The Reading the City lecture series continued this week with a double-bill of talks delivered by SCAD Architectural History faculty Karl Schuler and David Gobel on Wednesday, April 27 at the SCAD Museum of Art Theater.
Schuler addressed “The Urban Legacy of Volunteer Militias in Savannah’s Bull Street Corridor,” followed by Gobel speaking on “Street Smarts: Savannah’s Streets as Architecture”. The Reading the City series supports the release of the Buildings of Savannah book, for which both Schuler and Gobel were co-authors. The talks can be viewed through the SCAD Virtual Lecture Hall.
Architectural History department chair Robin Williams authored his second guest post on the official SCAD blog, SCAD works, this week in support of the release of the Buildings of Savannah book for which he served as lead author. Click here to read his post: “The Guidebook Problem”: Recording an urban symphony.
See also his first post, “Paradoxical Savannah: A small city with a big role”
Architectural History chair Robin Williams delivered the opening lecture in the Reading the City lecture series on Wednesday, April 20 to an audience of about 150 at the SCAD Museum of Art Theater. The series celebrates the publication of the new book, Buildings of Savannah, authored by Williams and four of his Architectural History colleagues. Buildings of Savannah is the inaugural volume in the Buildings of United States series produced by the Society of Architectural Historians. Watch a video of the talk.
Williams also authored an invited post this week on the SCAD Works blog, “Paradoxical Savannah: A small city with a big role,” highlighting the Buildings of Savannah book.
The Reading the City lecture series will feature lectures by the book’s authors on April 27 and May 4 and conclude with a closing guest lecture by Richard Longstreth (George Washington University), followed by a panel discussion where Longstreth will be joined by local preservation authorities Vaughnette Goode-Walker, Daniel Carey, and Justin Gunther.
Nicholas Fuqua (M.F.A. 2010), currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Liverpool, received this year’s Franklin-Liverpool Graduate Research Fellowship, which supported his visit to the University of Georgia for the week of April 11-15. Part of his visit involved giving a presentation, “Built by Bondage: Liverpool, Charleston and the Architecture of Slavery,” on April 14.
Three SCAD MFA Students to attend Vernacular Architecture Forum in Durham, NC as VAF Ambassador Fellows
MFA students Elizabeth Clappin and Lois Watts of Architectural History, and Stephanie Heher of Historic Preservation won Ambassadors Fellowships providing funding to attend the Vernacular Architecture Forum Annual Meeting to be held in Durham, North Carolina. The meeting theme is “From Farm to Factory: Piedmont Stories in Black and White,” and runs from Wednesday, June 1 through Saturday, June 4. This meeting features two full days of detailed tours of historical architectural features distinct to the area, a day of papers, and a final banquet and awards ceremony. While the application is typically made by a faculty sponsor, the students are expected to act as spokespeople, or ambassadors for the VAF after the meeting, so look for more information in later June on why you should join the VAF and attend their meetings. For more information on the Durham meeting, see From Farm to Factory.
Architectural History alumna Laura Lee Corbett (M.F.A. 1999) has been profiled in a recent issue of Tallahassee Woman Magazine, in an article “Women and Historic Preservation”. Laura Lee was our first graduate student and has had a highly successful career in her native Florida. She is currently an independent consultant, as well as serving on the on the Board of Directors at Goodwood Museum and Gardens.
As a new feature of this site, I’ve added a gallery of over 50 of our alumni (those whose status is known to me). Viewing our alumni as a group in the context of this gallery underscores how diverse are the career paths one can follow within and from architectural history, from academia, public and private sector positions to consulting. It is also exciting to see how many are still engaged in pursuits related in some way to architectural history, or that used our program as a springboard for other exciting pursuits.
Click on the Alumni Gallery tab above to view.