Two SAH Affiliate Groups Launch on SAH Commons

Sep 9, 2020 by SAH News
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Two SAH Affiliate Groups have just launched on SAH Commons, the scholarly network for SAH members on Humanities Commons. Learn more about the activities of the SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group and the SAH Women in Architecture Affiliate Group by joining their SAH Commons groups and visiting their sites.

SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group

Mission: to gather people together to foster scholarly inquiry on the history of the interior within and beyond the SAH, supporting teachers, researchers, archivists, librarians, publishers and practitioners.

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Group Admins:
Paula Lupkin, The University of North Texas, chair
Anca I. Lasc, Pratt Institute, secretary

Updates: Their site includes resources and opportunities related to historic interiors. They’re also organizing a virtual SAH CONNECTS program on October 21. Details will be announced soon.

SAH Women in Architecture Affiliate Group

Mission: to support the breadth of interests of SAH members, to build a sustainable professional community and signify a platform for wide-ranging inquiry into the projects around women in architecture and design.

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Group Admins:
Rebecca Siefert, Governors State University
Anna Sokolina, International Archive of Women in Architecture

Updates: In addition to developing their presence on SAH Commons, the Group has been electing a leadership team. Stay tuned for more information and details on upcoming events.

Joining SAH Affiliate Groups

SAH membership is required to participate in Affiliate Groups. SAH members may join Affiliate Groups at no additional cost. When renewing or joining, you will be able to indicate on the membership form the Affiliate Group(s) you would like to join. If you are a current SAH member, please email and indicate the Affiliate Group(s) that you would like to join.

If you want to participate in the activities of the SAH Affiliate Groups only, without the full benefits of SAH membership, you can join SAH at the Affiliate Membership rate ($25/year), which gives you complete access to all SAH Affiliate Groups as well as SAH Commons, where much of the work of the Affiliates Groups will be centered. Join or renew here.

About SAH Commons

Have you joined SAH Commons yet? A relatively new benefit of SAH membership, SAH Commons is part of Humanities Commons, designed by scholarly societies in the humanities to serve the needs of humanists as they engage in teaching and research that benefit the larger community. Unlike other social and academic communities, Humanities Commons is open-access, open-source, and nonprofit. It is focused on providing a space to discuss, share, and store cutting-edge research and innovative pedagogy—not on generating profits from users’ intellectual and personal data. Join SAH Commons to discover the latest open-access scholarship and teaching materials, make interdisciplinary connections, build a WordPress site of your own, and increase the impact of your work by sharing it in the repository.

How Do I Join SAH Commons?

If you do not yet have a Humanities Commons account, visit and click the “Register” button at upper right to join SAH Commons.

If you already have an account on Humanities Commons, your name should appear in the directory of SAH Commons members the next time you log in.

If you already have a Humanities Commons account but are unable to access SAH Commons, please do not create a new account. Granting access to SAH Commons is a manual process and the site recognizes you by your email address. Email us at and we’ll connect you.

How Do Groups Work?

Groups are a basic feature of Humanities Commons. Join a group for access to group discussion boards with e-mail notifications, file sharing, and collaborative documents. If you have a special project or problem on which you want to collaborate with other Humanities Commons members, you can start a group and invite others to join it

How Do Sites Work?

 Create a personal site to share information about your scholarship, boost your online presence, or to get feedback on a book or dissertation in progress. Alternatively, make a digital companion to your latest book, with images, audio and video files, and regular updates connecting your work to the world. Teaching or coediting a volume? Create a group site or blog where you can work collaboratively with others. By default, sites on the Commons are open to anyone, but you can restrict yours to its contributors or Commons members if you prefer.