Portico Rooms 121-123
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
February 28, 2015
9:00 am – 1:30 pmFINAL_2015 NESAH Symposium poster


9:00 am Coffee and refreshments

9:15 am Welcome and Introductions

SESSION 1: Growth and Decay

9:25 am Paternalism Inscribed on the Industrial City: The Case of Lawrence, Massachusetts
P.J. Carlino, Boston University

9:45 am John Ruskin and the Passage of Time
Peter Romains, Roger Williams University

10:05 am Discussion

SESSION 2: National Ambitions

10:20 am Corn Cob, Magnolia, Tobacco: The Ambitions of Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s American Orders
Jennifer Chuong, Harvard University

10:40 am Making Assisi Medieval: Constructing St. Francis in the Fascist Period
Peter Levins, Brown University

11:00 am Defining the Elusive Cubanidad
Katherine Anderson, Norwich University

11:20 am Discussion

11:35 am Break

SESSION 3: Industrious Lands

12:05 pm Intuition, Empiricism, and Technical Drawing in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before 1871
John Davis, Harvard University

12:25 pm Architecture of the Unknown: The Globes and Towers of Patrick Geddes
Andrew Ruff, Yale University

12:45 pm ‘Small’ in Translation: The American Small Industries Exhibition, Ceylon 1961
Nushelle de Silva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1:05 pm Discussion