2024 Call for Nominations

The SESAH Publication Awards honor outstanding scholarship on the architecture of the South, or by authors who reside in the South (defined as SESAH member states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) at the time of publication. Five categories of publication are recognized:

  • Best Book
  • Best Journal Article (must meet regional criteria)
  • Best Arris, the SESAH journal, article (all articles published in Arris, the SESAH journal, are automatically nominated)
  • Best Essay in an Edited Volume
  • Best Guidebook for Architecture in the Southeast

Criteria for consideration include the publication’s contribution to scholarship, as measured by the potential impact on the field through the author(s) methodological approach and analysis; breadth of research and resources; and quality of production, particularly in the illustrations and photographs selected. All entries should be well-written, and each should be an original and thorough piece of scholarship. The copyright for entries should be no earlier than 2021.

The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2024. Winners will be contacted via email and then officially recognized at the 2024 SESAH Conference in Marietta, Georgia, from October 2-5. 

Nominations should include: 1) an email message with full bibliographic information of the publication, 2) if the nomination is for an article or an essay, a PDF version should be attached; if the nomination is a book, please include publisher contact information. The chair of the Publication Awards committee will arrange delivery of hard copies to committee members.

Please send all emails to the Publication Awards Committee Chair:

Danielle S. Willkens
Assistant Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology

Past Publication Awardees