Symposium: 4 October 2013



Organized by the New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians

Sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University


Location: Tufts University (open to the public) Rm. 103, 11 Talbot Ave., Somerville Parking available along Talbot Ave (near College Ave).

Date: Friday, October 4, 2013

3:45  Coffee 

4:00  COURSES : Daniel Abramson, Tufts University, Chair


Anna Dempsey and Pamela Karimi, UMass Dartmouth

Establishing Civic Partnerships and Mobilizing the University Community through Architecture


Min Kyung Lee, College of the Holy Cross

Campus-Specific Architectural Studio and Study: Sharples Dining Hall Renovation at Swarthmore College


Victoria Solan, Independent Scholar and Christine Cavalier, Visual Resources Manager, Dept. of Art and Art History, Tufts University

Mapping the Boston Built Environment: History Pin in the Classroom


5:00-6 SKILLS; EXERCISES David Karmon, College of the Holy Cross, Chair


Amy D. Finstein, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Looking Without Categorizing: Reinventing Formal Analysis


Virginia Raguin, College of the Holy Cross and Wendy Hubbard, Historic New England

Staging Student Papers: Personal Experience (Gropius House), Collaborative Research: Group Presentation: Final Individual Paper


Graduate Students: Reflection on Visual Analysis and Writing: Christina Crawford, Harvard University; Brian Sirman, Boston University


6:00-6:30 Supper Break – Sandwich Buffet, courtesy of Tufts University


6:30-7:30  Faculty Round Table

Joseph Cornish, Historic New England, President, New England Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians, Chair


Timothy Hyde, Harvard University

Amanda Reeser Lawrence Northeastern University

Lucy Mausby Northeastern University

Timothy M. Rohan, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Erin Eckhold Sassin, Middlebury College

Alice Tseng, Boston University  


The symposium is designed to encourage active participation by all attendees and every effort will be made to insure ample time for discussion after the presentations. 

Attendance is free, but we ask for advance registration in order to plan purchases for the sandwich buffet.

Contact Virginia Raguin by September 23: