Method Acts is a series of virtual workshops focused on scholarly techniques for graduate students and emerging scholars in architectural history and adjacent fields. This series of two events will be a forum for discussing approaches to our work.
Historical methods are practices and are inherently political. The question of who gets to write history is inextricable from the politics of how they write it. The scope, subject, and mode of address, the historical evidence that is available in any given moment, and the orientation of the researcher all condition our encounters with the events and objects that we study. As architectural historians in early phases of our careers, we have the opportunity to orient our field toward broader forms of engagement.
Taking the abstract, bibliography, archive, and footnote as places where methods are imprinted, discussions will begin with 10-minute presentations by invited emerging scholars providing a concise overview of their research, their methodological frame, and a specific area where the intervention occurs: the abstract, bibliography, archive, or footnote. Following the discussions, the SAH Graduate Student Advisory Committee will moderate questions for approximately 30 minutes (with a 5-minute introduction and conclusion to the event).
Method Acts is organized by SAH Graduate Student Advisory Committee members Jia Yi Gu, Jonah Rowen, and Jessica Varner. The series is free and open to SAH members. Registration priority is given to graduate students and emerging scholars. Each program is limited to 45 participants. The series will not be recorded.
February 26 Workshop
Theme: Ethnographic and Material
Friday, February 26, 2021
3:00–4:15 PM CST
Event hosted on Zoom
Open to SAH members (SAH membership must be active at time of event.)
This program has reached capacity. To be placed on a waitlist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You will be contacted if a spot becomes available.