NESAH Directors’ Night 2018

New England Society of Architectural Historians Directors’ Night

November 28, 2018 — 7:00pm
Trinity Church Forum
206 Clarendon Street, Boston
Featured Presentations:

Union Veterans, Family Legacy, and the Architecture of the
103rd OVI Campus at Sheffield Lake, Ohio
C. Ian Stevenson

Festschrift for Edward Allen
David M. Foxe

Eben Dyer Jordan, Jr. — Patronage & Keeping Up With the Crawleys
Dennis DeWitt

South China: Shanghai to Guangzhou, A Report on the SAH Field Seminar
Jacob Albert

2016 Directors Night

New England Society of Architectural Historians

Directors Night

6:30pm November 17, 2016

Ferris Library, in Trinity Parish House,

206 Clarendon Street, Boston

Featured Presentations:
Czech Cubism
Jacob Albert
Renaissance Architecture in the French Champagne
Virginia Raguin
Between Antiquity and the Global Stage: Designing a Port for Early Modern Palermo.
Elizabeth A. Kassler-Taub
This talk will draw on new evidence for the design of Palermo’s port in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries culled from the Archivo Generale de Simancas in Valladolid, Spain. On the basis of these previously-unpublished sources, I will propose that the design was modeled in part on the dual port system at Ostia, in ancient Rome. I argue that this engagement with antiquity – which operated in tandem with an active desire to launch the city onto a contemporary global stage – speaks to Palermo’s active participation in the theory and practice of early modern ”maritime urbanism.”
The Architect’s Knowledge: Imagining the Profession’s Historical Body, 1797-1933
Bryan Norwood
 Bryan will start by talking generally about his dissertation project, in which he is arguing that the co-development of professionalization and formalized education in nineteenth-century American architecture was grounded in a particular type of knowledge: architects professing to know the history of architecture. He will then turn in the second half to talk more specifically about how the work he did with the NESAH John Coolidge Research Fellowship fits into this study, focusing specifically on the formalization of education at University of Illinois and University of Michigan.

NESAH 2015 Directors Night




Co-sponsored by Northeastern University’s School of Architecture and Art + Design Departments

6:00pm Tuesday 17 November 2015

 Northeastern University
Behrakis Health Sciences Center Room 325 (3rd floor)
30 Leon Street, Boston, MA
Parking Available in West Parking Garage, Leon Street

The Behrakis building is #26 on the Northeastern campus map.  The entrance to the Behrakis building is near the corner of Ruggles and Leon Streets; a short walk from either the Ruggles Orange Line T stop or the E Arborway Green Line trolley stop at Museum of Fine Arts on Huntington Avenue in Boston.  Wheelchair accessible.



“Baltic Roots and the Modernism of Jonas Mulokas and Gunnar Birkerts” 
Milda Richardson, Northeastern University

“Structure Plus Process: Archiving Works of Waclaw Zalewski”
David M. Foxe, Safdie Architects

“Cape Dutch Houses in South Africa”
Jacob D. Albert, Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects, Inc.