|March 2018 Volume LXII, No. 3 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter |
| ||SAH/Mellon Author Awards |
The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting applications for the 2018 SAH/Mellon Author Awards. These awards are designed to provide financial assistance to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images.
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| || ||Launch of SAH Architects Council |
The Society will launch its new Architects Council at the SAH 2018 Saint Paul conference. The SAH Architects Council is a small, select group of designers charged with exploring ways for SAH to deepen its relationship and service to the broad community of contemporary architects. This year’s Inaugural Council members will participate in a panel discussion focusing on the theme of the making, management, and preservation of architectural archives.
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| || ||SAH Saint Paul Seminar |
Over the past several decades, river cities throughout the world have faced the challenge of reconceiving and reconnecting with their postindustrial riverfronts. "Confluences: Place, Change, and Meaning on the Mississippi" will focus on the rapidly changing postindustrial landscapes along the Twin Cities Mississippi River Corridor. Open to the public.
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| || ||Buildings of Arkansas Available Now |
From Fayetteville, Little Rock, and Hot Springs to Jonesboro, El Dorado, Arkadelphia, Texarkana, and scores of places in between, the latest volume in the Buildings of the United States series provides the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date guide to the architecture of Arkansas.
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| || ||Buildings of New Orleans Book Talks |
Authors Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas will give two presentations on their just-published Buildings of New Orleans, the second city guide to appear in the Society of Architectural Historians’ prize-winning Buildings of the United States series.
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| || ||SAH American Architecture & Landscape Field Trip Reports |
In 2016, SAH awarded an American Architecture and Landscape Field Trip Program grant to the School of Architecture at Florida International University (FIU) for its TourMIA program, and in late 2017 SAH made an award to the Piedmont Housing Alliance for its Friendship Court Youth Leadership in Community Design DC Field Trip program.
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| || ||JSAH March Issue Available Now |
SAH is pleased to announce the release of the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians Vol. 77, No. 1, March 2018 issue. SAH members can access full articles by first logging on to the SAH website and then visiting the JSAH Online webpage under the Publications and Research tab.
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| || ||SAHARA Highlights: Planes, Trains and Automobiles |
The Golden Age of Travel may have passed, or it may still be in our future. This selection of images from SAHARA opens the debate, as there is glorious architecture related to travel from all eras. After you’ve pondered this question, please consider adding your own images to SAHARA!
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| || ||SAH Archipedia: Maryland's 100 Classic Buildings Completed |
SAH is pleased to announce the completion of Maryland's 100 Classic Buildings on SAH Archipedia. State coordinators Lisa P. Davidson and Catherine C. Lavoie, along with other authors, have contributed entries for 100 of the state's most representative buildings and sites.
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| || ||Crowds and the Architectural Monuments of Italy |
By ‘Deyemi Akande, 2016 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
All through my fellowship travels, one major challenge persists, one that I have done fairly well to conceal in my photographs—crowds. Nowhere more in Europe than in Italy did I experience the sheer weight of tourism as manifested in numbers.
|SAH 2018 Saint Paul Conference Tours |
The Society will present tours that showcase the distinctive architecture and landscapes of the Twin Cities during the SAH 71st Annual International Conference in Saint Paul, April 18–22, 2018. Local historians, architects, preservationists, and heritage professionals will lead the conference’s tours. All tours are open to the public and qualify for AIA CES learning units. Register now for the following tours:
- Built/Unbuilt: Original Works in the Northwest Architectural Archives - Wed, Apr 18
- Rice Park: An Intimate Enclosure Gives Grace to a City - Thu, Apr 19
- Between the Cores: The Built History of University Avenue - Sat, Apr 20
- University of Minnesota: Renovation and Renewal - Sat, Apr 20
- Challenges at Contested Sites: Mississippi River and Fort Snelling - Sat, Apr 21
- From Lager Houses to Craft Brewing: Making Beer in the Twin Cities - Sat, Apr 21
- Frank Lloyd Wright: The Willey House in Minneapolis - Sun, Apr 22 (multiple times)
- Modernism in Minnesota - Sun, Apr 22
- Along the Mississippi: Past, Present, and Future - Sun, Apr 22
- Twin Cities Parks: Landscape Architecture for the West - Sun, Apr 22
- Purcell and Elmslie: Masters of Prairie School Architecture - Sun, Apr 22
- The University Grove: Modernist Houses - Sun, Apr 22
- Summit Avenue: Saint Paul's Grand Boulevard - Sun, Apr 22
|Current SAH Opportunities |
Call for Volunteers: The Society seeks volunteers to assist with running the SAH 71st Annual Conference in Saint Paul, April 18-22, 2018. Those who have registered for the conference and complete six (6) or more volunteer hours are eligible to receive a 50% rebate off their registration fee after the meeting. There is no minimum time commitment required to volunteer.
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 June 1.
|SAH Chapter & Partner News |
The Minnesota Chapter (MNSAH) is very busy with preparations for the international meeting to be held here in the Twin Cities in mid-April. Frankly, we dazzle ourselves with the plans that are being made. The Super Bowl was just a warm-up drill for what’s coming next. See you in April!
|SAH Career Center |
Visit the Career Center to view the jobs below or to purchase and post a job announcement
University of Oregon - Visiting Professor
The Trustees, The Crane Estate - Engagement Manager
HABS/HAER/HALS - Architectural Historians, Architects, and Landscape Architects (Student Summer Employment)
|SAH in the News |
Time Travelers Program Resumes for Second Year - Glessner House Museum (March 8, 2018)
The Oldest Thing You Can Visit in Every State - Business Insider (March 9, 2018)
|Members in the News |
Victoria Young and Bartholomew Voorsanger: New Gallery & Exhibition at University of St. Thomas
Obituary: Mary Alice Molloy, 1939-2018
|SAH March Booklist |
Read the March 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: Mina Adsit, Deepthi Bathala, Emily Bernin, Christine Boulware, Mimi Cheng, David Cline, Rebekah Coffman, Ousman Dampha, Jr., Mary Beth Derrick, Leila M. Farah, Jessie Fontana-Maisel, Bob Frame, Emily Ganzel, Shreya Ghoshal, Johnathan Hardy, Katherine Hill, Aura Maria Jaramillo, Lannie Kittrell, Alice Larsson, Liane Lefaivre, Kacie Lucchini, Andreh Marouti, Renata Matos, Stephen Moore, Sasson Rafailov, Sheri Ross, Tracy Schwartz, Ben Shelton, A. Graham Sones, Cheri Szcodronski, Nancy Tracy, Emily Tucker-Laird, Jennifer Tworzyanski, Miranda Van Vleet, Megan Wiginton, Laurence F. Wilson, Yue Wu, John Yust, and Hendrik Ziegler.