SAH Newsletter

April 2018 Newsletter

by SAH News | Apr 10, 2018

April 2018 Volume LXII, No. 4 / Society of Architectural Historians Newsletter

  Call for Papers: SAH 2019 Providence
The Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting abstracts for its 72nd Annual International Conference in Providence, Rhode Island, April 24–28. Please submit an abstract no later than 11:59 p.m. CDT on June 5, 2018, to one of the 34 thematic sessions, the Graduate Student Lightning Talks or the Open Sessions.

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    Buildings of New Orleans Now Available
This detailed guidebook to New Orleans architecture—an authoritative, comprehensive, post–Hurricane Katrina overview of buildings, neighborhoods, and landscapes—tells a compelling and fascinating story of the city through concise descriptions of nearly 300 significant structures, open spaces, and lesser-known places, enhanced by 175 photographs and 23 maps.

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    Preservation Advocacy Updates
Additional letters of support produced by the SAH Heritage Conservation Comittee have been added to the SAH website. Topics include the preservation of the Marine Midland Bank and plaza, preservation of the Fergus Falls State Hospital and support for the continued resonable use of the Antiquities Act of 1906.

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    SAHARA Highlights: Las Vegas
In March of 1968, Architectural Forum published an astonishing illustrated article by Robert Venturi and Denise Brown: “A Significance for A&P Parking Lots or Learning from Las Vegas.” The piece opened with the observation that “learning from the existing landscape is a way of being revolutionary for an architect,” a sentiment that seems commonplace enough today but was a provocation in the era of Corbusieran urbanism.

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    SAH Archipedia: Wyoming's 100 Classic Buildings Completed
With the addition of 54 entries, SAH is pleased to announce that Wyoming's 100 Classic Buildings is now complete on SAH Archipedia. State coordinator Mary M. Humstone has selected 100 of Wyoming’s most representative buildings and sites, ranging from structures that highlight the state’s scenic and natural resources to industrial and agricultural landscapes that have shaped development throughout the state.

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    The Basilica of St. Peter: No Words to Describe
By ‘Deyemi Akande, 2016 H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellow
Besides a final report, this is officially the last article of my H. Allen Brooks fellowship year. Understandably, it comes with a cocktail of emotions. I had mentioned in the last article that I will write on my experience at the Vatican this month, but alas, here I am now at a loss for words to express the experience.

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Second-Quarter Donors
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 January 1–March 31, 2018. View the donor list.

Graham Foundation Announces 2018 Grants to Individuals

The Graham Foundation has announced the award of $534,850 for new grants to individuals around the world to support 74 projects engaging original ideas that advance our understanding of the designed environment. The funded projects include exhibitions, publications, films, new media works, and site-specific installations that promote rigorous scholarship, stimulate experimentation, and foster critical discourse in architecture. SAH congratulates the winners of the Graham Foundation's 2018 Grants to Individuals.
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 June 1.
SAH Chapter & Partner News
The Society of Architectural Historians Marion Dean Ross (Pacific Northwest) chapter is pleased to announce that our final conference program for our May 18-20, 2018, annual conference in Astoria is available and registration is open. For more information please see our website at For further links and updates, see our blog at

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA) sponsored a session at 106 CAA Annual Conference, Utopianism and Dystopianism in Russian, Soviet, Eastern European, and Eurasian Art. Thanks to an anonymous donor, SHERA is offering annually two SHERA Graduate Student Travel Grants of 1,500 USD each, for a SHERA member presenter at CAA Annual Conference or ASEEES Annual Convention respectively. Prospective applicants should follow news about deadlines on H-SHERA.
SAH Career Center
Visit the Career Center to view the jobs below or to purchase and post a job announcement

Gray & Pape, Inc. - Principal Investigator-History/Architecture
University of Oregon - Visiting Professor
SAH in the News
Society of Architectural Historians Conference Features Public Seminar on Mississippi River
If You Built It: New Guidebook Tells the Stories behind New Orleans Architecture
The Reading Life with Karen Kingsley and Lake Douglas
MinnPost Artscape: SAH 71st Annual International Conference
Members in the News
Mary Humstone: SAH Archipedia Wyoming Entries
Obituary: Henry A. Millon 1927-2018
Edward Dimendberg Receives Guggenheim and Getty Fellowships
SAH April Booklist
Read the April 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: Maureen A. Bowman, Fei Chen, Alexis DeAtley, Melita Juresa-McDonald, Leen Katrib, Skender Luarasi, Melinda McCarthy, Matthew McNicholas, Katherine Onufer, Christina Rockrise, Sandra Shannon, David A.Vanderah, Michael Walker, Wendy Wichman, and Tommaso Zerbi.

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