The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) has tasked the SAH IDEAS (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accountability, Sustainability) Committee with envisioning structural change within the Society as it approaches its centenary. The vision of the SAH IDEAS Committee is to shape, support, and inform the Society’s interrogation of structures of power and help the Society maintain a strong commitment to sociopolitical equity and environmental justice. The IDEAS Committee supports and advises SAH in repairing past harms and redressing foundational structural inequities in order to take into account past injustices, ensure future sustainability, and care for the diverse community for which histories of architecture hold meaning.

Tasks, Time Commitment, and Qualifications:

The SAH strongly encourages women, BIPOC, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply. This includes members who are from outside of the U.S. and global north, who work outside the academy, and who have contingent employment. The committee meets monthly for two hours by video conference. Members also meet in small working groups to complete projects and tasks. If interested, we appreciate you considering this time commitment and the need for your sustained presence in the monthly meetings and working groups. Committee members serve a two-year term beginning in April.

The president of the Society reviews all applications, appoints committee members, and selects the committee chair(s).  The president consults with others as needed to ensure the best fit of applicants on each committee. Term lengths vary depending on the committee.

Committee members must be current SAH members for the duration of their committee service. Some committees require certain qualifications as noted below. All committee members must adhere to the SAH Process for Committee Review of SAH Fellowships, Awards and Grants.

Self-nominations should include a brief statement (no more than 150 words) expressing your interest and describing your qualifications and relevant experience, and a CV (no more than 2 pages). You may apply for up to three committees but will be asked to serve on only one, if accepted. If you apply to serve on multiple committees, please indicate your preferred committee.

The deadline to submit your interest is Monday, May 1, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Notices will be sent in early June.

Click here to apply.