Call for Self-Nominations: SAH CONNECTS Program and Advisory Committee

by SAH News | Dec 16, 2020

Committee Chair: Carla Yanni, SAH Second Vice President, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, USA

The Society of Architectural Historians invites SAH members to submit self-nominations to serve on the SAH CONNECTS Program and Advisory Committee. This committee will begin meeting in spring 2021.

The purpose of SAH CONNECTS is to allow for virtual sharing of scholarship, discussion of timely issues related to the history of the built environment, professional development workshops, book discussions, and other types of programs that will advance knowledge in the field of architectural history.

SAH encourages self-nominations from members whose intellectual and professional contributions are linked to diversity and inclusivity, thus bringing a multiplicity of voices to this committee. Members who study every time period and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape, urban history, heritage studies, and social justice as related to architecture, are welcome to apply.

The SAH second vice president, in consultation with the SAH Executive Committee, will select the committee members.

Submission Guidelines

SAH members who wish to be considered for this committee should submit:

  1. Name, professional affiliation (if applicable), address, telephone, and email address (Please ensure that the information you are providing matches, if applicable, an existing SAH profile/membership account to avoid misdirecting communications. If it does not match what SAH has on file, please update your existing member profile to match your current information.)
  2. A current CV (2 pages maximum)
  3. A 500-word statement explaining why you wish to join the committee

Proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. CST, Sunday, January 31, 2021. The submission portal will close automatically at this time.

Only proposals submitted through the online portal can be considered.

Additional Information

SAH CONNECTS proposals will be reviewed by an ad hoc Programming and Advisory Committee.

The SAH second vice president will chair the committee.

The SAH president, executive director, and director of programs will serve as ex-officio members.  

The members of the committee will be selected by the second vice president in consultation with the SAH Executive Committee.

The committee will also include three members of SAH. A call for programming committee members will go out to the SAH membership every two years in January. Terms are renewable.

The total number of people on the committee will be seven, as follows: SAH second vice president, 3 members at-large, SAH president (Ex-officio), SAH executive director (Ex-officio), and SAH director of programs (ex-officio).

The committee will consult with other SAH members as needed; for book related events, the committee will consult with the editor-in-chief of the JSAH.

SAH will publish calls for proposals for SAH CONNECTS programs quarterly.

Preference will be given to programs that have the support of the SAH IDEAS Committee and SAH Affiliate Groups.

Preference will be given to topics related to current events, recent exhibitions, and/or recent publications.

SAH CONNECTS programs will not take place during the month of the SAH Annual International Conference and will not compete with post-conference events such as roundtables. An SAH CONNECTS program should not mimic the form and content of an SAH conference paper session, but rather should employ formats such as discussions, panels, roundtables, and workshops.




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.
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