SAH | Places Prize on Race and the Built Environment

Applications are now being accepted for the SAH | Places Prize on Race and the Built Environment.

The prize is a unique collaboration between the Society of Architectural Historians and Places Journal. The successful applicant will propose an original work of public scholarship that considers the history of race and the built environment through a contemporary lens. The inaugural prize will address the theme of settler colonialisms, broadly considered. Potential submissions might examine the persistent role of architecture in legitimizing categories of racial difference and settler occupation; the evolving role of state power in racializing access to civic infrastructures; public amenities that undermine native self-determination; enduring governmental policies and institutional practices that exacerbate housing inequality and land dispossession; and similar subjects. Global and transnational topics are strongly encouraged.

2023 Award Details
The winner of the SAH | Places Prize will receive an honorarium of $7,500 to produce a major work of public scholarship to be presented as a public lecture through the Society of Architectural Historians and published in Places Journal. The recipient will have a period of 12 months to develop the lecture and an additional six months to complete the article. During this time the recipient will be expected to participate in selected SAH programming and may plan additional process workshops or events within the Society if desired. Travel and accommodation associated with the public lecture will be funded in addition to the honorarium.

The deadline to submit a proposal is 21 February 2022, at 5 pm CST. More information about the Prize and application process can be found here.

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