SAH Newsletter

March 2017 Newsletter

by SAH News | Mar 17, 2017

March 2017 Volume LXI, No. 3 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter
  Frank Lloyd Wright at MoMA Study Day
Join curators and scholars at The Museum of Modern Art on June 2 for a one-of-a-kind, daylong preview of Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive, a major exhibition on one of the most prolific and renowned architects of the 20th century. Registration opens at 3 pm CDT on Tuesday, April 4.

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China   Save the Date: SAH Field Seminar to China and Myanmar
Mark your calendars for the SAH Field Seminar to China, December 26, 2017, to January 7, 2018. December is the perfect time to go to China when the trip is south of the Yangtze River. Travel in the warmth and sun of South China from Shanghai to China’s greatest beauty spots and gardens (Suzhou, Hangzhou, Yangzhou, and Ningbo), the great capital Nanjing, the commercial seaport Guangzhou (Canton) and off-the-beaten-track Huizhou and Guiyang, with long-time SAH member and Chinese architectural historian Nancy Steinhardt.

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Mellon   SAH/Mellon Author Awards
SAH is now accepting applications for the 2017 SAH/Mellon Author Awards. Funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the awards are designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment. The application deadline is June 1, 2017.

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  SAH Announces Public Programming at Glasgow Conference
SAH will present a Mackintosh Symposium, public architecture tours and a seminar on heritage and sustainability at its 70th Annual International Conference to be held in Glasgow, June 7–11. These public programs are designed to provide a platform for conference delegates from around the world to celebrate and study the conference’s host city and engage with the local community. Registration is open to the public now.

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books   Now is the Time to Act
On March 16, 2017, President Trump released a budget blueprint that calls for the elimination of many domestic programs including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (PBS and NPR), Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and 15 other agencies.

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  Discount Code for Buildings of Wisconsin      
Buildings of Wisconsin is the latest volume in the Society of Architectural Historians' Buildings of the United States series. Get 20% off orders now through April 1st with promo code 10WISC20.

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ntlassembly   SAHARA Highlights: South Asia from 1800
This month’s highlights from SAHARA includes buildings from south Asia from 1800 to the present. This includes the periods of colonialization, the British Raj in India, and independence. SAHARA includes over 1,600 images from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, most of which are from the modern period, including many buildings by both European and Asian architects.

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castle   Cities and Celebrations in Snow: An Introduction to Tourism in Japan
By Danielle S. Willkens, 2015 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
My first few weeks in Japan have been filled with travels around Hokkaido, the northernmost island and largest of Japan’s forty-two prefectures, as well as some of the colder regions of Honshu. With this itinerary, I visited three of the snowiest cities in the world and this allowed me to experience some of the sites and events associated with Japan’s famous snow festivals.

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SAH Announces Automatic Renewal for Memberships
Your SAH membership can be conveniently renewed at the end of your membership year when you sign up for automatic renewal. This means that when your membership expires you will be automatically charged for another year of membership without any reminder emails, remembering your password, having to purchase stamps, writing out a check—just uninterrupted access to your SAH member benefits, services and subscriptions. Read More

SAH Endorses the History Relevance Value Statement

SAH joins more than 100 historical organizations around the country to endorse the History Relevance Value Statement and declare the importance of teaching and learning history. Read More

The Urban Scene: 1920-1950 at the National Gallery of Art
Through depictions of bustling city crowds and breathtaking metropolitan vistas, 25 black-and-white prints on view in The Urban Scene highlight the unprecedented scale of urban architecture, the impact of industry and technology on city life, and the spectacle of urban modernity. On view at the National Gallery of Art through August 6, 2017.
Current SAH Opportunities
Call for Lesson Plans for SAH Archipedia: SAH is seeking educators to produce K-12 lesson plans for SAH Archipedia, an authoritative online encyclopedia of the built world published jointly by SAH and the University of Virginia Press. Deadline March 31.

Call for Volunteers: Volunteer signup is now open for SAH's 2017 Annual International Conference. Volunteer opportunities include staffing the registration desk, monitoring paper sessions and roundtables, assisting with tours, and other tasks.
SAH Chapter and Partner News
Join SESAH in Lynchburg, Virginia, October 11-14, 2017, for its annual conference. For details, please visit Responses to the Call for Papers are due March 31. SESAH offers travel grants to offset the cost of attending the conference. Grants are awarded to up to three graduate students and one emerging professional employed in a federal, state, or local historic preservation office. Applications are available through the website.

Leading construction historians and scholars gather for Construction History on the Frontier, the Construction History Society of America Members’ Meeting at the University of Washington, Seattle from July 20-22, 2017. Exploring construction history in the American West, with particular focus on Seattle and the Pacific Northwest, keynote speakers include Jeffrey Karl Ochsner (UW Seattle), Michael Lombardi (Boeing), Knute “Skip” Berger (Crosscut), and Jon Magnusson (MKA). Registration opens March 1, 2017. 

EAHN seeks a Proofreader and a Book Reviews Editor (post 1800) for its online open access journal, Architectural Histories. The application deadline is March 31, 2017.

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) welcomes the new institutional member Rodovid Press from Kyiv Ukraine, specializing in books on Ukrainian art. The SHERA-sponsored double-session at 2017 CAA Annual Conference in NYC highlighted the research of emerging scholars. The 2017 Maya Semina Student Travel Grant was awarded to Maria Lanko, a PhD student, University of Aberdeen, for her paper presentation in the SHERA-sponsored session at CAA Annual Conference.

The VRA annual conference will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, March 29-April 1. Registration is open and the full program is posted. Registration is also open for the 2017 Summer Educational Insitute (SEI) for Visual Resources & Image Management. This joint project of the VRA and ARLIS/NA will take place at UNC, Chapel Hill, June 6-9. Program and registration at
SAH Career Center
Visit the Career Center to view the jobs below or to purchase and post a job announcement.
Rice University - Executive Director, Rice Design Alliance
Rice University - Spatial Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow
Members in the News
Dianne Harris: Op-Ed on Support for the Humanities
Interview with Mabel O. Wilson: On Race, Memory and Architecture
Phyllis Lambert: Reflections on 75 Years in Architecture
SAH March Booklist
Read the March Booklist and March Exhibition Catalog List of recently published architecture books and related works. Booklists and exhibition catalog lists are selected by Barbara Opar, architecture librarian, Syracuse University Library.
New SAH Members
SAH welcomes our newest members: Amin Alsaden, Renee Barnes, Jean-François Bédard, Daniel Bochman, George W. Born, Kirstin Bridier, Ann Blair Brownlee, Cory Buckner, Meredith Burns, Dr. Thomas J. Campanella, Michael Coughlin, Patricia Gallagher, Virginia Harding, Lindsay Harris, John Henry, Molly Iker, Ms. Amy E. Johnson, Peter Levins, David G. Lowe, Brian Maher, Elizabeth McKellar, Scott Murdock, Jonah Rowen, Gary Sampson, Chris Teigen, Alex Ulam, Luc Verpoest, Camille Westmont, Cynthia Williams and Carson Wos


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