How to… Craft a Grant-Winning Dissertation Proposal

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How to… Publish Your First Book

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Call for Session Proposals: SAH Ideas Session

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Call for Mentors and a Volunteer to act as Coordinator for the Student Diversity Fellowship/Mentorship Program

SAH has established a Student Diversity Fellowship/Mentorship program that is designed to provide an engaged experience for students attending the conference. SAH solicits SAH members to act as mentors and convenes meetings of awardees and mentors in advance and after the conference to help foster cohort groups.

If you are interested, have questions, or would like to serve as mentor, please contact us.

Call for Papers for the Society of Architectural Historians 2022 Annual International Conference April 27–May 1 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Call for Session Proposals: SAH Ideas Session

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All Members Meeting – June 5

We welcome all of you to a membership meeting, Saturday, June 55 pm EDT.  It will be our startup meeting to discuss the name and identity of the group, the formation of an advisory group, the organization of needed committees for fellowships, fundraising, mentoring and communications.

Proposed programming for 2021-2022 includes workshops for paper proposals for Pittsburgh 2022 (due June 2, 2021), roundtable proposals (due September 2021), and session proposals for Montreal 2023 (due February 2022). Additionally, we would like to discuss setting up writing groups, networking contact lists, independent programs, mentoring programs, fundraising for fellowships, among other suggestions.

We invite you all to participate in our events, programs, projects and other efforts in an ongoing effort to change academic access, institutional transparency, and equality in all aspects of academic work. We welcome your suggestions for other actions. We will need your expertise and energy and we look forward to working with you.

Community Engagement and Social Justice in Architectural History

Community Engagement and Social Justice in Architectural History
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
12:00–1:30 PM CDT

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Facilitators: Arijit Sen, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Gail Dubrow, University of Minnesota; Sean McPherson, Bridgewater State University

The newly established SAH Asian American and Diasporic Architectural History Affiliate Group will host a workshop, online and open to the public, on community-engaged practices as an instrument of justice for architectural historians. Arijit Sen will serve as facilitator for a workshop involving community-engaged practitioners of architectural histories that aim to advance social justice in communities dealing with systematic inequalities. Presenters will address the intersections among issues faced by Asian American and other marginalized groups, as well as the specific challenges of scholars researching and advocating for populations whose contributions to the built environment often transcend accepted categories of design evidence and documentation. A central focus of our discussions will be the ethics of university-community engagement. In addition to organizers and facilitators Arijit Sen, Gail Dubrow, Sean McPherson, and Lynne Horiuchi, up to six scholar-practitioners from relevant fields will be invited to anchor and guide thematic breakout sessions.

SAH 2021 Virtual Conference

The SAH 2021 Virtual Conference brings scholars, practitioners, professionals, and students in architectural history and related fields together online to share new research on the history of the built environment, engage in thought-provoking conversations, and connect with colleagues from around the world. The Virtual Conference takes place between Tuesday, April 13, and Saturday, April 17, and includes 36 paper sessions, a social hour, the SAH Business Meeting, a pre-conference workshop, keynote talks, the annual SAH Awards Ceremony, and the SAH Montréal Seminar. Registrants receive 30-day access to watch recorded paper presentations. In addition, SAH will present a series of free roundtable discussions throughout the month of May.


Minority Scholars’ Workshop: Publication 2.0

Minority Scholars’ Workshop: Publication 2.0
Thursday, May 27, 2021
:00–4:30 PM CDTFree and open to the public. Registration is required for this event.
Organizers: Lynne Horiuchi, Independent Scholar, and Itohan Osayimwese, Brown University

With this workshop the SAH Minority Scholars Affiliate Group builds upon efforts initiated in 2018 by Itohan Osayimwese and other architectural historians to create a more inclusive, diverse field in all its aspects, facets, directions, and institutions. Knowledge production in the form of publication was one of this group’s focus areas—greater access and representation in university and scholarly presses of authors, editors, series editors, and content of non-traditional topics using innovative methodologies and archival methods. While we were thinking particularly of presses with architectural history series, we were also interested in the inclusion in leading architectural journals of scholars of color or content relating to difference and the broader issues of contemporary scholarship as it has globalized. The 2020 SAH Minority Scholars Workshop, “Navigating the Challenges in Publication,” sought to provide detailed information about approaching editors, submitting book proposals, and working with an editor through the publication process with special attention to challenges to minority scholars or others working on non-traditional topics involving archival methods and research of minority groups.

Filling in the gaps from the 2020 workshop, the 2021 Minority Scholars’ Workshop, “Publication 2.0,” will cover the publication of journal articles, chapter contributions to collections, conference papers, and new forms of publication. As in last year’s workshop, it will address scholars at different stages of their career but will be directed at emerging scholars of color in non-traditional fields of architectural history. A panel of speakers will represent different perspectives—editors, journal editors, and authors of collected essays. Publication in non-traditional modes such as online podcasts, curated websites, digital journals, and more has proliferated, particularly with the Covid-19 pandemic. The review of these phenomena will include the discussion of types, advantages, disadvantages, and the engagement of new media.