SAH Newsletter

July 2016 Newsletter

by SAH News | Jul 18, 2016

July 2016 Volume LX, No. 7 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter
    SAH’s American Architecture and Landscape Field Trip Program Makes Grant to artworxLA
In Spring of 2016 SAH awarded artworxLA a $5,000 grant to support the design and implementation of a 10-week program on architectural history for underserved Los Angeles high school students engaged in the organization’s series of artist-led classroom workshops. The funding helped artworxLA provide a special architectural history class and tours of downtown L.A. from March through May 2016 for teens who are at the highest risk of exiting high school without a diploma.

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    A Message from Ken Tadashi Oshima and Pauline Saliga
SAH provides benefits that are tailored to our members’ needs including tenure-building opportunities such as research and travel fellowships and opportunities to present new research at the SAH annual conference and in JSAH, the journal of record for the field. SAH also offers architects AIA/CES credit-worthy international study tours, study days, public programs and chapter events and nurtures the careers of graduate students through a new Graduate Student Resources section of our website.

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    Director of Programs Kathy Sturm Retires
In May 2016 after a successful SAH annual conference in Pasadena, Kathy Sturm, SAH’s director of programs, decided to retire. Kathy, who came to SAH in 2006, worked tirelessly on managing 10 SAH annual conferences, dozens of study tours and study days, hundreds of fellowships and book awards, and thousands of AIA/CES accredited programs.

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  Call for Nominations for 2107 SAH Fellows
The Board of Directors of SAH seeks nominations for the 2017 class of SAH Fellows, those individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field. These contributions may include scholarship, service to SAH, or stewardship of the built environment.

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    Recap of Richardson, Sullivan, and Wright Program at Pella Crafted Luxury
On Thursday, June 16, SAH along with the Glessner House Museum and the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust presented a program on three American Architects: H.H. Richardson, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright, focusing on how their work continues to influence practicing architects today. The event was hosted by Pella Crafted Luxury in their showroom at the Chicago Merchandise Mart as part of their ongoing series of architectural presentations.

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    Highlights from SAHARA
In anticipation of the SAH Field Seminar to Vietnam and Cambodia in December, we wanted to highlight some SAHARA content from these two countries. The buildings and sites span many centuries and styles, and represent rich and often difficult pasts. Please visit SAHARA to see more, and, if you are one of the fortunate attendees of the December trip, please contribute your own images.

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    SAH Archipedia: Utah Entries Added
Fifty new entries from the state of Utah have been added to SAH Archipedia, representing the first half of a list of Utah’s most representative buildings and sites, compiled by state coordinator Shundana Yusaf.

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    Concrete, Churches, and Cirrostratus in Reykjavík: An Introduction to Iceland
By Danielle S. Willkens, 2015 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
After several months of anticipation and planning, it is hard to believe that my journey sponsored by the H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship is now underway. My year of travels will focus on an in-depth study of the impact of tourism and environmental changes on key historical sites and landscapes at a select number of island sites: Iceland and the Faroe Islands in the Norwegian Sea, Cuba, and Japan.

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  Back to the Balkans (and then the States): Final Report
By Patricia Blessing, 2014 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
I write this in Prizren, Kosovo, during the one of the last legs of my travels. Now that my tenure as H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow comes to an end, it is time to reflect on a year that has been, in many ways, extraordinary. The chance offered by the fellowship to explore, travel without haste, and without the limitations of specific sites indicated in a research proposal is profoundly enriching and transformative. Over the course of the year, I travelled to (in alphabetical order): Armenia, Bosnia, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Kosovo, Lebanon, Macedonia, Morocco, Spain, Turkey, and the UK.

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Third-Quarter Donors
The Board of Directors and SAH staff thanks its many donors for their gifts to support our mission and educational programs during the period from April 1–June 30, 2016. View the donor list.

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CAA Teaching of Art History Award
College Art Association has begun accepting nominations for the 2017 Distinguished Teaching of Art History Award, presented to an individual who has been actively engaged in teaching art history for most of his or her career. Among the range of criteria that may be applied in evaluating candidates are: inspiration to a broad range of students in the pursuit of humanistic studies; rigorous intellectual standards and outstanding success in both scholarly and class presentation; contribution to the advancement of knowledge and methodology in the discipline, including integration of art-historical knowledge with other disciplines; and aid to students in the development of their careers. The deadline to submit a nomination is August 31, 2016.
Current SAH Opportunities
Call for Nominations to SAH Board: The 2017 SAH Nominating Committee seeks your recommendations for new SAH Board members who would begin their terms after the Glasgow conference in June 2017. Deadline August 1.

SAH Award for Film and Video: This award recognizes the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment. Deadline August 1.

SAH Publication Awards: These awards honor the most distinguished publications in architectural history, urban history, landscape history, preservation, and architectural exhibition catalogues. Deadline August 1.

SAH Study Program Fellowships (Vietnam/Cambodia): Two fellowships available for graduate students or emerging professionals to participate in the Vietnam & Cambodia Field Seminar, December 1-13, 2016. Deadline August 11, at 5 pm CDT.

SAH Membership Grants for Emerging Professionals: These awards provide one-year SAH memberships to emerging scholars to bridge the gap between the Society's subsidized student memberships and full-cost memberships. Deadline September 12.

SAH Awards Gala: Save the date for SAH's 7th annual gala honoring Richard H. Driehaus, Sarah Herda and Peter Landon, FAIA on Friday, November 4, 2016.

SAH Vietnam & Cambodia Field Seminar: This SAH Field Seminar (December 1-13, 2016) will explore the fascinating architectural landscape of Vietnam and the spectacular Angkor complex in Cambodia, capital of the Khmer empire from the ninth to fifteenth century. 
SAH Chapter and Partner News
SESAH Publication Awards honor scholarship about the architecture of the South or by authors who reside in the South. Three categories of publication are recognized: books, journal articles, and essays published in book format. The copyright should be no earlier than 2014. The review committee is accepting nominations through July 31. For details on how to submit a publication for review, please visit
Docomomo US is pleased to announce registration for a third educational travel tour of modern architecture in Havana, Cuba, December 3-10, 2016. Guests will experience the rich architectural past of this long elusive Caribbean island located just 90 miles south of U.S. soil. Modern Havana offers a unique travel opportunity in a small group setting featuring access to modern homes and buildings considered off the beaten path or not ordinarily open to the public. Reservation deadline August 5.
Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture SHERA welcomed as a new institutional member St. Petersburg Arts Project, Inc., а New York based foundation that promotes cultural exchange between international art communities. SHERA continues to facilitate international exchange of students by arranging research collaboration between American scholars and Russian institutions. This year, a SHERA member traveled on research trip to Russia on a visa arranged by SHERA.
Members in the News
Traditional Building Announces 2016 Palladio Awards
Patricia S. Eldredge: Cleveland Restoration Society Preservation Award
SAH July Booklist
Read the July Booklist of recently published architecture books and related works. Booklists and exhibition catalog lists are selected by Barbara Opar, architecture librarian, Syracuse University Library.

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