SAH Newsletter

March Newsletter 2012

by User Not Found | Mar 27, 2012

SAH is now accepting abstracts for its 66th Annual Conference in Buffalo, NY, April 10-14, 2013. Please submit abstracts for papers no later than June 1st for one of the 29 thematic sessions or the open session. Sessions have been selected to cover topics across all time periods and architectural styles. SAH encourages submissions from architectural, landscape, and urban historians; museum curators; preservationists; independent scholars; architects; and members of partner organizations. Read the full call for papers.

2012 Conference:
SAH Closing Night Benefit
Join us on the 32nd floor of the Guardian Building for an evening of celebration! Support SAH and Detroit as we honor three organizations that work with the youth in the city: Apex Organization's Battle of the Bricks, Michigan Architectural Foundation's Architreks, and YouthVille Detroit. April 21, 6:30-9:00 pm. Benefit ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, Michigan wine, Detroit beer, and soft drinks.

2012 Conference:
Roundtable Discussion: "Reimagining Detroit"
In recent years, media reports have often singled out Detroit as an American city on the brink of ruin. At the same time, many Detroit natives have come to see this as a moment that is full of opportunities for positive change. Sue Mosey, President of Midtown Detroit, and Tom Woiwode, of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, will participate in this discussion on the process that Detroit Free Press reporter John Gallagher has dubbed “Reimagining Detroit.” Open to the public, $15.

SAH Web Redesign Survey
Thank you to those who filled out the website survey, and congratulations to Sibel Acar, winner of the $100 gift card to The Strand bookstore. The feedback on the current SAH website was varied, but most agreed that the website was too cluttered/busy, a little outdated, and that the navigation was difficult to follow. We're working on it!

Study Tours:
Saxony Study Tour Update
Thank you to those who have registered for the Saxony Study Tour. In order to encourage participation in this tour, we are now waiving the requirement that you must be an SAH member to register. Don't miss this fantastic opportunity!

SAH Blog:
Housing Questions
Museum of Modern Art exhibition “Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream” addresses the foreclosure crisis along with some of the other challenges facing suburbs and their residents, the proposals combine ideas from architecture, urbanism, ownership, and financing to model new scenarios for living, working, and investment.

SAH March Booklist: Recently published architectural books and related works
SAH March Exhibition Booklist: Recently published exhibition catalogs and related works

The Booklist and Exhibition Catalogs List are selected by Barbara Opar, Architecture Librarian, Syracuse University Library.

SAH Calendar:
65th Annual Conference - April 18-22, Detroit
Cuba Study Tour - registration opens mid May

Oleg Grabar, professor emeritus at the School of Historical Studies, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, and intellectual mentor to many students of Islamic art and architecture here and abroad, died on January 8, 2011 at the age of 81. Grabar was responsible for introducing several generations of Americans, including students, scholars, and the general public, to the largely unfamiliar arts and architecture of the Islamic lands.

The early death of André Alexander, who suffered a heart attack in Berlin on January 21 at the age of 47, comes as a grievous loss to all those concerned with conservation, heritage and cultural renovation in the Tibetan cultural area. In 1993 he founded the Lhasa Archive Project and, together with Andrew Brannan, produced a detailed inventory of the 400 historic buildings then remaining in the Lhasa Old Town.

Gifts and Donor Support
1 February 2012 - 29 February 2012
On behalf of the SAH Board and members, we sincerely thank the members listed below who, in February, made gifts to a variety of funds. We are extremely grateful to all of you for your generosity and your willingness to help the Society fulfill its scholarly mission.


SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
for its operating support.
Society of Architectural Historians
1365 N. Astor Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610