The following is an Interview with Mary Fesak (photo above), SESAH’s first recipient of its Graduate Student Research Fellowship. The Fellowship is intended to assist graduate students in architectural history or historic preservation in their thesis or dissertation work. It awards $1000 to offset research-related expenses and travel. Who are […]
Society of Architectural Historians to Meet in Saint Paul The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 71st Annual International Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 18–22, 2018. Architectural and art historians, architects, museum professionals, and preservationists from around the world will convene at the Saint Paul RiverCentre to present […]
BISHIR PRIZE, VERNACULAR ARCHITECTURE FORUM The Bishir Prize is awarded annually to the scholarly article from a juried North American publication that has made the most significant contribution to the study of vernacular architecture and cultural landscapes. Work published as a chapter in a book is eligible along with journal […]
Save the date! The 2018 SESAH Conference will take place in Manhattan, Kansas from Wednesday, October 3 to Saturday, October 6, 2018. More details will be forthcoming soon. Stay tuned… For more information please check the main conference page.
Here is the latest newsletter in which one author, Katie McCarthy Watts (University of Virginia), looks back at her first experience with a SESAH conference (Lynchburg 2017) and the other author, Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe (Baylor University) chronicles his experience during the field trip to Charlottesville (also part of this year’s […]
Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians Best of the South Award 2017 Piedmont Flour Mill, Lynchburg, Virginia Owner: NRM, Associates (Andrew Namrow) 2011 S. Gebe Road, Arlington, VA 22204 Architect: Todd Dykshorn, Richmond, VA General Contractor: QHCI (Larry Cuff) Project Manager: Mitch Namrow Nomination Contact: Mitch Namrow, 1405 […]
Here is a letter to all SESAH members as we look back to Lynchburg and ahead to Kansas (click on the image below to view/print the two-page PDF).
We look forward to our future annual reunions in Manhattan, Kansas (2018), hosted by Kansas State University; Greenville, South Carolina (2019), hosted by Clemson University; and Memphis, Tennessee (2020), hosted by the University of Memphis. All conferences will be in October with exact dates to be determined. Look for more […]
Book Award Louis P. Nelson, Architecture and Empire in Jamaica, Yale University Press, 2016. Book info: 324 pages, ISBN-13: 978-0300211009, Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1 x 11.2 inches. Committee members noted: “Louis Nelson’s book is most ambitious in concept, with clear methodology and thorough scholarship. It is well-illustrated and makes note of details […]
Below please find a PDF of a special edition SESAH newsletter written by Stephen James.
The abstracts for the SESAH 2017 Annual Meeting can be downloaded by clicking the image below. The downloadable PDF is about 0.357mb.
CALL FOR PAPERS: Vernacular Architecture Forum 2018 Annual Meeting, A Shared Heritage: Urban and Rural Experience on the Banks of the Potomac, May 2-5, 2018, in Alexandria, Virginia. DEADLINE – OCTOBER 30, 2017 The Vernacular Architecture Forum (www.vafweb.org) invites paper proposals for its 37th Annual Conference, A Shared Heritage: Urban […]
Below is a downloadable PDF listing times, locations, and titles of the 2017 SESAH Annual Conference in Lynchburg, VA. Please keep checking back for updated programs in the next few weeks. Click on the link or on the image to load the PDF. 2017 SESAH Annual Conference Program
The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) is seeking nominations for a new editor or editorial team for its award-winning academic journal, Arris. The new editor(s) will begin a three-year term in January 2018. Arris editors are appointed by SESAH board of directors with approval of the […]
Lynchburg Tours Update: for the Saturday tours, please note that Lynchburg city streets are narrow and transportation will be by van rather than by bus. All tours have a 10 person minimum/13 person maximum limit per van. A second van for the local tours is dependent upon the minimum number. […]
Archived issues starting with Volume 25 (2014) and going back two years to 2012 are now available here as viewable/downloadable PDF files.
Craddock-Terry Shoe Factory SESAH Lynchburg Click here for up-to-date information about the Lynchburg Annual Meeting. In 2017, the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians will gather in Lynchburg, Virginia, for our annual conference, October 11-14. The conference program of plenaries, papers, and tours is set against a backdrop […]
Anne Spencer House interior Conference Accommodations SESAH Lynchburg offers two lodging options, including the Holiday Inn, our conference headquarters. Prices are quoted below; Lynchburg’s Lodging tax is currently 5.5%, plus $1 per room, per night. Holiday Inn Lynchburg, 601 Main Street Located within walking distance of the conference headquarters, the […]
Centrally located in the state, Lynchburg is within a day’s drive of most major east coast cities. Lynchburg is accessible via several major interstates and highways: I-81, US 29, US 460, and US 501. By Air One airport serves the Lynchburg area. Lynchburg Regional Airport (LYH), established in 1931, was originally […]
During our recent New Orleans conference I learned of the passing of C. Murray Smart, former dean of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas. I missed seeing him at our SESAH meeting, knew he had not been well, and inquired of a colleague […]