SAH Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter

by SAH News | Oct 19, 2017

October 2017 Volume LXI, No. 10 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter
  Call for Sessions: SAH 2019 Providence Conference
The Society of Architectural Historians will offer a total of 36 paper sessions at its 2019 Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, to chair a session at the conference. As SAH membership is required to chair or present research at the annual conference, non-members who wish to chair a session will be required to join SAH next August 2018 when conference registration opens for Session Chairs and Speakers.

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GAHTC    Call for Proposals: GAHTC Grants
By now you must have heard the buzz about the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC). It is a free, Mellon-funded online platform for cross-disciplinary, teacher-to-teacher exchanges of ideas and course material to promote the teaching of all periods of global architectural history. Although the growing online resource seems almost too good to be true, JSAH Editor Patricia Morton, SAHARA Co-Editor Jacqueline Spafford, and I participated in a two-day GAHTC workshop at USC in September to learn more about the online academic platform’s opportunities and challenges.

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CPH alcove    SAH Expands Member Benefits in 2017 and 2018
In response to recent feedback from SAH members, we are pleased to announce a host of expanded SAH member benefits below. All of SAH’s existing member benefits remain in place including access to current and archival issues of JSAH (1941-the present), access to all of the Buildings of the United States books as well as new, born-digital content in SAH Archipedia, and the ability to safeguard and share your images for teaching and research through the SAHARA image archive.

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  Donate to the SAH Awards Gala Auction
SAH will host its 8th Annual Awards Gala on Friday, November 17, 2017, at the Racquet Club of Chicago. The Awards Gala provides SAH with critical financial resources to carry out its programs locally, nationally, and internationally. Even if you are unable to attend, please consider supporting the Society by donating an architectural object or experience to the gala's silent auction.

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  Charles E. Peterson Fellowship
In a joint program with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, SAH is pleased to offer an annual fellowship that will support the participation of a graduate student in the research and writing for a volume in the Buildings of the United States (BUS) series and/or SAH Archipedia, the Society’s online architectural resource.

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CPH    Charnley-Persky House Conservation Management Plan
On September 13 of this year, SAH celebrated the completion of a comprehensive conservation management plan (CMP) for Charnley-Persky House, SAH’s landmark headquarters building designed by Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright in 1891–1892.

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Cathedral of Split    SAH 2016 Annual Report
In this age of ephemeral digital newsletters and publications, SAH is starting a tradition of creating a PDF Annual Report. Our hope is to better document our own history and we are pleased to launch the SAH Annual Report for FY2015-2016, edited and designed by SAH Director of Communications Helena Dean.

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Buffalo    World Monuments Fund 2018 Watch List
On October 16, the World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced the 2018 World Monuments Watch, presenting cultural heritage sites that face daunting threats, including human conflict, natural disaster, climate change, and urbanization, or present unique conservation opportunities. The 2018 World Monuments Watch press release, sites list, and video are available on SAH's Preservation Advocacy page.

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KS    SAH Archipedia: Kansas and New Mexico Entries Added
New content has been added to SAH Archipedia. With the addition of ninety entries, Kansas’s 100 Classic Buildings is now complete. From the seventeenth-century archaeological site El Cuartelejo to the LEED-certified buildings of Greensburg, these entries, written by David Sachs, illustrate this Midwestern state’s rich architectural history.

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brick    SAHARA Highlights: Brick!
This month we focus on the many ways one material can be used: the ubiquitous brick. A search for “brick” produces thousands of results, which can then be refined by filters or additional search terms: country, city or region (e.g. brick AND Japan), or by building type or part (e.g. brick AND monument), by creator, date range, and so on.

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Walker    Winchester's William Walker
By 'Deyemi Akande, 2016 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
For this month’s post, I had originally planned to write on decorated vault ceilings in the UK, but only in an instance, and indeed at the very last minute, was I compelled to change my mind and write instead about a man whose stirring story has captivated me since I encountered it in Winchester.

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Fourth-Quarter Donor Recognition
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 July 1–September 30, 2017. View the donor list.

Herman J. Albrecht Library of Historical Architecture
The Herman J. Albrecht Library of Historical Architecture, founded in 2006 and housed at The Ohio State University’s Thompson Library (Columbus, Ohio), is a growing research resource for historians of architecture. The Library holds an annually-increasing collection of rare and valuable books from the sixteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. Read More

Frank Lloyd Wright's Legacy of Inspiration
The Wright Society Virtual Summit, is an opportunity for thousands of geographically dispersed Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiasts to conveniently listen to free audio sessions over the course of three days (October 20-22) with very special guest experts, historians, and homeowners. The 2017 summit will explore Wright’s long-lasting impact on clients, architects, and apprentices. Learn More at
Current SAH Opportunities
SAH/GAHTC Grants: In partnership with GAHTC, SAH is offering Research-to-Teaching Grants and Field Seminar Travel Grants.

Making History - Wright at the Global Crossroads: Chicago/Tokyo/NYC/LA: SAH President Ken Oshima, University of Washington, will discuss the global design practice of Frank Lloyd Wright with Chicago Architecture Biennial Artistic Directors Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee. Free and open to the public. RSVP required. Thursday, November 16.

SAH 8th Annual Awards Gala: The Society will present its Awards for Architectural Excellence to Ralph Johnson, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, and Col. Jennifer Pritzker. Tickets are on sale now. Friday, November 17.

SAH American Architecture and Landscape Field Trip Program: SAH seeks partners to organize tours of the built environment for our youth-oriented field trip program created to provide opportunities for underserved youths. Deadline December 1.

HABS-SAH Sally Kress Tomkins Fellowship: A joint program of SAH and the National Park Service's Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), this fellowship permits a graduate student to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer of 2018. Deadline December 31.
SAH Chapter and Partner News
The Latrobe Chapter of the Society of the Architectural Historians will host City and Capital: Building Washington, DC as Home and Symbol, the 12th Biennial Symposium on the Historic Development of Metropolitan Washington, DC, at The Catholic University of America, School of Architecture and Planning,  October 28, 2017, 8:30 am–4:00 pm.

The annual SESAH conference took place in Lynchburg, Virginia, in October with papers, plenaries, and tours aplenty. Look for news of our publication and preservation awards, and plans for 2018 to come! Post-conference opportunities include the new fellowships to support graduate student attendance at SAH Annual International Conference and in support of graduate student research. Fellowship applications are being accepted through December 15. To learn more, visit

The St. Louis Chapter of SAH and the Steedman Architectural Library will present "The History of Landscape Architecture in St. Louis" on November 28, with preservation historian Esley Hamilton. The talk is free and open to the public. The talk starts at 6:30 pm and an open house of the Steedman Architectural Library will be held starting at 6:00 pm.

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) will host its 46th Annual Conference in New York City, February 25-March 1, 2018, with the theme "Out of Bounds." Registration opens in November.

The Construction History Society of America (CHSA) is accepting abstracts for it 2018 Biennial Meeting on Construction History to be held at the University of Maryland, May 24-26. The submission deadline is November 16, 2017.

Society of Architectural Historians Great Britain (SAHGB) is accepting abstracts for its 2018 Annual Symposium, Architecture, the Built Environment, and the Aftermath of the First World War, in London, June 9. The submission deadline is October 30, 2017.

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is pleased to announce a call for submissions for the newly-established SHERA Emerging Scholar Prize. The award aims to recognize and encourage original and innovative scholarship in the field. Applicants must have published an article in a scholarly print or online journal or museum print within the preceding twelve-month period. The 2017 winner will be named at 49th Annual ASEEES Convention.

The Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF) is accepting abstracts for its 2018 Annual Meeting, A Shared Heritage: Urban and Rural Experience on the Banks of the Potomac, May 2-5, in Alexandria, VA. The submission deadline is October 30, 2017.
SAH Career Center
Visit the Career Center to view the jobs below or to purchase and post a job announcement

University of Washington - Dean, College of Built Environments
Centre for Privacy Studies - Postdoc at The Danish National Research Foundation Centre for Privacy
Boston University - Assistant Professor of Chinese Art and Architecture
Applied EarthWorks, Inc. - Architectural Historian
Columbia University Libraries - Curator of Drawings & Archives
University of New Mexico - Assistant Professor of Architectural History
University of Maryland, College Park - Assistant/Associate Professor of American Art History
Worcester College - The Scott Opler Fellowship in Architectural History
University of Oregon - History of Art & Architecture/Environmental Studies
University of Maryland, College Park - Assistant Professor
SAH October Booklist
Read the October 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: Fatina Abreek-Zubiedat, Bahar Aktuna, Silvia Alberti,,Aseel Al-hourani, Tim Altenhof, Avner Amiri, Stavros Apotsos, Daniela Arnaut, Wesam Asali, Jennifer Baez, Allison Baker, John Milnes Baker, Joseph Bedford, Kyle Bernard, Sirichon Boonprakob, Nathan Bullock, Andreas Butter, Mary Anne Caton, Yongming Chen, Oliver Cradock, Will Davis, Nancy Demerdash, Jenna Dezinski, Magdalena Dragović, Francois Dufaux, Jonathan Duval, Megan Eardley, Carola Ebert, Fred Esenwein, Olga Fabrick, Michael Farewell, Leslie Forehand, Edith Funk, Gabriela Garcia de Cortazar, Giulio Giovannoni, Ted Grevstad-Nordbrock, Patricia Grzonka, Aslihan Gunhan, M. Colleen Hamilton, David Holzman, Olivia Houck, Priya Jain, Colleen Jensen, Lola Kantor-Kazovsky, Sarah Karle, Gabriella Karl-Johnson, Tavleen Kaur, Doris Kincade, Georgi Kyorlenski, Ágota Ladó, Rebecca Lemire, Wanda Liebermann, Eléonore Marantz, Pieter Martens, Prita Meier, Patricia S. Mendez, Andrés Mignucci, Allen Miller, Jr., Magdalena Milosz, Yasufumi Nakamori, Sjoerdieke Nicolson-Feenstra Sean O'Reilly, Ana Carolina Pellegrini, Hans Peralta, Ingrid Quintana Guerrero, Maniyarasan Rajendran, Madhuri Rao, Sanjit Roy, Andrés Saavedra, Alberto Sanchez-Sanchez, Gabrielle Schaad, Elizabeth Sexton, Masako Shinn, Heba Shoaib, Vero Smith, Rolf Steier, Lina Stergiou, Martino Tattara, Ahmet Erdem Tozoglu, Dick van Gameren, David Walker, and Galina Zapreva.


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