SACRPH announces its 2021 awards competition, including prizes for the best book, dissertation, and articles in North American city and regional planning. The Laurence Gerckens Prize is awarded to an outstanding teacher-scholar in the field. Nominations for these awards are due August 1. Please see the awards competition page for further details.
Contributed by Mary Corbin Sies, President of SACRPH in 1993-94
I am so sad to report the death of my fellow scholar, SACRPHer, colleague, and friend, David Schuyler (1950-2020). David died suddenly on July 24th, 2020, at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of the Humanities and American Studies at […]
11.1 LEGACIES OF DETENTION, ISOLATION, AND QUARANTINE | Guest Editor: David Barnes
Historically, human societies have isolated outsiders and transgressors to defend themselves against perceived danger. Occasionally, we have isolated ourselves to protect others. The locales in which we have performed isolation range from elaborate complexes and stately edifices to prosaic makeshift shelters. Places […]
Dear SACRPH members:
Black Lives Matter. We write today to stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, friends, family members, and community members to condemn in the strongest possible terms the racialized policing that led to the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others. We mourn their senseless deaths, […]
As conferences have been cancelled this year, the editorial team at the journal Urban History (Cambridge UP) has organized a series of seminars (online lectures and discussions), to help keep us in touch with one another and our research, and to give mainly younger scholars feedback on their work.
Please see below for […]
Conference website Call for Papers – Deadline, November 30, 2019
The International Planning History Society’s 2020 conference calls for contributions investigating a broad range of topics in planning history relating to the theme of City Space Transformation: Renovation of the Urban Environment. The aim behind the theme is to contribute to a deeper understanding […]
At the conclusion of its November 2, 2019, board meeting, Nancy Kwak became SACRPH’s 16th President. The board approved a President-elect and new board members to lead the organization.
Marta Gutman (City University of New York) is SACRPH’s President-Elect.
New Board members are Alex Sayf Cummings (Georgia State University), Stephanie Frank (University of […]
On November 2, 2019, at the SACRPH 2019 Reception and Awards Ceremony, the winners of SACRPH’s biennial awards competition were announced for works produced between August 1, 2017, and July 31, 2019.
Click here for full details, including award citations and photographs.
Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities: Call for Fellows, 2020-21
The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is an interdisciplinary program supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation that combines the efforts of a diverse group of faculty, programs, and schools to develop a dynamic understanding of urban issues past, present, […]
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning (DUSP) and the History Section of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS) have shared a faculty position in the area of urban history for more than a half century. We jointly seek to appoint a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in […]