SAH Newsletter

January 2016 Newsletter

by SAH News | Jan 14, 2016

January 2016 Volume LX, No. 1 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter
    Register Early for 2016 Pasadena/Los Angeles Conference
Early registration for SAH's 2016 Annual International Conference in Pasadena/Los Angeles (April 6-10) ends February 3, 2016. Registration rates will increase $75 on February 4. Tours are selling out. Register now for the best rates and selection of tours and special programs.

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More Conference News:
Richard Longstreth's Los Angeles Bibliography Updated
Airport Shuttle Discount Information Now Available
    SAH Announces 2016 SAH-Getty International Program Participants
SAH is pleased to announce the 15 recipients of the 2016 SAH-Getty International Program, generously funded by a grant from the Getty Foundation. Support is provided to professionals from countries that have traditionally been underrepresented at SAH conferences to attend the SAH 2016 Annual International Conference in Pasadena/Los Angeles, Calif., April 6–10.

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    New Content on SAH Archipedia: New Mexico
New material from the state of New Mexico, including 51 entries and an additional 46 subentries, have been added to SAH Archipedia. Spanning the history of the state’s built environment, these entries comprise the first half of a list of New Mexico’s most representative buildings and sites, compiled by coordinator Christopher Mead and assistant coordinator Regina Emmer.

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    Highlights from SAHARA: Pyramids
This month we’re highlighting SAHARA content that reflects one shape: the pyramid. In addition to the pyramids of Egypt and Central America, SAHARA has examples of pyramids and pyramidal shapes from the US, France, Canada, Cambodia and Poland.

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  Mirrors of the Orient: Exhibitions of Islamic Art in Europe
By Patricia Blessing, 2014 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
As the year winds down, I would like to take the opportunity to write about a number of museum collections that I have visited since my travels began in July. Specifically, I would like to discuss exhibitions of Islamic art within Europe, several of which have been rearranged in the last few years.

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SAH Print Membership Upgrade
Want to make sure you are on the mailing list for the next printed issue of JSAH (Vol. 75:1, March, 2016)?  Contact Anne Bird by January 28, 2016, at to renew or upgrade your current e-membership.

Thank You SAH First-Quarter Donors 
The Board of Directors and SAH staff thanks its first-quarter donors for their gifts to support our mission and educational programs during the period from October 1-December 31, 2015. 

ACLS Public Fellows Competition
The ACLS Public Fellows competition will place up to 21 recent humanities PhDs in two-year positions at 21 nonprofits and government agencies across the U.S. The fellowship carries a stipend of $65,000 per year, as well as individual health insurance and $3,000 toward professional development activities. Deadline March 24, 2016.

Driehaus Foundation Symposium Videos
Videos of speaker presentations from the Driehaus Foundation Symposium, "The Chicago Tradition in Architecture: Inspiration or Artifact?" are now available online.
Current SAH Opportunities
Call for Nominations: JSAH Editorial Advisory Committee (Deadline Jan 15)
Call for Sessions: SAH 2017 Annual International Conference (Deadline Jan 16)
Call for Nominations: JSAH Editor (Deadline Feb 15)
Latest Jobs
Visit the SAH Career Center for more information or to purchase a job announcement.
Architectural Historian/Conservator (Garavaglia Architecture, Inc.)
Lead Planner (Architectural Historian) (WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff)

SAH Chapter and Partner News
The New England Chapter (NESAH) has awarded Elizabeth A. Kassler-Taub the John Coolidge Research Fellowship for her topic, "At the Threshold of the Mediterranean: Architecture, Urbanism, and Identity in Early Modern Sicily." The fellowship supports the research of graduate students at a New England college or university working on topics in architectural history, the built environment, or a related field.
The Crescent City calls SESAH to Louisiana in 2016. Timed between the 10-year mark since Hurricane Katrina and the city’s Tricentennial celebrations, SESAH conference participants will be guided through New Orleans past and present in an opening address by geographer and award-winning author Richard Campanella and through the keynote address by Keith Eggener, the Marion D. Ross Distinguished Professor of Architectural History at the University of Oregon. Visit

The St. Louis Chapter will hold its annual gathering at the Thomas Dunn Learning Center (Gasconade & Minnesota in Marquette Park) on January 31, 2016, from 6-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $35. RSVP by January 27 to Esley Hamilton at 314-615-0357 or

Following the elections of the Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) Board, new Secretary/Treasurer Ksenia Nouril and Web News Editor Amy Bryzgel stepped in beginning January 2016. In February 2016, at CAA's 104th Annual Conference, SHERA will sponsor a double session, “Exploring Native Traditions in the Arts of Eastern Europe and Russia,” and a session, “Collecting, Curating, Canonizing, Critiquing: The Institutionalization of Eastern European Art.” Visit

SAH is proud to welcome the Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) as its newest partner organization. SAH currently has 26 official partner organizations that share similar educational and preservation missions.
Members in the News
Gunny Harboe: The Future of Taliesin West
Good Night and Dazzling Light: Places Journal Article by Sandy Isenstadt
SAH January Booklist
Read the January Booklist of recently published architecture books and related works. Booklists and exhibition catalog lists 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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