SAH 2020 Virtual Conference

SAH 2020 Virtual Conference

Mark your calendars for the Society of Architectural Historians' first-ever virtual conference on Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, 2020! The SAH 2020 Virtual Conference will bring together professionals from around the world who focus on the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life.


If you previously registered for the SAH 73rd Annual International Conference in Seattle, you must use our refund request form to transfer your registration to the virtual conference. Please DO NOT create a new registration. Thank you.

The SAH 2020 Virtual Conference is open to all. Registration is $100, which will help underwrite the cost of presenting the conference virtually. Registration closes April 22, 2020.


If you need assistance registering, please email

Conference Program

The SAH Virtual Conference will include themed paper sessions, open sessions, and Graduate Student Lightning Talks, with the goal of presenting every session and as many papers as possible virtually through Zoom on April 30 and May 1, according to the original schedule, in Pacific Daytime Time (PDT). 

View the conference schedule. (Subject to change; speakers are still being confirmed for the virtual conference.)

In addition to the paper sessions, the SAH 2020 Virtual Conference will include programs such as the Eduard F. Sekler Talk with Mabel O. Wilson, the State of SAH Address, the Introductory Address, roundtables, and SAH Affiliate Group discussions that were originally scheduled for the cancelled SAH 73rd Annual International Conference in Seattle. These programs will take place virtually on various dates in April and May. More information will be announced soon.

All of the content that we present online will be available to those who register for the virtual conference. Thank you for your patience as we work to finalize the details.  


Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions, intended to help answer questions you may have.

Conference Committee

SAH thanks the members of the Seattle  Committee for the tremendous work they've put into organizing our 73rd Annual International Conference. We are striving to make as much content from the Seattle conference available virtually as possible.

  • Victoria M. Young, Conference Chair, SAH First Vice President, University of St. Thomas
  • Ann C. Huppert, Local Co-Chair, University of Washington
  • Thaisa Way, Local Co-Chair, University of Washington and Dumbarton Oaks
  • Judy Bowes, Graduate Student Conference Coordinator, University of Washington
  • Betsy Anderson, Tour Organizer




SAH is extremely grateful to the Seattle conference registrants who chose to donate their registration fees to the Society. Thank you for your generosity and support of the SAH 2020 Virtual Conference.


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
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