About SAH Archipedia:
SAH Archipedia is an interactive, media-rich online encyclopedia of American architecture developed by the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) in collaboration with University of Virginia Press (UVaP). SAH Archipedia is rooted in 70 years of research and publishing by SAH as well as SAH’s and UVaP's experience developing three online publications: JSAH online, SAH’s multimedia journal; SAHARA, SAH’s shared online image archive; and ROTUNDA, UVaP's digital publishing platform. All three of these online resources, which were funded by grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, grew out of the digital humanities revolution that began in the 1990s and that continues to grow with the ever-changing landscape of new technologies.
The first phase of SAH Archipedia
, which was funded by a $460,000 matching grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is an educational online resource of more than 10,000 building histories, photographs, maps and essays from the Society’s peer-reviewed Buildings of the United States
book series. SAH Archipedia
is published as two websites: SAH Archipedia Classic Buildings
, a free online encyclopedia that contains 100 of each state’s most representative buildings as well as teacher guides for using the information in the classroom. SAH Archipedia
, an even richer, fuller online edition that is available from UVa Press’s ROTUNDA through SAH membership and institutional subscriptions.
Eventually, as funding permits, SAH Archipedia will expand to include global architecture, landscapes and urbanism.
SAH Archipedia is a joint project of the Society of Architectural Historians and University of Virginia Press. Inquiries about the project should go to SAH Executive Director Pauling Saliga, at 312.573.1365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.