a "critical architecture”. And what about our own time? What educational, ethical and political intentions are pursued by architects today, and on what theoretical foundations are they based?

    The first annual question of the five-year 'bauhaus project' that will culminate in the centenary of the founding of the Bauhaus in 2019 was the following: ”can design change society?” (Arch+ No. 222, 2015). This question about the transformative power of artistic design, which is in the last analysis a question of its ethical and political potential, is one we wish to limit to architecture alone. We also wish to pose the question: How far is work in architecture in Ludwig Wittgenstein's sense a work on oneself ("working in philosophy – he said – is really more a working on oneself”), and "on one's way of seeing things”? At the same time another question is posed which needs to be critically examined: namely, the question how far this individual ethical position is only meaningful, if it never forgets that the individual with his thought and action constitutes or "figures” society (Norbert Elias).  

    These connections enable us among other things to reflect on the following questions: With what formal and typological vocabulary were thought processes historically posed, structured and newly configured, and how today? How are physical movements, sensory perceptions and experiences, affections and (ethical) emotions generated, channelled, modified or transformed? From what image of man, what conceptions (beauty, symmetry, eurhythmy, proportion, rhythm, the sublime, the painterly, the aura, the atmospheric, etc.), and from what theories of perception (doctrine of affects, theory of intuitions, sensory physiology, psychophysics, gestalt psychology, etc., right down to the more recent approaches to brain, emotional and consumer research), did architects and architectural theorists start out in order to elucidate the complex relation of architecture, 'ethos' and 'paideia'? The aim of the workshop is to promote a shared dialogue between historical case studies and current positions on the educational and ethical role of architecture, and to bring together art historians, architectural historians, philosophers, psychologists and others in a joint forum to discuss them.
    Please send a brief résumé (max. 400 words) and a short CV to the organizers Hana Gründler ( and Berthold Hub ( by 28 February 2017. The selection of contributions will be made by 15 March 2017.

    The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut will cover the travel and accommodation costs incurred by the participants in conformity with the guidelines of the Federal law on travelling expenses.
  • An In-Depth Look at Pierre Chareau

    New York | Dates: 08 Mar, 2017
    Join Esther da Costa Meyer for an in-depth look at the French designer and architect Pierre Chareau (1883–1950) at the Jewish Museum. Organized by da Costa Meyer, Pierre Chareau: Modern Architecture and Design is the first U.S. exhibition focused on the internationally recognized designer and showcases more than 180 rarely-seen works from major public and private collections in Europe and the United States. 
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Sequitur - BU Graduate Student Art History Journal

    Dates: 11 – 17 Feb, 2017
    Sequitur Issue 3:2 Spring 2017 CFP: Oops! Extended Deadline: February 17 The editors of SEQUITUR, a graduate journal published by the Department of History of Art & Architecture at Boston University, invite current graduate students in art history, architecture, fine arts, and related fields to submit content for our Spring 2017 issue titled Oops! This issue will explore works of art and architecture that emerge from mistakes, failures, and revisions. We invite submissions that reflect on the creative process and its various unintended outcomes, such as happy accidents, unanticipated triumphs, disastrous miscalculations, good-faith errors, and careless blunders. Although history tends to ignore “oops!” moments in favor of successful ends, we seek submissions that find value in the unpredicted. Possible subjects may include (but are not limited to): unfinished artworks and unrealized architectural projects; heavily criticized exhibitions; building disasters and demolitions; revisitations and revisions of earlier projects; creative processes that invite elements of transformation, chance, and the unforeseeable; genres and movements that cultivate the accidental (such as Dada); techniques designed to undercut conscious intention (such as automatism); the processes of making and unmaking; public or critical failures; and unexpected successes. We also welcome proposals for research spotlights that discuss insights gained from research snafus or methodological mishaps. We encourage submissions that take advantage of the online format of the journal, such as multimedia proposals for essays and reviews and audio/visual interviews. We invite full submissions in a variety of genres, including: Featured essays (1000 words) Essays must be submitted in full by the deadline below to be considered for publication. Content is open and at the discretion of the author, but essays should present original material that is suitable to the stipulated word limit. Please adhere to the formatting guidelines available at: Visual Essays offer opportunities for M.Arch. or M.F.A. students to showcase a selection of original work. The work must be reproducible in a digital format. Submissions should include .jpegs of up to ten artworks, and must be prefaced by an introduction or artist’s statement of 250 words or less that connects these objects to our theme. All images must be captioned and should be at least 500 DPI. We invite proposals (200 words max) for the following pieces (Note: Reviews of any type are not required to adhere to the issue’s theme): Exhibition reviews (500 words) Exhibitions currently on display or very recently closed are especially sought. Book or exhibition catalogue reviews (500 words) Reviews of recently published books and catalogues are especially sought. Interviews (750 words) Preference may be given to those who can provide audio or video recordings of the interview. Field reports/Research spotlights (500 words) This is an opportunity for students conducting research to share their findings and experiences in a more casual format than a formal paper. All submissions and proposals are due February 17. Please direct all materials to Text must be in the form of a Word document, and images should be sent as jpeg files. Please provide a recent CV. Please include “Sequitur Spring 2017” and type of submission/proposal in the subject line, and your name, institution and program, year in program, and contact information in the body of the email. Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their submission or proposal no later than February 25 for May 1 publication. Please note that authors are responsible for obtaining all image copyright releases prior to publication. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the SEQUITUR editors at We look forward to receiving your proposals.
  • "Exploring Architectural Form: A Configurative Triad"

    Delft | Dates: 10 Feb – 01 May, 2017
    This issue of Footprint aims to explore the discussions that currently gravitate around the question of architectural form, by inviting architects to reflect on the latest developments in the field of formal studies within architectural and urban theory, design, research, and pedagogy. Footprint 22 aims to collect a comprehensive set of state-of-the-art approaches to the question of architectural and urban form, and thus provide an updated examination of formal, morphological and typological investigations. As editors, we welcome a broad spectrum of interpretations, ranging from theoretical and practical applications of form-based analyses, to epistemological and pedagogical implementations of these formal analyses in diverse contexts. Aware of the weight that form-centred theories have had in postmodern architectural research, and in order to establish a historical landmark for this edition, the emergence of neo-rationalism in the early 1960s will serve as a point of departure. However, we deem this a landmark that is meant to be superseded. The neo-rationalist aim to overcome the shortcomings of modernist functionalism by contesting the idea that a building’s form resulted from its use, certainly marked a shift within architectural theory, and favoured the emergence of a strain of architectural thinking that currently offers multiple and contradictory approaches to the way architectural form is generated, understood, and communicated. Beyond their neo-rationalist predecessors, architects and authors like Peter Eisenman, Fumihiko Maki, Nicolas Bourriaud, Carlos Martí Arís and Antonio Armesto, Mario Carpo, Pier Vittorio Aureli, and Sanford Kwinter, have more recently reclaimed important parts of the form-centred architectural discourse, with diverse intentions, and from different vantage points. Furthermore, multiple lines of inquiry which depart from the question of architectural form, still orient the production of knowledge in universities and institutes throughout the world, far beyond Western Europe, where neo-rationalism originated and thrived. Designers, scholars, researchers and teachers throughout the globe have found in the definition of a formal basis of architecture a valuable practical and intellectual tool, while morpho-typological approaches are still broadly used in architectural education. Within such a diversified field of studies, form-centred approaches to architecture have been severely criticised, especially for their reductive consideration of matter, with many contemporary theorists asking for a formal theory which resists taxonomies. With these antecedents in mind, we wish to examine architectural form today, from a threefold perspective. First, we would like to study the way in which form is produced, dealt with, or confronted by contemporary designers. Secondly, we would like to know how architects examine and study form in discursive (i.e communicative, theoretical, historiographical, but also representational) terms. Finally, we would like to evaluate the way in which innovative formal analyses affect architectural form at all scales within the built environment. Footprint 22 will follow a tripartite trajectory, advancing an understanding of formal studies which transverses ontological, epistemological and onto-epistemological perspectives. These perspectives directly correspond to the notions of morphogenesis, formalism and in-formation. Following this sequence, from an ontological perspective, morphogenetic studies deal with the processes in which matter actively co-produces its various formal expressions. Synchronously, formal discourse and morpho-typological studies function as an analytical tool for the examination of these processes. Both morphogenetic explorations and formalist approaches, while imperative for any formal study, do not suffice unless complemented with their intensive in-between: in-formation, or the way in which formal discourses and their outcomes influence form itself, and vice versa. We trust that by interrelating these three approaches, we can contribute to contemporary formal explorations by substituting an object-based approach with one that examines the reciprocity of formal emergence. Emulating Joseph Kosuth’s well-known triptychs, we aim to situate the question of architectural form in our time between a series of interpretations that transcend a supposed autonomy as well as a univocal cultural or epistemological origin. With these objectives in mind, we encourage various types of contributions. We welcome contributions consisting of full scientific articles that examine formal studies in pedagogy and research, critical reflections on the question of form in contemporary architecture, and theoretical and historiographical approaches that assess the formal discourse of architecture. In addition, we are expecting graphic and/or textually reasoned analyses of projects and buildings which suggest innovations in architectural form. Finally, we invite contributions in the form of review articles that critically reassess key literature related to this topic. Footprint #22 will be published in Spring 2018. Authors of full articles (6000-8000 words) are requested to submit their contributions to the editors before 1 May, 2017. Full articles will go through a double blind peer-review process. Review articles (2000–4000 words) and reasoned analyses (2000 words, 2 – 5 images) will be selected by the editors on the basis of a short summary (maximum 500 words) which must also be submitted before 1 May, 2017. All authors should include a short bio (300 words) with their submissions. We ask authors to refer to Footprint Author Guidelines, available at For submissions and inquiries, please contact editors Stavros Kousoulas and Jorge Mejía Hernández at
  • SAH 73rd Annual International Conference

    Seattle | Dates: 29 Apr – 03 May, 2020
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  • SAH 72nd Annual International Conference

    Providence | Dates: 24 – 28 Apr, 2019
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  • CCA Visiting Scholars Program

    Montreal | Dates: 07 Feb – 31 Mar, 2017
    The CCA supports innovative, advanced research on the history, theory, and criticism of architecture and design from a broad interdisciplinary perspective. As a research centre and museum, the CCA emphasizes themes that are particularly relevant to current discourses on the built environment—contemporary design theory, media archaeology and digital processes of design and communication, transformation of the professional practice, environmental histories— but also other current cultural, social, economic, technological, and political issues. In order to strengthen a research-oriented collection, the CCA continues to acquire new material, including born digital projects. The Visiting Scholar Program therefore welcomes research projects that make use of the CCA Collection as a primary source, explore specific archives in depth, and produce critical and relevant (re)readings. The proposed projects should be original, significant and feasible. In recent years, the CCA has worked with scholars and professionals at various stages in their careers whose disciplinary background ranges from history and theory of architecture, the city and landscape, as well as anthropology, geography, sociology, literature, and philosophy to emerging digital technology. In addition to scholarly projects, the CCA welcomes applications from practicing architects, planners, urban designers, and landscape architects, other professionals active in critical practices related to the built environment, and cultural producers who are carrying out research on architecture from any disciplinary perspective. The general objective of the Visiting Scholar Program is to foster intellectual debate and nurture an exchange with the CCA as well as with the scholarly community in Montreal and internationally. We strongly encourage visiting scholars with research projects based on recent acquisitions to check and confirm availability with before submitting their project proposals. Appointments are made through an open application and a selection process conducted by an international jury comprised of members both external and internal to the institution. Residencies are granted for periods of two months during the summer. Visiting Scholars receive research stipends, financial support to cover travel costs, a private office at the CCA, and administrative support as needed. They must relate their individual research projects to current initiatives at the CCA. During their residency, they pursue individual research projects and will present their individual research project in a public seminar series. Moreover, they are asked to participate in other CCA activities and to contribute content to the CCA website. The call for applications is now open. The deadline is March 31, 2017. Applications should be submitted through the CCA online application portal. We will notify the recipients and all applicants of their status in May 2017.
  • Edgar Miller’s Times: The Interwar Cultural Context of Edgar Miller’s Artistry

    Chicago | Dates: 09 – 09 Mar, 2017
    IV: Edgar Miller’s Times
    The Interwar Cultural Context of Edgar Miller’s Artistry
    Location: DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton Ave.
    Date: Thursday, March 9th, 6:00pm

    Zac Bleicher (Director - Edgar Miller Legacy)
    Jennifer Scott (Director - Jane Addams Hull-House Museum)
    Robert Bruegmann (Architectural Historian & Author)

    Registration is free.
  • Edgar Miller, The Artist: The Fine and Folk Art of Edgar Miller

    Chicago | Dates: 25 – 25 Feb, 2017
    III: Edgar Miller, The Artist
    The Fine and Folk Art of Edgar Miller
    Location: Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario St.
    Date: Saturday, February 25th, 2:00pm

    Zac Bleicher (Director - Edgar Miller Legacy)
    Rolf Achilles (Assistant Professor, Historic Preservation - SAIC)
    Lisa Stone (Curator, Roger Brown Study Collection - SAIC)
    Wendy Greenhouse, PhD (Art Historian)

    Registration is free.
  • SECAC 2017: VRA affiliate members CALL FOR PAPERS

    Columbus | Dates: 03 Feb – 20 Apr, 2017
    The theme of our proposed VRA affiliate session: “How can we help? Zooming in on new services that libraries and archives provide in the age of rich multi-media scholarly publishing and emerging technologies.” This session aims to address the way in which visual resources centers, libraries, and archives assist their respective departments in developing innovative new research methodologies. By presenting a range of case studies from selected academic institutions, we hope to highlight exciting digital projects that utilize rich multi-media primary sources.
  • 2017 George B. Tatum Annual International Conference Fellowship

    Glasgow | Dates: 03 Feb – 01 Mar, 2017
    2017 Application Instructions
    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    The Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians’ George B. Tatum Annual Fellowship underwrites membership, travel and lodging expenses related to attending the Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians.  The Tatum Fellowship is open to graduate students and advanced undergraduates enrolled in architectural history and theory programs at colleges and universities located in the Greater Philadelphia region.  These include: Bryn Mawr College, Princeton University, Rutgers University, Temple University, University of Delaware, and the University of Pennsylvania.

    Preference is given to candidates who are not presenting papers at the conference, although the committee reserves the right to make the award to a candidate who is presenting.  Eligible expenses (up to $1,200.00 for 2017) will be reimbursed for travel, lodging and a one year student national membership, with basic registration fees contributed by the national organization.

    Applications are to be submitted by e-mail attachment to the Philadelphia Chapter SAH at no later than Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The fellowship recipient will be notified by April 1, 2017.

    Applicants must submit the following:
    •           Cover letter, not to exceed two pages, discussing their research interests, accomplishments to-date, and professional goals
    •           CV or resume
    •           Name and contact information for their advisor or principal professor

    The Award winner is required to give an informal program on their thesis/dissertation research, or another topic of interest, to the Philadelphia Chapter members within six months of the conclusion of the Conference.

    Questions?  Please contact William Whitaker, Chapter President and Chairman, George B. Tatum Annual Fellowship Selection Committee at or 215-898-8323.

    For details on the 2017 SAH Annual International Conference visit:
  • For the Love of Farnsworth: A Celebration to Benefit Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House

    Dates: 18 – 18 Feb, 2017
    Exhibition Dates: 2.16.17 - 2.19.17
    Reception: Saturday,  February 18, 2017 | 6 - 10pm
    Matthew Rachman Gallery | 1659 W. Chicago Avenue, Chicago IL 60622
    Please join Matthew Rachman Gallery and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as they collaborate on the return of a very special event, “For the Love of Farnsworth: A Celebration to Benefit Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House.” The second annual fundraiser will be held from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM at Matthew Rachman Gallery in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. 

    The elegant evening will include libations from Chicago’s premier mixology boutique, SpritzOlogy, and craft beer from award winning Naperville brewery, Solemn Oath, as well as mouth-watering small plates and desserts from talented local chefs at Jordan’s Food of Distinction. The evening will also feature a short address by Mary Lu Seidel, Chicago Field Director for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and a brief discussion led by Guests of Honor, Chicago-based artistic duo, Luftwerk. 

    The gallery will exhibit a specially-curated collection of artwork (at which ten percent of all art sales throughout the duration of the exhibition will directly benefit the Farnsworth House), silent auction items, and musical performances by original composer Owen Clayton Condon. 

    Tickets are $95.00 per individual, or $175.00 per couple, and can be purchased at Proceeds from tickets sales directly benefit the Farnsworth House. 

    If you are unable to attend, but would like to learn more about the Farnsworth House, or to make a donation in your absence, please visit or

    Specially-curated artwork will hang in the gallery February 16 - 19, 2017.
  • CFP: The American School of Architecture: Building on the Plains 1947-67

    Norman | Dates: 02 – 13 Feb, 2017
    The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma will host an exhibition
    on the American School of Architecture in the spring of 2019. We invite scholarly
    contributions to the exhibition catalog. Please submit an abstract of 400-500 words and
    a C.V. to Stephanie Pilat and Luca Guido by Monday, February 13th, 2017. Decisions
    will be made by Friday, March 17th. Final papers of 4,000 – 8,000 words will be due by
    August 1st, 2017. Papers from accepted abstracts will undergo peer-review before

    “A new school, probably the only indigenous one in the United States” is how the
    architect Donald MacDonald once characterized the school of architecture that
    developed under the guidance of Bruce Goff and Herb Greene at the University of
    Oklahoma in the 1950s and ‘60s. At the time, architecture schools in the United States
    followed a curriculum inspired by either the French Beaux Arts school or the German
    Bauhaus school. On one hand, the French model centered on studies of classical
    principles of design and entailed meticulous copying of the great classical architecture of Greece and Rome. On the other hand, schools such as the Illinois Institute of
    Technology and the Harvard Graduate School of Design adapted the Bauhaus
    curriculum model—known for embracing industry and abstraction in art, architecture and design—to the American context. Only the curricular experiment started by Goff at the University of Oklahoma stood apart from these two trends: it was an original and
    authentically American approach to architecture and pedagogy.

    Under the leadership of Bruce Goff (1904-82), Herb Greene (b. 1929), Mendel
    Glickman (1895-1967), and many others, OU faculty developed a curriculum that
    emphasized individual creativity, organic forms, and experimentation. As MacDonald
    described, there emerged “a truly American ethic, which is being formulated without the
    usual influence of the European or Asian architectural forms and methodologies
    common on the East and West coasts of the United States.” Indeed, the faculty rejected the rote copying of historical styles as well as the abstract minimalist approach popular elsewhere. Students were taught to look to sources beyond the accepted canon of western architecture and to find inspiration in everyday objects, the natural landscape, and non-western cultures such as the designs of Native American tribes of Oklahoma and the Western plains. This rejection of existing pedagogical models in favor of experimentation reflected Goff’s own training. He was never formally educated in architecture; rather he learned architecture by doing it, having started in practice at the age of 12. As Frank Gehry describes, “Bruce Goff suffered the shadow of Uncle Frank [Lloyd Wright], but pushed the frontier forward and extended Wright’s legacy. He was an American. Like Wright he was the model iconoclast, the paradigm of America. He was of the American conscience, the antidote to Gropius’s pontifical European presence; one of the roads to an American architecture…” This radical approach to design drew students to Oklahoma from as far away as Japan and South America and later spread the American School influence to their practices in California, Hawaii, Japan, and beyond.

    We invite papers on all aspects of the American School and its legacy including: the
    work of individual architects (see list below); the curriculum and pedagogical approach;
    related developments in other artistic disciplines such as painting, sculpture and
    decorative arts; and the ways in which the American School has influenced
    contemporary architects such as Frank Gehry and Michael Reynolds. Interested
    scholars may request access to the research teams’ bibliography, archival guide and
    materials including interviews with architects of the American School.

    For more information contact: Stephanie Pilat, Ph.D., Director of the Division of
    Architecture at the University of Oklahoma at:

    Architects may include:
    Edward R. Aotani
    Violeta Autumn
    John Davis
    Arthur Dyson
    Robert L. Faust
    Harvey Ferrero
    Bruce Goff
    Herb Greene
    James A. Gresham
    Varouj Z. Hairabedian
    Arn Henderson
    Blaine Imel
    Takeo Ito
    Michael P. Johnson
    Arthur Kohara
    Takenobu Mohri
    G.K. “Mickey” Muennig
    William Murphy
    Shizuo Oka
    Robert K. Overstreet
    Bart Prince
    W. Arley Rinehart
    Rex Slack
    William R. Stover
  • Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection Library Research Fellowship Program, 2017-2018

    Sacramento | Dates: 02 – 24 Feb, 2017
    Thanks to generous ongoing funding from the Elios Charitable Foundation and additional funding from the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Foundation, the University Library at California State University, Sacramento is pleased to announce the continuation of the Library Research Fellowship Program to support the use of the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection by fellows for scholarly research in Hellenic studies while in residence in Sacramento, CA. The Program provides a limited number of fellowships ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to help offset transportation and living expenses incurred during the tenure of the awards and is open to external researchers anywhere in the world at the doctoral through senior scholar levels (including independent scholars) working in fields encompassed by the Collection’s strengths who reside outside a 75-mile radius of Sacramento. The term of fellowships can vary between two weeks and three months, depending on the nature of the research, and for the current cycle will be tenable from July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018. The fellowship application deadline is February 24, 2017. No late applications will be considered.
    Consisting of the holdings of the former Speros Basil Vryonis Center for the Study of Hellenism, the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection is the premier Hellenic collection in the western United States and one of the largest of its kind in the country, currently numbering approximately 75,000 volumes. It comprises a large circulating book collection, journal holdings, electronic resources, non-print media materials, rare books, archival materials, art and artifacts. With its focus on the Hellenic world, the Collection contains early through contemporary materials across the social sciences and humanities relating to Greece, the Balkans, the Ottoman Empire and modern Turkey, and the surrounding region, with particular strengths in Byzantine, post-Byzantine, and Modern Greek studies, including the Greek diaspora. There is a broad representation of over 20 languages in the Collection, with a rich assortment of primary source materials. Since 2009 the collection has experienced particularly dramatic growth through two major gift acquisitions. For further information about the Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection, visit
    For the full Library Research Fellowship Program description and application instructions, see: Questions about the Program can be directed to George I. Paganelis, Curator, Tsakopoulos Hellenic Collection (
  • Call for Authors for History of Human Spaces Series

    Dates: 02 Feb – 01 May, 2017
    History of Human Spaces series
    Praeger Publishing

    Praeger Publishing, an academic publisher, based in Santa Barbara, California (<>) is seeking authors for two titles in our History of Human Spaces series. This series explores the history of spaces, both public and private, and the objects typically associated with those spaces. Each 70-80,000 word volume will utilize those objects and spaces to reflect on larger social, economic, and cultural themes. Each volume will focus on North America from colonial times to the present-day, but will include an introductory chapter tracing the history of the space from the beginnings of Western (or, in some cases, world) history. The series will start with eight titles: bedroom, bathroom, kitchen (private); office, school, factory, bar/tavern, and restaurant. Six titles have thus far been assigned. We are looking for authors for the RESTAURANT and OFFICE titles.

    We are seeking academics in the fields of material culture, social history, and related fields. Interested parties should contact acquisitions editor James Ciment at<>. Please attach a CV.
  • The Concrete Atlantis Revisited

    London | Dates: 02 – 28 Feb, 2017
    The Concrete Atlantis Revisited is a new exhibition conceived by the Museum of Architecture that takes Reyner Banham’s 1986 book as a starting point to examine the influence of industrial architecture on the built environment. Starting from masters of the Modern Movement in the early 20th century – Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius and Erich Mendelsohn – the exhibition traces the role concrete silos have played in the architectural production to the present day. The special focus of the exhibition is a series of photographs taken by Adam Elstein of the grain silos in Buffalo, New York. 
    Running at MoA’s temporary exhibition space in South Kensington, the exhibition draws together a variety of material, from photography to architectural models, magazines, books and archival imagery. 

    Tracing what he sees as the “true sources of the International Style”, in “A Concrete Atlantis” Reyner Banham examines the role of the American industrial model for European architects of the early 20th century. Banham suggests that the US was idealised as the “motherland of industry”, where modernity was already a reality, and that European architects sought to design buildings that were “as functionally honest and as structurally economical as any American factory.” “A Concrete Atlantis Revisited” brings this analysis to life through a critical examination of the fascination with industrial architecture made possible through the juxtaposition of past and present work.
    The exhibition is structured around three different sections: the opening section puts on display the work of architectural photographer Adam Elstein. Elstein’s photographs depict the grain silos in Buffalo, New York, that have captivated the imagination and incited the theoretical discourse of Modernist architects. The second part of the exhibition traces the influence of silo architecture on Le Corbusier, Erich Mendelsohn and Walter Gropius both through their work and writing. The final section of the exhibition showcases the work of contemporary architecture practices, such as Heatherwick Studio and MVRDV, that re-imagines the silo today. ​

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