SAH Newsletter

January 2018 Newsletter

by SAH News | Jan 23, 2018

January 2018 Volume LXII, No. 1 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter
Saint Paul
  Register for the SAH 2018 Saint Paul Conference
Early registration is open for the SAH 71st Annual International Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 18–22, 2018. Architectural and art historians, architects, museum professionals, and preservationists from around the world will meet at the Saint Paul RiverCentre to present new research on the history of the built environment and explore the architecture of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul region. Early registration ends February 20.

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Rovang    Sarah Rovang Named 2017 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
SAH has named Sarah Rovang as the 2017 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow. The $50,000 fellowship award allows an emerging scholar to travel the world for one year to experience architecture and landscapes firsthand. Beginning in July 2018, Rovang will travel to sites in the United Kingdom, Europe, Scandinavia, South Africa, Japan and Chile to explore the public history of world industrial heritage.

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China    SAH China Field Seminar Photos on Instagram
SAH Second Vice President Victoria Young and Life Member Stephen Harby were among the 30 members that participated in the SAH Field Seminar to China, led by architectural historian Nancy Steinhardt, December 26–January 7. See a few of the shots they snapped while on the tour, along with a couple of sketches by Harby.

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KY    SAH Archipedia: Kentucky 100 Classic Buildings Completed
We are pleased to announce the completion of Kentucky’s 100 Classic Buildings on SAH Archipedia. This material, which also includes seven linked entries, was compiled by state coordinator Cristina Carbone with contributions from several scholars.

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SAHARA    SAHARA Highlights: Sports
In recognition of the upcoming Winter Olympics, this month’s SAHARA Highlights feature contributions related to sports. Below is a small selection of the structures and facilities related to athletics in the SAHARA collection.

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Montequin    2017 Edilia and François-Auguste de Montêquin Report
By Juan Luis Burke
According to tradition, the Carmelite Order was founded in the twelfth century at the summit of Mount Carmel in northern Palestine. The order soon expanded to Europe and became one of the most revered eremitic organizations of the Middle Ages. In the early modern period, the order thrived in Spain, reformed by two of its most exalted mystics, SS. John of the Cross and Theresa of Avila.

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Burgos    French Gothic Accent in a Spanish Cathedral
By 'Deyemi Akande, 2016 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
I’d say my Spanish is horrible, but that would not be an accurate assessment. To say that my Spanish is horrible would suggest that I speak the language. The truth is, other than hola, gracias, and bueno, I do not speak a word more in Spanish. Yet, here I am in Madrid doing rather well communicating with the people around.

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NEH Grants Awarded in Architectural History
In December, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced the awarding of $12.8 million to support 253 humanities projects across the nation. Over the years, NEH has awarded SAH five matching grants to support development of more than 25 Buildings of the United States (BUS) volumes, and three matching grants to develop SAH Archipedia, the media-rich online edition of BUS. Read More

First-Quarter Donor Recognition
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, 2017. View the FY 2018 Donor List.
Current SAH Opportunities
SAH/GAHTC Grants: In partnership with GAHTC, SAH is offering Research-to-Teaching Grants and Field Seminar Travel Grants. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

SAH American Architecture and Landscape Field Trip Program: This program funds architecture and landscape field trips for underserved students in grades 3 through high school. Application deadline March 1.

SAH in Paris: Glass, Light and Structure: Two-day fundraiser offering special access to iconic landmarks in Paris with SAH Past President Barry Bergdoll, May 17-18. JUST A FEW SPOTS LEFT!
SAH Partner News
Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) is sponsoring a session at the CAA 2018 Annual Conference in Los Angeles, CA, "Utopianism and Dystopianism in Russian, Soviet, Eastern European, and Eurasian Art," chaired by Joes Segal and Ksenya Gurshtein, followed by the SHERA Business meeting. On behalf of SHERA, Michelle Maydanchik will host EEER scholars. In 2018, Alice Isabella Sullivan and Corina Apostol joined the SHERA Board as secretary-treasurer and web news editor.
SAH Career Center
Visit the Career Center to view the jobs below or to purchase and post a job announcement

ACLS - Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program
University of Hawaii at Manoa - Assistant/Associate Professor in Asia-Pacific Architectural History/Theory and Urban Design
University of Chicago - Professor
Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities - Princeton-Mellon Fellows, 2018-19
Colby College - Faculty Fellow in American Art History
SAH in the News
Inviting the Locals - PCMA Convene (December 26, 2017)
How to Invite a City to Your Event - PCMA Convene (January 2, 2018)
Members in the News
History News Network: Interview with Victoria Young
Charles E. Rice on John Portman (1924-2017)
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.
New SAH Members
SAH welcomes our newest members: Jeffrey Becker, Imogen Cooper, Alice L. Deupree, Marvin M. Deupree, Jr., Helen Dunbeck, Catherine Fink, Athanasiou Geolas, Judy Hayward, Franklin Headley, Jennifer Irsfeld James, Daniel Leary, Gilbert Mathews, Suzanne Mathews, Ghada Mohamad, Carlos Plaza, Lauren Poche, Barrett Reiter, Erica Schultz, Samo Stefanac, Jeanne Sylvester, and Jacob Torkelson.

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