Below are the SAH regional chapter news updates received by the liaison during the month of August 2023.
Chapter News, August 2023
SAH LANDSCAPE HISTORY CHAPTER
|LANDSCAPE HISTORY CHAPTER of the Society of Architectural Historians|
August 2023Extreme heat in Death Valley, California in Summer 2023.
We hope each of you is doing well, staying safe, and keeping healthy, hydrated, cool, in whatever ways you and yours need.
Please send announcements, inquiries, and any other materials you want included in our newsletter to wayt01@do aks.org.
Check out https://www.sahlandscape.org/. It would be awesome to expand our list of resources. If you are interested in helping us inventory resources, let me know.
Can I encourage you to share your publications with us? It would be great to have a list of books out in the past year or so- so let me know of your publications or the new books on your shelves.
Best, Thaisa et al…
Director | Garden & Landscape Studies | Dumbarton Oaks | Trustees for Harvard University
CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS
EAHN is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for EAHN 2024 is now open.
Deadline: September 8, 2023
EAHN 2024 Athens Website
Abstracts are invited for the sessions and round tables listed below by September 8, 2023. Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted at email@example.com along with the applicant’s name, email address, professional affiliation, address, telephone number and a short curriculum vitae, all included in one single .pdf file. The file must be named as follows: session or round table number, hyphen, surname e.g. S05-Tsiambaos.pdf, RT02-Tournikiotis.pdf, etc.
JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Lord & Schryver Conservancy
545 Mission Street SE, Salem, OR 97302
Lord & Schryver Conservancy is looking for a Development Director
The organization is seeking the perfect individual to fill the job. Please spread the word about this new position!
The new Development Director will join a dedicated board, a cohort of long-term volunteers and a full-time Head Gardener to raise awareness of and increase resources to interpret Lord & Schryver’s work and legacy into the future.
Visit the website for the full Development Director Job Description.
SLU in Ultuna, Division of Landscape Architecture
division of landscape architecture
We are looking for a new colleague, an Associate senior lecturer in landscape architecture with specialisation in arts-based research . The subject of the associate senior lecturer is arts-based research in landscape architecture that aims to understand and respond to sustainability challenges. The subject integrates artistic methods and reflexive approaches firmly rooted in the arts and humanities.
Dumbarton Oaks “Democracy and Landscape” Initiative
Mellon Post-doctoral fellowship in Environmental History, in the Mellon funded Democracy and Landscape Initiative at Dumbarton Oaks, a Harvard research institute, located in Washington DC
Dumbarton Oaks announces a post-doctoral fellowship position in Democracy and Landscape. Please circulate across your networks! and as a note, the appointment will provide significant time for your own research. Please reach out if you have any questions to Thaisa Way (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Details regarding the position are available on our website: https://www.doaks.org/about/employment/post-doctoral-fellow-in-democracy-and-landscape Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2023. Applications still accepted.
____________________________________ The National Park Service, National Capital Region needs historians!The National Park Service will soon be hiring a GS-11 historian with expertise in African American history to serve in a full-time, temporary (not to exceed four years) position within the Park History program, supporting parks in the greater Washington, DC area. Qualified candidates will have in-depth, up-to-date knowledge of African American history, completion of at least one long-form historical study, and experience with collaborative research projects. We are especially interested in candidates with experience conducting oral histories and working in partnership with local and descendant communities and organizations.For more information about the position, see this link.____________________________________
ninth edition call, 2023/2024
Deadline: noon on Thursday 31 August 2023
Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche establishes landscape study scholarships on a yearly basis to support young graduates who wish to carry out research into the landscape and gardens culture and in the field of the care of places.
The scholarships focus on three thematic areas which correspond to the cultural profile and field of activity of three key figures for the Foundation’s scientific work since its inception: Sven-Ingvar Andersson (Landscape project), Rosario Assunto (Theories and policies for landscape) and Ippolito Pizzetti (Nature and gardens).
The ninth edition 2023/2024 will grant two six-month scholarships in one of the three thematic areas, to be chosen by the candidate. The application form and the call are available at www.fbsr.it Applications must be sent by email to email@example.com
The deadline for submitting applications is, without exception, noon on Thursday 31 August 2023. (Assume Italian Time Zone)Information
Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche, Via Cornarotta 7-9, T +39 0422 5121, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fbsr.it
____________________________________ Call for Events and Microgrants
Environmental Humanities Month, September-December 2023
Deadline: August 21, 2023.The Environmental Humanities Month is now inviting proposals for online and hybrid events, interventions, projects, actions to be included in the globally focused Environmental Humanities Month in the Autumn of 2023.The main goal of the Environmental Humanities Month is to raise awareness about the humanities and social sciences aspects of circularity and humanity’s shift to sustainability by targeting a global audience via scientific and artistic interdisciplinary cross-pollination, and by using local knowledge as well as languages beyond English to amplify vulnerable and marginalized voices of environmental humanities across the globe.
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/environmental-humanities/news-events/call-for-events-and-microgrants-environme…Read more or reply___________________________________________
CONFERENCES AND SYMPOSIA
Upcoming History Conferences:
Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Jacksonville, FloridaNote: there will be a roundtable discussion of how historians collaborate with the NPS on Saturday morning. Check out the program.
African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression, in all forms, especially the racial terrorism of lynching, racial pogroms, and police killings since our arrival upon these shores. These efforts have been to advocate for a dignified self-determined life in a just democratic society in the United States and beyond the United States political jurisdiction. During the 1950s and 1970s the United States was defined by actions such as sit-ins, boycotts, walk outs, strikes by Black people and white allies in the fight for justice against discrimination in all sectors of society from employment to education to housing. Black people have had to consistently push the United States to live up to its ideals of freedom, liberty, and justice for all. Black people also have sought ways to nurture and protect Black lives, and for autonomy of their physical and intellectual bodies through armed resistance, voluntary emigration, nonviolence, education, music, literature, sports, media, and legislation/politics.For more information about the 2023 Annual Meeting and Conference or to reserve your hotel for Jacksonville: https://asalh.org/CONFERENCE/.
GARDEN FUTURES SUMMIT 2023HOW GARDENS ARE CHANGING THE FUTURE
Hosted by the Garden ConservancySeptember 29-30, 2023
More information hereThe inaugural Garden Futures Summit is a two-day, in-person event that looks to sustain the remarkable passion and interest in gardening today by presenting a selection of the most exciting ideas shaping the future of gardens and society at large. The Summit will focus on three essential topics within contemporary gardening: environment, community, and culture.On the first day of the Summit, to be held at The New York Botanical Garden, more than a dozen influential speakers from across the gardening world will participate in sessions organized around the Summit topics. They will discuss the extraordinary potential of gardens and gardening to improve our physical, cultural, and emotional health and well-being.On the second day of the Summit, attendees will be treated to exclusive experiences at both private and public gardens throughout New York City and the greater metropolitan area that embody the forward-thinking and transformative potential in gardens today. Tours will be announced later this summer.The breadth of speakers at the Summit and the combination of talks and tours will be of interest to all gardeners, designers, architects, and students who are passionate about gardens and their enormous potential in society.___________________________________________
CGLHS Annual Conference
OCTOBER 13-15, 2023
Join us this fall to explore a sweet and little-known corner of southeastern Mendocino County. Nestled in between forested hills covered in a mix of oak woodlands and redwood forests, the rich valley floor is called Redwood Valley. Some of the largest redwood trees in the world are just west of town in Montgomery Woods State Preserve. Presentations and tours on Saturday, October 15, will take place at the Grace Hudson Museum in downtown Ukiah, and focus on local ethnography and history. Sunday will see us head into the Redwoods for a history and ecology tour with partners from State Parks.
2023 Annual Meeting of the HIstorians of Eighteenth Century Art and Architecture
October 12-14, 2023
Boston, Cambridge, and Providence, USAOn the land of the Massachusett and neighboring Wampanoag and Nipmuc peoples, Boston developed in the eighteenth century as a major colonized and colonizing site. Its status today as a cultural and intellectual hub is shaped by that context, making it a critical location to trace the cultural legacies of racism and social injustice between the eighteenth century and today. For whom is “eighteenth-century art and architecture” a useful category? What eighteenth-century materials, spaces, and images offer tools or concepts for shaping our collective futures? In considering these questions, the Historians of Eighteenth-Century Art and Architecture (HECAA) aim to be deliberate about expanding the group’s traditional focus on Western European art and architecture and specifically encourage proposals from scholars working on Asia, Africa and the African diaspora, Indigenous cultures, and the Islamic world. This conference marks our 30th year as a scholarly society dedicated to facilitating communication and collaboration among scholars of eighteenth-century art to expand and promote knowledge of all aspects of the period’s visual culture. ____________________________________
EAHN Thematic Conference 2023, Reykjavik: The Third Ecology.
Conference: 11-13 October 2023
For Information click here
The Third Ecology
The effects of the anthropogenic climate crisis has compelled a resurgence of scholarship about the often fraught relationship between the built and the natural environment. The connection between the building sector and the disruption on the physical systems of the planet are not merely coincidental but causal. Currently, global building activity produces nearly 40% of the world’s yearly greenhouse gas emissions, making architecture, broadly, one of the most polluting activities in human history. That a new “climatic turn” appears to be taking shape in architecture history is no surprise, but does the changing climate also require a new methodology forwriting architecture history? If historians now know that architecture is causing ecological harm, how should the field of architecture history respond? Seen through the lens of environmental justice, does the climate crisis impel architecture histories of environment to address decolonization and anti-racism?
Urban History Association (UHA)
October 26-29, 2023
Pittsburgh, PAThe conference theme is “Reparations & the Right to the City”. It not only responds to increasing global calls for restorative justice and rights to the city for all, it also aims to set and reset the role and mission of Urban History at present and into the future as an intensely interdisciplinary and transnational enterprise focusing on all aspects of metropolitan, urban, and suburban history. Join upwards of 750 urban historians, writers, scholars, policymakers, urban planners, activists and journalists participating in approximately 100 panels, plenaries, roundtables, and tours during the four-day event. The conference will take place October 26-29, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA, where the 1st UHA conference was held in 2002. The conference will be held at The Westin Pittsburgh in the heart of the downtown business and cultural district.____________________________________
American Historical Association (AHA), January 4-7, 2024, San Francisco, CA
American Society for Environmental Historians (ASEH), April 3-7,2024, Denver Colorado
Society of Architectural Historians 2024 Annual International Conference (SAH), APRIL 17–21, 2024, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Join the Society of Architectural Historians in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 17–21, 2024, for an immersive, in-person experience that includes paper sessions, events at off-site venues, and guided architecture tours in and around the city. Attendees can look forward to connecting with colleagues at social receptions, meeting publishers in the exhibit area, and conversing between sessions, all valued moments at the face-to-face conference.
Organization for American Historians, April 11-14,2024, New Orleans, LAThe current cascade of crises—viral, racial, economic, political, constitutional and environmental—shape and shadow our communities and our nation. History and historians have a role to play in addressing these crises; documenting, writing, amplifying, and mediating stories that can inform our moment and promote social justice.Join the community in New Orleans, Louisiana or at the Virtual Conference Series in cooperation with NCPH, in 2024 as we honor and explore the ways in which individuals, communities, and historians work and learn together.____________________________________
Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH)October, 2024, San Diego, CA
Knowlton School, The Ohio State University
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Colleciton
Finola O’Kane Crimmins
University College Dublin
University of Toronto
University of Maryland
The Courtauld Institute of Art
The University of Sheffield
Recent Books of Interest
SO WHAT HAVE YOU PUBLISHED LATELY????
LET US KNOW. Here are some of the books, and an article or two, with a historic narrative of landscape that have been published relatively recently:
Wain, Anthony. 2023. “Searching for Common Ground in the Gardens of the Past | AJLA.” Issue 5, Article 5. Accessed August 19, 2023. https://www.ajlajournal.org/articles/searching-for-common-ground-in-the-gardens-of-the-past.
Bsumek, Erika Marie. 2023. The Foundations of Glen Canyon Dam: Infrastructures of Dispossession on the Colorado Plateau. Austin: University of Texas Press.
Hämäläinen, Pekka. 2022. Indigenous Continent : the Epic Contest for North America. First edition. New York, NY: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company.
Whiteman, Stephen H. 2023. Landscape and Authority in the Early Modern World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
O’Brien, William E. 2016. Landscapes of Exclusion : State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South. Amherst, [Massachusetts] ; Boston, [Massachusetts]: University of Massachusetts Press, in association with Library of American Landscape History.
Rein, Richard K. 2022. American Urbanist : How William H. Whyte’s Unconventional Wisdom Reshaped Public Life. Washington, DC: Island Press.
Birnbaum, Charles A., Arleyn A. Levee, Dena Tasse-Winter, and Cultural Landscape Foundation issuing body. 2022. Experiencing Olmsted : the Enduring Legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted’s North American Landscapes. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press.
Freytag, Anette. 2021. The Landscapes of Dieter Kienast. Zurich: gta Verlag.
Helphand, Kenneth. 2020. Hops: Historic Photographs of the Oregon Hopscape, Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2020. (Finalist Oregon Book Award, 2022.)
Avila, Eric, and Thaisa Way, eds, 2023. Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture 44, Segregation and Resistance in the Landscapes of the Americas. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.
Goldstein, Brian 2023, new, expanded edition The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle Over Harlem.
Duempelmann, Sonja, ed. 2022. Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture 43, Landscapes for Sport : Histories of Physical Exercise, Sport, and Health. Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.
Ferrari, Carlyn Ena,. 2022. Do Not Separate Her from Her Garden : Anne Spencer’s Ecopoetics. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.
Way, Thaisa. ed. 2022. Garden as Art: Beatrix Farrand at Dumbarton Oaks.Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.
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Fwd: SESAH August 2023 Newsletter
Please consider giving to our Annual Campaign
Book hotel by Sept. 5th to get SESAH Rate!
Early Bird Registration ends August 31st!
Only 5 spots left of Saturday Study Tour!
2023 SESAH Conference Registration Now Open!
Registration for the 2023 SESAH Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, is now open! Join colleagues from across the Southeast for a fun conference of presentations, discussion, camaraderie, and socializing. The conference will be held September 27-30 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Little Rock (book by Sept. 5th to get the conference rate), and will feature two days of paper presentations on Thursday and Friday along with a study tour on Saturday (only 5 spots left). This year’s keynote address will be given Friday evening by Dr. Ethel Goodstein-Murphree, Associate Dean and Professor of Architecture, University of Arkansas, and will be held at the Old State House Museum, a National Historic Landmark adjacent to the hotel. Saturday’s study tour will visit several properties in the Little Rock area that date from prehistoric times to the 1950s.
Make sure that your membership is up-to-date before registering for the conference! Renew or start your membership here or email email@example.com if you’re not sure of your current status. Registration for session moderators and presenters must be completed by August 3rd. Early Bird Registration for the conference ends on August 31st (late registrations subject to $25 fee), and the final registration deadline for the conference is September 13th. For additional information on the conference and to complete your registration, please visit our website here, and we look forward to seeing you in Little Rock in September 2023!
New Mississippi and Louisiana State Representatives
Please join us in welcoming our new state representatives for Mississippi and Louisiana for the SESAH Board of Directors. Aaron White will fulfill the unexpired term of Chris Hunter, who has moved to Texas. Mary Springer fulfill the unexpired term of Nicholas Serrano, who is moving to Florida.
Aaron White, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture at Mississippi State University. He holds a PhD in Architectural History and Theory from Columbia University, an MA in Architecture from Pratt Institute, and a BA in Architecture from the University of Idaho. His research focuses on relations between classicism and colonization in late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth century English architecture.
Mary R. Springer, Ph.D., is an art and architectural historian whose research evaluates the ideological relationships between design, space, and patronage in U.S. educational and civic built environments. Springer’s recent projects examine Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning and town-gown relationships, Frederick Law Olmsted’s campus planning ideologies and architectural determinism, and Duke University’s colonially encoded architecture and campus. In 2022, Springer joined the Louisiana Tech University School of Design as an Assistant Professor of Art History. A multidisciplinary historian, she teaches history and theory within the School of Design’s programs of studio art, design, and architecture. She earned an M.A. in Art History from the University of Saint Thomas and a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Iowa.
Submit to Arris!
Call for Papers: Articles and Field Notes
Arris, the journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, is accepting submissions for articles and field notes to be published in upcoming issues.
Articles generally run from 5,000-7,000 words and are blind peer-reviewed. They should demonstrate a rigorous mastery over the scholarly literature, research methods, field work (if applicable), and available primary sources of the subject. Articles should proceed beyond a descriptive approach to draw new conclusions or present new theoretical paradigms.
Field notes are shorter contributions, approximately 2,500 words in length, and are blind peer-reviewed. These notes discuss significant ongoing field work or other research of interest to SESAH members.
Only original work neither published previously nor under review for publication elsewhere will be considered.
There is no specific deadline for submissions, which are accepted on a rolling basis. If an article or field notes is accepted, but the issue in progress already has a sufficient number of them, it will be published in the next issue.
Submissions should follow Arris guidelines.
New Book: The Architecture of Modern American Synagogues, 1950-1960s
SESAH member Anat Geva, Ph.D., has published another new book, The Architecture of American Synagogues, 1950s-1960s. This book introduces an architectural analysis of selected modern American synagogues and reveals how they express American Jewry’s resilience in continuing their physical and spiritual identity, while embracing modernism, American values, and landscape. In addition, the book contributes to the discourse on preserving the recent past (e.g., mid 20th century architecture). While most of the investigations on that topic deal with the “brick & mortar” challenges, this book introduces preservation issues as a function of changes in demographics, in faith rituals, in building codes, and in energy conservation. The book offers a fresh perspective on an important moment in American Jewish society and culture as reflected in their houses of worship and adds to the literature on modern American sacred architecture. Find more information here.
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AUTHORS ON ARCHITECTURE:Demshuk on Hitler’s CitiesZoom PresentationSunday, August 20th, 1:00 PM PSTReconstructing war ravaged cities is a topic all too top of mind. Find out how cities have approached this problem in the past. Read more…Have a conflict for Sunday? Buy a ticket and we will send you a link to the recorded program you can watch at your leisure…Read more…Purchase $5 ticket!Photo: Dunsmuir Apartments, Julius Shulman. © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California.Read more Connect with u SAHSCC | Box 491952, Los Angeles, CA 90049Unsubscribe firstname.lastname@example.orgUpdate Profile | Constant Contact Data NoticeSent by email@example.com powered byTry email marketing for free today!
NCCSAH Fall 2023 San Diego Tour
We have a few places left for our exciting Fall, 2023 Tour of SAN DIEGO Architecture. The cut off date for the group rate at the La Pensione Hotel is August 22.
MODERN & HISTORIC ARCHITECTURE OF SAN DIEGO
OCTOBER 17-19, 2023
The NCCSAH has organized a very exciting and unique tour for the Fall, 2023: the wonderfully varied historic and modern architecture of San Diego. The tour itinerary is attached. The tour includes historic treasures like Balboa Park (a National Historic Landmark Historic District) and the 19th century Gaslamp Quarter in addition to iconic modern landmarks like Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute and many significant buildings by the architect Irving Gill in La Jolla. More information about the tour will be included in the Fall, 2023 NCCSAH Newsletter.
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to architectural historian Diane Kane (vitae attached), our tour organizer and guide, for the many hours she had devoted to organizing this fantastic tour of San Diego!
$ 250 members ($280 non-members includes $30 annual membership dues) for three days of tours (includes charter bus and tour fees, three course dinner at elegant El Prado restaurant in Balboa Park; lunch at the Fiesta de Reyes in Old Town; and lunch at the University of California, San Diego Faculty Club).
We have reserved a block of rooms at the group rate of $ 189 per day for a standard queen room at the Le Pensione Hotel (660 West Date Street) https://www. lapensionehotel.com. A limited number of double queen rooms are available for $229 per day. Room rates will also be honored for attendees one day before the October 17 arrival date and one day after the departure date (October 19). Tour attendees can call the hotel direct at 619-236-8000 and reference “Society of Architectural Historians” in order to receive the discounted group rate. The cut off date for this rate is August 22, 2023.
The Le Pensione Hotel is in the center of San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood (https://www.littleitalysd.com). There are dozens of restaurants and cafes within walking distance from the hotel. The hotel also is only about 2 miles from the San Diego airport and it is near a San Diego trolley stop.
Send your check made out to “NCCSAH” to Ward Hill, 3124 Octavia Street #102, San Francisco, CA 94123. Please include your name, email (very important!), and telephone number. No cancellations after September 17, 2023 unless we can sell your position.
Tour transportation will include a Charter Bus and San Diego’s excellent and very extensive trolley system.