Sahar Hosseini will be joining the University of Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, beginning in Fall 2019. As a faculty at the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Pittsburgh University, she will contribute to the department’s Architectural Studies (B.S. & B.A.) and Art History Ph.D. Program. Dr. Hosseini is an alumna of the Buildings—Landscapes—Cultures Summer Field School and Program area within the Architecture doctoral program. She received a Ph.D. in Architecture in 2018. Her archival and field research has been supported by Andrew Mellon Foundation, Society of Architectural Historians, The Chancellor's Golda Meir Library Scholar Award, and Bob Greenstreet Honorary Scholarship. Before Joining the University of Pittsburgh, she was a Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscapes Studies at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Rutgers-Newark, and an Andrew Mellon Fellow at the Humanities Institute - New York Botanical Garden.
UWM's Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School joined the Newark-based Humanities Action Lab (HAL). HAL is a coalition of universities, issue organizations, and public spaces that collaborate to produce community-curated public humanities projects on urgent social issues.
HAL's new international initiative brings together over 500 students and issue organizations in 22 communities. Through a traveling exhibit, digital platform, and programming, each will share their stories. They will also exchange strategies to transition from extractive environments to generative ones. The project will launch in Newark, NJ, in October 2019.
For details see https://www.humanitiesactionlab.org
Look for our new BLC HAL exhibit website that goes live on August 1, 2019.
Read their abstracts here: www.vernaculararchitectureforum.org/Conference-Schedule
Come read the findings of the Madison architectural field school for 2017!
It took place in southwestern North Dakota, and resulted in this e-book (available for download to a variety of e-readers and as a pdf).
The Madison field school will return to North Dakota in Fall of 2018. If interested, contact Prof. Andrzejewski.
Please join us for the 10th Annual Henry W. Meyer State of Milwaukee Summit. This year's theme is: "A Frank Conversation About Race in Milwaukee." A panel of distinguished civic and community leaders will discuss a variety of important issues and concerns related to racial division and inequality that are urgently in need of addressing in Milwaukee.
Moderator: Prof. Robert Smith, UWM History and Urban Studies
Prof. Anne Bonds, UWM Geography and Urban Studies
Rev. Willie Brisco, WISDOM/MICAH
Ald. Ashanti Hamilton, Milwaukee Common Council
Keisha Krumm, Common Ground
Susan Lloyd, Zilber Family Foundation
Where: UWM Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee, Room 250 - Free and Open to the Public
When: Thursday, Nov. 10, 7-8:30pm
Sahar Hosseini, PhD Candidate in Architecture (BLC) at UW-Milwaukee received a 9-months research fellowship at Humanities Institute, New York Botanical Garden. The program is funded by Andrew Mellon Foundation with the goal to encourage rigorous intellectual discourse and conversation among scholars at the interface of art and science.
Humanities Institutes at New York Botanical Garden promotes innovative interdisciplinary research on areas such as landscape and garden design, environmental history, urban design and cultural anthropology with a primary focus on areas of inquiry that connect nature to human experiences.
During this fellowship Hosseini will be working on her dissertation research project which examines riverine landscape of the city of Isfahan as a product of physical and cultural dialogue with nature. While at the Institute she will benefit from the rich resources at the Mertz Library and other archives and libraries in the New York metropolitan area, and actively participate in the programs and intellectual life of the institute.