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SAH Newsletter

SAH Chapter & Partner News for November 2019

by SAH News | Nov 13, 2019
Each month, the Society of Architectural Historians shares news submitted by SAH chapters and partner organizations on their new and exciting programs, opportunities, awards, and events.

Southeast Chapter of SAH (SESAH)

SESAH held its annual conference from October 10 to 12, 2019, in Greenville, South Carolina. Located in the foothills of the central Appalachian Mountains, this city was for a century after the Civil War the center of the American textile industry, as witnessed by the historic mills that remain. About 140 attendees gathered for SESAH at a hotel in Greenville’s once declining but now flourishing downtown, a resurgence that began in the late 1970s when landscape architect Lawrence Halprin was asked to redesign Main Street. Over two days eight-five papers were presented on a wide variety of themes relating to architectural history, theory, and preservation, and ranging from the early modern period to the present. A keynote address was delivered by noted historian and critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen. At the business luncheon, out-going president Robbie Jones announced the winners of fellowships for students and professionals to attend and deliver papers at SESAH and SAH. Awards were given for book and article publications, recognizing outstanding scholarship about the architecture of the South or by authors who reside therein. The Best of the South award, which recognizes a project that documents, preserves, rehabilitates, or educates the public about a historic property, was also presented. The conference ended with a day of study tours, visiting buildings in the county and city of Greenville. 

The 2020 SESAH conference will be held in Natchez, Mississippi.

Visit sesah.org for more information about SESAH’s conferences, its peer-reviewed journal ARRIS, and other announcements. 

Construction History Society of America (CHSA)

The Construction History Society of America (CHSA) invites researchers from all aspects of the history of construction to submit abstracts for Quarrying History, the 7th Biennial Meeting on Construction History hosted by Indiana University / Bloomington from May 29-30, 2020. All subjects relating to construction history in the Americas are considered, including stone construction, specific projects, building trades, regulation, structural analysis, engineering, tools and materials, archaeology, preservation, education and all aspects of the profession. Some of the finest limestone in the United States can be found in the hills around Bloomington, Indiana, where stonecutters sourced the stone from massive quarries – CHSA is pleased to announce a tour exploring a working mill and historic quarry in the Conference schedule. Abstract deadline is January 2, 2020. Quarrying History follows successful biennial meetings of the CHSA held in College Park, MD (2018), Austin, TX (2016), Minneapolis, MN (2014), Cambridge, MA (2012), Philadelphia, PA (2010), and Atlanta, GA (2008). For more information visit CHSA’s new website: constructionhistorysociety.org/7th-biennial-meeting and submit abstracts to easychair.org/conferences/?conf=7thbchsa2020

Society of Architectural Historians Australia New Zealand (SAHANZ)

Abstracts are invited for participation in the SAHANZ PhD Colloquium for 2020, to be held on 6 July 2020 and to be hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning and ACAHUCH, at the University of Melbourne.The deadline to submit is November 21, 2019.  Learn More

Abstracts are invited for the SAHANZ Annual Conference 2020 to be held in Perth, Australia, September 27-30, 2020. The theme is "What if? What next? Speculations on History's Futures." The deadline to submit is February 14, 2020. Learn More

Society of Historians of Eastern European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture (SHERA)

Annual SHERA Business Meeting, Saturday, 11/23, 6-7:30 pm at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Floor LB2, Salon 10. Come learn about SHERA programs and how you can get involved. We will go over plans for the coming year and announce this year's Emerging Scholar Prize. All are welcome!

RSVP: SHERA Events at ASEEES in San Francisco (November 23-26, 2019)

In addition to our annual business meeting, SHERA has a number of events planned for SHERA members at the upcoming ASEEES conference in San Francisco. Please fill out this form to let us know which ones you plan to attend.

Dinner at R&G Lounge, Saturday, 11/23, immediately after the Business Meeting, 7:30pm

Come meet new SHERA members and catch up with old friends over dinner at R&G Lounge (https://rnglounge.com/) located at 631 Kearny Street. The restaurant is a brief walk from the conference hotel. Please let us know if you plan to attend so that we can reserve tables. (Attendees will be responsible for their own checks.)

SHERA Visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Monday, 11/25, 12-1:30 pm
In the spirit of making the most of our time in downtown San Francisco, we've set up an opportunity to view a selection of Russian and Eastern European objects from the SFMoMA collection. This will include free admission to the museum, which is a 4 min. walk from the conference hotel. Space is limited. Please RSVP to reserve your place.

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!


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