Welcome to September.Wow. It feels pretty strange to say that in this very bizarre year we've had so far. Let's keep on talking and working together to build a better preservation movement.A few announcements from our end:1. Celebrate the power of place, virtually, at PastForward Online 2020. Join more than a thousand preservationists and preservation lovers at the nation's premier online conference for those who work to save, sustain, and interpret historic places Registration is now open! Learn more at www.savingplaces.org/conference. Early Bird rates through October 7.
2. To better serve our members, we are migrating to a new database over the next few weeks. During that time, existing members to Forum Connect will be able to continue using the online community without interruption.
Starting mid-September there will be new log in procedures for Forum Connect. More details will be communicated out in the next few weeks, but we are happy to answer questions at email@example.com. For membership inquiries, our team remains ready to help and we hope you will continue to reach out 800-315-6847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
An opportunity for questions and answers from the online audience will follow. This webinar is free to members and the public, but we encourage you to make a contribution to US/ICOMOS in support of our work.
Lot's happening at SAH this month!The Society of Architectural Historians is accepting proposals for SAH 2021 Virtual Programs to be presented after the SAH 74th Annual International Conference in Montréal on dates/times between May 3–28, 2021. These programs will complement the regular conference programming and should differ from the paper sessions in both topic and organization. Submissions that address the current conditions of research, teaching, and scholarship are encouraged. Submit a proposal by September 14, 2020.
SAH is accepting applications for Membership Grants for Emerging Professionals. These awards are intended for emerging scholars, regardless of age or employment status, who are new to the field of architectural history or its related disciplines. The award consists of a one-year digital SAH Individual membership. Emerging scholars who are adjuncts or unemployed are encouraged to apply. Apply by September 15, 2020.On September 22, SAH will present Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell, co-founders of Grafton Architects, in conversation with Kathleen James-Chakraborty. Free for SAH members; $20 non-members.
The SAH Nominating Committee seeks nominations and self-nominations for two officer positions of Treasurer and Secretary. As two of five officers with full voting rights on the Executive Committee and the Board, these positions are among the most important in SAH; the other officers on the Executive Committee are the President, First Vice President and Second Vice President. In close collaboration with the SAH Board and staff, the Executive Committee governs the Society, proposes policies and programs, and provides service to the membership. Serving in these capacities offers an opportunity to shape the Society's and the profession's future. Submit a nomination by September 30, 2020.
SAH will present the webinar Disability Studies and Architectural History on October 29, 2020. Presenters and participants will consider key concepts in research and pedagogical methods for integrating histories of disability and efforts to pursue disability justice in architecture. The discussion highlights the importance of disability activism as it relates to design. Registration is free and open to the public.
As the field assesses how the practice can shift to better represent our communities, we must also ask ourselves how we can meaningfully cultivate and foster cultural resource workers. Internships, fellowships, scholarships, etc. all exist in our toolkits, but these tools should be reevaluated to better encourage people to consider pursuing a career in cultural resources or to feel supported and empowered to start a career in this field.
"Support Emerging Professionals" panelists will delve into their experiences managing programs that foster the next generation of cultural resource workers and how being supported by these programs shaped their careers. Whether your organization is looking to launch a new program or assessing how current offerings could be enhanced, you'll benefit from attending this session.For more information and to register, click here!
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Introducing a lecture series that will help expand the narrative of Galveston and Texas history.
Join historian Sam Collins, III, as he shares the life of John Rufus Gibson, a name everyone should know. Gibson dedicated his life to the education of youth on Galveston island. His career spanned over 50 years and the impact of his influence is still being felt today. The inspiring story of this man and his family have been hidden for years. It is time to reveal it and celebrate it!
Join us on September 12, 2020, to learn more about this amazing educator and his family.
Historic Burke Foundation in Morganton, NC, will not be able to have its customary Revolutionary War Days Celebration this year because of COVID. This annual celebration honors the gathering of the Overmountain Men at Quaker Meadows who were en route to the battle of Kings Mountain. 2020 is our 18th annual event, which generally included two days of school presentations that have over 1000 4th graders in attendance. Please consider watching this story by historian and roads scholar Randall Jones; you can take a look at his trailer available now. video trailer for New Kings Mountain Story video trilogy - Burke Co. NC
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