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Tour: Historic Mill District in Lawrence, MA

The New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Preservation Commission of Lawrence

are pleased to invite you to the following tour

Historic Mill District in Lawrence, Massachusetts

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 9:30-3:30

Lawrencetower

9:30-10 AM
Gather at Visitors Center, Lawrence Heritage State Park, for coffee. Please google Lawrence Heritage State Park for driving directions and information regarding parking. We encourage carpooling. This event is free of charge.

10 AM
Carpool (about one mile) to the Great Stone Dam, 1845-1848, the engineering masterpiece designed by Charles Storrow and constructed under the supervision of Charles Bigelow for the American Woolen Company in order to harness the power at Bodwell’s Falls. Brochures will be available to participants. On the way back we see the Lower Pacific Complex, City Hall, Court House with a stop at the Strikers monument.

12-1:30 PM
Following a tour of the dam, participants will drive back to the Heritage Park. Please bring your lunch so that we can all eat together in the community room reserved for us. Our hosts will provide beverages.

1:30-3:30 PM
Walking tour of Canal Street to learn about the Pemberton and Everett Mills. With 33 mills the American Woolen Company was the largest worsted wool complex in New England and the site of the most influential textile mill labor strikes in American history. In 1912 22,000 strikers changed child labor laws, work practices and working conditions for all U.S.A. mill workers.

Please RSVP by April 1 to mildab@bu.edu

Co-Sponsored Event: THE PRACTICE OF TEACHING at NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

Apr3PosterTHE PRACTICE OF TEACHING

A Series of Workshops and Sharing of Best Practices in Architectural Education

Thursday April 3   6–7:30 pm  

Northeastern University  Egan 206

SESSION 1:

ONLINE TEACHING OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

The aim of this evening is to bring together in conversation various educators to share best practices and to discuss the challenges and opportunities of incorporating online tools into the instruction of architectural history. The format of the evening is designed to encourage discussion rather than presentation, with a focus on sharing knowledge and discussing both specific and general ideas about how best to capitalize on the advantages offered by online teaching.  Among the goals of this session is to establish a framework that will be published online and made available as a reference for those teaching architectural history in the digital age.

RSVP to Jessie Brandon at j.brandon@neu.edu  (Reservations suggested though not required)

Conveners and Moderators: Assistant Professor Amanda Reeser Lawrence and Assistant Professor Lucy M. Maulsby

 

AGENDA

5:45 PM Coffee

6:00 PM

Introductory Remarks:  Amanda Reeser Lawrence & Lucy M. Maulsby

6:10­–7:00 PM

Presentations

7:00­–7:30 PM

Moderated Discussion

7:30–8 PM

Informal conversation and refreshments

Sponsored by Northeastern University School of Architecture and co-sponsored by NESAH

 

 

Co-sponsored Lecture: The Shaping of Regions

Friends of Fairsted Presents

 RegionalPlanAssociation

The Shaping of Regions

The New York Regional Plan and the Origins of Planning in America

Robert Yaro, President

Regional Plan Association

Mr. Yaro will discuss how regional thinking – an integrated approach to infrastructure growth, economic development, and environmental protection, has influenced growth and change in the Northeast. He will discuss how the visionary thinking of early leaders in the field, including Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., contributed original planning solutions to enhance the quality of life in both urban and suburban settings.

Bob has been a faculty member of Harvard, Columbia and the University of Massachusetts. He is currently Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. Before his move to New York City, Bob served at Chief Planner and then Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management where he developed the Olmsted Historic Landscape Preservation Program and the 14-city Urban Heritage Park system.

March 27, 2014

6pm Reception

7pm Lecture

Wheelock College

43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Co-Sponsored by NESAH

Reservations required:

email friendsoffairsted@gmail.com

 

Lecture: James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist

The New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

is pleased to invite you to a lecture by

Amanda Reeser Lawrence, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University

James Stirling:  Revisionary Modernist

In her new monograph on James Stirling (1926-1992), published by Yale University Press, Professor Lawrence presents an admirably close analysis of Stirling’s work and clarifies the ways in which he understood modernism as inextricably linked to the past and placed his own work in what he termed a “dialogue with architectural tradition”.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6PM

Northeastern University, Room 320 The Behrakis Center

(30 Leon Street, Boston MA 02115)

Parking available in West Garage next to the Behrakis Center (corner of Ruggles and Leon Streets)

Nearest T stops at Huntington Avenue (E Green line) and Ruggles Station (Orange line)

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36th Annual Student Symposium

The New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

is pleased to invite you

to attend its 36th Annual Student Symposium

Featuring presentations by outstanding students from programs in the history, theory, and criticism of architecture, art history, urban studies, historic preservation, and related fields.

The symposium will take place SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014 from 9:00am – 1:30pm at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (Portico rooms). The event is free and open to the public.

Please see—and share—the schedule of speakers below. More information is available on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/255124054664969/

 

SCHEDULE OF SPEAKERS

 

1_ARCHITECTURE OF EMPIRE, NATION AND COMMUNITY (9:25-10:25)

 

Curious Encounters: Fischer von Erlach’s Porcelain Tower of Nanjing and the Vision of Imperial China

Melany Sun-Min Park (Harvard University)

 

The Etawah Pilot Project: Self-Reform without Revolution

Deepa Ramaswamy (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

 

Human Space:  Memory and Architectural Theory in Postwar Germany

Sara Hayat (Brown University)

 

2_ARCHITECTURE OF PERCEPTION (10:40-11:40)

 

Chambre Obscure: Sensation, Perception, and the Late 18th Century Artificial Grotto

Victoria Addona (Harvard University)

 

Catacoustic Subjectivity:  Carl Ferdinand Langhans’s Theory of Reverberation

Joseph Clarke (Yale University)

 

Assembling the Landscape of Zion: The Mormon Overland Experience and the Convergence of History and Perception in the Great Basin

Brett Culbert (Harvard University)

 

3_ARCHITECTURE AND DISCIPLINARY DISCOURSES (12:25-1:25)

 

Its Own Sense of Justice: Interpreting the Philadelphia House of Correction

Jamie Devol (Boston University)

 

Ando Tadao and the Making of “Modern Japanese Architecture”

Judy Yoo (Amherst College)

 

CoEvolution Quarterly (1974–1984) and Environmental Participation: Ecology, Exchange, and Expertise

Jessica Varner (Yale University)

 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Christina Crawford and Erin McKellar (2014 Organizers)

 2014_NESAH Student Symposium Poster[2]

42nd Annual Meeting

New England Society of Architectural Historians

cordially invites you to its

42nd Annual Meeting

6:00 PM Business Meeting followed by Lecture:

 

“‘ASKIE’ OR ‘PEA GREEN’? COLORING NEW ENGLAND MEETINGHOUSES BETWEEN 1677 AND 1820″

 

by

Peter Benes, Director of the Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife in affiliation with Historic Deerfield, Inc.,

and author of Meetinghouses of Early New England

 

 

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6:00 PM Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Old West Church, 131 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114

 

Light refreshments will be served following the lecture.

 

 

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Director’s Night 2013

Director's Night 2013

Join us for Director’s Night 2013, which will be held next Wednesday, November 13th at 6pm in Room 124, Gund Hall at the GSD. Speakers will include Jacob Albert, Christina Crawford, Jay Wickersham and Chris Milford, and Rebecca Uchill. As always, Director’s Night is free and open to the public. We hope to see many of you next Wednesday for an exciting evening of presentations and discussion.