Graduate Student Resources

In order to better serve our graduate student members, SAH has compiled the following information on fellowships, publishing sources, graduate programs, dissertations, and other professional resources.

Graduate Student Programs

SAH presents annual programs for graduate students including conference lightning talks, virtual workshops, and book groups.

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SAH 2024 Albuquerque

SAH will host its 77th Annual International Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 17–21, 2024.

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SAH Data Project

The first national, in-depth study designed to assess the health of the field of architectural history in the US.

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SAH Annual Conference Fellowships
SAH and SAH Chapters offer a variety of fellowship opportunities for graduate students.

SAH David B. Brownlee Dissertation Award
Recognizes the most outstanding doctoral dissertation in the field of architectural history completed during the two years prior to the submission date.

Charles E. Peterson Fellowship
Supports participation in the research and writing of content for SAH Archipedia, the Society's open access encyclopedia of the built environment of the United States

Edilia and François-Auguste de Montêquin Fellowship
Supports travel related to research on Spanish, Portuguese, or Ibero-American architecture

H. Allen Brooks Travelling Fellowship
Allows recent graduate(s) or emerging scholar(s) to study by travel for a period of three, six or twelve months
Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship 
Supports work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer

John Coolidge Research Fellowship (New England Chapter)
Assists graduate students at a New England college or university working on topics in architectural history, the built environment, or a related field through an award of $500 to $1,000

The Ask UP website is designed to help scholars and the broader public learn more about scholarly publishing.

You might consider submitting your work to the following journals and publications:
Architectural Histories - The open access journal of the EAHN
Arris - Journal of the Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians
Ars Orientalis
Avery Review - Open access journal of reviews and critical essays on books, buildings, and other architectural media
Buildings and Landscapes - Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum
Change Over Time - An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press
International Journal of Islamic Architecture
JAE - Journal of Architectural Education
Journal of Planning History - 
Journal of the Society for American City and Regional Planning History
JSAH - Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians
The Metropole - Blog of the Urban History Association
Muqarnas - 
An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World
Places Journal
Planning Perspectives - An International Journal of History, Planning and the Environment
RIBA Journal of Architecture
The Journal of Architecture

Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review

If you would like to submit your dissertation title to SAH's lists, please email Helena Dean.

Additional Resources
EThOS (British Library's e-these database)
Goode's Bibliography - Doctoral Dissertations Relating to American Architectural History 1897–1995
Open Access Theses and Dissertations aims to be the best possible resource for finding open access graduate theses and dissertations published around the world. Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions. 

SCAD Survey of Professional Career Opportunities in Architectural History
Maintained by the Architectural History Department at SCAD, this page is intended to provide an overview of professional careers in architectural history outside academia based on a continuing review of the most recent position announcements in the field and information provided by employers.

Digital Resources
Professional Resources
Before the First Day of Graduate School (ACLS) 
Pearls of Wisdom - The Blog (The Professor Is In)
DocTalks - An Inter-Institutional Platform for PhDs, PostDocs and ECRs in Architectural History and Theory, Landscape and the City

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