August 2017 Newsletter

by SAH News | Aug 14, 2017

August 2017 Volume LXI, No. 8 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter
tenement    SAH/Mellon Author Award Winners
SAH has named Chanchal Dadlani, Farhan Karim, Fabiola Lopez-Duran, Conor P. Lucey, Sun-Young Park, Avigail Sachs, Suzanne Strum and Zachary J. Violette as the recipients of the 2017 SAH/Mellon Author Awards. These awards are designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment, and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images or for commissioning maps, charts or line drawings in their publications.

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  SAH Awards Gala Tickets On Sale September 5
SAH will present the SAH Awards for Architectural Excellence at its 8th Annual Awards Gala on Friday, November 17, at the Racquet Club of Chicago. This year's honorees include Ralph Johnson, FAIA, Sharon Johnston, FAIA and Mark Lee, and Col. Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret). Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 5.

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  Edilia and François-Auguste de Montêquin Fellowship
SAH is accepting applications for the Edilia and François-Auguste de Montêquin Fellowship. This award provides support for travel related to research on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture. Stipends for a junior scholar and a senior scholar will be awarded in 2018.

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Saint Paul    Call for Meeting Room Request: SAH 2018 Saint Paul Conference
The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting proposals for roundtable discussions, meetings, and informational presentations for the SAH 2018 Annual International Conference to be held in Saint Paul, MN, April 18–22. A limited number of slots will be available for the midday break and during the hours of the daily conference proceedings.

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logo    Membership Dues Increase as of October 1, 2017
The SAH Board has approved a small dues increase for SAH members starting October 1, 2017, coinciding with the start of SAH’s fiscal year. As SAH increases its member benefits, its operating costs continue to increase. Please know we strive to keep your membership dues as low as possible, scrutinizing any cost savings we can make, without discontinuing any member services.

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Macedonia Palace Hotel    SAHARA Highlights: 2015 SAH-Getty International Program Grantees
We are overdue in recognizing the SAH-Getty International Program recipients who attended the SAH 2015 Annual International Conference in Chicago and who contributed wonderfully diverse content to SAHARA. If you were lucky enough to meet any of the recipients, you know how much enthusiasm they brought to the conference.

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dome    The Dome as Ornament
By 'Deyemi Akande, 2016 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
Since the start of my tours, I have only had the opportunity to see cathedrals of the Gothic genre. So you can imagine my delight as I made my way to the Berlin Cathedral. Camera in hand without a care in the world, I had the mien of a kid going to a candy store. I must confess, more than anything I have come to see, the cathedral dome remains priority.

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Discount on SAH/Mellon Author Award-Winning Book  
University of Pittsburgh Press is offering a 30% discount plus free shipping (U.S. and Canada) for SAH members for Itohan Osayimwese’s new book, Colonialism and Modern Architecture in Germany, funded in part by an SAH/Mellon Author Award. Individuals can order at, and enter Promo Code SAH17 in the shopping cart to receive the special price + shipping. The books's ISBN number is 9780822945086. This offer will expire 12/31/2017.

Getty Library Research Grants 
Applications for the 2018 Getty Library Research Grants are now available online. The deadline to apply is October 16, 2017. Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support to researchers of all nationalities whose projects demonstrate a compelling need to use Getty Research Institute materials, and whose place of residence is more than 80 miles from the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Please contact GRI Library Reference with any questions at

Getty Scholars Program
The 2018/2019 academic year at the Getty Research Institute will be devoted to MONUMENTALITY. Monuments and the monumental address fundamental questions of art and architectural history such as size and scale. Applicants are encouraged to address monumentality in all of its distinct forms, as embodied by various cultures and powers throughout history. Research trajectories to consider include the role of monumentality as a tool for nation building, the subversive potential of monument making, and the monumental in buildings, sculptures, installations, murals, and even small-scale objects. Application available here. The application deadline is October 2, 2017. 
Current SAH Opportunities
SAH/GAHTC Grants: In partnership with GAHTC, SAH is offering Research-to-Teaching Grants and Field Seminar Travel Grants. 

SAH Study Program Fellowship: Open to current full-time graduate students and emerging professionals to participate in the SAH Field Seminar to China, December 26-January 7. Deadline August 31.

SAH Board Nominations: The SAH Nominating Committee seeks your nominations for five new SAH Board members and a Second Vice President. Deadline September 1.

Call for Partnerships: SAH seeks partners to organize tours of the built environment for our youth-oriented American Architecture and Landscape Field Trip program. Deadline September 1. 

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship: This $50,000 award allows a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. Deadline October 1.

SAH Membership Grant for Emerging Professionals: This award provides emerging scholars with a one-year electronic SAH membership. Deadline October 1.
SAH Chapter and Partner News
Registration for SESAH Lynchburg is open! Come to the Hill City for conference papers and tours set against a backdrop of seasonal color. Lynchburg’s architectural landscape stretches from Federal to Mid-Century Modern, catalogued in four historic districts downtown with a fifth drawn around Harlem Renaissance poet and activist Anne Spencer. A signature of our annual conference will be a private event at Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Join us October 11-14, 2017. To register, visit

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is sponsoring a panel at the upcoming 49th Annual ASEEES Convention that will take place at Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile on 9-12 November 2017. The Emerging Scholar Prize will be announced prior to the event. SHERA Membership meeting is scheduled for November 11, 12-1:30 pm, 4th, Armitage Room, followed by Membership dinner at 8 pm.
SAH Career Center
Visit the Career Center to view the jobs below or to purchase and post a job announcement
Princeton University - Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
Colorado College - Lecturer Architectural History
KU Leuven - Junior Research Assistant/Designer
Members in the News
Richard L. Cleary: The Architecture of Sports in Places Journal
Heather Hyde Minor: Notre Dame's Academic Director of Rome Global Gateway
Ken Tadashi Oshima Lectures on Wright at 150 at Darwin Martin House, Buffalo, NY
Adnan Morshed in PUBLIC Journal: Invisible Migrant, Visit Architecture 
SAH August Booklist
Read the August Booklist of recently published architecture books and related works. Booklists and exhibition catalog lists are selected by Barbara Opar, architecture librarian, Syracuse University Library.
New SAH Members
SAH welcomes our newest members: William Butler, Nicole Foss, John Garton, Susan Holden, Maura Jackson, Shinya Katayama, Shelby Linck, Michal Murawski, Pania Mu, Aino Niskanen, Saleh Miller, Mark Schneider, Christina Shivers, Rose Tomasulo-Diamond, and Kathleen Wackrow.

Founded in 1940, the Society of Architectural Historians is an international nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national and international programs.

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