SAH Newsletter

June Newsletter 2013

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June 2013 Volume LVII, No. 6 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter

  Graduate Student Lightning Talks - Call for Proposals
The SAH is proud to feature the Graduate Student Lighting Talks at the 2014 Conference in Austin, TX. This full session is composed of 5-minute graduate student presentations that provide graduate students the opportunity to present their current research. This year, the Lightning Talks format, in which presentations are divided into thematic groups with question and discussion following each, will be augmented with established scholars acting as respondents. Proposals are due by August 1, 2013. Read more / submit a proposal.

  SAH Study Day in Los Angeles
Space is still available on the SAH Study Day in Los Angeles, July 19. This study day will offer SAH members the opportunity to be shown two distinct exhibitions by the curators. These exhibitions are part of Pacific Standard Time Presents: Modern Architecture in L.A., celebrating the city’s modern architectural heritage through exhibitions and programs at cultural institutions in and around L.A. April-July, 2013. A SAH Scott Opler Endowment for New Scholar Study Tour Fellowship is available for this Study Day. Read More.

  SAH Archipedia Receives NEH Grant
SAH has been awarded a major Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to significantly expand SAH Archipedia by 4,000 building entries. SAH Archipedia ( is an online resource developed in collaboration with UVa Press and edited by Gabrielle Esperdy, Associate Professor of Architecture at NJIT, and Karen Kingsley, Professor Emerita at Tulane University. 

  Learning from Taksim Square: Architecture, State Power, and Public Space in Istanbul
SAH Blog Post by Hegnar Watenpaugh
In a matter of days, “Taksim Square” has become a household name akin to Tahrir Square, shorthand for a youthful protest movement against the brutality of state power in the Middle East. What began last week as a peaceful sit-in to protest the uprooting of trees from Gezi Park, one of Istanbul’s last open green spaces near Taksim Square, has morphed into a broader Occupy movement against the Turkish government, with massive demonstrations in many Turkish cities, as well as solidarity demonstrations throughout the world. Read More.

  SAH Members Awarded ACLS Fellowships
The following SAH members received 2013 fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies:
Vladimir Kulic, Florida Atlantic University School of Architecture - ACLS Fellowship Program 2013
D. Fairchild Ruggles, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - ACLS Fellowship Program 2013
Susan N. Johnson-Roehr, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - ACLS New Faculty Fellows Program 2013
Klint Ericson, Doctoral Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Henry Luce Foundation / ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art 2013

View the full list of recent ACLS fellowship awardees.

  SAH Members Awarded Graham Foundation Grants to Individuals
The following SAH members received 2013 Graham Foundation Grants to Individuals:
Mario Carpo, Any Reader, 1993-200 [Research]
Sheila Crane, Inventing Informality [Research]
Farhan Sirajul Karim, Dreaming of a Nation: Architecture and Cold War Modernization in Postcolonial Pakistan [Research]
Nader Vossoughian, Standardization Reconsidered: Earnst Neufert's Bauentwufslehre (1963) as Case Study [Research]
Karla Britton, with Pierluigi Serraino, Focus on Modernism: The Architectural Photography of Robert Damora [Publication]
Luis M. Castañeda, The Exhibitionist State: Image Economies of the Mexican "Miracle" [Publication]
Sonja Dümpelmann, Flights of Imagination: Powered Aviation and the Art and Science of Landscape Design and Planning [Publication]
Robert Wiesenberger, with David Reinfurt, Messages & Means: Muriel Cooper at MIT, 1954-1994 [Publication]
Claire Zimmerman, Photographic Modern Architecture [Publication]

View the full list of 2013 Graham Foundation grantees.

  Partner News
The 30th Annual Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) will be held July 2-5 at the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia.  

The University of Virginia Press announced the launch of Founders Online, a website offering free access to the papers of six of the most important figures from America’s founding era—George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and Benjamin Franklin. The site will make nearly 120,000 documents freely accessible to the public. Developed by the Press’s electronic imprint, Rotunda, Founders Online will be officially launched at a ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. on June 13.
Upcoming Deadlines - SAH Opportunities
SAH / Mellon Author Awards: Provides financial relief to early-career scholars who are paying image rights and permissions for use in publications. Deadline extended to September 15.

SAH Study Day in L.A. Fellowship: Covers the registration cost of the tour for a graduate student or emerging professional. Deadline June 28.

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship: $50,000 award to cover one year of travel for a recent graduate or emerging scholar. Deadline October 1.

Call for 2014 SAH Fellows: The SAH Board of Directors seeks nominations for the 2014 class of SAH Fellows, those individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field. Deadline July 1.

Call for nominations to the SAH Board for 2014: The 2014 SAH Nominating Committee seeks your recommendations for new SAH Board members who would begin their terms in April 2014 and serve for 3 years.
Members in the News
Exhibition Review: MoMA Presents "Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes"
Joanna Merwood Salisbury reviews Barry Bergdoll's Labrouste Exhibition at MoMA
Abitare: Interview - Despina Stratigakos on Women in Architecture
New York Times - Opinion: Beverly Wilis on "The Lone Heroic Architect is Passe"
Obituary: William F. Stern, FAIA

SAH June Booklist
Read the June Booklist of recently published architecture books and related works. The booklist and exhibition catalog list are selected by Barbara Opar, Architecture Librarian, Syracuse University Library.

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