SAH Data Project

SAH Data Project

The SAH Data Project is gathering quantitative and qualitative information about the status of architectural history as a field in higher education. The study is supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and scheduled to be completed in December 2020. A full report of the findings will be available on the SAH website in early 2021.

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COMPLETE THE SURVEY


Questions about studying and teaching the history of the built environment at postsecondary institutions in the United States.

Coming Fall 2019:

  • Student survey
  • Faculty survey
  • Administrator survey
Sign up here to receive survey news delivered to your inbox.

 


READ THE PROCESS BLOG



A series of short-form reflections and interviews about the SAH Data Project.


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October 2019

What Does It Mean to Study Architectural History?

A “behind-the-scenes” look at the SAH Data Project’s first stakeholder meeting, "Student Perspectives on Architectural History in Higher Education," which convened in Chicago on October 3-4, 2019.

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September 2019

Four Questions for a Community College Architectural History Instructor 

The SAH Data Project's newest Advisory Committee member, Ashley Gardini, shares her perspective as an adjunct instructor of architectural history at Diablo Valley College.

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July 2019

Where is Architectural History Thriving? 

A concrete example of how we’re infusing humanism into our data-gathering work and a few suggestions for further reading.

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June 2019

How to Start? 

A description of the SAH Data Project and some steps we’ve taken to begin the study in a purposeful way.


ATTEND A PRESENTATION



Look for workshops/panels about the project at the following conferences.


Society for American City and Regional Planning History
October 31–November 3, 2019
Arlington, Virginia

Session 3B, Shaping the Field of Planning History
Friday, November 1
Session 3, 4:15–6:00 pm
Room: Liberty (14th Floor)
Sarah M. Dreller, Planning Historians and the SAH Data Project
(See p. 19 of the conference program)


American Historical Association
January 3–6, 2020
New York, New York

SAH Data Project Informal Q & A
2–3 sessions located in the AHA's Meetup space
dates and times coming soon

College Art Association
February 12–15, 2020
Chicago, Illinois

 

Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
March 12–14, 2020
San Diego, California

 

Society of Architectural Historians
April 29–May 3, 2020
Seattle, Washington

 

Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative
Fall 2020
Berkeley, California

 

National Humanities Alliance
November 5–8, 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana

 


MEET THE TEAM



PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Sandy

SANDY ISENSTADT
President
Society of Architectural Historians
Professor, Department of Art History
University of Delaware

Pauline

PAULINE SALIGA
Executive Director
Society of Architectural Historians


RESEARCHER

 

Sarah

SARAH M. DRELLER
Postdoctoral Researcher in the Humanities
Society of Architectural Historians
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ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Abby

ABIGAIL VAN SLYCK
Chair of the Advisory Committee
Dayton Professor of Art History
Connecticut College

Victoria

VICTORIA YOUNG
First Vice President
Society of Architectural Historians
Professor, Department of Art History
University of St. Thomas

ASHLEY GARDINI
Adjunct Instructor, Department of Architecture/Engineering
Diablo Valley College

Mohammad

MOHAMMAD GHARIPOUR
Director, Program in Architecture
Morgan State University

Michael

MICHAEL LEE
Professor, History of Landscape Architecture
University of Virginia

Bill

BILL LITTMAN
Senior Adjunct
California College of the Arts 

Martha

MARTHA MCNAMARA
Director, New England Arts and Architecture Program
Wellsley College 

Jorge

JORGE OTERO-PAILOS
Professor, Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Columbia University GSAPP

Robert

ROBERT TOWNSEND
Director of Humanities Indicators
Director of Washington Office
American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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AMBER N. WILEY
Assistant Professor, Department of Art History
Rutgers University


STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS

October 3 & 4, 2019 
Student Perspectives on Architectural History in Higher Education

The ten stakeholders discussed what studying the history of the built environment means today and help develop specific questions for the project's online student survey. Participants represented a range of institution types around the country and will reflect on their student experiences in BA, BArch, MA, MArch, MLA, PhD, and historic preservation programs.

For a "behind the scenes" look at the stakeholder meeting, see "What Does It Mean to Study Architectural History?" on the Process Blog.

November 2019
Contingent Faculty and the Tenure-Track Job Market

Meeting description coming soon.

Spring 2020
Theme TBD

Summer 2020
Theme TBD

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