The SAHGB

The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain was founded in 1956. It is a group of people from the UK and beyond who are interested in the history of architecture, of all places and all periods of time. Some members are academics, some work in architectural practice and conservation, while for others their interest in architectural history is independent of their professional background or education.  We have a large and active membership.

The Society organises lectures, study days, foreign tours, conferences, symposia, and graduate student workshops. It makes grants towards the costs of research and publication, and provides funding for students working on Ph.D.s in architectural history. It is also well-known for its peer-reviewed journal, Architectural History, which is sent free to members, is found in subscribing libraries around the world, and is now also readily accessed online via JSTOR.

This website provides information on the Society’s activities, publications and funding opportunities.  It is complemented by our Twitter feed, Facebook page and YouTube channel.

If you are not already a member: join us!

For public statements by the Society, see here.

@HarewoodHouse on Yorkshire have long encouraged researchers to interrogate their history related to the slave trade. Now they are taking it a step further 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻@TheSAHGB #BlackHistory https://t.co/6wpm3DSlzX

Opportunity from GAHTC: Honoraria of $3,500 to develop & share a lecture that contributes to the understanding of how race & racism are constructed in the built environment, & how space can be shaped by racism. https://t.co/7m0rOtWSS5

For some relaxing but fascinating #sundayreading, have a look back on our series of articles on the queer history of the built environment, commissioned for #Pride https://t.co/cW3Gaiez9l

#EventAlert The GAHTC will host it’s first Zoom-posium on 23 July, with two themed Roundtable Meetings, "Global Visions on Cities and Historical Pandemics in the 20th Century" and "What is an Anti-Racist Architectural History?", to follow on July 24, 2020. https://t.co/2UI8G8orsB

Really enjoyed yesterday's @TheSAHGB seminar by David McKinstry on the Italianate in urban British architecture. David's paper challenged the notion that Italianate architecture was historicist and instead proposed that it was particularly suitable for commercial buildings.

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