SAH Newsletter

March Newsletter 2013

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March 2013 Volume LVII, No. 3 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter

See You in Buffalo! 
Over 500 people will attend the SAH Conference from April 10-14 in Buffalo, NY. The deadline to register is March 29th. Click here to register now. Onsite registration will be available April 10. Volunteers are still needed - volunteer for 6 or more hours to receive complimentary conference registration. For information on volunteering, contact Louise Yots at Please remember that if you are not able to attend the SAH Annual Business Meeting and elections of officers and directors, you may vote by proxy before March 30.  We look forward to seeing you in Buffalo! 

Upcoming Study Days - Save the Date
Study days this summer will go behind the scenes of exhibits curated by SAH members:

June 6: Study Day at MoMA
This study day will highlight two exhibits:
Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light
Curated by SAH member Barry Bergdoll, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA; Corinne Belier, Chief Curator, Cite de l’Architecture & du Patrimoine; and Marc Le Coeur, Art Historian, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Departement des Estampes et de la Photographie.  

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
Guest curated by SAH member Jean-Louis Cohen,  Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

July 19: Study Day the Getty
Overdrive: LA Constructs the Future 1940-1990
Curated by SAH members Wim de Wit, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at the Getty Research Institute, and Christopher James Alexander, Curator of Architecture and Design at Getty Research Institute, with Rani Singh.  

Upcoming SAH Opportunities 
The SAH/Mellon Author Award is currently accepting applications. This grant will award emerging scholars (those with PhDs earned during the past six years) funds to help defray the high costs of image licensing and reproduction for monographs on the history of the built environment. Deadline June 1, 2013. 

Applications for the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship will be accepted beginning April 1. This fellowship of $50,000 will allow a recent graduate or emerging scholar to study by travel for one year. Deadline October 1, 2013.

SAHARA Travel Fellowship Report 
by Ruth Lo, SAHARA Travel Fellowship Recipient: This collection of photographs for the SAHARA database features three fascist New Towns built ex-novo between 1928 and 1938 on the island of Sardinia. These New Towns—Arborea (formerly Mussolinia), Carbonia, and Fertilia—are significantly lesser known and studied than the New Towns of the Pontine Marshes (Agro Pontino in Italian) south of Rome. Read More
SAH Shares JSAH with Faculty and Students in China
SAH has made a donation of hundreds of back issues of JSAH to The Bridge to Asia Foundation, which sends 500,000 books to 1000 universities in the People’s Republic of China every year. For the past 22 years, the Foundation has been sending textbooks, journals, and books to be distributed to institutions of higher learning suffering from a serious lack of resources. According to The Bridge to Asia Foundation President, Jeffrey A. Smith, Ed. D., “Needs are urgent - even premier schools lack adequate collections.” Read More
Members in the News
NYTimes Review of MoMA's "Henri Labrouste" curated by Barry Bergdoll
New Republic Article by Sarah Williams Goldhagen: The Revolution at Your Community Library
Geoffrey Baer & WTTW feature Thomas Beeby in New Documentary
Obituary: David Naylor
Obituary: Melanie Michailidis
Chapter News
2013 SESAH Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 25-28, 2013
Partner Organization News
CAA Survey on Fair Use: The College Art Association is conducting research in the visual arts community on uses of third party copyrighted images and other works with the goal of creating a code of fair use practices for scholars, artists, teachers, and museum professionals. Click here to take the survey.
SAH March Booklist
Read the March Booklist of recently published architecture books and related works. The booklist and exhibition catalog booklist are selected by Barbara Opar, Architecture Librarian, Syracuse University Library.

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