The prestigious H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship allows a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year while observing, reading, writing, or sketching. Fellowship recipients are required to document their travels through monthly posts on the SAH Blog

2024 Recipients

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Palm Oil Landscapes in DR Congo

June 17, 2024


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On Layering: Surviving Angaur

March 13, 2024
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On Territory: Extractive Sovereignty and Australian Empire

January 19, 2024
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On Form: Infrastructuralism and the Schutzgebiet

November 16, 2023
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On Accumulation: Phosphorous and the Global Metabolic Rift

October 3, 2023
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On Invisibility: Chemification and Material Movements

August 29, 2023
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Resilience and Regeneration

December 1, 2023
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Neo-Andean Architecture in El Alto, Bolivia

August 25, 2023
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Composting Crisis into Community

July 17, 2023
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Freedom and Confinement: Voyages to Colombia

June 28, 2023
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From Local to Global: Interpreting the Golden Arch in Panama City

June 12, 2023


Reflections on Indigeneity, circumpolarity, oral history making, and architecture—in a comparative framework

October 19, 2022

Haida Gwaii: “at home on the chaaw salíi”

September 7, 2022

The South Yukon First Nations, and a cosmology of the land amidst the water

August 8, 2022

Iceland, and Moving West

July 8, 2022

7 Final Thoughts

March 8, 2023

Curious Art Nouveau

August 15, 2022

Layers of Meaning: Barcelona and Beyond

July 21, 2022

2019 Recipient

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A Year on the Road with my Iraqi Passport Studying War and Reconstruction across the World

August 1, 2023
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The Re-Making of Hiroshima as Peace Memorial City after the Bomb

May 12, 2023
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The City Designs itself: Tokyo in the Post-War Years

April 4, 2023

The Continuous Reinvention of Seoul

January 24, 2023

A City that Doesn’t Forget: Sarajevo Thirty Years after the War

July 8, 2022

When Organized Crime Organizes a City

June 8, 2022

Resistance and Urban Resilience in Barcelona

May 3, 2022

The Hidden Scars of the Spanish Civil War in Madrid

April 5, 2022

Homecoming: Stories from Baghdad

March 7, 2022

An Imagined Ottoman City in Istanbul

January 12, 2022

Architectural Reproduction vs. Reconstruction in Postwar Warsaw

December 1, 2021

The Many Shapes of Postwar Reconstruction in a Divided City

November 2, 2021

Berlin: Post-War Reconstruction (or Destruction)

October 4, 2021

2018 Recipients

From Displacement to Quarantine

May 14, 2020

The Journey To Displacement

April 6, 2020

At the Edge of Burma

March 9, 2020

Morocco's Streets of Many Ways

February 10, 2020

Australia's Unsettled Settlers

January 7, 2020

Dig or Die: Fighting for Refuge in Vietnam

December 5, 2019

The Volksdeutsche Return

November 1, 2019

Living on Italian Streets

October 7, 2019

Strangers in England

September 3, 2019

Turkish Leftovers

August 9, 2019

Building Neverland

July 1, 2019

The Jerusalem Syndrome

June 13, 2019

Not another Greek Tragedy

April 2, 2019

On Beauty and the City: A Brooks Final Report

November 1, 2019

Brick, Stucco, or Both: A Reflection on Surfaces

September 5, 2019

Łódź: The Promised Land, a City of Density and Diversity

August 5, 2019

Varying Responses to Urbanization in Four Central European Capitals

April 16, 2019

2017 Recipient

Mines, Mills, Museums: My Year as a Professional Industrial Heritage Tourist

September 3, 2019

Rjukan, Reflected: Twelve Short Essays on a Year of Global Industrial Heritage

August 9, 2019

The Invention of Labor: British Industrial Architecture and Representations of the Working Class

July 1, 2019

Images of Industry: Representation, Reinvention, and Reuse

May 31, 2019

The UNESCO Industrial Complex: Multi-Use Heritage in Germany and Belgium

May 7, 2019

Soundscapes of Industrial Heritage

April 2, 2019

Architectures of Wind, Water, and Wood: European Industry Before Steam Power

March 7, 2019

Incomplete Remains: Interpreting Mining Company Towns in Chile

February 1, 2019

District, Route, Corridor: Port Architectures and Heritage Strategies in Chile

January 9, 2019

The Unspeaking Factory; or How do Industrial Ruins Mean?

December 7, 2018

Finding the Landscape in Japan’s Sites of the Meiji Industrial Revolution

November 6, 2018

”Seed Crystal” or Cathedral in the Square? Urban Industrial Adaptive Reuse in Contemporary South Africa

October 4, 2018

Missing Decades, Hidden Labor: Reconstructing and Interpreting Industrial Heritage in South Africa

September 6, 2018


I Owe It All to SAH: Final Report

May 21, 2018

The Basilica of St Peter: No Words to Describe

April 9, 2018

Crowds and the Architectural Monuments of Italy

March 6, 2018

Ruin as Ornament

February 5, 2018

French Gothic Accent in a Spanish Cathedral

January 11, 2018

La Sagrada Família: A Testament of Architectural Ingenuity

December 13, 2017

Decorated Vault Ceilings in British Cathedrals

November 20, 2017

Winchester’s William Walker

October 13, 2017

St. Paul’s Character in St. Paul’s Cathedral

September 6, 2017

The Dome as Ornament

August 3, 2017

Medieval Masons and Gothic Cathedrals

July 18, 2017

Saint Denis: The Bishop, The Basilica, The Builder

June 27, 2017

Awe-chitecture and Ornamentation of Gothic Cathedrals

May 8, 2017


A Year as the SAH H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow: Reflections on Travel, Time, and Technology

July 14, 2017
  • Opportunity

From Edo to 21st-Century Tokyo: A New 'Floating World'

June 19, 2017

Railroads and Reconstructions: Transportation as a Tourism Conduit in Central Honshu

May 8, 2017

Reclaimed: Sites of Conflict, Industry and Population Change in Japan

April 3, 2017

Cities and Celebrations in Snow: An Introduction to Tourism in Japan

March 8, 2017

Prados and Plazas: Investigations into the Cultural Resources and Key Urban Elements of the Island

February 13, 2017

New Year Interlude: Two Architectural Pilgrimages

January 12, 2017

Scaffolding and a City in Section: An Introduction to La Habana

December 5, 2016

Connectivity and ‘Green’ Craft: Exploring the Infrastructure and Architecture of the Faroe Islands

October 25, 2016

Fjords and Repurposed Sites: Explorations around Iceland’s Ring Road

October 4, 2016

Overcrowded Sites and Unexpected Voids: The Extremes of Tourism in Iceland and the Faroe Islands

September 2, 2016

Museums In and Out of Doors: Curating Art, History, and Nature on the Island

August 2, 2016

Concrete, Churches, and Cirrostratus in Reykjavík: An Introduction to Iceland

July 6, 2016


Back to the Balkans (and then the States): Final Report

June 28, 2016

(Un)Holy Land: Israel and Palestine

June 13, 2016

Frontiers in Armenia: Hellenistic, Late Antique, Medieval, and Islamic Art (History) in the Caucasus

May 17, 2016

Spanish Itineraries Part 2: Madrid, Toledo, Zaragoza

April 21, 2016

Byzantium in Istanbul, or: Istanbul is Constantinople (among other things)

March 28, 2016

Creating an Ottoman Capital: Istanbul in the Late Fifteenth Century

February 26, 2016

Istanbul: Sultans' Mosques and Urban Expansion

January 25, 2016

Mirrors of the Orient: Exhibitions of Islamic Art in Europe

January 4, 2016

Morocco: Reflections on Remembering Andalusia and the Absence of Ottomans

November 23, 2015

Spanish Itineraries, Part 1: Barcelona to Ronda

October 29, 2015

“Other” Romanesques and Gothics: Medieval Architecture in Croatia, Bari, and Venice

September 28, 2015

Monuments of Balkan Empires: Ottoman and Habsburg Architecture in Zagreb, Sarajevo and Mostar

August 27, 2015

Byzantium on the Adriatic: From Ravenna to Poreč

August 4, 2015


Museums In and Out of Doors: Curating Art, History, and Nature on the Island

August 2, 2016

On Teaching, Traveling, and Learning: Brooks Fellowship Summary

July 13, 2015

Hanoi: An Evolving Capital

June 19, 2015

An American in Saigon

May 6, 2015

Northern India: The Golden Triangle

April 8, 2015

Mighty Mumbai: Urbs Primus in Indus

March 6, 2015

Harar and Old Goa: Architectural Hybridity on the Periphery

February 11, 2015

The Medieval City and the Pilgrimage City: Gondar and Lalibela

January 5, 2015

The New Flower: Addis Ababa and the Project of African Modernity

December 4, 2014

Greater Accra and Cape Coast

November 7, 2014

Guatemalan Western Highlands and Lake Atitlán

October 9, 2014

Antigua: La vida de las ruinas

September 2, 2014

In the Yucatán, Land of Kukulkan

August 11, 2014

Mexico City: From Mexica Past to Modernism and Beyond

July 7, 2014