SAH David B. Brownlee Dissertation Award Roundtable
Thursday, May 6, 2021
12:00–1:30 PM CDT
In conjunction with the inaugural SAH David B. Brownlee Dissertation Award, the roundtable will host SAH Graduate Student Advisory Committee member Jessica Varner, SAH Second Vice President Carla Yanni, and the inaugural winner, Esther Choi of Princeton University, who will discuss the work of her dissertation, “The Organization of Life: Architecture and the Life Sciences in Britain, 1921–1951.”
In recognition of Professor Brownlee's wide-ranging interests, the conversation will provide a forum to discuss Professor Brownlee's legacy, the context of this first SAH dissertation award, and celebrate the award winner and their exceptional work. Conference attendees will gain insight into the background of the prize, the legacy of Prof. Brownlee, insight into current dissertation work (from the award winner), and audience members' contributions to the discussion. Overall, the roundtable provides a place to discuss the changing nature of architecture history dissertations at this moment in time.