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  • 06 Dec 2021 8:55 AM | Marisa Gomez Nordyke (Administrator)

    VAF member Catherine Zipf and colleagues Anne Bruder and Susan Hellman have been hard at work researching and documenting sites listed in the Green Book.

    Their research has been compiled in an interactive website

    In addition, the project is looking for anyone interested in researching Green Book sites in their area. Everyone is welcome!

    If you'd like more information on how you can contribute, contact Catherine: cwzipf@gmail.com.

  • 06 Dec 2021 8:35 AM | Marisa Gomez Nordyke (Administrator)

    The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), alongside its Minority Scholars, Asian American & Diasporic Architectural History, and Race & Architectural History Affiliate Groups, invite applications for a 2022 SAH annual conference undergraduate and graduate student fellowship as a step toward increasing the racial diversity of SAH and the field of architectural history.

    The fellowship will provide funding for attendance at the SAH annual conference, a one-year digital membership, and mentorship during the conference. 

    Three applicants will be selected by a committee consisting of members of the Minority Scholars, Asian American & Diasporic Architectural History, and Race & Architectural History SAH Affiliate Groups.

    Please submit your application online (login required) by Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

  • 06 Dec 2021 8:30 AM | Marisa Gomez Nordyke (Administrator)

    From Revival to Renewal
    47th Annual Conference of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada
    Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, May 25-28, 2022

    The Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada will organize its 47th annual conference under the theme: “from revival to renewal.” The association wishes to discuss these themes in a transverse and inclusive way, through historical and contemporary approaches, whether at the scale of the building, the city, or the landscape.

    The organizers invite interested persons to submit proposals for the organization of sessions on the themes presented above. Proposals will be accepted in different fields, such as:

    • Architecture;
    • Heritage studies;
    • Urban planning;
    • Landscape architecture;
    • History of architecture, heritage, urban planning and landscape architecture.

    Proposals will also be accepted from different angles, such as:

    • Historical or empirical studies;
    • Projects and creation;
    • Intervention and requalification;
    • Practical or theoretical issues.

    Any proposal related in some way or other to the theme of the conference will be considered.

    Please send session proposals no later than Sunday, December 19, 2021 to the following address: SEAC.2022.SSAC@gmail.com.

    A Call for Papers will follow at the beginning of January.


  • 06 Dec 2021 8:20 AM | Marisa Gomez Nordyke (Administrator)

    SACRPH 2022 – Harlem

    The Society for American City and Regional Planning History cordially invites scholars and practitioners to present papers and talks on all aspects of urban, regional, and community planning history and their relationship to urban and metropolitan studies. The conference will be held in multiple formats, including: virtual presentations on Thursday, October 20, 2022; in-person tours on Friday, October 21; and in-person presentations on Saturday, October 22. It will also include a virtual keynote on Thursday night. All Saturday events will take place in Harlem, at the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture on the historic campus of The City College of New York.

    We are delighted to be coming together again in a multimodal format that will expand means of participation and engagement; on a campus committed to the diversity, affordability, and access that today’s cities demand; and in a community long involved with the work of planning for justice and equality. We hope you can join us online and in Harlem. For more information and submission instructions, see http://sacrph.org/conference-2022

    Submission Deadline: February 15, 2022



  • 06 Dec 2021 8:10 AM | Marisa Gomez Nordyke (Administrator)

    Pictured: Charlotte Caldwell, 2021 Fellow, Mount Vernon Baptist Church, PhiladelphiaAttention Student Architectural Historians! 

    Spend your summer conducting research on a nationally significant U.S. building or site and preparing a history to become part of the permanent HABS collection. The HABS/SAH Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field to work on a 12-week HABS history project during summer 2022. The Fellow’s research interests and goals will inform the building or site selected for documentation by HABS staff. HABS is a program of the National Park Service and the Fellow is usually stationed at our Washington, DC office, although remote work may be possible. The award consists of a $12,000 stipend, and SAH conference registration and travel expenses up to $1,000. 

    Applications accepted Sept. 1 – Dec. 31, 2021 

    For more information visit: http://www.nps.gov/hdp/jobs/tompkins.htm 


  • 06 Dec 2021 8:00 AM | Marisa Gomez Nordyke (Administrator)

    Barns and BeachesInterested in conducting fieldwork on the banks of Lake Superior AND earning credits? Apply for the one-week intensive field school Barns and Beaches: People and Landscapes of Southern Houghton County, led by Dr. Sarah Fayen Scarlett (Michigan Tech), Dr. Hilary-Joy Virtanen (Finlandia University), and Dr. John Arnold (Keweenaw National Historic Park).

    Click HERE to download the flyer with full details!

    Registration Deadline: March 15, 2022

    Contact: sfscarle@mtu.edu

  • 06 Dec 2021 7:55 AM | Marisa Gomez Nordyke (Administrator)

    The Society of Architectural Historians has announced the publication of the SAH Data Project Report, a 263-page print and PDF book titled Architectural History in the United States: Findings and Trends in Higher Education. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the SAH Data Project is the first in-depth, data-driven study designed to assess the health of the fields of architectural, landscape, and urban history at institutions of higher education in the United States. The key findings of the report are summarized under the headings Architectural History Student Enrollment, Institutional Support, and Student Debt Load; Equity Concerns and Barriers to Access: The Architectural History Pre-College Pipeline; Creating and Sharing Knowledge: Architectural History Expertise; The Architectural History Professoriate and the Tenure-Track Job Market; Resonance and Public Engagement: Social Justice-Themed Architectural History Courses, Research, and Publications.


    The full report is available at https://www.sah.org/publications-and-research/sah-data-project


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