SAH 2019 Annual International Conference

Society of Architectural Historians
72nd Annual International Conference
April 24-28, 2019 | Providence, Rhode Island

The HOTEL BOOKING deadline has been extended to Thursday, March 28, at 4 pm CDT.

The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 72nd Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, April 24-28, 2019. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals, and preservationists from around the world will convene to present new research on the history of the built environment and explore the architecture and landscape of Providence and nearby areas. The conference will include 38 paper sessions, roundtable and panel discussions, architecture tours, workshops, networking receptions, special events, and more.

Victoria Young, SAH 1st Vice President, University of St. Thomas

Dietrich Neumann, Brown University
Itohan Osayimwese, Brown University

Rhode Island Convention Center
One Sabin Street, Providence, RI 02903

Christopher Kirbabas, SAH Director of Programs, 312-573-1365

Key Dates

January 8, 2019
Early registration opens. Session chairs and speaker may add tours and events to their existing registration.

January 9, 2019
Speakers submit complete drafts of papers to session chairs

February 19, 2019
Early registration ends

February 20, 2019
Registration rates increase. Tour and event registration opens to the public.

February 22, 2019
Session chairs return papers with comments to speakers

March 4, 2019
Speakers complete any revisions and distribute copies of their paper to the session chair and the other session speakers.

March 21, 2019 at 4 pm CST
Deadline to book in the SAH room block at Omni Providence

April 12, 2019
Online registration closes at 12 pm CST


For sponsorship information, please contact Carolyn Garrett at 312-573-1365 or

Benefactor Sponsor


Patron Sponsors

1776 Foundation

Gill Family Foundation

Donor Sponsors

Urban Studies Program

Vincent J. Buonanno

Hope Foundation

Supporter Sponsors

History of Art and Architecture


Public Archaeology Laboratory

Roger Williams University
School of Architecture, Art and Historic Preservation

Patricia Sekler


SAH is grateful to the following organizations for their promotional support of the annual conference. For information on conference partnership, please contact Helena Dean.

Bristol Historical & Preservation Society
Historic New England
Historic Preservation Education Foundation
New England Chapter SAH (NESAH)
Newport Historical Society
Providence Preservation Society
Rhode Island Council for the Humanities
RISD Museum
Year of the City

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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