SAH Newsletter

November 2016 Newsletter

by SAH News | Nov 16, 2016

 
November 2016 Volume LX, No. 11 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter
 
annual fund    Please Give to the SAH Annual Fund
We are proud of the work the Society of Architectural Historians does to carry out its mission and to provide its members with exceptional resources and experiences that enrich professional growth and expand opportunities for individuals at all stages of their careers. We hope you share our pride and support our work by making a donation to the SAH Annual Fund.

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honorees    SAH Honors Pete Landon, Sarah Herda and Richard H. Driehaus at Gala
SAH held its 7th annual Awards Gala on Friday, November 4, at The Racquet Club of Chicago. Over 180 members of SAH and the Chicago architectural community came together to honor Graham Foundation director Sarah Herda, philanthropist Richard H. Driehaus and architect Peter Landon, FAIA. The event raised over $126,000 for SAH’s educational programs and the ongoing restoration of its headquarters, the Landmark Charnley-Persky House

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SAH Archipedia    SAH Archipedia Seeks Scholar Contributors            
SAH Archipedia is an authoritative online encyclopedia of the built world published jointly by SAH and the University of Virginia Press. For SAH Archipedia 3.0, we invite contributors to utilize this robust digital content and associated metadata to produce scholarship that will interpret the built environment of the United States—buildings, infrastructure, and landscapes—through thematic and place-based essays. Deadline January 31.

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book jacket    More SAH/Mellon Author Award-Winning Books Available
SAH is happy to announce that five of the book projects funded by the SAH/Mellon Author Awards, which the society has administered since 2013, have been published to date. (Since this feature ran last month, two additional books have been added: A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War by Daniel A. Barber and Becoming an Architect in Renaissance Italy: Art, Science, and the Career of Baldassarre Peruzzi by Ann C. Huppert.)

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students    New Charnley-Persky House "Charrette Tours" for Architecture Students
This past year, the Chicago House Museums Collective, also known as At Home in Chicago (Charnley-Persky House is a member), discussed the recent book by Franklin D. Vagnone and Deborah E. Ryan, Anarchist’s Guide to Historic House Museums (2016). The manifesto calls for America’s house museums to take new approaches and expand their purpose beyond the traditional museum, creating more inclusive, interactive, and engaging experiences for visitors.

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    Announcing New JSAH Editors
SAH is pleased to announce that two new Editors have been appointed to the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH). Keith Eggener, the Marion D. Ross Distinguished Professor of Architectural History at University of Oregon has been named the JSAH Editor Designate for 2017 and will assume the three-year JSAH Editorship in 2018 when current Editor Patricia Morton’s term comes to an end. In addition, Alka Patel, associate professor of architectural history at the University of California, Irvine, has agreed to serve as a JSAH Book Review Editor and will review books on architecture in Africa, Asia and Europe before 1750.

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Nebraska    SAH Archipedia: Nebraska's 100 Classic Buildings Completed
With the addition of fifty new entries, Nebraska's 100 Classic Buildings are now complete on SAH Archipedia. From the Bordeaux Trading Post to the Stuhr Museum of the Prairie Pioneer, state coordinators H. Keith Sawyers and Peter Olshavsky have contributed a series of entries that explore the architectural history of the state of Nebraska.

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    Highlights from SAHARA: Commerce, Part 1
The offerings in SAHARA of images related to commerce are so vast that we decided to break it into parts. This month we take a first look at retail. These images include eye-catching signs, inviting entrances, a very wide span of display choices, and architecture from street stalls to grand shopping palaces.

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    Study Day Report: Louis Kahn in San Diego and La Jolla
By Zirwat Chowdhury, Study Program Fellowship Recipient
With the generous support of a Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholars Fellowship, I was able to attend SAH’s “Louis Kahn Study Day” on Friday, November 4. My aim was to think through some of the questions that I am currently exploring in my own work about how, as a living monument, Kahn’s National Assembly Building in Dhaka participates in contemporary political debates about representative democracy in Bangladesh.

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Tinganes    Connectivity and 'Green' Craft: Exploring the Infrastructure and Architecture of the Faroe Islands
By Danielle S. Willkens, 2015 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
On one particularly foggy morning, my explorations through the Faroe Islands started with an unexpected scene. I was staying in Hoyvík, a suburb of the capital of Tórshavn on Streymoy, and as I traveled down the winding road from my rented room, I watched a series of red-faced pre-teens run up the hill.

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Current SAH Opportunities
HABS-SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship: Permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer of 2017. Deadline December 31.

Latrobe Chapter Annual Conference Fellowship: Helps a graduate student or emerging professional in architectural history or a related field travel to and attend the SAH 2017 Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, June 7-11. Deadline January 1.

Charles E. Peterson Fellowship of the Buildings of the United States and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia: Annual fellowship that supports the participation of a graduate student in the research and writing for a volume in the BUS series and/or SAH Archipedia. Deadline January 2.

Call for Nominations to the JSAH Editorial Advisory Committee: SAH invites nominations and self-nominations for two individuals to serve on the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Editorial Advisory Committee for a term of four years starting April 15, 2017. Deadline January 15.

Call for Sessions: SAH 2018 Annual International Conference: SAH invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, to chair a session at its 2018 St. Paul conference (April 18-22). Deadline January 17.
 
SAH Chapter and Partner News
On Wednesday, December 14, the Latrobe Chapter will present "Papertrails and Polychromies at Persepolis: Working on Monuments of Darius the Great (549-486 BCE) in Iran." Alexander Nagel will talk about his work on the monuments on the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Persepolis and look at early 20th-century polychrome Persian architecture displays in Washington, D.C.

SAH welcomes its newest chapter SAH-PGH (Pittsburgh)! The chapter recently led a walking tour through East Allegheny, which attracted local artists, architects, preservationists, developers, university faculty and a couple of scholars from Germany and Romania. The chapter aims to build a diverse membership of local professionals and academics from nearby universities and museums. Check out the chapter's Facebook group.

In New Orleans at our annual conference, SESAH announced the recipients of the 2016 publication awards: Kenneth Hafertepe’s book The Material Culture of German Texans (Texas A&M Press); Dana Byrd’s article “Motive Power: Fans, Punkahs, and Fly Brushes in the Antebellum South,” in Buildings and Landscapes; and Louis Nelson’s essay, “The Falmouth House and Store: The Social Landscapes of Caribbean Commerce in the Eighteenth Century,” in Building the British Atlantic World.

On the occasion of its10th anniversary, EAHN invites scholars to join them in rethinking one of their founding questions, namely, how to interpret the inextricable ties between knowledge and geopolitics, an issue that arose from the naming of their network. Papers are invited for a special issue of the EAHN journal Architectural Histories. The deadline to submit is December 31.

A SHERA-sponsored panel, a membership meeting, and a dinner will take place during the 2016 Annual Convention of the Association of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), November 17–20, in Washington, D.C. Marriott Wardman Park, followed by a complimentary tour of the Hillwood Mansion and open entrance to Gardens and Special Exhibits.
 
SAH Career Center
Visit the Career Center to view the jobs below or to purchase and post a job announcement.

University of Pennsylvania - Assistant Professor of Architecture - History & Theory
UCLA - Assistant Professor in Art History/Arts of the Islamic World
Tufts University - Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, in Architectural History and Theory
University of California, Riverside - Assistant Professor in Art and Material Culture of the Islamic World
Princeton University - Assistant Professor in the History and Theory of Architecture
Barnard College, Columbia University - Assistant Professor, Architectural History and Theory
Brandeis University - Assistant Professor in the History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture
Northwestern University - History of Architecture, Global Modern and Contemporary
Swarthmore College - Assistant Professor of Architectural History
UW-Madison - Lynn and Gary Mecklenburg Chair of Textiles, Material Culture, and Design
Harvard University - Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor in Landscape Architectural History
Delft Univeristy of Technology - Assistant Professor of History and Architecture & Urban Planning
Rice University - Wortham Fellowship
Miami University - Assistant Professor
Pomona College - Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Medieval Mediterranean/Islamic Art History
 
Members in the News
Ethel Goodstein-Murphree: AIA Award of Merit
Jonathan Mekinda: Friends of Switzerland Stratton Fellow
 
SAH November Booklist
Read the November Booklist of recently published architecture books and related works. Booklists and exhibition catalog lists are selected by Barbara Opar, architecture librarian, Syracuse University Library.
 
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