The mission of HIG is to gather people together to foster scholarly inquiry on the history of the interior within and beyond the SAH, supporting teachers, researchers, archivists, librarians, publisher and practitioners.
Chair: Paula Lupkin,
(University of North Texas)
Secretary: Anca I. Lasc
Anca I. Lasc started the topic Call for Papers: Interior Provocations Symposium 2022: On Edge in the discussion SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group on SAH Commons 1 week, 4 days ago
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Interior Provocations Symposium 2022: On Edge
Every year, current events affect the directions of research and culture, but the influence of the events of this year can not be overstated. Who can not say that the past almost two years have not left them “on edge” in some way?
The fifth annual Interior Provocations sym…[Read more]
I recently published an article as part of a special collection in Architectural History, journal of the SAHGB, focused on French-style interiors during the so-called American Renaissance. The issue is available online from Cambridge University Press and free to read until 28th February 2022:…[Read more]
Olivier Vallerand started the topic Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Interior Design in the discussion SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group on SAH Commons 1 month ago
I am editing a special issue of the Journal of Interior Design on diversity and equity in the discipline of interior design. While not specifically focused on historic interiors, articles from an historical perspective are welcomed.
Uncovering Structures: Making Visible Hidden Biases
The design of interiors, both residential and commercial, has…[Read more]
Archives, Collections and Curatorship:
Virtual Special Issue for the Journal of Design History
June, 2019, Zoë Hendon
https://academic.oup.com/jdh/pages/archives_vsi, last accessed on 9.24.2021
” Design historians frequently find their interest in a particular subject prompted by archival materials, or begin their research with collections of…[Read more]
Meral Ekincioglu, Ph.D. started the topic (Interior) Renovation of the Historic Netsch Home (Docomomo 2021); in the discussion SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group on SAH Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
(Interior) Renovation of the Historic Netsch Home (Docomomo 2021); Transforming the Netsch Home by Brian Lee; https://www.docomomo-us.org/events/national-symposium/schedule; last accessed on 9.9.2021.
( “…Netsch’s application of field theory creates expansive sight lines between rooms; indeed, the only spaces in the entire house with doors ar…[Read more]
Pauline Saliga started the topic Sign Letter of Support from Scholars at Risk regarding Afghanistan in the discussion SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group on SAH Commons 2 months ago
Last week SAH signed an urgent appeal for Afghanistan’s scholars, students, practitioners, civil society leaders and activists.
The Society of Architectural Historians has signed a letter that Scholars at Risk (SAR), in partnership with 40 higher education institutions, associations and networks, and over 1,000 professionals and students…[Read more]
Anna Jozefacka started the topic NCAW (Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide ), special issue on interiors in the discussion SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group on SAH Commons 3 months ago
NCAW’s new Summer 2021 special issue “The Ambient Interior in the United States during the Long Nineteenth Century http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org/summer21/
Next week The Courtauld Institute of Art is hosting its Annual Postgraduate Symposium, showcasing the research of Courtauld students in the final stages of their doctoral degrees. I will be giving a paper entitled ‘Magnificent Women: French Furniture and the Representation of American Luxury’ focused on the interiors of the Cornelius Vanderbilt II…[Read more]
Helena Dean started the topic CFP: Electric Interiors from the Nineteenth Century to the Present in the discussion SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group on SAH Commons 4 months, 3 weeks ago
Session at the SAH 2022 Pittsburgh conference. The submission deadline has been extended to Tuesday, June 8, at 11:59 pm CDT.
How did the introduction of electricity and subsequent development of electronics transform the design, use and experience of interiors? Science has…[Read more]
Olivier Vallerand replied to the topic Selected New Publications on Historic and New Interiors in the discussion SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group on SAH Commons 6 months, 1 week ago
Erin J. Campbell (University of Victoria) and I co-edited an issue of RACAR last fall about “new perspectives on the domestic interior”: https://www.jstor.org/stable/e26965788 (and available for free for a limited time here: https://www.racar-racar.com/). We included research articles, accounts of practices and book reviews about historic and…[Read more]
Pauline Saliga started the topic Selected New Publications on Historic and New Interiors in the discussion SAH Historic Interiors Affiliate Group on SAH Commons 6 months, 3 weeks ago
By Shawn Henderson, with Mayer Rus | Photographs by Stephen Kent Johnson
October 26, 2021 Hardcover
Shawn Henderson is the first monograph from the highly sought-after designer renowned for creating serene and sophisticated interiors. Heavily illustrated, this new book collects fourteen stunning projects including city to…[Read more]
The Historic Interiors Affiliate Group of the Society of Architectural Historians is proud to announce its first sponsored session at the SAH 2022 Meeting in Pittsburgh, “Electric Interiors” chaired by Timothy Rohan. Please circulate the call to those who might be interested. The deadline for paper submissions for this and other sessions that…[Read more]
The Guardian has published a series of photographs of New Yorkers in their homes by Sally Davies. It is a visual delight and another example of what I think of as “home portraits.” In thinking about the archive/s of historic interiors, how they are preserved and…[Read more]
HIG member and panel participant William Littmann has recently published two pieces in the online journal Platform on the issue of pedagogy and its challenges in a time of Covid and Decolonization. Pedagogy is an area of central interest to us as an organization, and I encourage you to read and comment on his ideas.
Artist Talk: Dana Levy
St. Louis Art Museum
Monday, March 8 | 7–8 pm CST | Free
Dana Levy, Campbell House Proje […]
The fourth annual Interior Provocations symposium, Memory, held via Zoom Webinar on February 27, 2021 and co-hosted by Ryerson University and Pratt Institute, includes papers addressing the broad cultural, hi […]
In keeping with the definitional nature of our first webinar, “What is an Historic Interior? the Design History Society’s Student Forum is hosting an event “What is a Design Historian?” with Andrea Foffa, Denise […]
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