SAH Newsletter

June 2017 Newsletter

by SAH News | Jun 22, 2017

June 2017 Volume LXI, No. 6 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter
awards    SAH Announces 2017 Award Winners
The Society of Architectural Historians has announced the 2017 recipients of the SAH Publication Awards and SAH Award for Film and Video. SAH presented the awards at its 70th Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony on June 8, at the University of Strathclyde's Barony Hall in Glasgow, Scotland.

SPECIAL OFFER from University of Chicago Press: $30 for the set of two Kostof Award-winning books ($45 savings) using this link.

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  #SAH2017 on Social Media
There was a LOT of tweeting going on at SAH's 2017 Glasgow conference, and it was fun seeing everyone's photos on Instagram. We'll be sharing our own conference photos in the coming weeks, but for now check out the photos that were posted using the conference hashtag #SAH2017. 

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  Call for Nominations: 2018 SAH Fellows
The Board of Directors of SAH seeks nominations for the 2018 class of SAH Fellows, those individuals who have distinguished themselves by a lifetime of significant contributions to the field. Deadline August 1, 2017.

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  JSAH June Issue Now Available 
SAH is pleased to announce the release of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Vol. 76, No. 2, June 2017 issue. SAH members can access full articles by first logging on to the SAH website and visiting the JSAH Online webpage.

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Gamble House    SAH Archipedia: All 50 States Now Represented
We are pleased to announce that SAH Archipedia has been expanded to include content from all 50 states. With the publication of new material from the states of Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Washington, we are moving toward completion of the State 100 Project.

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warehouse    SAHARA Highlights: Ryerson & Burnham Archives
This month we’re highlighting one of SAHARA’s successful institutional partnerships: the Ryerson & Burnham Archives at the Art Institute of Chicago. The nearly 300 images include many architectural jewels: Chicago homes and institutions (many since demolished), sites across the US, and beyond. Most were photographed in the late 19th century.

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Diabatsu    From Edo to 21st-Century Tokyo: A New 'Floating World'
By Danielle S. Willkens, 2015 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
May, sadly, marked the end of my time in Japan as well as the conclusion of my travels sponsored by the Society of Architectural Historians’ H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship. To say that a year has flown by is an understatement and my final blog post will reflect upon the experiences and lessons garnered from this incredible experience.

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Saint Denis    Saint Denis: The Bishop, The Basilica, The Builder
By 'Deyemi Akande, 2016 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
It is an extremely difficult thing to live for something, let alone die for it. The sum of the last days of Saint Denis presented to us through art will indeed try the very foundation of even the fittest of this age. A singular statement in sculpture eloquently captures the mystery that has made Saint Dionysius (Denis) even more potent in death than alive. 

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Join SAH
2017 SAH Fellowship and Grant Recipients SAH awarded 32 fellowships to individuals to attend its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland (June 7-11, 2017). SAH recognized these individuals during the annual business meeting on June 7, along with the recipients of SAH research fellowships and grants. Read More

Obituary: Hilary Ballon (1956-2017), Founding Editor of JSAH Online
By SAH Executive Director Pauline Saliga
SAH mourns the loss of Life member Hilary Ballon. Active with SAH since 1980, a Board member 2000-2003, and JSAH Editor from 2006-2008, Hilary literally changed the culture of SAH when she secured funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in 2006 to develop the multimedia edition of JSAH. It was the first of many grants that Mellon would make to SAH. Developed in collaboration with University of California Press and with input from scholars across the globe, Hilary envisioned a new publishing platform that would illustrate scholarly journal articles with film, video, panoramic photographs, zoomable images, 3D models, and 3D models superimposed over Google Earth maps. Read More
Current SAH Opportunities
SAH Award for Film and Video: Recognizing the most distinguished work of film or video on the history of the built environment. Deadline July 1.

SAH Publication Awards: Honoring publications in architectural history, urban history, landscape history, preservation, and exhibition catalogues. Deadline July 1. 

SAH Study Program Fellowship: Open to current full-time graduate students and emerging professionals to participate in the SAH Field Seminar to China, December 26-January 7. Deadline August 31.
SAH Chapter and Partner News
The Southeast Chapter of SAH (SESAH) has fellowships available to support travel to the SAH Annual International Conference and graduate-level research for those in the 12-state SESAH region. For application details, visit Nominations for the annual preservation award Best of the South and publication honors for peer-reviewed books and articles are also welcomed.
The Construction History Society of America (CHSA) celebrates our 10th anniversary at the Members’ Meeting, July 20-22, 2017, at the University of Washington in Seattle. A highlight of the meeting is “We Built Seattle,” a panel discussion celebrating legacy firms that contributed to the history of construction in the Northwest. This event is Thursday evening and is free and open to the public. Sponsored by AGC of Washington.

Society of Architectural Historians Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) will host its 34th annual conference in Canberra, July 5-8, 2017, with the theme "Quotation, Quotation: What Does History Have in Store for Architecture Today?"

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) and the Cambridge Courtland Russian Art Centre (CCRAC) are organizing the First International Conference “Translations and Dialogues: The Reception of Russian Art Abroad,” hosted by Centro Studi sulle Arti della Russia (CSAR) at the University Ca' Foscari, Auditorium Santa Margherita, Venice, Italy, October 25-27, 2017. The conference engages a broad spectrum of ideas and is free and open to the public. Registration required.
SAH Career Center
Visit the Career Center to view the jobs below or to purchase and post a job announcement.

Lebanese American University - Visiting Faculty Position, History of Islamic Art and Architecture
SAH In the News
Check Out the SAH 2017 Publication + Film and Video Award-Winning Titles (Bustler, June 9)
'Talking to My Father' Wins Prestigious Architectural Historians Award (IFTN, June 9)
International Visitors All Set for Cumbernauld (Cumbernauld News, June 8)
Calls to Save 'Dangerous' Greek Thomson Building in Strathbungo (Evening Times, May 14)
Members in the News
Robin Williams, SCAD: TEDx Talk on "How Historic Street Pavement Modernized the City"
SAH Members among 2017 Graham Foundation Awardees
Cynthia Weese, FAIA Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award from Chicago Women in Architecture
Obituary: Eduard F. Sekler (1920-2017)
Jeanne Gang to Receive City of Chicago's Fifth Star Award
Don Hibbard: Historic Hawai'i Foundation Preservation Award
SAH June Booklist
Read the June Booklist 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: Laurence Bassières, Pierre Belanger, Caitlin Blanchfield, Eirik Arff Gulseth Bøhn, Ethan Boote, Elizabeth Canon, Sarah Caylor, Benedict Clouette, Andrea Cotrina, Clemens Finkelstein, Addison Godel, Ewan Harrison, Mr. Richard Haseltine, David Hasson, Liesbeth Hugenholtz, Eric Huntley, Joan Kaiser, Brian Kelly, Thomson Korostoff, Barbara Kurze, Peter Landon, Dr. Sarah Lappin, Patrick Leitner, Molly McClain, Dawn McDowell, Susumu Mizuta, Cathelijne Nuijsink, Nick Pacula, Suzanne Strum, Heidi Theunissen, Andrea Vesentini, and Richard Williams.

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